Intelligent Light has been nominated for an IDC HPC Innovation Excellence Award for our work with high volumes of data in a production environment. A new whitepaper details the way FieldView data management is being used to develop high-throughput workflows that increase capacity and decrease uncertainty in CFD.
IDC’s HPC Innovation Excellence Award recognizes noteworthy achievements by users of high performance computing (HPC) technologies. The program’s main goals are to showcase return on investment (ROI) and scientific success stories involving HPC; to help other users better understand the benefits of adopting HPC and justify HPC investments, especially for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs); to demonstrate the value of HPC to funding bodies and politicians; and to expand public support for increased HPC investments.
Whitepaper: Massive CFD Data Handled Quickly Without Compromise – Maximize Your CFD Investment. A Real World Example Case: Analysis From High Lift Drag Prediction Workshop Simulations.
This is the second time Intelligent Light has been nominated for the award. IL was recognized in the innagural edition, receiving an HPC Innovation Excellence Award in 2012- Software company helps manufacturer grow business, add jobs as result of HPC success.
This edition of our newsletter announces the availability of the FieldView 14 release, a new large scale CFD whitepaper based on work done for the AIAA High Lift Workshop, and Intelligent Light’s recognition in the HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards.
In this issue:
HiLift Wing and plot.
FieldView 14 allows multiple interactive views of datasets.
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Massive CFD Data Handled Quickly Without Compromise – Maximize Your CFD Investment
Real World Example Case: Analysis From High Lift Drag Prediction Workshop Simulations.
The 2013 AIAA High Lift Production Workshop asked participants to develop and run multiple high-lift prediction simulations and compare results. Intelligent Light used an engineered CFD workflow to complete the full set of simulations and produce the comparisons using a single part-time researcher. The engineered workflow enabled IL to be the only participant who ran the entire simulation set rather than scoping down the project to limit case and data volume at the front end. An example of CFD without compromise!
This whitepaper provides both a case study and tutorial for working with large CFD data. The author presents how the CFD flow solver, OVERFLOW2, and Intelligent Light’s CFD post-processor, FieldView, was used in a remote solving and remote post-processing environment to analyze solutions for the AIAA High Lift Drag Prediction Workshop. Using the OVERFLOW2 solver from NASA, over 63 solutions were obtained on a remotely located Cray XE6 system. The large volumes of data were stored on the remote system where FieldView Parallel was used in batch and interactive modes to interrogate the data. An extract workflow was applied to create FieldView surface extract databases (XDBs), line extracts, and streamlines, reducing the data by a factor of 275, The extracts were transferred to local laptop where FieldView FVX scripts, together with GNUplot, were used to automatically generate comparisons between the cases and against experimental data. This paper summarizes the work and provides examples for using FieldView, FVX and XDB workflows to automate the post-processing of large scale simulations.
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Digital Manufacturing Report Managing Editor, Chelsea Long published an article on CFD Data Management as it relates to HPC adoption by small and medium sized manufacturers (SMMs). Read the article
You have to get past the risk reduction argument before you can start to sell based on ROI. The small-to-medium guys aren’t seduced by CFD and it’s great mystery or promise. If they can’t cost-effectively predict the behavior of new products with low uncertainty, they’re not interested.
Steve M. Legensky
Founder and General Manager, Inteligent Light