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Writing to disk is slow on even the most modern of computers with an SSD. The seek speed of mechanical disks has increased little of their history. Thus often writing the output data to the hard disk is the most time consuming part of any simulation. By default gpvdm writes all output files to disk. If you want to speed up your simulation, you can only write the files you need to disk. This can be done in a fine grained way through the configure window and clicking on the detailed dump control tab. You will from there be able to turn on and off output files.
Selecting which output files are witten to disk.