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Minister of State for Science and Innovation views real-time finite element analysis on supercomputer

At the recent launch of the University of Manchester’s Aerospace Research Insitute (UMARI), the UK’s government Minister of State for Science and Innovation was shown a real time finite element analysis running on a 192 core Bull/Quadrics cluster. The cluster, normally part of the University’s central HPC service, was turned over exclusively to the demonstration, showing the effective use of the special use advanced reservation service offered by the University’s HPC service.

The technology underpinning the demo is further described here and has been applied to a range of scientific applications, including materials science, spacecraft design, and dinosaurs.

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