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Primeur weekly 2019-02-25

Special

Astronomers publish new sky map detecting hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies ...

LOFAR and APERTIF telescope systems tooled with machine learning and FPGA/GPU technology make cosmic explosions more visible to astronomers ...

Focus

Over 700 million euro of budget allocated to e-Infrastructure related projects in H2020 - close to 600 million euro to HPC related projects ...

German Government reconfirms its support for supercomputing development on a national and European scale ...

Quantum computing

Dutch King opens Microsoft Quantum Lab on TU Delft campus ...

ISARA Corp. unveils tools to simplify and accelerate quantum-safe cryptography roll-out ...

Exploring the global landscape of quantum technology research ...

Focus on Europe

International research collaboration computes climate past, present, and future ...

Supercomputing Frontiers Europe again in Poland ...

Middleware

Open Compute Project announces updated market forecast ...

Excelero appoints HPC industry visionary Sven Breuner as Field CTO ...

Hardware

vScaler to perform ResNet benchmarks on the NVIDIA DGX-2 server ...

Cray elects Stephen Gold to Board of Directors ...

Atos helps CALMIP achieve leading calculation results with BullSequana supercomputer ...

Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launches PARAM Shivay at the Indian Institute of Technology ...

HDR 200G InfiniBand sets new performance records, accelerating multiple high-performance computing and Artificial Intelligence platforms around the world ...

Supermicro expands Intelligent Edge product portfolio to address emerging AI and 5G technologies ...

Applications

HLRS Visualization supports Stuttgart 21 Construction ...

Lorentz-eScience competition 2020 to issue Call for Applications ...

Supercomputers target bovine tuberculosis ...

NESAP hosts first NERSC-9 GPU hackathon for application developers ...

Artificial Intelligence allows for identification of new cancer genes ...

Novel material properties of hybrid perovskite nanostructures for next-generation non-linear electronic devices ...

Clarkson University awarded National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate Site on High Performance Computing ...

The Cloud

Hyperion Research releases Cloud Application Assessment Tool ...

HLRS Visualization supports Stuttgart 21 Construction


Virtual reality visualization of the Stuttgart 21 columns at HLRS. Photo: HLRS.
18 Feb 2019 Stuttgart - In 2018 construction began on the most architectonically distinctive elements of the new Stuttgart central train station. The so-called "Kelchstütze" are a set of massive, chalice-shaped columns that will cradle windows to bring natural light into the subterranean station. At a height of over 12 meters and a diameter of approximately 32 meters, the elegantly curving forms of reinforced concrete promise to become a landmark in the city.

For construction engineers working on the project - called Stuttgart 21 - the complex geometry of the columns created unique challenges. Although CAD drawings of the structures existed, the curving volumes and need to precisely arrange an enormous number of steel bars to reinforce the concrete proved more challenging than is the case with more conventional pillars.

To better plan the structures' fabrication, engineers at the Deutsche Bahn called upon HLRS to develop a 3D visualization. Using CAD and point cloud data, HLRS staff created an interactive digital model of one of the columns for display in the CAVE, a walk-in virtual reality environment.

Meeting at HLRS, representatives of the Deutsche Bahn and construction managers at Ed. Züblin AG could then explore and interact with the visualization to develop a strategy for erecting the column most efficiently and at the highest possible structural integrity. Once the first column was poured onsite, the HLRS team also created 3D scans of the physical structure to compare the virtual model to the actual column and determine whether it had been erected to specifications.

According to Uwe Wössner, who heads the HLRS Visualization Department, "The effort was extremely productive, as the participants had an easier time visualizing the complex geometry, identified problems in the original design, and were able to develop effective solutions".

On February 11, 2019, the HLRS visualization appeared in the SWR television documentary "Baumeister Pradel: der lange Weg zu Stuttgarts Tiefbahnhof". A visit to the CAVE at HLRS begins at approximately the 14 minute mark. Video source: SWR.
Source: High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart - HLRS

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-02-25

Special

Astronomers publish new sky map detecting hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies ...

LOFAR and APERTIF telescope systems tooled with machine learning and FPGA/GPU technology make cosmic explosions more visible to astronomers ...

Focus

Over 700 million euro of budget allocated to e-Infrastructure related projects in H2020 - close to 600 million euro to HPC related projects ...

German Government reconfirms its support for supercomputing development on a national and European scale ...

Quantum computing

Dutch King opens Microsoft Quantum Lab on TU Delft campus ...

ISARA Corp. unveils tools to simplify and accelerate quantum-safe cryptography roll-out ...

Exploring the global landscape of quantum technology research ...

Focus on Europe

International research collaboration computes climate past, present, and future ...

Supercomputing Frontiers Europe again in Poland ...

Middleware

Open Compute Project announces updated market forecast ...

Excelero appoints HPC industry visionary Sven Breuner as Field CTO ...

Hardware

vScaler to perform ResNet benchmarks on the NVIDIA DGX-2 server ...

Cray elects Stephen Gold to Board of Directors ...

Atos helps CALMIP achieve leading calculation results with BullSequana supercomputer ...

Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launches PARAM Shivay at the Indian Institute of Technology ...

HDR 200G InfiniBand sets new performance records, accelerating multiple high-performance computing and Artificial Intelligence platforms around the world ...

Supermicro expands Intelligent Edge product portfolio to address emerging AI and 5G technologies ...

Applications

HLRS Visualization supports Stuttgart 21 Construction ...

Lorentz-eScience competition 2020 to issue Call for Applications ...

Supercomputers target bovine tuberculosis ...

NESAP hosts first NERSC-9 GPU hackathon for application developers ...

Artificial Intelligence allows for identification of new cancer genes ...

Novel material properties of hybrid perovskite nanostructures for next-generation non-linear electronic devices ...

Clarkson University awarded National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate Site on High Performance Computing ...

The Cloud

Hyperion Research releases Cloud Application Assessment Tool ...