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Earl P. N. Duque Honored as AIAA Associate Fellow

Earl P. N. Duque, Intelligent Light’s Manager of Applied Research was inducted as an AIAA Associate Fellow on January 5th, 2015 during the AIAA SciTech Forum in Florida.  The award was presented by Jim Albaugh, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplane and AIAA President.

 

A career practitioner of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Dr. Duque has over 27 years of direct algorithm, workflow research and development and extensive experience with large scale HPC systems. Intelligent Light selected Dr. Duque to manage and establish the Applied Research Group in 2006. He currently directs and manages research conducted by engineers, scientists and University Collaborators distributed around the United States and Asia.

 

Dr. Duque spent 13 years as a research scientist with the US Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate at NASA Ames Research Center.  He then moved in research and teaching as an Associate Research Professor at Northern Arizona University, where he directed much of his work toward wind energy and meso-scale methods development.  During his tenure at NAU, Dr. Duque served 2 years serving on the board of the Northern Arizona Center for Emerging Technologies.  Since joining Intelligent Light, Duque has spearheaded the development of the company’s University Partners Program supporting the development of students and teaching methods to develop CFD competence in emerging workforce.  In every position, Duque builds on his expertise and experience, and increases his influence upon and support for others.

 

Dr. Duque and Dr. Steve Gorrell at Brigham Young University have been collaborating on research for nearly three years.  “Together we are developing an exciting new capability in FieldView capable of compressing and analyzing large CFD data sets using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD)”, says Gorrell,  “I have appreciated Earl’s leadership, technical expertise, and passion for the research.”

 

Intelligent Light’s General Manager and Founder Steve M. Legensky says, “Earl has been a key contributor to rotorcraft and wind turbine CFD for many years.  At Intelligent Light he has been instrumental in helping us to understand the post-processing issues of these large unsteady cases, leading to better FieldView capabilities for our customers.”  An AIAA Associate Fellow himself (class of 2009), Legensky continues, “While building our Applied Research Group, Earl always finds ways to engage with key university and national lab researchers, helping to spread resources and advance the state of the art.  All of this while building IL’s University Partner Program to over 30 institutions throughout the world.  Earl is a very special guy and I am so proud that he has been recognized for his contributions to the world of aerospace.”

Roger Rintala

IL Meets Aerospace Leaders at AIAA SciTech 15

AIAA SciTech 2015 logoOur most important Aerospace Meeting of the year is underway.  During SciTech, we are meeting with our users, demonstrating new product capabilities, and bringing IL and guest speakers to our booth for conference attendees.

  • See the latest capabilities in FieldView 15
  • Our all new XDBview, a powerful, free viewer for XDB files will be shared publicly for the first time
  • We’ll share the latest developments using VisIt including in-situ post processing examples

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Specially invited guest speakers will share some of their work in a personal, small audience setting in our booth.  Intelligent Light staff will provide detailed information about the latest from our company.  All speakers will be available for personal discussions.

 

For our Japanese speaking customers we’ll have a special presentation session in Japanese.  Also, our new Asia Pacific Technical Office lead will be at the booth to present and answer questions.

 

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Roger Rintala

In-Situ Solver Integration using VisIt on the CREATE/AV Program

Helicopter and CarrierDoD’s CREATE/AV Kestrel team has demonstrated in-situ post-processing using DOE’s VisIt code with FieldView XDB export.

 

The US Air Force, Navy and Army make extensive use of large scale simulation in their research, design and procurement activities.  Over the past five years the DoD CREATE program has sought to develop and deploy new simulation technologies to assist in the procurement process.

 

As part of a ship-airwake program, engineers at the US Navy’s NAVAIR were tasked with simulating a helicopter flying towards a ship. This was a particularly challenging case due to the sheer size of the results files computed on an HPC resource.  Handling the files was an impediment to effective understanding.  With support from Intelligent Light’s VisIt Services, the team now has the ability to use their solver with open-source VisIt LibSim software module to perform in-situ post-processing and export XDB files.

 

Intelligent Light also provided support and enhanced VisIt to make it suitable for the complex mesh topologies common in Kestrel. The VisIt 2.8.0 release has many of these enhancements and the XDB export capability.

 

Intelligent Light VisIt Services delivered:

  • Rapid deployment of solutions to the problems identified by an expert VisIt developer
  • In-situ extraction via VisIt solves the problems with moving huge files in unsteady computation
  • XDB export in VisIt provides persistent extracts that can be further post-processed and visualized in FieldView
  • Services & support provided by a trusted vendor partner

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Roger Rintala

Corvid uses IL VisIt Services to Customize & Improve VisIt

Crew ProtectionWhen working with large scale, unsteady, multiphysics simulations, Corvid Technologies makes extensive use of VisIt for post-processing and visualization of results.  VisIt helps them exploit HPC to present powerful, illuminating images and animations that share the knowledge gained through engineering simulation with clients.

 

Corvid Technologies turned to Intelligent Light when it became clear that some problems with their solver interface were inherent in the open-source VisIt code.  They needed results and to keep their staff working on other projects where their expertise was most valuable.

 

Intelligent Light’s VisIt Services team delivered:

  • Rapid deployment of solutions to the problems identified by an expert VisIt developer
  • Work performed concurrently with the revenue generating activity of the customer
  • Development that was contributed to the VisIt repository and resulted in an improved VisIt release
  • Services & support provided by a trusted vendor partner
Roger Rintala

Revolutionizing Innovation with On-Demand HPC

Many of our customers depend on HPC every day. Our direct involvement with customers working at the leading edge of HPC driven engineering is making people vastly more productive as they harness the power of HPC.

 

Successful example of cloud-based HPC for CFD use. Presented by Intelligent Light's Steve Legensky.

Successful examples of cloud-based HPC for CFD use. Data management and workflow engineering are important to the success of cloud-based CFD. Presented by Steve Legensky, General Manager and Founder, Intelligent Light.

Steve Legensky, our General Manager and Founder,  was recently invited to provide examples and successful strategies for cloud-based HPC.  The talks were delivered for the SC14 HPC Impact Showcase and the  HPC User Forum in Seattle.

 

Recognizing that CFD Solver Codes are often well suited to running in the cloud, CFD remains problematic for many because the results files can be very large and there can be many.  Effective analysis of these files essential to the CFD workflow and is the way users gain understanding.  Overcoming the constraints requires both data management and workflow engineering to deliver on the promise of on-demand HPC for CFD.

 

Download Steve’s HPC User Forum presentation