HPC helps to make combustion plants safe and cost-efficient
RECOM Services, a Stuttgart-based small and medium-sized enterprise (SME,)Can’t get around using High Performance Computing (HPC) for computational process optimization and problem analysis in industrial combustion. Their specifically developed 3D-simulations software RECOM-AIOLOS is able to illustrate combustion processes in virtual reality without disturbing the ongoing operation. Naturally, success relies on both engineering and HPC know-how.
BSC and NVIDIA a step forward to the interactive simulation of humans
NVIDIA and Barcelona Supercomputing Center have presented a real-time interactive visualisation of a cardiac computational model that shows the potential of HPC-based simulation codes and GPU-accelerated clusters to simulate the human cardiovascular system. They bring together Alya simulation code and NVIDIA IndeX scalable software to implement an in-situ visualization for the BSC cardiac computational model.
A French SME boosts its offshore engineering service portfolio thanks to European HPC initiatives
The French SME, PRINCIPIA, located in southern France, manages to add to its portfolio an innovative service that helps improve control of dynamical behaviour of offshore structures while strongly reducing computing time. The La Ciotat-based company specialising in applied engineering for the offshore sector has successfully adapted one of its simulation codes to HPC.
CERFACS and CNRS perform first-ever Large Eddy Simulation of combustion instabilities in a rocket engine
Researchers have been able to use the CERFACS LES code AVBP to simulate the instabilities which appear in certain rocket engines under extreme conditions. The massively parallel capacities offered by AVBP have allowed the code to run on 65 536 processors in production mode on the Bluegene Q machine of CINECA.
Scania cooperates with PDC to further improve its vehicles
Simulation and testing are critical components of the product development process at Scania. Before the use of high performance computing technologies, developing new vehicle components and designs was a time-consuming and costly process as prototypes of new ideas had to be built and then tested to simulate their real-world performance.
New supercomputing record set by ANSYS, HLRS and Cray
ANSYS, the High Performance Computing Center (HLRS) of the University of Stuttgart, and Cray Inc. have set a new supercomputing world record enabling organizations to create complete virtual prototypes of products faster than ever. ANSYS Fluent has been scaled to 172,032 computer cores on the HLRS supercomputer Hazel Hen, a Cray XC40 system.