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HPC Appliance Aims to Boost Engineering Productivity

Mar 31, 2015 |

ANSYS, Lenovo and OCF have joined forces to put a turnkey HPC appliance into the hands of the UK engineering community. The plug-and-play appliance, designed to run computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations, is the result of a unique partnership between engineering simulation software specialist ANSYS, hardware vendor Lenovo and high performance cluster integrator OCF. The Read more…

Reaping the Benefits of HPC-Driven Product Development

Jan 8, 2015 |

The high-stakes global market place with its razor-thin margins has been a boon for innovative solutions and technologies, like high-performance computing, which has been shown to confer a significant competitive advantage. Many manufacturers, especially the larger companies, are already familiar with the benefits that accrue from HPC modeling, simulation and analysis. Yet others remain reluctant or unsure how to Read more…

SpaceX Leverages HPC to Reach Orbit

Jan 2, 2015 |

The commercial revolution in spaceflight is predicated on bringing computing power and Web 2.0 practices to bear in the quest to reduce the cost of lofting payloads to space. All this must be accomplished while demonstrating safety and reliability for the day when commercial space companies begin carrying crews to Earth’s orbit and beyond. Among Read more…

A Platform for Smart Manufacturing

Sep 25, 2014 |

21st century market dynamics put a great deal of pressure on manufacturers to operate differently. Driving forces are many but include the need to satisfy customer demands quickly and to deal with energy constraints and environmental concerns. On the flip side, the growth of network technology in tandem with service-oriented architectures can have a transformative effect Read more…

Of Micelles and Machines: HPC Simulations Transform Everyday Household Products

Jul 22, 2014 |

Have you ever dropped your brand new razor or a full bottle of hand soap on a tiled bathroom floor and wondered why it didn’t simply shatter into a dozen pieces or split apart and create a gooey mess? Maybe next time that happens, you’ll thank computer modeling and simulations, not just your lucky stars. Read more…

Short Takes

Automotive Supercomputing Pioneer Myron Ginsberg Dies at 71

Apr 14, 2015 |

The staff at HPCwire sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Myron Ginsberg, who died on April 10, 2015, at the age of 71. A long-time researcher and independent consultant in the field of high-performance computing, Dr. Myron Ginsberg was credited with the first in-house installation of a supercomputer in the auto industry during Read more…

Haswell’s New Instructions Benefit FEA Performance

Apr 2, 2015 |

Intel recently published a case study that demonstrates the advantages of the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 product family for running engineering workloads, using Dassault Systèmes’ SIMULIA-branded Abaqus/Standard software. Abaqus/Standard is general purpose finite element analysis (FEA) software, which works by sectioning an object into a large number of finite elements, each represented by an equation. As the individual equations are solved and Read more…

Visualization Software Makes Leap from Science to Industry

Feb 24, 2015 |

For three years now, CFD software specialist Intelligent Light has been working to bring the open source visualization program VisIt into its family of industrial grade software products. Designed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists to visualize data coming off Department of Energy (DOE) supercomputers, VisIt scales well and is well-suited for in situ processing. Read more…

Student Teams Race to Set 1000 mph Land Speed Record

Jan 30, 2015 |

Increasingly, making cars go faster falls under the purview of high-performance computing. This is especially true in the case of supersonic cars, vehicles capable of traveling faster than the speed of sound. With its undeniable cool factor and a close relationship to advanced computing, supersonic racing is getting school-age children interested in science, engineering, math Read more…

ANSYS Simulations Weigh in on Deflategate

Jan 30, 2015 |

Even if you aren’t among the third of Americans who will sit down to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, if you follow the news you are undoubtedly familiar with ‘Deflategate,’ the scandal surrounding under-inflated footballs that cast a dark cloud over the New England Patriots’ win over the Indianapolis Colts over a week ago. Read more…

Off the Wire

2015 Americas Altair Technology Conference to Begin May 5

Mar 26, 2015 |

TROY, Mich., March 26 — The application of simulation-driven design and optimization to vehicles on land, under the seas, in the air and orbiting the earth will provide the major focal point for keynote speakers at the 2015 Americas Altair Technology Conference (ATC) in Dearborn, Mich., May 5-7. The conference is the premier annual gathering of engineering professionals and thought leaders in Read more…

Nimbis Receives Grant to Increase Adoption of HPC Modeling & Simulation in Advanced Manufacturing

Mar 20, 2015 |

MCLEAN, Va., March 20 — Nimbis Services Inc. (Nimbis), Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have partnered to research a solution for an open Workflow of APPs under a Phase I grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. The workflow environment will support the Read more…

LLNL and GE Receive Funding to Develop Algorithms for Additive Manufacturing

Mar 13, 2015 |

LIVERMORE, Calif., March 13 — General Electric and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recently received $540,000 to develop open-source algorithms that will improve additive manufacturing of metal parts. The award is from America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute that’s focused on helping the U.S. grow capabilities and strength in 3D printing. America Makes is funding Read more…

Stalprodukt S.A. Selects Cray XC30 Supercomputer for Modeling Steel Designs

Feb 24, 2015 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 24 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced that Stalprodukt S.A., a leading global steel processor, purchased a Cray XC30 supercomputer for structural analysis modeling used in the testing of steel designs. This continues Cray’s worldwide expansion and is the first Cray XC supercomputer in Poland. To meet Stalprodukt S.A.’s requirements, Cray delivered a Cray XC30 supercomputer Read more…

NeedipeDIA Established by the DIA

Feb 17, 2015 |

Feb. 17 — The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences has recently partnered with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). DIA provides military intelligence to warfighters, defense policymakers and force planners in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community, in support of U.S. military planning and operations and weapon systems. While they have diverse expertise in Read more…