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A Day for the Industrial HPC User Community
The Industrial Day, which will be offered on Tuesday, June 20, is designed and chaired by high performance computing experts, Dr. Alfred Geiger of T-Systems and Dr. Marie-Christine Sawley of Intel Lab. The new program is a reflection of their own experiences derived from working with user communities, as well as expectations of past years’ attendees.
This year’s ISC High Performance conference will be held at Messe Frankfurt from June 18 – 22, and will be attended by over 3,000 HPC community members, including researchers, scientists and business people.
The Industrial Day will focus on three main areas:
1. Benefits of exascale computing for industrial users
2. How to purchase HPC infrastructure
3. Use cases for high performance data analytics (HPDA), including machine/deep learning, AI, and IoT
The day will begin with a keynote talk at 8:30 am and end at 4:45 pm with a round-table discussion between industrial HPC users and HPC service and technology providers. This discussion will set the agenda for the Industrial Day at ISC 2018.
Professor Dr. Norbert Kroll of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, has been invited to deliver a keynote address on “High performance computational fluid dynamics for future aircraft design,” focusing on numerical flow simulations, which is a key element in the aerodynamic design process, complementing wind tunnel and flight testing.
In his abstract, he reveals that DLR is working on developing a next-generation computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software code, known as Flucs, to provide the basis for a consolidated flow solver. This software offers high flexibility across a wide range of multidisciplinary applications. It is also being designed to enable future HPC hardware utilization and is therefore exascale compatible.
For instance, Flucs follows a multi-level parallelization that features a shared-memory level, in addition to the established domain decomposition for distributed memory, to allow for significantly improved scalability. Moreover, Flucs features a higher-order Discontinuous Galerkin method, in addition to a 2nd-order finite-volumes discretization. These two simulation approaches are highly integrated to maximize code reuse and minimize source-code duplication.
Kroll will address the above, as well as the further design aspects of Flucs that aim to tackle the challenges of future aircraft design, and present simulation results demonstrating Flucs’ current capabilities.
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