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Breakthrough Performance with CD-adapco CAE Software and Panasas Parallel Storage
Posted Thu May 15, 2008 @11:47AM
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News Today’s increasing levels of parallel CAE are experiencing scalability bottlenecks from non-parallel I/O. In particular, advanced CFD applications such as URANS, LES, FSI and Aeroacoustics, are often judged as impractical for industry, owing to the extreme I/O demand on Linux clusters with conventional network attached storage (NAS) and NFS.

Register for this Webinar on Wednesday, 21 May 08 to join Dr. Dennis Nagy, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at CD-adapco and Stan Posey, Director of Vertical Marketing at Panasas, Inc. as they describe how the two companies have developed a novel HPC solution that scales the I/O in CD-adapco CAE simulations to provide overall scalability for the most advanced CAE simulations.

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This webinar will explore the CD-adapco synergy with Panasas’ parallel storage, and provide attendees with an understanding of the significant new CAE productivity advantages offered with this solution.

Who Should Participate in this Event?
Engineers and engineering management concerned with driving productivity gains into their CD-adapco CAE modeling and simulation workflow. Additionally, CAE industry professionals such as application software developers and administrators of Linux IT infrastructure and storage would also benefit.

Participants will:

  • Learn how the combination of scalable STAR application software and Panasas parallel storage for Linux clusters delivers productivity advantages for CD-adapco customers.
  • Examine recent test results that demonstrate performance gains in geometry partitioning, simulation scalability owing to parallel solvers and I/O, and final file-merging of results.
  • Learn how this HPC solution drives CAE performance and scalability, but also provides simplified file system management and improved storage reliability.

Network Attached Storage (NAS), based on NFS, offers many advantages when deployed into clustered computing environments, but traditional NAS products are are often limited in the scalability required to effectively handle the I/O demands of parallel CAE applications. For this reason parallel storage architectures and parallel file systems are replacing serial NAS.

CD-adapco and Panasas offer a capability that scales I/O and overcomes serial NAS I/O bottlenecks. With removal of the scalability obstacle, CD-adapco customers can now proceed with a CAE applications roadmap of the most complex requirements. This webinar will explore the synergy between STAR software and Panasas parallel storage, and provide attendees with an understanding of the significant new productivity advantages offered with this solution.

Featured Speakers

  • Dr. Dennis A. Nagy, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, CD-adapco

    CD-adapco is a $70M+ global leader in Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) solutions providing flow, thermal, and structural simulation software and services for over 25 years. Dr. Nagy's role at CD-adapco is driving the global marketing of CD-adapco products and services, investigating new business opportunities, and formulating corresponding strategies, all in support of the company's long-term business growth objectives.

    Dr. Nagy is a thirty-year veteran of all aspects of CAE, from R&D through executive management. Prior to joining CD-adapco, he held various executive positions in the CAE world including CEO of Engineous, senior VP of Worldwide Sales and Support at MSC.Software, VP of marketing at Fluent, and most recently VP of international business development at Blue Ridge Numerics. Earlier in his career, he opened the first German office of SDRC, was an assistant professor at Princeton University, and developed the finite element software system ASKA/PERMAS at the University of Stuttgart's prestigious Institute for Aerospace Structures.

    Dr. Nagy is an engineering graduate of MIT (BS, MS) and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D.).

  • Stan Posey, Director of Vertical Marketing & Business Development, Panasas, Inc.

    Stan Posey joined Panasas in 2007 and is the Director of Vertical Marketing & Business Development. Stan has over 20 years of experience in various roles of HPC applications development with companies such as SGI, Control Data Corporation and CD-adapco. Stan holds a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and has co-authored several papers for HPC research journals and technical conferences.

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