- Dassault Systemes acquired Next Limit Dynamics, makers of the XFlow Lattice Boltzmann CFD solver.
- Tecplot RS 2016 R2 was released for visualization of reservoir simulation results and includes many new capabilities including a debugger for macros. See image below.
- I would be interested in seeing Tecplot RS used to visualize the results of Saudi Aramco’s 1 trillion cell simulation.
- RhinoCFD Beta 2 from CHAM was released with cylindrical-polar meshes and more.
- CHAM is also seeking to hire a software developer for RhinoCFD in their London office.
- Concepts NREC announced the release of its Agile Engineering Design System version 8.5 for turbomachinery.
- Autodesk’s Project Calrissian for CFD has extended their technology preview through 06 March 2017.
- CFD Support has packaged up v16.10 of OpenFOAM for Windows and Linux and announced a new release of CFturbo.
Computers & Computing
- Here’s an interview with Argonne’s Dr. Paul Messina on the topic of exascale computing and the U.S.’ Exascale Computing Project’s goal to develop two exascale machines by 2023. [My word of the day, “performant,” is used in this article.]
- Part 2 of what appears to be a 3-part review of this year’s SC16 (aka supercomputing) event focuses on the lack of diversity in the HPC field, esp. the lack of female participation.
- ANSYS’ simulation software will now be available via Rescale‘s cloud-based platform.
- If you’re considering trying Envenio’s EXN/Aero solver, they’ve published a list of all the meshers with which it is compatible. [Full disclosure: Pointwise is on that list.]
- ESI Group and Xerox Parc have partnered for “system reliability modeling, system safety assessment, predictive maintenance, and condition-based maintenance.” [A smart person will have to tell me what exactly that means.]
- That partnership is also mentioned in Monica Schnitger’s look at ESI’s Q3 financial results including a forecast of €141 million revenue for the year.
- Alert reader Kevin shared Autodesk Simluation’s photo of 3-D printed streamlines.
- CONSELF introduced “pay per use” cloud-based CFD.
- In case you missed it, the Wall Street Journal ran an story on bio-inspired aeroacoustics.
- Envenio shared a simulation of HVAC in an aircraft hangar.
Hungry for Meshes
What do you get when you combine two tetrahedra with churros? Something absolutely amazeballs called a churroduo from Dominique Ansel’s Tokyo bakery.
I urge readers in Tokyo to rush out and taste a churroduo and report back on the experience.Bonus: Making art with Python. Click the link to see the art and the animations.