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Primeur weekly 2014-09-29

The Cloud

IBM opens new Cloud resiliency centre ...

Luxury mobile phone manufacturer Vertu selects Altair’s HyperWorks Unlimited plug-and-play private Cloud solution for computer-aided engineering ...

Boston University receives NSF grant to develop 'smart city' Cloud platform ...

NetApp introduces software-defined object Storage for the hybrid Cloud ...

EuroFlash

PRACE-3IP PCP project to launch execution phase 1 of whole-system design for energy efficient HPC ...

Bull launches its new novascale gcos enterprise servers to support data centre transformation for the Cloud and Big Data ...

Final proof for optimal encoding strategies in optical communication ...

ISC 2015 is now open for submissions and other participation opportunities ...

From diamonds to supercomputers ...

Unique maritime co-operation around MARIN's new fast CFD facility ...

USFlash

Curtiss-Wright unveils its lightest and most powerful 4th gen Intel Core i7 rugged mission computer ...

HP offers no-cost VSA software with Intel Xeon processor E5 v3–based servers and single-click installation on new HP ProLiant Gen9 Server models ...

NSF grants $1 million to Missouri University to expand supercomputer equipment and expertise ...

Eurocom Panther 5 has broken the 8 TB storage barrier ...

Utah engineers unlock potential for faster computing ...

With NIH grant, Cedars-Sinai helps bring Big Data to neuro disease research ...

Putting the squeeze on quantum information ...

Cray awarded $26 million supercomputer contract from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Programme ...

Lenovo set to close acquisition of IBM's x86 server business ...

Syracuse's new cooling system heats up physics research ...

Unique maritime co-operation around MARIN's new fast CFD facility


18 Sep 2014 Wageningen - MARIN has announced the formal investment of 2 million euro in a large and fast Bull computer cluster of 4000 computational cores. This supercomputer complements MARIN's extensive model basins, simulators and full-scale monitoring tools. MARIN's President Bas Buchner stated: "Computational Fluid Dynamics plays an increasingly important role in the optimisation of ships and offshore structures. Together with our own CFD code ReFRESCO this new cluster forms a new virtual facility: The Maritime Cluster."

As the name suggests, MARIN wants to use this new facility to strengthen the co-operation with the maritime industry. To stimulate interaction with naval architects and offshore engineers, MARIN invites its clients for the 'ReFRESCO-operation'. Bas Buchner stated: "In this partnership MARIN wants to share its dedicated maritime CFD code and computer cluster with the industry, so that we can jointly work on the reliable and robust application of CFD in our maritime field."

Participants in the ReFRESCO-operation are allowed to use the ReFRESCO code on their office computers without limitations in the number of users and cores. They also have the possibility to scale up calculations with the same input files to the MARIN medium cluster of 1600 computational cores without large investments. Bas Buchner stated: "Through this co-operation the CFD specialists of our clients also become part of a larger community of maritime CFD specialists at MARIN and other companies. This is very important for up to date advice, exchange of experience and long-term continuity." MARIN can also assist with calculations on the large cluster for independent verification or detailed analysis.

MARIN has always been involved in the tool development, extensive validation and application of CFD. Henk Prins, MARIN's R&D Manager, stated: "Especially the direct link with the MARIN model testing facilities and full-scale measurements is a strong point. We are not just providing tools, but also validation and interpretation."

ReFRESCO does not replace generic commercial CFD codes developed for a wide range of applications. However, these codes are often not validated for maritime applications. ReFRESCO gives the maritime industry the possibility to apply CFD reliably for specific maritime applications in direct open interaction with the developers and other users at MARIN and at other companies. Henk Prins stated: "Compared to open-source initiatives, this co-operation has the advantage that you always start with a working and validated code. This guarantees that further developments are shared with the partners in the ReFRESCO-operation, whereas further developments based on open source are not always shared openly. This is why we propose the further development within a partner group with real open sharing."

Both the new Computer cluster in MARIN's new office building C++ and the ReFRESCO-operation will officially be in operation from January 1, 2015 onwards. The detailed ReFRESCO-operation partnership plan and participation fees are presently under development.
Source: MARIN

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-09-29

The Cloud

IBM opens new Cloud resiliency centre ...

Luxury mobile phone manufacturer Vertu selects Altair’s HyperWorks Unlimited plug-and-play private Cloud solution for computer-aided engineering ...

Boston University receives NSF grant to develop 'smart city' Cloud platform ...

NetApp introduces software-defined object Storage for the hybrid Cloud ...

EuroFlash

PRACE-3IP PCP project to launch execution phase 1 of whole-system design for energy efficient HPC ...

Bull launches its new novascale gcos enterprise servers to support data centre transformation for the Cloud and Big Data ...

Final proof for optimal encoding strategies in optical communication ...

ISC 2015 is now open for submissions and other participation opportunities ...

From diamonds to supercomputers ...

Unique maritime co-operation around MARIN's new fast CFD facility ...

USFlash

Curtiss-Wright unveils its lightest and most powerful 4th gen Intel Core i7 rugged mission computer ...

HP offers no-cost VSA software with Intel Xeon processor E5 v3–based servers and single-click installation on new HP ProLiant Gen9 Server models ...

NSF grants $1 million to Missouri University to expand supercomputer equipment and expertise ...

Eurocom Panther 5 has broken the 8 TB storage barrier ...

Utah engineers unlock potential for faster computing ...

With NIH grant, Cedars-Sinai helps bring Big Data to neuro disease research ...

Putting the squeeze on quantum information ...

Cray awarded $26 million supercomputer contract from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Programme ...

Lenovo set to close acquisition of IBM's x86 server business ...

Syracuse's new cooling system heats up physics research ...