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Dr. Norbert Kroll from DLR to Keynote Industrial Day at ISC 2017

Dr. Norbert Kroll

Today ISC 2017 announced that the conference Industrial Day on June 20 will feature a keynote by Dr. Norbert Kroll of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). With a day-long program, Industrial Day will address challenges in the industrial manufacturing, transport, and logistics sectors.

The Industrial Day will focus on three main areas:

  • Benefits of exascale computing for industrial users
  • How to purchase HPC infrastructure
  • Use cases for high performance data analytics (HPDA), including machine/deep learning, AI, and IoT

The day will begin with the keynote at 8:30 am and end at 4:45 pm with a round-table discussion between industrial HPC users and HPC service and technology providers. This discussion will set the agenda for the Industrial Day at ISC 2018.

Professor Dr. Norbert Kroll of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, will give a keynote entitled, “High performance computational fluid dynamics for future aircraft design.” The talk will focus on numerical flow simulations, which is a key element in the aerodynamic design process, complementing wind tunnel and flight testing. In his abstract, he reveals that DLR is working on developing a next-generation computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software code, known as Flucs, to provide the basis for a consolidated flow solver. This software offers high flexibility across a wide range of multidisciplinary applications. It is also being designed to enable future HPC hardware utilization and is therefore exascale compatible. For instance, Flucs follows a multi-level parallelization that features a shared-memory level, in addition to the established domain decomposition for distributed memory, to allow for significantly improved scalability. Moreover, Flucs features a higher-order Discontinuous Galerkin method, in addition to a 2nd-order finite-volumes discretization. These two simulation approaches are highly integrated to maximize code reuse and minimize source-code duplication. Kroll will also address further design aspects of Flucs that aim to tackle the challenges of future aircraft design, and present simulation results demonstrating Flucs’ current capabilities.

ISC 2017 takes place June 18-22 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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