Intelligent Light and FieldView

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.

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New AMD FirePro Graphics Qualified

AMD FirePro W5100

We completed testing of the new AMD W5100 FirePro™ Graphics card at AMD's request.  The new product includes 4GB of GDDR5 memory for great FieldView performance and we've added the product to our supported products database.

"Simply installing the AMD FirePro 5100 delivered an immediate two and a half times speedup over my existing engineering workstation graphics when when rendering turbulent structures around a real-world size Formula One CFD solution.  It was an easy productivity improvement." - Yves-Marie Lefebvre, FieldView Product Chief

Still need more?  The larger W7100 doubles the memory and more than doubles the number of stream processors in a single slot card. For information on all the new FirePro Graphics options, visit amd.com.

For questions related to the use of FieldView with your system configurations, contact FieldView support.

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Newsletter: NEW FieldView Product Chief, SAE Supermileage, Turbo Expo 2014

In this issue

  • Introducing Yves-Marie Lefebvre, FieldView Product Chief

  • EPISODE: Next Gen CFD Post Development

  • News from Turbo Expo

  • SAE Supermileage Challenge - Concordia University

  • HPCwire Webinar: Revolutionizing Innovation, When HPC Meets Cloud
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Introducing: Yves-Marie Lefebvre, FieldView Product Chief

Yves-Marie Lefebvre Named FieldView Product Chief

In the new role of FieldView Product Chief, it is Yves-Marie's objective to represent our customer's within Intelligent Light, increase the responsiveness of our product development, and provide customer-driven direction to future product planning.  The new role also puts Yves-Marie in charge of our growing FieldView Support Team.

Intelligent Light has transitioned to a new agile development process in which customer support is an integral part.  Placing both the product direction and support team under Yves-Marie gives our customers an effective advocate and someone they can speak directly with as product development strives to meet their emerging needs.

Yves-Marie has been involved in FieldView sales and support for over 13 years, training users on three continents and working as an embedded consultant implementing high performance CFD workflows.  His engineering experience, knowledge gained supporting users, and demonstrated commitment to the success of our FieldView customers will increase the responsiveness to our customers in both product development and support.

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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.

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