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Intel Inside Two-Thirds of the World's Fastest Computers
Posted Wed June 22, 2005 @05:14PM
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Hardware From increasing the accuracy of global weather forecasts to helping to improve the safety of manned space flight, the majority of scientists and engineers depend on Intel-based super computers more than any other computing system, according to the latest TOP500 list.

Issued today, the 25th Edition of the TOP500 list of super computers shows that 333 of the world's top 500 systems on the list have Intel processors inside. Five years ago only four systems on the list were Intel-based. Since that time, the number of Intel-based systems has increased steadily, to achieve the distinction as the most prevalent super computer architecture on the TOP500.

In fact, according to the just-released ranking, three Intel-based platforms ranked first, second and third in terms of the most popular super computing platform: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) processors and Intel Xeon processors with 64-bit extensions power 254 systems, more than any other single processor, followed by Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processors, which power 79 systems.

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Application: Trek is Using CFdesign to Accelerate Product Innovation... and Lance Armstrong
Posted Wed June 22, 2005 @03:04PM
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Application More information has come in regarding the previous story on CFD being used to design Lance Armstrong's Tour de France bicycle, including a nice image of flow over the front wheel and fork:

Blue Ridge Numerics is honored to announce the Trek Bicycle Corporation is using CFdesign®, the engineering world's preeminent upfront CFD solution, as an integrated component of the company's legendary product development process.

"We are pushing the boundaries of bicycle engineering and in order to sustain our speed of product innovation, we need to see and understand every aspect of product performance as early as possible during the design process," explains Michael Sagan, a Senior Trek Designer. "CFdesign gives us the necessary and comprehensive simulation platform we need to achieve our aggressive goals."

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Events: CEI Visualization Conference
Posted Sun June 19, 2005 @01:02PM
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Announcements CEI is excited to invite you to participate in the first biennial CEIViz '06, to be held at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida, February 22-23, 2006. The meeting will include special visualization training seminars, presentations on new software developments by CEI staff, exhibits by our partners, and user presentations. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the latest visualization features, get a preview of future developments, and network with other visualization experts.

Preceding the event on February 21, CEI will offer introductory/intermediate and advanced EnSight training courses for prospective and new customers.

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Events: Fluent to Preview FLUENT for CATIA at EACC 2005
Posted Sat June 18, 2005 @11:30AM
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ANSYS FLUENT The upcoming European Automotive CFD Conference (EACC) in Frankfurt, Germany, will have the first European preview of the fully embedded “FLUENT for CATIA V5” product from Fluent Inc. and Dassault Systèmes. The product’s uniquely innovative design allows users the possibility of integrated analysis for the first time within the automotive Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) environment.

Commenting on his Keynote EACC presentation and product demonstration, Severin Lafranchi, Dassault Systemes’ R&D Director for CATIA Simulation, said, "We want to make it easier for our customers to predict product performance. Fluent has created a fully PLM-integrated CFD solution that reveals the effects of fluid dynamics during product design. The result will be better performing, more cost effective products in less time."

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CFD Used to Design Lance Armstrong's "Curtain Call" Bike
Posted Fri June 17, 2005 @09:36AM
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News Lance Armstrong's road and track bikes for the 2005 Tour de France have been unveiled to the press. In a press release, Trek gives a list of "seven assets" that these bikes have over the competition.

CFD is listed as asset number four and is "the latest & greatest tool" used by the designers and "one of the biggest breakthroughs in the rapid evolution of concept to prototype".

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Education: AxSTREAM Adopted by Louisiana University
Posted Thu June 16, 2005 @08:32AM
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News SoftInWay, Inc., the developer of AxSTREAM™ - a powerful software suite that encompasses the complete engineering process of axial turbomachinery flow path conceptual design and optimization, continues its education line in the way of inclusion of this flagship product in various education courses.

'We have developed educational programs for all who want to learn, improve or expand their knowledge in turbomachinery design. Our programs benefit undergraduates, graduates, teachers, professional designers and retrofitters, all of who, using our rapid and reliable design tools' - says Leonid Moroz, President and CEO of SoftInWay. -'Recently, the Mechanical Engineering Department of Louisiana State University (LSU) has chosen to include AxSTREAM in their Turbomachinery Program. We are pleased with their decision to incorporate our software into their curriculum because LSU places high emphasis on turbomachinery academic, research and educational activities, making a real contribution to the industry science and practice.'

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