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Primeur weekly 2014-11-20

Focus

OpenMP to launch code challenge, taking parallel open source code to the next level ...

Exascale supercomputing

Bull, an Atos company, takes the lead in the extreme computing race ...

En route to processing power that rivals the human brain ...

SGI extends high performance computing innovation on path to exascale ...

EuroFlash

Numascale, Supermicro, and AMD announce the world's largest shared memory system to date ...

The University of Tromsø expands use of Asetek's liquid cooling ...

OCCIGEN: Pushing the frontiers of science and technology ...

Eurotech introduces HiVe, the ultimate accelerated computing solution ...

King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi acquires a NumaQ system for high performance in-memory analytics computations ...

National High Performance Computing Centre, Shenzhen University acquires Numascale shared memory system ...

Altair partners with South Africa's Centre for High Performance Computing ...

Czech Republic National Supercomputer Center selects powerful SGI supercomputer to drive advanced scientific research ...

USFlash

Altera and IBM unveil FPGA-accelerated POWER systems with coherent shared memory ...

Data Vortex to introduce their first scalable fine-grained gather-scatter parallel computer at Supercomputing 2014 ...

Kitware works with NVIDIA to drive massive acceleration in HPC visualization ...

Lenovo showcases high-performance computing innovations at Supercomputing 2014 ...

New Orleans becomes home to fastest Internet hub in the world ...

PGI high performance computing compilers coming to IBM POWER systems ...

Mellanox InfiniBand leads TOP500 as most used interconnect technology for high-performance computing for the 2nd consecutive time ...

Mellanox introduces programmable network adapter product line with application acceleration engine ...

Mellanox delivers the world's fastest EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand switch with latency less than 90 nanosecond ...

Minnesota Supercomputing Institute selects Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand for large-scale supercomputer ...

Rogue Wave reveals new releases and a presentation theater at SC14 ...

ANSYS and NCSA achieve supercomputing milestone ...

Seagate announces reseller agreement with SGI ...

ANSYS and NCSA achieve supercomputing milestone

17 Nov 2014 Pittsburgh - ANSYS and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) have scaled ANSYS Fluent to 36,000 compute cores - an industry first that could lead to greater efficiencies and increased innovation throughout manufacturers' product development processes.

As companies increasingly seek to minimize time, quality and cost pressures by using engineering simulation, they have been constrained by compute power. High-performance computing (HPC) has become a core strategic technology enabling enhanced insight into product performance and improving the productivity by considering more design variants.

The combination of the Blue Waters supercomputer and the Cray Inc. engineering team, the NCSA Private Sector Programme technical team, and recent enhancements to the Fluent code enables organisations to study the most complex and realistic simulation cases. Blue Waters uses hundreds of thousands of computational cores to achieve peak performance of more than 13 quadrillion calculations per second. That advanced compute power is helpful for applications like Fluent software, an industry-leading computational fluid dynamics solution used by organisations around the world.

"We're connecting all the dots", stated Ahmed Taha, the NCSA senior computational resource co-ordinator who led this extreme benchmarking project. "NCSA is unique in connecting the industrial users, the hardware and software vendors, and the domain expertise of our staff. In addition, this level of scalability for a commercial fluid dynamics solver is unprecedented on our system, especially considering the complexity of the model physics with transient, turbulent flow, chemical species transport and multiple non-reacting flows."

"Compute power has increased a thousand-fold over the last decade - enabling engineers to solve problems that were once unsolvable", stated Wim Slagter, ANSYS HPC product manager. "While most organisations don't have access to 36,000 cores today, it won't be long before these extreme core counts are commonplace. And even today's users who are running at much lower core counts will see direct benefits through considerably greater efficiencies. The results will be more amazing products delivered to customers much faster than ever."

ANSYS and NCSA plan to continue exploring the limits of scale-out computing, including testing and improving the scaling of ANSYS fluid dynamics models involving even more complex physics. Other collaborative efforts include running Fluent on NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs), as well as testing the supercomputing limits for applications such as turbomachinery using ANSYS CFX.
Source: Ansys

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-11-20

Focus

OpenMP to launch code challenge, taking parallel open source code to the next level ...

Exascale supercomputing

Bull, an Atos company, takes the lead in the extreme computing race ...

En route to processing power that rivals the human brain ...

SGI extends high performance computing innovation on path to exascale ...

EuroFlash

Numascale, Supermicro, and AMD announce the world's largest shared memory system to date ...

The University of Tromsø expands use of Asetek's liquid cooling ...

OCCIGEN: Pushing the frontiers of science and technology ...

Eurotech introduces HiVe, the ultimate accelerated computing solution ...

King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi acquires a NumaQ system for high performance in-memory analytics computations ...

National High Performance Computing Centre, Shenzhen University acquires Numascale shared memory system ...

Altair partners with South Africa's Centre for High Performance Computing ...

Czech Republic National Supercomputer Center selects powerful SGI supercomputer to drive advanced scientific research ...

USFlash

Altera and IBM unveil FPGA-accelerated POWER systems with coherent shared memory ...

Data Vortex to introduce their first scalable fine-grained gather-scatter parallel computer at Supercomputing 2014 ...

Kitware works with NVIDIA to drive massive acceleration in HPC visualization ...

Lenovo showcases high-performance computing innovations at Supercomputing 2014 ...

New Orleans becomes home to fastest Internet hub in the world ...

PGI high performance computing compilers coming to IBM POWER systems ...

Mellanox InfiniBand leads TOP500 as most used interconnect technology for high-performance computing for the 2nd consecutive time ...

Mellanox introduces programmable network adapter product line with application acceleration engine ...

Mellanox delivers the world's fastest EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand switch with latency less than 90 nanosecond ...

Minnesota Supercomputing Institute selects Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand for large-scale supercomputer ...

Rogue Wave reveals new releases and a presentation theater at SC14 ...

ANSYS and NCSA achieve supercomputing milestone ...

Seagate announces reseller agreement with SGI ...