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Primeur weekly 2015-06-08

The Cloud

Updates to HP Helion portfolio help customers unlock value of a hybrid infrastructure ...

IBM acquires Blue Box to accelerate open hybrid Clouds ...

EuroFlash

GBP 313 million boost For UK Big Data research ...

Results of the CRISMA EU project help rescue teams prepare for catastrophes ...

A powerful HMMER for data mining to find equence relationships deep in evolutionary time ...

Eight million euro for visual computing ...

Still time to save on ISC 2015 registration – Register online by June 10 ...

Cray global growth continues with opening of new EMEA headquarters in the United Kingdom ...

PRACE supercomputers help researchers calculate mass difference between neutrons and protons ...

EGI-INSPIRE: Building the digital European Research Area from the ground up ...

New ERA Roadmap offers synergies with Science Europe Roadmap ...

PRACE awards second phase contracts for Pre-Commercial Procurement ...

Open applications for programme "Master in High Performance Computing (MHPC)" now available ...

Entangled photons unlock new super-sensitive characterisation of quantum technology ...

Mainz physicists provide important component for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN ...

USFlash

New version ArrayFire v3.0 released ...

Three Princeton projects awarded supercomputer hours ...

UC Merced selects Advanced Clustering to build supercomputer ...

NCSA scales CD-adapco's STAR-CCM+ to new world record of 102,000 cores on Blue Waters ...

Former P&G exec brings savvy to OSC industry engagement efforts ...

Supernova hunting with supercomputers ...

Physicists eager to begin analysis of data from new, higher energy run of LHC ...

Meraculous: Deciphering the 'book of life' with supercomputers ...

NEC launches SDN-compatible switches for large data centres ...

Advance in quantum error correction ...

Donuts, math, and superdense teleportation of quantum information ...

NCSA scales CD-adapco's STAR-CCM+ to new world record of 102,000 cores on Blue Waters


3 Jun 2015 New York, London - The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) recently set a new world record by scaling CD-adapco's flagship simulation tool STAR-CCM+ to 102,000 cores on the Blue Waters supercomputer. STAR-CCM+ is a comprehensive multidisciplinary engineering simulation tool used across many industries to stimulate innovation and lower product development costs. CD-adapco joined with NCSA's Private Sector Programme and Blue Waters manufacturer Cray to push the code to new heights and address the ever-increasing demands of fast turnaround time.

According to Ahmed Taha, the NCSA senior computational resource coordinator who led this extreme benchmarking project, using such a massive number of cores requires a powerful, robust MPI protocol, which was provided by Cray. CD-adapco also fine-tuned their code to improve parallel I/O.

The result of this collaborative effort over the past eight months was a steady increase in scaling, from a 105 million cell model running on 13,000 cores to a 1 billion cell model hitting the 102,000-core peak.

In addition to demonstrating the robustness of STAR-CCM+, the project also showed off the code's impressive scaling efficiency. The 1 billion cell model was 93% efficient at 60,000 cores, 84% at 71,000 cores, 79% at 79,000 cores, and 75% at 102,000 cores.

"This shows even users who run on lower core counts that they can benefit as well by reducing runtime", Ahmed Taha stated.

Steve Feldman, Senior Vice President for IT at CD-adapco, commented: "Running STAR-CCM+ on the NCSA Blue Waters machine not only showcased our unrivaled technical competence in scaling large runs, but highlighted our industry-unique licensing model as well. CD-adapco is the only major CAE vendor to provide licenses that are 100% uncoupled from the number of compute cores used in parallel to solve a problem. The financial benefits are huge, whether you run on a hundred or a hundred thousand cores."

These results were presented at the 2015 NCSA Private Sector Programme Annual Meeting and the 2015 Blue Waters Symposium.

CD-adapco is now creating a massive 2 billion cell simulation model which will allow the NCSA team to continue exploring the code's scaling potential.

Source: CD-adapco

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-06-08

The Cloud

Updates to HP Helion portfolio help customers unlock value of a hybrid infrastructure ...

IBM acquires Blue Box to accelerate open hybrid Clouds ...

EuroFlash

GBP 313 million boost For UK Big Data research ...

Results of the CRISMA EU project help rescue teams prepare for catastrophes ...

A powerful HMMER for data mining to find equence relationships deep in evolutionary time ...

Eight million euro for visual computing ...

Still time to save on ISC 2015 registration – Register online by June 10 ...

Cray global growth continues with opening of new EMEA headquarters in the United Kingdom ...

PRACE supercomputers help researchers calculate mass difference between neutrons and protons ...

EGI-INSPIRE: Building the digital European Research Area from the ground up ...

New ERA Roadmap offers synergies with Science Europe Roadmap ...

PRACE awards second phase contracts for Pre-Commercial Procurement ...

Open applications for programme "Master in High Performance Computing (MHPC)" now available ...

Entangled photons unlock new super-sensitive characterisation of quantum technology ...

Mainz physicists provide important component for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN ...

USFlash

New version ArrayFire v3.0 released ...

Three Princeton projects awarded supercomputer hours ...

UC Merced selects Advanced Clustering to build supercomputer ...

NCSA scales CD-adapco's STAR-CCM+ to new world record of 102,000 cores on Blue Waters ...

Former P&G exec brings savvy to OSC industry engagement efforts ...

Supernova hunting with supercomputers ...

Physicists eager to begin analysis of data from new, higher energy run of LHC ...

Meraculous: Deciphering the 'book of life' with supercomputers ...

NEC launches SDN-compatible switches for large data centres ...

Advance in quantum error correction ...

Donuts, math, and superdense teleportation of quantum information ...