If you are a user of computational fluid dynamics and thought the CFD world begins with ANSYS Fluent and ends with CEI EnSight, that could soon change. SGI has acquired OpenCFD Ltd, a UK-based company that offers an open source CFD package with the name of OpenFOAM. The idea is to bring CFD software to a much wider audience while generating extra revenue with value-added products and services.
During the International Supercomputing Conference, Bull’s Matthew Foxton sounded an alarm bell for the European supercomputing community with his statement that all the R&D will not prove useful to Europe’s future without a solid investment in the “D”–not just the “R”.
As clouds become pervasive questions are emerging about who controls the merger of hardware, software and content sources.
For many developers, the cloud provides the ability to scale on a moment’s notice but also brings with it perceived complications on the pricing, licensing and ROI front.
While there’s no doubt its hardware and standard software aren’t disappearing anytime soon, some analysts see the key to Oracle’s future in the clouds.
Advanced data analytics applications are replacing flesh-and-blood analysts.
Since the dawn of high performance computing, climate modeling has been one of its most demanding domains. The hunger for computational capability is unending, as researchers work to incorporate more of nature’s complexity into their models at higher resolutions. HPCwire talked with NOAA/GFDL Deputy Director Brian Gross and Venkatramani Balaji, head of the lab’s Modeling Systems Group.
While on-site installed software is still the norm, IDC predicts rapid growth in SaaS models that will replace traditional software paradigms.
Cloud computing has been a consistent item on the programs of a number of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry events. To add to the discussion we explored the current role of clouds and looked to the future with five EDA executives to gauge their sense of cloud adoption and the reasons behind (or working against) it.
The White House hosted a press conference on Wednesday to announce a new public-private partnership that aims to bring HPC technology to the have-nots of the US manufacturing sector. Using a $2 million grant from the US Department of Commerce and an additional $2.5 million investment from industrial partners, a consortium has been formed to broaden the use of HPC technology by small manufacturing enterprises (SMEs).