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Video: HPC for Instabilities in Aerospace Propulsion Systems

Thierry Poinsot from Toulouse Fluid Mechanics Institute gave this talk at PASC19. “This talk focuses on aerospace propulsion where optimization often leads to the occurrence of instabilities where combustion couples with acoustics, leading to unacceptable oscillations (the most famous example is the Apollo engine which required 1330 full scale tests to reach acceptable oscillation levels). The talk will show how simulation is used to control these problems, in real gas turbine engines and in rocket engines.”

Supercomputing Aerodynamics in Paralympic Cycling

A project carried out at the National University of Ireland Galway and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and KU Leuven has been exploring the role of aerodynamic science in Paralympic cycling. “This work also opens the door for world-class Paralympic athletes to have the same expertise and equipment available to them as other professional athletes. At the world championships and Paralympics where tenths of seconds can decide medals this work can unlock that vital time!”

UberCloud Publishes Compendium Of CFD Case Studies

If you are considering moving some of your HPC workload to the Cloud, nothing leads the way like a good set of case studies in your scientific domain. To this end, our good friends at the UberCloud have published their Compendium Of Case Studies In Computational Fluid Dynamics. The document includes 36 CFD case studies summarizing HPC Cloud projects that the UberCloud has performed together with the engineering community over the last six years.

Innovative Use of HPC in the Cloud for AI, CFD, & LifeScience

Ebru Taylak from the UberCloud gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “A scalable platform such as the cloud, provides more accurate results, while reducing solution times. In this presentation, we will demonstrate recent examples of innovative use cases of HPC in the Cloud, such as, “Personalized Non-invasive Clinical Treatment of Schizophrenia and Parkinson’s” and “Deep Learning for Steady State Fluid Flow Prediction”. We will explore the challenges for the specific problems, demonstrate how HPC in the Cloud helped overcome these challenges, look at the benefits, and share the learnings.”

Supercomputing Cleaner Power Plants

Researchers are looking to HPC to help engineer cost-effective carbon capture and storage technologies for tomorrow’s power plants. “By combining new algorithmic approaches and a new software infrastructure, MFiX-Exa will leverage future exascale machines to optimize CLRs. Exascale will provide 50 times more computational science and data analytic application power than is possible with DOE high-performance computing systems such as Titan at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) and Sequoia at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.”

Video: The Incredible New Supersonic Affinity Jet Engine from GE

In this video, GE showcases its initial design of the first-ever supersonic engine purpose-built for business jets. The “Affinity” engine is optimized with proven GE technology for supersonic flight and timed to meet the Aerion AS2 launch. “GE Aviation has more than 60 years of experience in designing and building engines adapted for supersonic aircraft. Its first engine to push us into the supersonic era was the J79, which was introduced with Lockheed on their F-104 Starfighter in the mid-1950s.”

Video: Powered by GPUs, Altair and Oracle Accelerate CFD in the Cloud

Today Altair and Oracle announced a joint HPC Cloud solution that leverages GPU technology for exceptional CFD simulation performance. Now part of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, the technology effectively accelerates external aerodynamics and other complex flow simulations at scale and at reasonable cost. “The integration with Oracle’s cloud platform addresses this challenge, and provides customers the ability to use GPU-based solvers in the cloud for accelerated performance without the need to purchase expensive hardware.”

Data Science meets CFD: FieldView Analytics in Engineering

Steve Legensky from Intelligent Light gave this talk at the HPC User Forum in Detroit. “CFD may be complex, but Intelligent Light’s goal is simple: our customers’ success. Intelligent Light solutions unlock the power and value of a highly productive CFD workflow for engineering and research organizations in variety of industries around the world.”

Supercomputing Cardiac Arrhythmias

A team of researchers led by Mark Potse from Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest research centre are using high performance computing to study heart arrhythmias. It is hoped that this research will lead to better treatment and diagnosis of this condition. “HPC offers enormous potential to advance healthcare through the advances in new therapies and treatments. From understanding the nature of diseases to discovering new drugs and even paradigm shifts in the way that healthcare is delivered such as the development of precision medicine.”

Numeca Migrates CFD to the UberCloud with Advania

CFD solution company Numeca International is expanding HPC offerings to run in the cloud and on demand. With help from Advania and the UberCloud, this capability will make it easer for Numeca customers to tackle complex calculations and improve their flexibility to test them on demand, all while providing them with an HPC environment that accelerates their computing capacity. “Until recently it was my firm belief that cloud computing for engineering applications was one of the next big challenges we had to solve,” says Professor Charles Hirsch, President and founder of NUMECA International, and a world-renowned expert on Computational Fluid Dynamics. “But when we came across UberCloud’s new application HPC container technology and containerized all our CFD software packages, we were surprised about the ease of use and access to any computing system on demand. We were also impressed by the flexibility of Advania to be able to respond to our immediate and future needs, by providing an HPC structure fit to our client’s demands.”