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Video: TNG50 cosmic simulation depicts formation of a single massive galaxy

“This cosmic simulation was made possible by the Hazel Hen supercomputer in Stuttgart, where 16,000 cores worked together for more than a year – the longest and most resource-intensive simulation to date. The simulation itself consists of a cube of space measuring more than 230 million light-years in diameter that contains more than 20 billion particles representing dark matter, stars, cosmic gas, magnetic fields, and supermassive black holes (SMBHs).”

Tackling Turbulence on the Summit Supercomputer

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have achieved world record performance on the Summit supercomputer using a new algorithm for turbulence simulation. “The team identified the most time-intensive parts of a base CPU code and set out to design a new algorithm that would reduce the cost of these operations, push the limits of the largest problem size possible, and take advantage of the unique data-centric characteristics of Summit, the world’s most powerful and smartest supercomputer for open science.”

Altair Teams with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for HPC

“Altair and Oracle have teamed up to help customers quickly expand their engineering and high performance computing (HPC) capacity in Oracle’s cloud. Altair HyperWorks Unlimited Virtual Appliance is a fully managed engineering service that provides modeling and visualization software, solvers, and post-processing tools—all on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The solution offers simplified administration, unlimited use of Altair HyperWorks™ applications, and full global support from Altair’s team. Plus, it’s pre-configured and ready to use on day one.”

Visualizing the World’s Largest Turbulence Simulation

In this visualization, LRZ presents the largest interstellar turbulence simulations ever performed, unravelling key astrophysical processes concerning the formation of stars and the relative role of magnetic fields. “Besides revealing features of turbulence with an unprecedented resolution, the visualizations brilliantly showcase the stretching-and-folding mechanisms through which astrophysical processes such as supernova explosions drive turbulence and amplify the magnetic field in the interstellar gas, and how the first structures, the seeds of newborn stars are shaped by this process.”

Altair acquires DEM Solutions for Discrete Element Method Analysis

Today Altair announced the acquisition of DEM Solutions, makers of EDEM, the market-leader in Discrete Element Method (DEM) software for bulk material simulation. “With this acquisition, Altair customers now have the ability to design and develop power machinery while simultaneously optimizing how this equipment processes and handles bulk materials.”

How PRACE Brings HPC to Industry

In this special guest feature, Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World speaks with Lee Margetts, chair of PRACE’s industrial advisory committee, about its work to increase the engagement of industrial HPC users. “When we started in 2013, PRACE set up an IAC to give advice about improving engagement with industry, and the impression that I get is that this was motivated by the European Commission wanting to see their investment have a benefit to job creation and technology transfer.”

Video: Large scale industrial simulations using HPC at Rolls-Royce

Leigh Lapworth from Rolls-Royce gave this talk at m Computing Systems Week Edinburgh 2019. “Simulation and modeling, enabled by high performance computing, have transformed the way Rolls-Royce designs and engineers its products. Every advance in computing power unlocks the power to do more with simulation and modeling whether this is larger models to give higher fidelity; or, higher throughput of models to explore a larger part of the design space.”

Supercomputing the Future Path of Wlldfires

In this KPBS video, firefighters in the field tap an SDSC supercomputer to battle wild fires. Fire officials started using the supercomputer’s WIFIRE tool in September. WIFIRE is a sophisticated fire modeling software that uses real-time data to run rapid simulations of a fire’s progress. It helps to see where the fire is likely going to go,” said Raymond De Callafon, a UCSD engineer who worked on the project. “So, a fire department can use this for planning purposes with their limited resources. It can also be used to plan, maybe their aircraft that will go over. Where to put the fire out.”

Video: Research on Blue Waters

Dr. Brett Bode from NCSA gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “Blue Waters is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world and is one of the fastest supercomputers on a university campus. Scientists and engineers across the country use the computing and data power of Blue Waters to tackle a wide range of challenging problems, from predicting the behavior of complex biological systems to simulating the evolution of the cosmos.”

Podcast: Simulation & Visualization Drive New Discoveries and Insights

In this podcast, Katrina Feliciano-Stoddard joins Intel’s Conversations in the Cloud. “Katrina talks about simulation and visualization, its role in innovation, and how the technology is being used across industries such as manufacturing, oil & gas, aerospace and defense, media and entertainment, and health and life sciences. Scientists search for new discoveries, engineers are looking at new ways to do things, to design and develop new products – but everyone is looking to do achieve innovations in less time and at reduced costs.”