Impact – IDC awards IL 2nd HPC Innovation Excellence Award

by Roger Rintala | November 19, 2013 10:28 am

IDC recognized Intelligent Light during SC13 in Denver, CO for the use of HPC to generate and analyze vast amounts of CFD without workflow limitations using readily available, standard software and hardware.

The approach allowed hundreds of cases and terabytes of data to be evaluated and utilized under a restrictive schedule using:

Intelligent Light addressed the challenge of high volumes of CFD data using FieldView 14 data management and process automation tools. Intelligent Light contributed results from approximately 100 cases with more than 10,000 time steps each to deliver a complete response to the workshop objectives. A Cray XE6 was used to generate the CFD solutions and perform much of the post-processing. Terabytes of data were created, evaluated, and compared to experimental data by a single researcher working part-time. This project successfully demonstrated the value and practicality of using innovative workflow engineering with automation and data management for complex CFD studies.

Attend our Special Webinar[1]:

Massive CFD Data Handled Quickly Without Compromise[2] – Maximize Your CFD Investment.  The webinar featuring speakers from Intelligent Light and Cray will present  lessons from real world cases in wind energy and high lift drag prediction workshop simulations.

IDC describes the award:

“IDC research has shown that HPC can impact innovation cycles greatly and can potentially generate ROI. The award program aims to collect a large set of success stories across many research disciplines, industries, and application areas,” said Chirag Dekate, Research Manager, High-Performance Systems at IDC. “The winners achieved clear success in applying HPC to greatly improve business ROI, scientific advancement, and/or engineering successes. Many of the achievements also directly benefit society.”


The 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 innovation 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.



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