Bloodhound Supersonic Car Goes from Design to Reality

September 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 S Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Deconstructing the Hummingbird’s Hover

September 2, 2014

Ever wonder how a hummingbird is able to hover in mid-air, appearing for a moment to defy the laws of gravity? You're not alone. Vanderbilt University mechanica Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Supercomputing Propels Record-Setting Supercar

September 2, 2014

Engineering students from Ohio State University have designed another record-setting vehicle, thanks in large part to the advanced computing resources of the Oh Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Big Rig Redesign Still Going Strong

August 26, 2013

In 2011, South Carolina-based BMI Corp. worked with researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to develop a technology that improves the aerodynamics of long haul tractor trailers, thereby boosting fuel efficiency. Two years later, the company and the partnership are still going strong. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Aircraft Simulations Push Computing to the Cutting Edge

January 26, 2012

Designing an aircraft is one of the more expensive endeavors in the manufacturing business. It's no surprise that large manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus have turned to computing, and especially high performance computing, to streamline the effort. To get a sense of the current state of the art, we asked Guus Dekkers, CIO of EADS and Airbus, to shed some light on the computational challenges involved. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

HPC Powers Bobsled Team to Olympic Gold

March 9, 2010

For the first time in 62 years, the four-man Olympics bobsled team from the US captured the gold medal, setting a course world record in the process. The winning bobsled had some state-of-the-art engineering behind it, including CFD software from Exa Corporation. As it turned out, that software may have proved to be the margin of difference in the race. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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