- CD-adapco and NCSA achieved 75% efficiency when scaling STAR-CCM+ to run on 102,000 cores for a 1 billion cell model. A 2 billion cell model is currently in work.
- Intelligent Light was involved in a collaborative effort to scale the AVF-Leslie combustion code to 64,000 cores.
- Predictive Capability Maturity Model (PCMM) for Computational Modeling and Simulation
- Mentor Graphics’ latest release of FloTHERM XT targets electronics cooling.
- WorldCAD Access writes about Onshape.
- Zipp’s new cycling wheel, the 404 Firestrike, has a CFD-designed rim shape that reduces side force by 34% without affecting the aerodynamic performance.
- CFD is used to study wind farms in complex terrain.
- One CFD software suite won an award for its use on data center cooling.
- CFD for boats.
- And again from the world of cycling, a track version of Pinarello Bolide is said to be 7.5% more aerodynamic than the road version due in part to CFD.
A Tiny Rant
Compare and contrast these two articles.
I’m really hoping the latter is a parody designed to evoke reactions like mine, unprintable in this blog. Let’s just say that starting off by advertising yourself as “the frattiest” group isn’t necessarily a confidence builder. [Several other sentences I wrote here had to be deleted due to language and anatomical references.]
After reading these two articles I’m surprised that we even have to discuss the STEM shortage and I’m amazed that anyone with a modicum of personal dignity wants to work on Wall Street.
Events & More
- The technical program for August’s SIGGRAPH has been posted online.
- How to setup templates in SolidWorks Flow Simulation.
Questioning the Mesh
I’m still trying to figure out the connection between Victoria Haven’s current exhibition They all stopped walking, the movie The Shining [very scary], and her abstract paintings featuring faceted forms. It’s said she is “questioning abstraction.” What I see is the mesh. And I certainly appreciate the fact that everyone wants to question the mesh.
For more on Victoria Haven’s work see her website. As a bonus, here’s another of her mesh-like works. (I couldn’t find the title.)