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OCF Offers XFlow CFD in the Cloud

OCF has announced that engineers in the UK can now access XFlow Computational Fluid Dynamics software as an online HPC service, powered by an 8,000-core server cluster. Live since early July, the service has shown almost linear speed increases up to 1000 cores, and is already being used by an international car manufacturer.

To complement the CFD HPC analysis service, engineers can also access Dragon HPC visualization technology connected locally to the enCORE cluster via a high speed Ethernet.

XFlow is a transient solver which creates a lot of information,” says Matt Hieatt, commercial director of FlowHD, which re-sells XFlow in the UK and Ireland. FlowHD also provides local expertise for implementation, training and support. Hieatt continues: “Running XFlow on a powerful server cluster such as enCORE is essential for speed of analysis. Importantly, if a user needs to post-process 100-150Gb data, it might take 5-6 hours to download on a local desktop PC. The added complementary functionality of Dragon HPC is essential so that users can post-process remotely and immediately.”

Take it easy on the gas! This video from XFlow shows turbulence behind that Aston Martin you’ve always wanted.

As well as traditional licensing, XFlow is available using a token licensing system that allows the software to be used from any location and across enCORE on a completely pay per use basis. This makes it totally unique in its flexibility of use, from small local jobs on a desktop machine up to large analysis across HPC, the token pool can be used for either. Read the Full Story.

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