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AMD Athlon 64 CPU and Windows XP 64-bit OS Announced
Posted Tue September 23, 2003 @03:30PM
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Hardware techman wrote in with two interesting 64-bit computing news items:

AMD today marked the next frontier in computing, introducing the world’s first and only Windows-compatible 64-bit PC processor – the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor – and paving the way for a jaw-dropping PC experience. The AMD Athlon 64 FX processor delivers what no other PC processor can: the highest overall 32-bit performance for today’s demanding applications and the power of 64-bit computing for the next wave of software.

For mainstream desktop users, AMD unveiled the long-awaited AMD Athlon 64 processor, bringing the benefits of AMD64 technology to desktop and notebook users and delivering unprecedented application performance for consumers and businesses. The AMD Athlon 64 processor provides extraordinary 32-bit software application performance while allowing a simplified migration path to 64-bit applications.

Microsoft Corp. today announced the beta availability of a native 64-bit version of its Windows XP operating system designed to support 64-Bit Extended Systems, including platforms based on AMD64 technology from AMD. Microsoft made the announcement at AMD's launch of the AMD Athlon 64 processor in San Francisco. The updated 64-bit operating system, Windows XP 64-Bit Edition for 64-Bit Extended Systems, which will run natively on AMD Athlon 64 processor-powered desktops and AMD Opteron processor-powered workstations, provides the superior performance needed by consumers and business customers for the next generation of high-performance desktop computing.

We highlighted the benefits of the AMD 64-bit processor for CFD analysis in this article.

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Application: CFD Used In Sonic Boom Test Program
Posted Tue September 23, 2003 @08:13AM
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Application Engineers at Wyle Laboratories have played a significant role in the Northrop Grumman sonic boom test program. Wyle was under contract to Northrop Grumman for the DARPA sponsored Quiet Supersonic Platform (QSP) and the Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration (SSBD) project.

The objective of the Quiet Supersonic Platform was to develop advanced technology for low-boom supersonic aircraft while the objective of the Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration project was flight verification that the shape of a sonic boom could be controlled by proper configuration of the aircraft.

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Immersive 3D Visualization Maximizes CFD Return on Investment
Posted Mon September 22, 2003 @09:21AM
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News Karen Ringel, Ph.D.
Acuitiv Software

The use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in industry requires significant investment, but the potential return on investment (ROI) from CFD analysis is well documented. CFD Visualization tools present unique opportunities for new return-on-investment from CFD simulation efforts. Solutions must be intuitive to experts and non-experts, making results accessible to not only the analyst, but to managers, stylists, manufacturers, marketers, and even customers. This opens new avenues to CFD ROI, as a single tool can be used across the enterprise to analyze, communicate, and collaborate.

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Events: Fluent Phase Change Modeling Seminar
Posted Fri September 19, 2003 @02:32PM
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News Fluent Inc., world leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software is offering a Lunch ’n Learn Seminar on Phase Change Modeling, Friday, October 17, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m., at the St. John’s Conference Center, in Plymouth, MI.

This seminar is an excellent opportunity for the researcher or engineer to see how applications of CFD modeling for Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer are expanding into the realm of the Automotive Industry. The new features in the latest release FLUENT6.1 are enabling simulation including the hydrodynamic and thermal effects of various phase change phenomena such as: cavitation, condensation, evaporation, boiling, solidification and melting.

This presentation will demonstrate options for including phase change effects in CFD simulations including defogging and deicing, evaporators and condensers, water pumps, water jackets, fuel injectors, fuel filling systems, and more.

You should plan on attending this free seminar if you are a researcher or engineer involved in flow and heat transfer projects impacted by phase change, and are interested in creating a CFD analysis procedure capable of including phase change effects. Or, if you are an intermediate or advanced CFD software user interested in expanding your knowledge on the topic of phase change modeling with FLUENT 6.1

For more information and to register for this free seminar, visit the Fluent seminar website.

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AMD Announces Mid- And Low- Power Opteron Processors
Posted Fri September 19, 2003 @08:16AM
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Hardware techman writes "AMD announced today that it plans to offer customers mid- and low-power AMD Opteron processors in the first half of 2004.

The mid- and low-power AMD Opteron processors, to be available at 55 watts and 30 watts, are designed to provide customers with a wide variety of solutions, extending into the AMD Opteron 100-, 200-, and 800- series product lines.

Enterprise computing systems that require power conservation, such as blade servers and storage devices, are gaining in popularity due to their scalability, ease of management and cost efficiency. In addition, mid- and low-power processors are a requirement for many server systems housed in large computing centers where power consumption and heat affects operating costs. The AMD Opteron processor’s high memory throughput and I/O bandwidth are ideal for products that must quickly move and manipulate large datasets, while consuming minimum power.

The AMD Opteron processor is the industry’s first 64-bit, x86 technology implementation (also known as AMD64). This technology preserves companies’ investments in 32-bit applications, while allowing a seamless transition to 64-bit computing as those companies require.

This growing customer base will now be able to recognize the new level of computing available with AMD64 technology.

Source: AMD"

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Events: Free Tecplot Training Offered
Posted Thu September 18, 2003 @03:42PM
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Post Processing Free Tecplot online training is now being offered in October. The online training will cover topics such as importing data, creating macros, general plotting strategies, and numerical simulation post-processing.

The sessions are a quick way to get up-to-speed on the latest Tecplot tools and solutions. Many of Tecplot 10's new features will also be demonstrated. More details are available at

The training sessions last approximately 45 minutes, with 15 minutes for questions.

Wednesday, October 1st 10:00 AM PST
Basic/Intermediate Tecplot Training
Wednesday, October 15th 10:00 AM PST
Numerical Simulation Post-Processing w/ Tecplot
Thursday, October 30th 10:00 AM PST
Advanced Tecplot Training

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