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Fluent Upgrades Remote Simulation Facility
Posted Wed June 18, 2003 @08:35AM
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News Fluent Inc., the world leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, announces an upgrade to its Remote Simulation Facility (RSF). Due to the broad reception to this new service, Fluent has added an additional 96 Gflops of capacity with the addition of a Linux Networx Evolocity(R) II cluster system.

The Fluent Remote Simulation Facility lets users exploit supercomputer capacity with unlimited Fluent processes using "pay as you go" methods through a highly secure Internet portal. This provides an excellent solution for Fluent users with a periodic need for high performance data processing.

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The Fluent RSF is specifically designed to handle highly parallel simulations that are often characterized by large volumes of sensitive customer data, over the Internet. It is optimized for large-scale simulations and/or concurrent execution of many simulations, such as those found in sensitivity analysis or optimization.

The facility uses state-of-the-art security and systems infrastructure technology from providers including Cisco, Sun, and Linux Networx. This service is ideal for Fluent CFD users who require occasional "surge" capacity for time-critical simulations, or periodic simulations of large models. "This new capacity from Linux Networx is pretty amazing," said Thomas Scheidegger, a Fluent Consultant. "I was able to solve a 13.5 million cell, 2 equation turbulence model using ideal gas at 27 seconds per iteration."

Eric Pitcher, Linux Networx Vice President, Product Marketing, Government, Industrial and Life Sciences said, "After working with Fluent to develop an integrated CFD cluster system, we are now able to pre-integrate Fluent onto the Evolocity(R) II cluster system in our facility before shipment to customers. Linux Networx has installed cluster systems in production environments that scale to over 2,000 processors. This ability to scale to large systems will be ideal for the growing RSF facility."

Paul Bemis, Vice President of eBusiness at Fluent Inc., said, "The demand for additional surge capacity has been steadily increasing since we began this initiative one year ago. We are now in position to provide complete hosted services for our Fluent customers worldwide at a very competitive price point."

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