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Application: CFD Vital for McLaren F1 team
Posted Sun March 24, 2002 @07:54PM
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Application CFD is playing an ever more vital role for the McLaren Formula 1 team. Their biggest CFD model involves the simulation of the airflow over every external aerodynamic surface of the whole car, including the wing mirrors.

The McLaren team utilizes two Sun Technical Compute Farm (Sun TCF) systems for their number-crunching power. With the Sun TCF systems, this can now be completed in just three days, a huge competitive advantage when compared to the several weeks that the analysis required in the past.

The practical advantage of this extra capability was dramatically illustrated last season when the all important front wing was completely re-designed, tested, manufactured and fitted to the car during a two-week interlude between Grand Prix races.

F1 is all about speed, not just speed on the track but also, increasingly, speed of development off the track,

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Business: SGI Announces Aggressive HP and Compaq Migration Plan
Posted Fri March 22, 2002 @07:19PM
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Hardware SGI has announced an agressive migration assistance program for HP users frightened by the HP-Compaq merger.

"The reduced focus on midrange technical computing, evidenced by the proposed HP and Compaq merger and the reported phasing out of the PA-RISC and ALPHA microprocessor lines, has resulted in customers being concerned about the stability of their development environments. SGI is responding to the needs of those users with an easy Migration Assistance Program created to satisfy customers' requirements for a long-term and stable technical computing solution," said Jan Silverman, senior vice president of marketing at SGI.

Are you worried about your technical computing hardware from HP/Compaq?

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Grid Generation: ICEM CFD Enters Support Partnership for DDN
Posted Tue March 19, 2002 @06:21PM
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News ICEM CFD has entered into a partnership agreement with ICEM Technologies for support, development and sales of the CAD platform system ICEM DDN. ICEM CFD has long-standing experience with ICEM DDN and has integrated the program with their grid generators.

As a result of this partnership we are looking forward to an increasing level of support for ICEM DDN customers as well as a generally higher level of attention for ICEM DDN itself. This agreement will protect our customerís investment in ICEM DDN for the future.

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New Software: CFdesign for Autodesk Inventor Introduced
Posted Mon March 18, 2002 @06:55PM
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News Blue Ridge Numerics has announced that CFdesign for Autodesk Inventor will be introduced at this yearís National Design & Engineering show in Chicago, March 18-21.

Visitors to the National Design & Engineering show can see a demonstration of CFdesign and Inventor at the Autodesk Partner Pavilion (booth #6501).

This product marks an interesting turning point within commercial CFD -- integration with a so-called "low end" CAD system. Products such as this help push CFD down the engineering pyramid to the designer level.

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Events: An Interactive Course on Vehicle Thermal Management
Posted Thu March 14, 2002 @12:05PM
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CD-adapco The CD adapco Group will be holding a 3-day interactive course on Vehicle Thermal Management at their Plymouth, Michigan facility on April 8-10, 2002. The course is intended for engineers who have a need to perform complete vehicle underhood thermal management and passenger comfort studies.

The CFD modeling course will cover the topics listed below using STAR-CD, the leading automotive CFD code:

  • Heat exchanger and fan modeling using the latest features and techniques
  • Engine compartment analysis including thermal radiation
  • Passenger comfort including solar radiation
  • Windshield de-misting and de-icing
  • Overview on the best meshing and modeling practices

If you are interested in attending or obtaining more information, please call Scott on 631-549-2300, ext. 208 or email

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Events: CD adapco Group Offers CFD workshops
Posted Thu March 14, 2002 @11:52AM
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CD-adapco Over the coming months the CD adapco Group together with a host of industrial partners are hosting a series of CFD workshops across mainland Europe and in the UK. Covering disciplines ranging from FSI to Turbomachinery, Aeroacoustics to Automotive applications.

Workshops will involve presentations from industrial professionals and the chance to discuss problems associated with these specific applications.

For more information about these events, please visit the events website.

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