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Intelligent Light Delivers CFD "Triple Crown" with FieldView 13
Posted Mon August 08, 2011 @11:15AM
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News Intelligent Light’s FieldView 13 is an entirely new release of their flagship product. Three years in development, FieldView 13 delivers a CFD "Triple Crown": unprecedented graphics performance and image quality plus integrated CFD Data Management – a completely new concept in CFD post-processing.

"We can now view animated transient filling sequences, and at the same time rotate, move and zoom to gain new insights."

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"The data management tools typically reduce file sizes by a factor of 50 and allow batch and interactive work on the same machine making FLOW-3D work much easier,” says Frieder Semler, President, CFD Consultants, GmbH and FieldView user.

“The CFD community has been under pressure from a perfect storm of huge cases and reduced resources to analyze and report results,” said Intelligent Light Founder & General Manager, Steve M. Legensky. “FieldView 13 provides game changing capabilities to solve these issues, providing immediate business value and improving our customer’s bottom line.”

Data associated with CFD is large and complex. FieldView 13 lets users create compact representations of their datasets, known as XDB files, that maintain the full numerical fidelity of their much larger complete datasets. The XDB files are nearly 50X smaller than the original data and therefore read faster and require far less disk space. FieldView XDB workflows deliver higher productivity at every step. That means faster interaction, easier collaboration, faster queries and calculations, smaller files & lower disk requirements.

“Our XDB workflow provides complete FieldView functionality,” says Matthew N. Godo, Ph. D., FieldView Product Manager. “FieldView 13 gets you right to the heart of even the largest, most complex dataset and puts you in complete control of what is included in your XDB files – cutting planes, surface geometries, streamlines – it’s your decision. You can fully automate your XDB workflows and create XDBs in batch, as the CFD solver is running.”

FieldView 13 exploits the latest advances in high performance computing. Users experience a 2X to 40X speed increase on their existing graphics hardware, depending on graphics resources and data. FieldView 13 delivers revolutionary graphics performance that exploits modern multi-core CPU and many-core GPU systems. The new graphics provide extremely fast interactivity on systems of all configurations.

FieldView 13 delivers speed and data management without sacrificing image quality: 3D rendering acceleration and multi-threading for interactive performance plus software rendering for batch on HPC systems. Image quality is exceptional with high quality anti-aliasing, transparency and high quality type fonts. The result is the best CFD imagery available, anywhere.

Complete product information and extraordinary case studies are available at

Technology, Teamwork, Trust: About Intelligent Light
For more than 25 years, Intelligent Light has been solving the toughest engineering challenges faced by manufacturing and research organizations around the world. Architected for today’s high performance computing environments, the company’s flagship FieldView™ family of products combines true ease-of-use with the industry’s most sophisticated CFD post-processing and large-data visualization capabilities. Intelligent Light’s Applied Research Group conducts pure research on the cutting edge of CFD while customizing and delivering real-world solutions to customers in industries such as aerospace, automotive, general manufacturing and turbomachinery. Composed of leading experts in CFD, computer science, visualization and more, with a customer focused, results oriented philosophy, Intelligent Light drives CFD simulation for increased productivity, faster answers, deeper insight and maximum return on investment. Visit for more information.

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