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Primeur weekly 2012-02-13

The Cloud

Oracle buys Taleo ...

Tulip Telecom and IBM build India's largest data centre to address rapid growth of mobile consumers in emerging markets ...

HP powers application performance testing in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

Registration open for the 14th IDGF tutorial at Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz ...

SAT@home to join BOINC platform ...

EuroFlash

ATEME and Bull partner for extreme performance ...

Bull reaffirms its outsourcing credentials for the most mission-critical SAP environments ...

Altair and Ontonix offer complexity management solution for achieving simple and robust design ...

Digital Sports Group to commission supercomputer for football.co.uk ...

Europe goes for computing technologies as driver for competitiveness ...

Scientists 'record' magnetic breakthrough ...

New technology platform for molecule-based electronics ...

USFlash

Cray forms new Big Data division and hires new General Manager ...

Oracle announces availability of Oracle Advanced Analytics for Big Data ...

Emerson Network Power receives ISO 13485 certification for manufacture of medical power supplies ...

Emerson Network Power to support Cavium OCTEON III multicore MIPS processor family on innovative ATCA Packet processing solutions ...

ARINC inaugurates new supercomputer for complex antenna engineering and analyses ...

Scripps research and technion scientists develop biological computer to encrypt and decipher images ...

IBM boosts XIV Storage System Gen3 performance three-fold with SSD caching option ...

NCAR representatives to host Supercomputer Use Workshop for University of Wyoming Faculty ...

University of Wyoming receives computational sciences designation ...

New supercomputer to help scientists reach for the stars ...

Engineers boost computer processor performance by over 20 percent ...

Governor Kasich announces 10-fold boost to Ohio's broadband network ...

ARINC inaugurates new supercomputer for complex antenna engineering and analyses

13 Feb 2012 Annapolis - The Advanced Systems Engineering and Integration Division of ARINC Engineering Services is offering an expanded supercomputing capability at its Annapolis, Maryland headquarters. A new Linux-based supercomputer has been installed and is now available to support a wide range of engineering analyses for ARINC's external customers. The company's previous supercomputer also remains available.

ARINC's supercomputer facility has performed advanced modelling and analysis of antennas, communications and navigation systems since the 1990s. The company has also developed proprietary software technology to handle demanding analysis requirements and permit the modelling of large systems for commercial, government, and military customers.

"Our extensive experience has given ARINC one of the world's most advanced capabilities for computer modelling of antennas and electromagnetic effects", stated Jim Potter, ARINC Director, System Engineering & Analysis.

The new Linux supercomputer is a multiprocessor cluster, consisting of 14 compute nodes, each with multiple high-speed multi-core processors. The nodes are interconnected by a high-speed local area network and have a total of 448 Gigabytes of available memory for solving computationally large problems.

"This arrangement allows parallel processing of large problems such as calculating radar cross-sections, or finding the radiation patterns of antennas mounted on large aircraft and ships", noted Jim Potter.

Engineers realize significant savings by modelling and simulating the real-world performance of antennas and electromagnetic systems on a supercomputer, instead of constructing prototypes and making measurements on physical systems. Computer-based performance modelling optimizes the design of new antennas and their mounting locations early in the design process, ensuring that performance objectives are met when the systems are installed on aircraft, communications towers, ships, and vehicles.

The new supercomputer can now fully implement ARINC's analytical toolset, including the Geometric Theory of Diffraction and the more broadly applicable Method of Moments, Physical Optics, and Finite Element methods, along with hybrid implementations. This significantly increases both the size of the objects that can be modeled and the frequencies at which they can be analyzed. It also greatly reduces the computational time needed to solve simpler problems.

Source: ARINC Engineering Services

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-02-13

The Cloud

Oracle buys Taleo ...

Tulip Telecom and IBM build India's largest data centre to address rapid growth of mobile consumers in emerging markets ...

HP powers application performance testing in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

Registration open for the 14th IDGF tutorial at Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz ...

SAT@home to join BOINC platform ...

EuroFlash

ATEME and Bull partner for extreme performance ...

Bull reaffirms its outsourcing credentials for the most mission-critical SAP environments ...

Altair and Ontonix offer complexity management solution for achieving simple and robust design ...

Digital Sports Group to commission supercomputer for football.co.uk ...

Europe goes for computing technologies as driver for competitiveness ...

Scientists 'record' magnetic breakthrough ...

New technology platform for molecule-based electronics ...

USFlash

Cray forms new Big Data division and hires new General Manager ...

Oracle announces availability of Oracle Advanced Analytics for Big Data ...

Emerson Network Power receives ISO 13485 certification for manufacture of medical power supplies ...

Emerson Network Power to support Cavium OCTEON III multicore MIPS processor family on innovative ATCA Packet processing solutions ...

ARINC inaugurates new supercomputer for complex antenna engineering and analyses ...

Scripps research and technion scientists develop biological computer to encrypt and decipher images ...

IBM boosts XIV Storage System Gen3 performance three-fold with SSD caching option ...

NCAR representatives to host Supercomputer Use Workshop for University of Wyoming Faculty ...

University of Wyoming receives computational sciences designation ...

New supercomputer to help scientists reach for the stars ...

Engineers boost computer processor performance by over 20 percent ...

Governor Kasich announces 10-fold boost to Ohio's broadband network ...