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The National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation medals ready to be presented to awardees. Courtesy of Sandy Schaeffer, NSF

National Medals of Science, Technology and Innovation Presented

November 25, 2014 12:00 pm | by NSF | News | Comments

At a White House ceremony on November 20, 2014, President Obama presented the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science and engineering. The awards are the nation's highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology.

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: North Carolina State University

November 17, 2014 6:28 pm | Award Winners

Researchers from NCSU conducted innovative research that will allow better prediction of thermal...

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: NASA

November 17, 2014 6:13 pm | Award Winners

The noise generated by civil air transport adversely impacts population centers near major...

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Central Michigan University

November 17, 2014 6:06 pm | Award Winners

Researchers used HPC resources were utilized to run and visualize a breakthrough simulation...

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Robo Brain — a large-scale computational system that learns from publicly available Internet resources — is currently downloading and processing about 1 billion images, 120,000 YouTube videos, and 100 million how-to documents and appliance manuals. The in

Robo Brain Teaches Robots Everything from the Internet

August 28, 2014 11:52 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Robo Brain — a large-scale computational system that learns from publicly available Internet resources — is currently downloading and processing about 1 billion images, 120,000 YouTube videos, and 100 million how-to documents and appliance manuals. The information is being translated and stored in a robot-friendly format that robots will be able to draw on when they need it.

Cuts through a hybrid CFD mesh for NASA's CRM configuration show the new hexahedral layer (in green) generation capabilities in Pointwise V17.2 R2.

Pointwise 17.2 R2 Computational Fluid Dynamics Meshing Software

August 12, 2014 9:57 am | Pointwise, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Pointwise 17.2 R2 eponymous computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software provides the ability to rapidly generate layers of hexahedral cells. Near-wall and near-wake hex layer generation capability is part of T-Rex (anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion), one of Pointwise's hybrid meshing techniques.

Sandia National Laboratories researchers Steve Plimpton, left, and Michael Gallis look at a projection of a model of the Russian MIR space station, which fell out of orbit several years ago and disintegrated, with the remains ending up at the bottom of th

Sophisticated 3-D Codes Yield Unprecedented Physics, Engineering Insights

August 6, 2014 4:43 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

When the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on re-entry in 2002, sophisticated computer models were key to determining what happened. A piece of foam flew off at launch and hit a tile, damaging the leading edge of the shuttle wing and exposing the underlying structure. Temperatures soared to thousands of degrees as Columbia plunged toward Earth at 27 times the speed of sound, said Gallis, who used NASA codes and Icarus for simulations...

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FLOW-3D 11

FLOW-3D 11 Multi-physics Computational Fluid Dynamics Software

August 6, 2014 3:19 pm | Flow Science, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

FLOW-3D 11 features FlowSight, an advanced visualization tool based on the EnSight post-processor, which offers powerful ways to analyze, visualize and communicate simulation data. Its capabilities include the ability to analyze and compare multiple simulation results simultaneously, volume rendering and a CFD calculator, as well as flipbooks.

Speeding Up Old Math Method Makes It 200 Times More Useful

July 2, 2014 8:08 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

A relic from long before the age of supercomputers, the 169-year-old math strategy called the Jacobi iterative method is widely dismissed today as too slow to be useful. But thanks to a curious, numbers-savvy engineering student and his professor, it may soon get a new lease on life.

Engineers and scientists from Pipistrel utilized HPC and technical computing resources to design and develop the Taurus G4 aircraft.

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Pipistrel d.o.o.

June 23, 2014 5:20 pm | Award Winners

Engineers and scientists from Pipistrel utilized HPC and technical computing resources to design and develop the Taurus G4 aircraft. The aircraft was conceived, designed and built in a mere 5 months, relying heavily on CAD and rapid prototyping techniques, but especially on the use of CFD and other computer aerodynamic tools for evaluation of flight performance and handling before committing to the building of the prototype.

