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Business: Blue Ridge Numerics Moves Up Deloitte Fast 50
Posted Tue October 12, 2004 @03:37PM
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News For the second consecutive year, Blue Ridge Numerics has been selected to the Deloitte Technology Fast 50. Moving up eight spots from 2003, Deloitte now places Blue Ridge Numerics as the twenty-fifth fastest growing technology company in Virginia. The recognition is based on percentage of revenue growth over five years. The announcement was made October 7th during an awards ceremony at the ESPN Zone in Washington, D.C.

“To make the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, companies within the Virginia region must have had tremendous revenue growth from 1999-2003. Deloitte applauds Blue Ridge Numerics for having the long-term vision to develop technologies that change the way manufacturing companies deliver new products to market,” stated Gary H. Tabach, office managing partner of Deloitte’s McLean Virginia office.

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Fluent’s CFD - Aspen Plus Integration Wins Award
Posted Tue October 12, 2004 @03:27PM
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News Fluent Inc., the world leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), recently won a prestigious 2004 R&D 100 Award for the novel integration of two best-in-class simulation software packages. The integrated simulation packages, used by many engineers in the process industries, are Aspen Plus®, process flowsheet modeling software from Aspen Technology, and FLUENT®, CFD modeling software from Fluent Inc.

The primary goal of the integration is to combine high-fidelity equipment modeling with plant-wide process modeling to enable rapid assessment of innovative new plants involving unique equipment (e.g. fuel cells, gasifiers, complex reactors). The interface enables a comprehensive assessment of how all equipment items work together in a process by allowing detailed fluid mechanics models to plug into the overall flowsheet.

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Events: 2004 Autumn ANSYS Conferences
Posted Mon October 11, 2004 @10:37AM
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News Continuing what avid ANSYS users consider a CAE tradition, preparations are underway around the world for the 2004 ANSYS Users' Conferences. These events bring together engineers and analysts from all disciplines of computer-aided engineering.

These conferences are a unique opportunity for attendees to learn about ANSYS' strategy for the future of engineering design simulation and analysis. Plus, attendees have the chance to gain an understanding of ANSYS, ICEM CFD and CFX, and how the integration of these technologies offers an unprecedented level of capability in one solution.

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Events: Trends and Best Practice at the CAD/CFD Interface
Posted Mon October 11, 2004 @10:31AM
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News Trends and Best Practice at the CAD/CFD Interface
24th November 2004, Coventry, UK

CAD is an integral component of modern CFD and is the normal starting point for CFD analysis. Traditionally, the generation of CAD had been viewed as a separate upstream task to CFD analysis. However, this boundary has been blurred by the advent of CFD pre-processors that condition CAD prior to meshing, bringing “slimmed-down” CAD into the CFD arena. A more recent trend is for mainstream CAD to offer “slimmed-down” CFD. Thus the CAD/CFD interface is evolving rapidly and users have an array of strategies from which to choose.

This seminar aims to review the evolving CAD/CFD interface in order to identify basic strategies that are available to users and also to disseminate best practice. The seminar will examine the major trends within the industry. The issue of CAD will be viewed in a broad sense and will encompass a full range of inputs that are in the CFD process.

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Fluent Named Partner to the Center of Excellence for Airliner Cabin Environment Research
Posted Thu October 07, 2004 @12:29PM
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News Fluent, Inc., the world's leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software solutions announced today that it will serve as an industrial partner to the “Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Airliner Cabin Environment Research,” which was recently awarded funding by the U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The purpose of the Center of Excellence (CoE) is to examine cabin air quality and study chemical and biological threats in airliners. The consortium, headed by Auburn University, will research cabin air quality and conduct an assessment of chemical and biological threats. Other participating institutions are the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, Purdue University, Harvard University, Boise State University, Kansas State University, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

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Cray Targets the CAE/CFD Market with New XD1 Supercomputer
Posted Thu October 07, 2004 @11:20AM
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Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. has announced that the company is targeting computer-aided engineering (CAE) as a primary market for its new Cray XD1(TM) Opteron/Linux-based supercomputer. The Cray XD1 product is "purpose-built" for high performance computing (HPC) applications, including CAE problems, and features breakthrough innovations in interconnect technology, high availability and ease of management.

Cray is working with leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to exploit the Cray XD1 system's advantages on widely used CAE applications. With U.S. list pricing starting at under $100,000, the Cray XD1 system promises to substantially outperform conventional Linux clusters in the same price range.

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