CFD Review  
Serving the CFD Community with News, Articles, and Discussion
 
CFD Review

User Preferences
Site Sponsorship
Headline Feeds
Mobile Edition
Privacy Policy
Terms of Service
twitter

Submit a CFD Story

Site Sponsors
Siemens PLM Software
The Choice for CFD Meshing
CFD Review

Tell a Friend
Help this site to grow by sending a friend an invitation to visit this site.

CFD News by Email
Did you know that you can get today's CFD Review headlines mailed to your inbox? Just log in and select Email Headlines Each Night on your User Preferences page.

 
Fluent Partners with PSA Peugeot CitroŽn on HPC Cluster
Posted Wed May 03, 2006 @03:55PM
Print version Email story Tweet story
News Fluent Inc., the worldwide leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and services, announces today a unique partnership with a leading French automotive manufacturer, PSA Peugeot CitroŽn, culminating in the porting of its software onto a large high-performance computing cluster.

Engineers at PSA Peugeot CitroŽn have been using Fluent's software for over a decade. This development in the relationship was initiated by the need to drive Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) engineering analysis tools like FLUENT earlier into the design cycle in order to cut vehicle development timescales.


Sponsor CFD Review

PSA Peugeot CitroŽn uses Fluent's CFD software for its diverse automotive fluid flow needs such as external aerodynamics, underhood thermal management and cabin comfort modeling. A surge in demand at PSA Peugeot CitroŽn to perform an ever-growing number of computer-aided engineering design iterations using CFD quickly led to a reassessment of the computational hardware requirements necessary.

Historically, PSA Peugeot CitroŽn had been using proprietary Unix OS computer platforms for its CFD simulations but Information Technology experts decided to now move to a more standardized 400 processor cluster of compute nodes using AMD Opteron processors inter-connected by a fast Myrinet network under a Linux operating system. This combination of FLUENT software and AMD Linux cluster now enables PSA Peugeot CitroŽn engineers with a fluid flow modelling capability customized to the required level of performance and stability, yet less expensive to purchase and maintain than the previous approach.

"As an example, this new cluster allows us to divide the time required to model air flows in car cabins by a factor of 2. Besides, it will also allow us to significantly increase the number of automotive CFD applications performed using FLUENT within our Engineering and Design departments," says Alexis Scotto d'Apollonia of PSA Peugeot CitroŽn's Numerical Modelling Department. "And it also ensures that we are prepared for tomorrow's needs such as much larger grids or the simulation of transient flow phenomena with moving meshes" he added.

PSA Peugeot CitroŽn managed to set up the new high-performance computing cluster in a transparent way for all CFD users, and according to Jean-Luc Trouvť, of PSA Peugeot CitroŽn's Information Technology Department, "It allows us to standardize our computing resources by deploying a cost-effective universal solution, and making it possible to ensure the continuity of growth in CFD applications we can achieve using FLUENT".

[ Post Comment ]

Billion Cell Models in the Near Future | CFD Models Added to Diagnostician's Medical Bag  >

 

 
CFD Review Login
User name:

Password:

Create an Account

Related Links
  • AMD Opteron
  • Fluent
  • Linux
  • Myrinet
  • PSA Peugeot CitroŽn
  • More on Fluent
  • Also by nwyman
  • This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

    The Public is merely a multiplied "me." -- Mark Twain All content except comments
    ©2018, Viable Computing.

    [ home | submit story | search | polls | faq | preferences | privacy | terms of service | rss  ]