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Business: Richard Roy Joins NIKA GmbH Advisory Board
Posted Tue October 05, 2004 @07:52PM
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News NIKA GmbH, the leading provider of fluid flow and heat transfer simulation software for engineers, has appointed Richard Roy to its advisory board. Roy who has more than twenty years of experience in the IT industry, most recently served as the CEO of Microsoft GmbH. He will collaborate with NIKA’s management team on strategies for increasing NIKA’s market share and revenue growth.

“Richard has an extensive background in leading successful IT companies and we are looking forward to learning from his experience,” said Bertram Anderer, chief sales officer at NIKA. “We are very pleased to welcome him to our advisory board and are very fortunate to have him on our team.”

“NIKA has made a lot of progress since its inception in 1999” said Roy. “They have radically changed the face of engineering analysis forever and are now ready for the next step. Together with the NIKA management team, I am convinced that we can create strategies that will ensure their continued growth and success.”

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New Software: Smart|Coupling for Fluid-Structure Interaction
Posted Mon October 04, 2004 @09:02PM
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News SmartCAE Srl, a leader in providing Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) software has announced their new product, Smart|Coupling, a multidisciplinary data transfer tool.

Smart|Coupling is a program for coupling and linking of mathematical models coming from different disciplines, thus allowing a seamless multiphysics interaction. In fact, different CAE disciplines need specific modelling strategies by means of grid shape, grid density, system units, and often it is not possible to use one and the same model for different simulations.

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Scientist Wins Award for CFD Work on Chemical Reactors
Posted Wed September 29, 2004 @04:26PM
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News The Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar prize is awarded annually to young Indian researchers for scientific contributions made primarily in India during the last five years.

Vivek Ranade, head of the Industrial Flow Modelling Group at the Indian National Chemical Laboratory, has been selected for the award in recognition of his important contribution in advancing understanding of bubble column, stirred and trickle bed reactors by developing various novel computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models, which have helped in predicting unsteady as well as time-averaged flow characteristics of chemical reactors.

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Events: Fluent Celebrates New Office with Free Forums in Portugal and Spain
Posted Wed September 29, 2004 @09:21AM
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News Fluent Inc., the worldwide leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and services, announces Fluent France’s opening of a new office in Madrid, Spain. The new office is located in Madrid’s city centre, and will serve Fluent’s Spanish and Portuguese clients under the management of Francisco Sarasola. Eng. Sarasola has been working for 7 years at Fluent, first as an Engineer in the Development Group at the Fluent Inc. headquarters in Lebanon, NH, USA, and more recently, as a Technical and Sales Engineer at Fluent France.

To celebrate the new office opening, Fluent invites all CAE users in Spain and Portugal to participate in the upcoming Fluent Forums in collaboration with IBM. The Forums will take place at the IBM conference centres in Portugal, October 8 and in Spain, October 15. This free one-day event in each location is open to all CAE users in the respective country.

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Events: CFD in Biomass Combustion
Posted Mon September 27, 2004 @11:20AM
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Announcements The Fluids and Combustion Engineering Network is holding a course on CFD in Biomass Combustion on 25-29 October 2004 at the Institute of Energy Technology, in Aalborg, Denmark.

The primary objective of the course is to present state-of-the-art models in the area of solid fuel combustion, with special focus on biomass fuels, and to give practical examples of their application. The use of CFD, as a tool to transfer knowledge from basic research to end-users in industry, will be the overall theme.

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HP Discontinues Itanium Workstation Line
Posted Fri September 24, 2004 @03:33PM
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Hardware X-bit Labs is reporting that HP will cease production of Intel Itanium 2 based workstations, citing demand switch to systems with Intel Xeon processors 64-bit capability known as EM64T.

“HP is discontinuing its Itanium-based workstations. In working with and listening to our high-performance workstation partners and customers, we have become aware that the focus in this arena is being driven toward 64-bit extension technology,” HP’s spokeswoman Nita Miller told X-bit labs.

HP will reportedly continue to sell servers based on Itanium 2 processors.

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