Visit additional Tabor Communication Publications
February 05, 2013
EDINBURGH, Scotland and DENVER, Co., Feb. 5 – DEM Solutions, the company setting the standard for engineering application of discrete element method (DEM) simulation, today announced the implementation of EDEM Simulation Software onto SGI UV, the ’Big Brain’ computer, to deliver the industry’s first large-scale bulk particle simulation using commercially-available DEM software. Leveraging the compute capabilities of the world’s largest shared memory system, DEM Solutions’ customers and EDEM users will be able to realize the full potential of EDEM Software for simulation-based product design and optimization of equipment that handle or process bulk particles, such as powders, granules, tablets and aggregates.
“Bulk particles, also known as bulk materials or bulk solids, are handled and processed in every major manufacturing and process industry, including, pharmaceutical, food processing, consumer packaged goods, mining, minerals processing, metals manufacturing, and construction and agricultural machinery,” stated Dr John Favier, CEO and Founder of DEM Solutions. “DEM simulation provides a ‘real world’ level of detail of bulk particle behavior and interaction with equipment that surpass other CAE technologies, and as a result requires more data-intensive computing capability. SGI UV offers the large-scale computing capability required for data-intensive DEM simulation, and like our EDEM Simulation Software, offers a scalable and cost-efficient solution to support the increasing adoption of DEM as a key engineering technology by our blue chip customer base across the many process and manufacturing industries.”
EDEM implemented on SGI UV is the industry’s first large-scale shared memory parallel DEM simulation, on a scalable Shared Memory Parallel (SMP) computer architecture using commercially available DEM software. The initial implementation on an SGI UV running 128 cores and 2TB of memory enables a simulation of 10 million model elements with further scaling to larger models using bigger SGI UV architectures planned. This capability expands the engineering and operational benefits of DEM to industry, including:
“DEM Solutions is widely recognized as the leader in the engineering application of DEM simulation for manufacturing and process industries, and they are the first to deploy SGI UV in this application area,” stated Christian Tanasescu, vice president of applications and solutions engineering at SGI. EDEM on SGI UV will provide EDEM users unlimited scaling of simulation of bulk particles with the ease of use of a workstation. We look forward to working with the EDEM developers now and into the future to bring enhanced performance of the software on our SGI UV shared memory platform.”
Dr Favier added “We worked with SGI because of their proven leadership in technical computing solutions that deliver strong performance for a wide range of commercial applications. In our testing, some projects that would take months are now taking only a week or two using an SGI UV system. The SGI UV solution will provide our customers in the manufacturing and process industries with the most cost-efficient large-scale computing solution capable of delivering the benefits of EDEM’s advanced simulation capabilities today, and is scalable to meet the greater simulation requirements of future developments and product enhancements.”
SGI, the trusted leader in technical computing, is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges.
About DEM Solutions
DEM Solutions is the market leader in simulation software and services for the design and optimization of bulk particle handling and processing equipment. The Company’s ground-breaking Discrete Element Method (“DEM”) simulation technology and expertise provides advanced engineering and operational benefits of the Company’s unique predictive modeling capability to all industries handling and processing bulk materials, enabling them to optimize equipment performance, increase productivity and operational efficiencies, and enhance product innovation. In addition to market leading EDEM simulation software platform and EDEM BulkSim software, the Company provides engineering support services to blue-chip companies around the world in mining, energy, equipment manufacturing and process industries.
Founded in 2003, the Company is headquartered in Edinburgh (UK) with offices in Denver (USA), Yokohama (Japan) and Shenzhen (China) supporting direct sales in Europe, Americas, Japan, China, and Australia, and channel sales in the rest of the world. DEM Solutions also works with a network of industry-expert engineering service partners worldwide supporting customers in deployment of EDEM simulation technology to address engineering challenges involving bulk particles.
Source: DEM Solutions
The Xeon Phi coprocessor might be the new kid on the high performance block, but out of all first-rate kickers of the Intel tires, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) got the first real jab with its new top ten Stampede system.We talk with the center's Karl Schultz about the challenges of programming for Phi--but more specifically, the optimization...
Although Horst Simon was named Deputy Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he maintains his strong ties to the scientific computing community as an editor of the TOP500 list and as an invited speaker at conferences.
Supercomputing veteran, Bo Ewald, has been neck-deep in bleeding edge system development since his twelve-year stint at Cray Research back in the mid-1980s, which was followed by his tenure at large organizations like SGI and startups, including Scale Eight Corporation and Linux Networx. He has put his weight behind quantum company....
May 16, 2013 |
When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2.
May 15, 2013 |
Supercomputers at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have worked on important computational problems such as collapse of the atomic state, the optimization of chemical catalysts, and now modeling popping bubbles.
May 10, 2013 |
Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.
May 09, 2013 |
The Japanese government has revealed its plans to best its previous K Computer efforts with what they hope will be the first exascale system...
May 08, 2013 |
For engineers looking to leverage high-performance computing, the accessibility of a cloud-based approach is a powerful draw, but there are costs that may not be readily apparent.
05/10/2013 | Cleversafe, Cray, DDN, NetApp, & Panasas | From Wall Street to Hollywood, drug discovery to homeland security, companies and organizations of all sizes and stripes are coming face to face with the challenges – and opportunities – afforded by Big Data. Before anyone can utilize these extraordinary data repositories, however, they must first harness and manage their data stores, and do so utilizing technologies that underscore affordability, security, and scalability.
04/15/2013 | Bull | “50% of HPC users say their largest jobs scale to 120 cores or less.” How about yours? Are your codes ready to take advantage of today’s and tomorrow’s ultra-parallel HPC systems? Download this White Paper by Analysts Intersect360 Research to see what Bull and Intel’s Center for Excellence in Parallel Programming can do for your codes.
In this demonstration of SGI DMF ZeroWatt disk solution, Dr. Eng Lim Goh, SGI CTO, discusses a function of SGI DMF software to reduce costs and power consumption in an exascale (Big Data) storage datacenter.
The Cray CS300-AC cluster supercomputer offers energy efficient, air-cooled design based on modular, industry-standard platforms featuring the latest processor and network technologies and a wide range of datacenter cooling requirements.