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Roger Rintala

Interactive Exploration of High Fidelity ICE Simulations

Interactive Exploration of High Fidelity ICE Simulations

Learn how you can create and analyze ICE simulations with hundreds of time steps and hundreds of thousands of simulated particles.  Interactively explore your high fidelity data to improve understanding of your results.
Attend this webinar by Intelligent Light and Convergent Science to see how you can escape current limitations and achieve more from your CFD.

 

An innovative transient post-processing approach for ICE simulations

 

In the quest to improve simulation accuracy and fueled by the rise of HPC, simulations are being performed on ever finer meshes and with larger number of particles.  In the case of internal combustion engine CFD which requires very long transient runs in order to reach convergence, this has become problematic due to the huge amount of data and the time it takes to review it.
This presentation will describe, through an ICE case study simulated with CONVERGE, an innovative post-processing approach that allows interactive analysis of several hundreds of time steps, containing hundreds of thousands of simulated particles.

 

Combined with more traditional methods (transient animations, time history plots…), this interactive investigation technique will provide unprecedented insight to complex transient flows.

 

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ICE Simulation

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EnterpriseHPC 2014

Enterprise HPC 2014Intelligent Light was an invited participant in the EnterpriseHPC event in California last week, hosted by Tabor Communications.  This exclusive event brought together HPC users from across industries to identify common challenges, seek solutions.  Manufacturing industry leaders from , Cummins, Gulfstream Aerospace, Mercury Marine, Rolls Royce, and Simpson Strong-Tie joined leaders from finance, life-sciences, technology, health care, retail, and more.

 

It was clear from the discussions that making the most of valuable people, developing HPC skills, providing new on-ramps for HPC use, and successful collaborations with expert vendor partners were on the minds of many.

 

HPCwire coverage of the event includes an article by Nicole Hemsoth about the panel discussion aimed at challenges in manufacturing industries.  The panel was led by Merle Giles (NCSA) and Intelligent Light’s Roger Rintala participated.

“This event created and nurtured a discussion that elevated above the day to day topics germane to specific industries or application areas.  It gave these leaders the opportunity to learn from each other and find new ways to identify and attack workflow bottlenecks and challenges.”

- Roger R. Rintala, Intelligent Light

HPC is a powerful enabler for leading organizations and partners like Intelligent Light can bring the expertise to help HPC users exploit the technology effectively while aligning internal resources with the core strengths of their organizations.

HPCwire  What’s Still Missing for HPC Users in Manufacturing

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HPC User Forum hosts Intelligent Light

HPC User ForumIntelligent Light was invited to participate in HPC panel discussions at the HPC User Forum in Seattle this month.

 

The HPC User Forum included a  focused section on HPC Cloud Computing and a Disruptive Technologies Panel moderated by IDC’s Earl Joseph.  Intelligent Light General Manager Steve Legensky presented “Revolutionizing Innovation with On Demand HPC” and was a Disruptive Technologies Panel member.

“Intelligent Light is proud to participate in our fourth HPC User Forum event.  I am told that our opinions and customer experiences are valued by the HPC community since we are actively delivering solutions to today’s HPC challenges in CAE.  Our HPC ready software and expert services offerings have been driven and refined through direct involvement with customers working at the leading edge of HPC driven engineering.  People become vastly more productive as they harness the power of HPC.”

- Steve M. Legensky, General Manager & Founder, Intelligent Light

Legensky presented in the Cloud Computing session and used two examples of how customers are leveraging Intelligent light technologies to break through some of the barriers of using cloud computing for tera-scale unsteady CFD.   In a joint demonstration project for Daimler-Benz, Intelligent Light and CD-adapco teamed up to create a custom FieldView workflow spanning almost half the globe to analyze a combined CFD and solid thermal model for transient vehicle thermal management, reducing weeks of work to hours.

 

A second success story involved supporting the DoD CREATE team with in-situ post-processing via DOE’s VisIt and libsim.  Intelligent Light is commercializing VisIt /libsim under a DOE grant and provides the server-side software via a BSD license: no license fees permit limitless scaling.  The CREATE/AV CFD code Kestel can now compute large unsteady cases remotely and save visualization components from VisIt into FieldView extract databases (XDBs).  These files are hundred’s of times smaller than the CFD files and are easily brought to the Navy’s PAX River facility for interaction and movie making.  What used to take days is now completed in one hour.

“The HPC community is deeply concerned about software licensing costs for scaling to many cores and into the cloud.  Our solution, which provides server-side software with no license fee (charging only for the client side software) was well received by both the end user and hardware vendor communities.”

InsideHPC hosts the archive of presentations and discussions in their special HPC User Forum Video Gallery including IDC’s HPC Market Update and IDC’s Top Growth Areas for 2014 and Beyond by Earl Joseph.

Roger Rintala

Turbo Expo ’14

Turbo Expo 2014

Intelligent Light looks forward to our participation at Turbo Expo every year.  This high-quality conference and exhibition brings together many of the leaders working on Turbomachinery projects.

We recognized several themes at the 2014 Turbo Expo in Dusseldorf, Germany. Two themes were especially common:

  1. Transient data presents workflow difficulties due to the size and complexity of turbo data. The challenges are present with commercial, in-house, and open source solvers. — The use of FieldView XDB files for data management with transient data is increasing and interest is strong.  Users wish to generate the XDB files both interactively and automatically in batch.  The interactive performance of FieldView with transient datasets continues to open possibilities for analysts with turbo data.
  2. Automated batch processing is important and reliability is often an issue. — The reliability of FieldView for batch, parallel performance, and full backward compatibility generated excitement among these CFD practitioners.

As always, the event was a great opportunity to meet with our user community in attendance and collect valuable feedback that will drive our accelerated FieldView feature development.  Great requests from users working with gas turbines, marine applications, engine development for aerospace, and more.

If you missed us at Turbo Expo, we’d still like to discuss your CFD challenges.  Contact Us.

Roger Rintala

SAE Supermileage: Concordia Team Completes Testing

Competition Results Update!

Concordia U - SAE Supermileage Team 2014Congratulations to the Concordia University Team on their win of the 2014 Endurance Award for reliability on the track.  With 208 design points and 448 MPG, the team achieved their first top 10 finish in their 18 year history in the SAE Supermileage Competition.

 

FieldView has become a core element of their workflow and will help the team continue to develop their capabilities every year as team members change over time.  CFD driven improvements to the engine are already being planned for 2015 and FieldView will be used for their new internal combustion studies.

The use of basic automation including FieldView RESTART files saved Mr. Eminanlou days to weeks as he worked with successive design cases.

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Concordia University’s SAE Supermileage vehicle engineering poster presentation. (click for large image)

Body Design Lead Mehran Eminanlou has performed CFD analysis for the team contributing to the engineering knowledge and resulting designs for both external aerodynamics and evaluation of the fuel inlet.  FieldView has been used to quickly analyze results from Ansys Fluent for multiple design iterations and on-track wind conditions. FieldView provided the capabilities to evaluate results and create high-quality, informative images, animations, and plots for presentation at design reviews.  The speed of FieldView and ability to work efficiently to analyze and compare multiple cases proved to be essential to the project.  Moreover, the functionality was accessible without the need to spend lots of time learning how to utilize the required features.  The use of basic automation including FieldView RESTART files saved Mr. Eminanlou days to weeks as he worked with successive design cases.

 

Good luck in Detroit gentlemen!