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Optimizing Cloud and HPC Technologies for Advanced Simulation


Rob Walsh from Altair Engineering presented this talk at the HPC User Forum. “The HyperWorks Unlimited Physical Appliance is a fully configured high-performance computing (HPC) appliance specifically designed to manage and solve today’s advanced computer-aided engineering (CAE) workload demands. Completely managed by Altair, this appliance creates an instant, secure private cloud environment allowing unlimited use of Altair’s entire HyperWorks CAE software suite.”

HPC Matters to Aerospace


In this video from the SC15 HPC Matters series, NASA Aerospace Engineer Dr. Shishir Pandya describes how high performance computing helps advance airplane and rocket technologies. “Why does high-performance computing matter? Because science matters! Discovery matters! Human beings are seekers, questers, questioners. And when we get answers, we ask bigger questions. HPC extends our reach, putting more knowledge, more discovery, and more innovation within our grasp. With HPC, the future is ours to create! HPC Matters!”

Advania in Iceland Tests HPC Cloud Bursting with Docker using the Ubercloud


An Iceland-based “HPC in the Cloud” company called Advania has published an interesting case study with The Ubercloud, and online community and marketplace where engineers, scientists, and their service providers discover, try, and buy Computing Power and Software as a Service, from Cloud Resource and Software Providers around the world.

Scientific Cloud Computing Lags Behind the Enterprise


“In business and commercial computing, momentum towards cloud and big data has already built up to the point where it is unstoppable. In technical computing, the growth of the Internet of Things is pressing towards convergence of technologies, but obstacles remain, in that HPC and big data have evolved different hardware and software systems while Open Stack, the Open Source cloud computing platform, does not work well with HPC.”

Video: HPC in the Design of Aircraft Engines

Brian Mitchell, GE

“This webinar replay discusses the use of high performance computing (HPC) in the design of aircraft jet engines and gas turbines used to generate electrical power. HPC is the critical enabler in this process, but applying HPC effectively in an industrial design setting requires an integrated hardware/software solution and a clear understanding of how the value outweighs the costs. This webinar will share GE’s perspective on the successful deployment and utilization of HPC, offer examples of HPC’s impact on GE products, and discuss future trends.”

SC15 Blog Puts the Spotlight on Invited Talks


SC15 has stepped up with a series of blog posts previewing the conference this year, an effort that seems much more engaging than the random press releases we’ve seen in the past.

Is MDX the Future of Engineering Simulation?


“By adopting an MDX philosophy, engineers are able to test designs automatically from the early concept stages and against all of the physical factors that might influence a system’s performance. It assesses which set of design parameters will break a system, and which will improve it. This pushes back the simulation process to force engineers to question every assumption they have made within a design, and optimise it appropriately by assessing a simulation with multiple operating scenarios.”

Video: The Road to Exascale


“Exascale levels of computing pose many system- and application-level computational challenges. Mellanox as a provider of end-to-end communication services is progressing the foundation of the InfiniBand architecture to meet the exascale challenges. This presentation will focus on recent technology improvements which significantly improve InfiniBand’s scalability, performance, and ease of use.”

German Supercomputing Sites Become Centers of Excellence for Horizon 2020


Today the European Commission announced HLRS, JSC, and LRZ have been named “Centers of Excellence for computing applications. Funded by the EC and the Horizon 2020 program, the new Centers of Excellence will provide their petascale HPC infrastructure for developing services for European users in science and industry.

Pointwise Improves Mesh Generation Capabilities


Pointwise has announced the latest release of its meshing software featuring new native interfaces to computational fluid dynamics codes.