HPC Centers Propel Industry Forward with CAE Simulation

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Clifford.picture-300x300Over at the Cray Blog, Greg Clifford writes that HPC Centers play a critical role in providing resources and expertise to improve the performance and effectiveness of CAE simulation for manufacturing companies.

An excellent example of this partnership between an HPC center and the industrial community is the Private Sector Program (PSP) at NCSA. The PSP has 26 industrial partners and its core mission is “to help its partner community gain a competitive edge.” These partners include companies such as Boeing, Caterpillar, GE and Rolls Royce. A core component of what NCSA is able to provide is a powerful computational resource. The “Blue Waters” supercomputer at NCSA is a Cray system and one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world with over 350,000 compute cores. The HPC team at NCSA is able to leverage the compute power of Blue Waters, ISV relationships and the industrial partnerships to enable new levels of performance in CAE simulation (again, it’s a team effort).

Examples of HPC Centers with Industrial Outreach Programs

Center Name Location System Name URL for more information
NCSA Univ of IL Blue Waters www.ncsa.illinois.edu/industry
ORNL Tennessee TITAN www.olcf.ornl.gov/computing-resources/titan-cray-xk7/
EPCC Univ of Edinburgh Archer www.epcc.ed.ac.uk/blog/2013/11/20/archer-next-national-hpc-service-academic-research
HLRS Stuttgart Hermit www.hlrs.de/systems/platforms/cray-xe6-hermit/ 
HLRN Berlin & Hannover Konrad www.hlrn.de/home/view/Service 
KTH Stockholm Lindgren www.pdc.kth.se/resources/computers/lindgren
CSCS Lugano Piz Daint www.cscs.ch/computers/piz_daint/index.html
UITS Univ of Indiana Big Red II http://rt.uits.iu.edu/bigred2/

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