Intelligent Light has been a sponsor of the Parallel CFD conference for a number of years and this year, we were the primary sponsor of the event held in Kobe, Japan. Steve M. Legensky, our founder and general manager was invited to join large scale visualization experts Drs. Kenji Ono (Riken and Kyushu University) and Kwan Liu Ma (UC Davis) to give a plenary presentation. On Thursday, May 12th, he addressed the attendees on "Extract-based Workflows to enable and accelerate Large Scale Production CFD". The plenary talk following Steve was given by Dr. Eijii Shima of JAXA, long time users of our FieldView software.
"I was fortunate that Dr. Ma gave his talk on 'Visualizing Extreme-Scale CFD Simulations' the previous afternoon so that the stage was set to discuss post-processing directly from the solver code using in situ methods," commented Steve. "Kwan Liu handles visualization on the leading edge of simulation scale, so I was proud when he referred questions about production engineering-scale workflows to me." Steve continued with a smile, "The only downside was that the brewery tour and sake tasting came after his talk that evening and I had to lead off the next morning." Dr. James McDonough (Univ. of Kentucky), a long time FieldView customer, not only introduced Steve at the session, but also serenaded us at the banquet on the piano!
Also at the event, Intelligent Light had an exhibit booth manned by Dr. Atsushi Toyoda, from our Asia-Pacific Technical office. We got to meet customers and colleagues from all over the world and talk about the latest FieldView features supporting extract-based workflows (such as XDBs). There was significant interest in integrating VisIt's libsim toolkit in their solver codes as well. On the Friday morning after the PARCFD event, Intelligent Light held a seminar on extract-based workflows and in situ post-processing at the FOCUS facility, adjacent to the K Computer. VINAS, Co., Ltd, our FieldView distributor in Japan co-sponsored the event with us.