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New Software: CxC - Parallel Computing Development System Released
Posted Mon December 16, 2002 @10:12AM
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News CxC™ allows scientist and engineers to create, prototype and test parallel algorithms and applications on their desktop or laptop under Windows. Then it maps and runs the unchanged executable on any supercomputer or supercomputing cluster with linear speedup and unlimited scalability under LINUX or UNIX. The application areas include non-linear dynamics, fluid dynamics, cellular automata, neural network simulator kernels. The development evironment comes with CxC reference manual, programming guide, benchmark, and sample programs. Executables can be included in existing C/C++ or Fortran programs.

For more information, visit the Engineered Intelligence website.

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Events: The First Indian CFX Conference a Success
Posted Fri December 13, 2002 @01:25PM
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ANSYS CFX The first Indian CFX Conference was held between the 2nd and 5th of December at the Hotel Le Meridian, Bangalore.

Two advanced two-day workshops were held on the 2nd and 3rd. The Advanced Turbomachinery Workshop attracted about 34 people from industry and academia. The Advanced Process Workshop attracted about 40 people form industry and academia. The participants were given a comprehensive overview of CFX software technology, exposed to a wide range of applications being done using CFX around the globe and received best usage practices, error estimation and such other practical tips. The tutors included Prof. Soundaranayagam, Dr. R. Dhinagaran, Dr. Georg Scheuerer, and Andre Braune for the turbomachinery course. Dr. Phil Stopford tutored the Process Workshop. The entire team enjoyed an evening of fun filled and competitive bowling at Megabowl, the site for the course dinner on the 2nd of December.

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New Software: FIELDVIEW 8.2 Released
Posted Thu December 12, 2002 @09:02AM
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Post Processing Intelligent Light today announced the launch of FIELDVIEW 8.2, an improved version of its post processor for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applications. Based in large part to customer feedback, FIELDVIEW 8.2 integrates a number of innovative features that enable more efficient, productive post-processing applications.

"Intelligent Light is constantly listening to our customers for new ideas and new ways to enhance our industry-leading CFD post processor," said Steve M. Legensky, Founder and General Manager of Intelligent Light. "I'm pleased to bring our customers FIELDVIEW 8.2. It's just another way we work to help users understand and present their CFD data."

One of the major new capabilities is the dataset comparison, which permits easy visual and numerical comparison between two or more datasets whose grids are topologically similar. A "Dataset Comparison" mode in the CFD Calculator allows the creation of formulas that may reference quantities of more than one dataset. Users can also compare between different timesteps, in an unsteady case, to examine perturbations.

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Computational Analysis on the Mac?
Posted Wed December 11, 2002 @03:14PM
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Hardware Apple computer has recently released some high performance machines coupled with their strong UNIX-based operating system (OS X). Their latest offering is all of the above contained in a scalable 1U rack system called the Xserve.

So, with CPU power and a great OS available in a scalable platform one question remains -- Where is the analysis software for this baby?

None of the major CFD vendors support Apple hardware. If you would like to see analysis software ported to the Apple platform, there is a way you can get the ball rolling. ANSYS has opened an online poll asking for input on ANSYS support for Apple hardware.

If you would like to respond directly to Apple please contact David Park, dpark@apple.com, with your input on Ansys and other products you would like to see on the Apple platform.

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Business: CD Adapco Japan, ITI Sign Agreement
Posted Wed December 11, 2002 @12:23PM
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News ITI TranscenData has signed a major OEM agreement with CD-adapco Japan. This agreement will see CADfix, ITI TranscenData's leading engineering data interoperability tool become an integral part of CD-adapco Japan's leading edge pre/post processor, Pro-Modeler.

Developed by CD-adapco Japan specifically for the Asian market, Pro-Modeler is sold via CD-adapco and its partners throughout the Asia Pacific region as a pre/post processor to its low end computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, STAR-LT. Pro-Modeler users will be able to take advantage of embedded CADfix functionality from the next release of Pro-Modeler in the first quarter of 2003.

The OEM deal with CD-adapco Japan will see CADfix's automatic batch processing tools bundled with every seat of Pro-Modeler. This will allow users to import STEP, IGES, ACIS, Parasolid and (optionally) CATIA models directly into Pro-Modeler, with CADfix taking care of the necessary translation to Pro-Modeler's ACIS kernel.

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HP White Paper: The Power of Intel 64-bit Linux
Posted Fri December 06, 2002 @12:14PM
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Hardware HP has posted a white paper describing the powerful combination of Intel Itanium 2 processors and 64-bit Red Hat Linux in HP's latest workstations.

The rise of 64-bit computing in technical environments is attributed to two primary benefits of 64-bit systems: floating point performance and virtual address space.

Floating point performance of 64-bit Itanium 2-based systems is significantly faster— approximately 45 percent, by one measure—than the floating point performance of IA-32 systems. On industry benchmark results reported to the SPEC organization, the 1GHz HP Workstation zx6000 posted the world’s fastest floating point performance— 1,356, and HP expects to soon post the even-higher result of 1,410. By comparison, the fastest IA-32 posting—which was for a 2.8GHz Dell 340 Precision workstation—was just 938.

With 32-bit computing, there is a growing disconnect between the kernel’s virtual address space and the memory requirements of large servers and workstations. Despite the availability of 32-bit Intel systems that can be configured with up to 64GB of physical memory, most operating systems will support only 16GB of physical memory. That’s because the kernel doesn’t have the room to support any more. These systems cannot support data set requirements larger than 3 GB per process—a severe limitation for many technical computing applications.

By comparison, 64-bit systems have truly massive virtual address spaces, and therefore allow the kernel to manage the massive physical memories required for large databases, high-performance computing (HPC) environments and systems that run many applications concurrently.

For a closer look, read the white paper.

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