NASA F/A-18 mission support aircraft were used to create low-intensity sonic booms during a resaerch project at the agency's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. The Waveforms and Sonic boom Perception and Response, or WSPR, project ga

NASA Makes Strides to Bring Back Supersonic Passenger Travel

June 18, 2014 9:06 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The return of supersonic passenger travel may be coming closer to reality thanks to NASA’s efforts to define a new standard for low sonic booms. Several NASA researchers will present their work at Aviation 2014, an annual event of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. They will share with the global aviation community the progress they are making in overcoming some of the biggest hurdles to supersonic passenger travel.

The tip clearance vortex between rotor tip and casing in a state of deterioration as “Stage 67” transonic compressor approaches stall. Courtesy of Ramgen Power Systems

Taking Turbomachine Designs for a Supersonic Spin on Titan

June 16, 2014 2:31 pm | by Katie Elyce Jones, Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility | News | Comments

Engineering turbomachines that routinely punch past the sound barrier will require more brain than brawn. In fact, it will take more than a thousand-trillion calculations per second on the nation’s most powerful supercomputer to simulate the precise design spaces and complex fluid dynamics that affect machine performance.

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The U.S. Geological Survey captured the upper parts of the landslide in Oso, WA, in an aerial survey taken five days after this natural disaster killed 41 people. Active search and rescue efforts were suspended as the community turned its attention to ...

Modeling Dynamics: Understanding Mudslides, Avalanches and Volcanic Flows

May 1, 2014 3:42 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Mudslides. Landslides. Volcanic debris flows. Avalanches. Falling rocks... They can come along so suddenly that people, homes, roads and even towns are buried or destroyed without much warning. Recently, we've had dramatic reminders of this, such as the mudslide in Oso, WA, where 41 people died; an avalanche on Mt. Everest that killed 13 experienced Sherpas and another landslide event in Jackson, WY.

Doug Ball, Enterprise Director for Computational Fluid Dynamics, Boeing Company

Doug Ball

April 23, 2014 3:05 pm | Biographies

Doug Ball is enterprise director for computational fluid dynamics within Boeing’s Enterprise Technology Strategy. Ball provides strategic guidance and manages investments into CFD technologies across Boeing’s businesses. Earlier, he was chief engineer for all of aerodynamics within Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

First Commercial GPU-Accelerated Fluid Dynamics Solver Dramatically Speeds Simulation of Large Multiphysics Models

February 12, 2014 4:25 pm | by ANSYS | News | Comments

ANSYS users can now leverage NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) to speed up fluid dynamics simulation and quickly handle large, complex simulation models. Available for the first time with ANSYS Fluent 15.0, the jointly developed GPU-accelerated commercial computational fluid dynamics solver broadens support for NVIDIA GPUs across the ANSYS simulation portfolio, building upon the previous success with GPU support in ANSYS Mechanical.

2DFlow Simulation and Visualization Software

January 27, 2014 11:48 am | Dynaflow, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for professional and educational use, 2DFlow is a program for visualizing flows induced by the distributions of point and line singularities such as vortices, dipoles and sources. It graphically illustrates the use of potential flow theory through a combination of background fluid flow and a variety of singularities to simulate a wide range of fluid mechanics problems

Ford Werke GmbH

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Ford Werke GmbH

November 20, 2013 4:00 pm | Award Winners

Researchers at Ford Werke GmbH have developed and deployed a new CAE process, which enables the optimization of the airflow through the cooling package of a vehicle using complex 3-D CFD analysis. The Ford team also demonstrated it could run these complex simulations fast enough to enable their use within the time constraints of a vehicle development project.

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Imperial College London and NAG

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Imperial College London and NAG

November 20, 2013 3:43 pm | Award Winners

HPC experts from NAG and Imperial College London have implemented scientifically valuable new functionality and substantial performance improvements in the Incompact3D application. After the improvements, the simulations can now scale to 8000 cores efficiently, with a run time of around 3.75 days (wall-clock time)

HydrOcean/Ecole Centrale Nantes

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: HydrOcean/Ecole Centrale Nantes

November 20, 2013 3:39 pm | Award Winners

SPH-flow is an innovative fluid dynamic solver based on a meshless, compressible and time-explicit approach. SPH-flow solver has been used in several industrial projects, including: impact forces of aircraft and helicopter ditching; free surface simulations of ship wake and wave fields...

