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Scaling STAR-CCM+ to 55,000 Cores on Hornet

Hornet Supercomputer

Today CD-adapco announced a significant scalability milestone for its STAR-CCM+ CFD software. Optimized over the course of a year in collaboration with HLRS and SICOS BW, STAR-CCM+ was run on the entirety of the 1.045 PetaFlop Hermit cluster, managing to maintain perfect scalability beyond 55,000 cores.

Pointwise Adds Overset Grid Assembly to CFD Meshing Software


Today Pointwise announced the latest release of its computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software featuring direct integration with overset grid assembly (OGA) software.

Supercomputing Santa’s Intractable Task

Warp Drive

Over at the Adaptive Computing Blog, Trev Harmon takes a computational look at the Santa mythology and how a parallel machine would go about servicing the estimated 1,333,316,210 households on Planet Earth.

The Past, Present and Future of Engineering Simulation

Bill Clark, EVP at CD-adapco

“Whereas previous generations of engineers could take some comfort in the ‘safety net’ of extensive physical testing to rescue them from the occasional poor prediction, CAE is increasingly the victim of its own success as simulation continues to displace hardware testing as industry’s verification method of choice. Although this increased confidence in simulation is well-deserved (and has been hard-earned through many years of successful prediction), it brings with it a great deal of pressure to ‘get the answer right’ every time.”

Accelerating CFD with PyFr on GPUs

Flow over a spoiler deployed at 90 degrees to the oncoming flow, computed on a mesh with 1.3 billion degrees of freedom using 184 x Nvidia M2090 GPUs (Emerald HPC facility at the Centre for Innovation UK).

Over at TechEnablement, Dr. Peter Vincent writes that PyFR is an open-source 5,000 line Python based framework for solving fluid-flow problems that can exploit many-core computing hardware such as GPUs.

Speakers Announced for FLOW-3D Users Conference

Flow Science logo

Today Flow Science announced the speakers for its 2014 FLOW-3D Americas Users Conference. The event will be held September 9-10 in Toronto.

FLOW-3D European Conference Announces Keynote Speakers


The 14th annual FLOW-3D European Users Conference has announced their speaker lineup.

Ansys Simulation Powers Four of Top Six F1 Racing Teams

Ansys simulation software was used by the four out of the top six F1 racing teams in the 2013 season; in particular the software was used by Infiniti Red Bull Racing which won its fourth consecutive constructor’s championship. Ansys simulation software, particularly its solutions for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and high performance computing (HPC), are […]

Simulations Show how Snakes Can Fly


GPU-accelerated computers are helping researchers unlock the mystery of flying snakes. Whether to escape a predator, find food or just get from place to place, from a height of 10 meters, the snakes can glide as far as 21 meters, or close to 70 feet.

Ferrari Boosts GT Endurance with Ansys

Ansys is being used to boost the endurance of Ferrari’s GT race cars.