Tag: CFD

Accelerating HPC in Formula One

Nov 3, 2015 |

The Formula One racing community has embraced HPC as an essential part of its workflow to build ever-speedier race cars, but suggestions that CFD should obviate the need for wind tunnel testing continue to draw heated commentary. One of the aerodynamics software vendors that supports this move is Exa Corporation. The Burlington, Mass.-headquartered company serves the Read more…

Formula One Contemplates CFD-Only Future

Oct 7, 2015 |

Digital design has become central to Formula 1 racing, but don’t rule out wind tunnels just yet. That is the message coming out of a recent F1 Strategy Group meeting. The group comprises the sport’s governing body FIA, the sport’s commercial arm run by Bernie Ecclestone and the top six teams. The stakeholders responsible for Read more…

Bloodhound Supersonic Car Goes from Design to Reality

Sep 24, 2015 |

At a packed public forum on Canary Wharf in east London today, 8,000 visitors turned up to see the world’s fastest and most advanced racing car: Bloodhound SSC. Not only is this supercar a marvel of engineering, being designed to break the 1,000 mph land speed record, the project has an even more primary mission: to Read more…

Computer Model Addresses Fate of Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight

Jun 10, 2015 |

Forensic reconstruction from an interdisciplinary research team offers new insight into the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on March 8, 2014. More than one year later, the fate of that Boeing 777 jet and all 239 people aboard is still being investigated. According to the work of a leading applied mathematician and several colleagues, there Read more…

A Road to Practical Extreme Scale CFD?

Jun 5, 2015 |

A CFD code used for combustion simulation just reached a major scalability milestone, thanks to the work of Intelligent Light and partners at Georgia Tech and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The AVF-Leslie combustion simulation code (a derivative of Georgia Tech’s Leslie3D solver code) harnessed 64,000 cores on supercomputers at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Read more…

Supercomputing Impacts Deep Water Oil Rig Safety

Apr 13, 2015 |

As even a casual newswatcher knows, offshore drilling can be a dangerous enterprise. Among the safety hazards is the ocean itself with its unpredictable and sometimes intense currents exerting forces on the floating platform. Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory used advanced simulation software to help improve the safety of ultra-deep floating oil rigs by studying how the surrounding currents Read more…

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…

Gordon Bell Prize Bubbles from Sequoia

Nov 22, 2013 |

Each year at SC, the ACM hands out one of the most coveted awards, the Gordon Bell Prize. The award, which became a regular feature of SC, began in 1987 and now carries a $10,000 prize sponsored by parallel computing luminary, Gordon Bell. Winners demonstrate high peak performance figures on real world applications or demonstrate Read more…

SC13 Research Highlight: Petascale DNS of Turbulent Channel Flow

Nov 15, 2013 |

Whether a car on the highway, a plane flying through the air, or a ship in the ocean, all of these transport systems move through fluids. And in nearly all cases, the fluid flowing around these vehicles will be turbulent. With over 20% of global energy consumption expended on transportation, the large fraction of the Read more…

What Mainstream Supercomputing Might Mean for the World

Apr 3, 2012 |

The age of “mainstream supercomputing” has been forecast for some years. There has even arisen something of a debate as to whether such a concept is even possible — does “supercomputing,” by definition, cease being “super” the moment it becomes “mainstream?” Whether mainstream supercomputing is here or ever literally can be, however, it is indisputable that more and more powerful capabilities are becoming available to more and more diverse users, and despite the naysayers, cloud computing is playing a big role in this process.