Intelligent Light

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Intelligent Light

November 20, 2013 3:31 pm | Award Winners

Intelligent Light addressed the challenge of high volumes of CFD data using FieldView 14 data management and process automation tools. Intelligent Light contributed results from approximately 100 cases with more than 10,000 time steps, each to deliver a complete response to the workshop objectives.

National Institute of Supercomputing and Networking, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: National Institute of Supercomputing and Networking, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information

November 20, 2013 2:58 pm | Award Winners

The National Institute of Supercomputing and Networking, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information's EDISON (EDucation and research Integration through Simulation On the Net) Project established an infrastructure on the Web where users across the country could easily access and utilize various engineering/science simulation tools for educational and research purposes.

Stingray Movement Could Inspire the Next Generation of Submarines

November 13, 2013 6:21 pm | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Stingrays swim through water with such ease that researchers from the University at Buffalo and Harvard University are studying how their movements could be used to design more agile and fuel-efficient unmanned underwater vehicles. The vehicles could allow researchers to more efficiently study the mostly unexplored ocean depths, and they could also serve during clean up or rescue...

HyperWorks Unlimited

September 19, 2013 2:20 pm | Altair Engineering | Product Releases | Comments

HyperWorks Unlimited is a fully configured hardware and software appliance for computer-aided engineering (CAE). The managed private cloud solution offers unlimited use of all Altair software, including HyperWorks applications and PBS Works workload management tools.

IBM Big Data Improves Dutch Flood Control

June 26, 2013 4:38 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM has announced the launch of Digital Delta, a breakthrough innovation program that will harness insights from Big Data to transform flood control and the management of the entire Dutch water system. Digital Delta will investigate how to integrate and analyze water data from a wide range of existing data sources.

Bottero S.p.A

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Bottero S.p.A

June 20, 2013 3:01 pm | Award Winners

Bottero has recently introduced the E-MOC, a completely new family of Mold Opening and Closing (MOC) mechanisms for the hollow glass industry. This complex project combined the innovation, in terms of mold movement (speed and precision), cooling system, maintenance facility (“top mounted”), and maintaining compatibility with previous standards.

ESTECO and Airworks Engineering

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: ESTECO and Airworks Engineering

June 20, 2013 2:46 pm | Award Winners

Airworks Engineering, a multidisciplinary company for mechanical engineering, was facing the challenge of improving efficiency in converting wind energy into electrical power by optimizing the whole assembly of a wind power unit rotor. Experts in the firm's wind power unit, specialists in CAD and CFD professionals from different organizations were involved in a complex design scenario and needed to collaborate effectively.

Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program

Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program - Missile evaluation

June 20, 2013 2:38 pm | Award Winners

This DOD High Performance Computing Modernization Program HPC innovation comprised a suite of cutting-edge computational efficiency enhancement methodologies applied to complex missile-related, aero-propulsive problems with combustion. These methodologies were integrated into CRAFT CFD and CRUNCH CFD, two CFD codes in widespread use by DoD to support missile design and evaluation

Alenia Aermacchi

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Alenia Aermacchi

June 20, 2013 2:25 pm | Award Winners

Engineers at Alenia Aermacchi utilized technical computing and scientific computing tools in the “Clean Sky” project to design a new generation of environmentally friendly aircraft. While seeking the most promising configuration, the engineers shaped two different wings to fulfill separately the two goals of enhancing aerodynamic performance and reducing the wing weight.

Intelligent Light

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Intelligent Light

November 20, 2012 11:43 am | Award Winners

The CFD workflow and software developed by Intelligent light is benefiting small and medium size manufacturer Zipp Speed Weaponry. A direct consequence of the work was a rapid change in design direction to bring a revolutionary new racing wheel, “Zipp Firecrest,” to market.

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