Intelligent Light and FieldView

Updated: In Situ Processing and Workflow Innovation at Par CFD

UPDATED with new speaker info 4/17/2017

The state of the art in HPC-driven CFD will be explored this May, at Parallel CFD (ParCFD) is Glasgow, Scotland, and Intelligent Light will share news from the front lines of CFD as it is used in production. 

In a plenary session, Steve M. Legensky, Founder and General Manager of Intelligent Light, will present ​A Survey of Production Applications of In Situ Post-Processing to Enable HPC-Scale CFD", giving real world examples of how our clients are using in situ workflows designed by Intelligent Light to eliminate file transfer bottlenecks, allow increased fidelity and faster turnaround. 

A mini symposium "In Situ Processing for Computational Fluid Dynamics Data Analysis and Visualization" will be co-chaired by Dr. Earl Duque, Manager of Applied Research at Intelligent Light, and Dr. E. Wes Bethel, Senior Computer Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Speakers include:

  • ​E. Wes Bethel - Lawrence Berkeley National Lab -  "In Situ Methods, Infrastructures, and Applications on HPC Platforms: Knowledge Discovery with Minimal I/O"
  • Seiji Tsutsumi - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency - "Best practice for in-situ visualization of large-scale data in supercomputer"
  • Brad Whitlock - Intelligent Light - "Recent improvements to VisIt/Libsim" 
  • Hadi Salimi - French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation  - "Damaris: In Situ Data Analysis and Visualization in Support of Large-Scale CFD Simulations" 
  • Dave Pugmire - Oak Ridge National Lab - "In transit visualization of full and reduced simulation data on high performance computing platforms"

If you plan to participate at ParCFD we hope you will take the opportunity to meet with Steve Legensky and Earl Duque at the sessions mentioned above or at our table in the exhibit area. If you are not able to attend but would like to learn about in situ processing and workflow innovation for production CFD, please contact us

ParCFD is an annual international conference devoted to recent developments in parallel computing and its applications to the field of CFD. The 29th International Conference on Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics will take place at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland from 15-17 May 2017, at the flagship Technology and Innovation Centre.

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65th HPC User Forum - Harnessing the power of HPC for success in CFD

Case studies of innovative solutions in use by our clients today will help you learn how to eliminate file transfer bottlenecks, increased fidelity and achieve faster turnaround in your CFD workflow.

Steve M. Legensky, Founder and General Manager of Intelligent Light, will present "Industrial Applications of in situ Post-Processing to Enable HPC-Scale CFD" during the HPC in Industry session on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 3:30 PM.

Santa Fe, New Mexico
April 17-19, 2017
La Fonda on the Plaza
HPC User Forum Details

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FieldView Users in Australia Present a V8 Supercar CFD Webinar

Pressure iso-surface around the front wheel of the 2016 Volvo S60 supercar.


With limited track time and no wind tunnel testing allowed, see how V8 Supercar designers rely on CFD to understand the aerodynamic behavior of their cars.

Join FieldView users Scott Burch of Garry Rogers Motorsport and Darrin Stephens of Applied CCM Pty Ltd., on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, for their webinar: V8 Supercar design with CFD.


Learn more and register
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Three ways to make better movies with FieldView 16.1

FieldView 16.1 update makes it easier than ever to produce high quality, portable movies for your presentations. Here are three improvements that work well together:

1 – MP4 - High Quality, Highly Portable, Small Size

FieldView will save movies in MP4 format with h264 encoding to ensure the highest portability without the confusion of countless video formats or the need for 3rd party converters and creates movies with a significantly smaller file size than older formats. This highly portable and efficient format is now the standard output in FieldView.

Go directly to PowerPoint and YouTube from FieldView using the MP4 format. No matter where you make your movie (Windows, Linux or MAC) it will look its best when you share and present it.

2 – Frame Rate Control

Use Frame Rate to speed up or slow down the playback of your movies. The Frame Rate can be set at between 1 and 60 Frames per Second (fps), is embedded in the saved MP4 and you can change the Frame Rate and save the movie again without having to regenerate the movie.

Have a look at a movie I created to see the difference between 15 and 30 fps.


3 – HD Graphics Layout Sizes

Select standard HD layouts including 1080p, 720p and 480p to get the size, aspect ratio, quality and file size you need.

Note that the Frame Rate video was saved at 720p. When you view it on YouTube you can adjust the settings to view the movie at up to 720p resolution.

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These three features work together to let you make movies that are high quality, portable and play well with PowerPoint, YouTube and a variety of media players to help you make the best possible presentation of your work.

Try it for yourself. These are just some of the new features FieldView users are excited about. If you have not upgraded to 16.1 yet, I encourage you to do so and then let us know what you think by sending an email to FieldView@ilight.com.

Yves-Marie
FieldView Product Chief

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CFD at Wilson Labs highlighted on Golf Channel’s Driver vs. Driver

Click to view the show segment on YouTube

"When you're a challenger, you have to think differently...Golf sometimes has been slow to adapt to new ideas, so anytime you're in the position of being a challenger, you have to be willing to break the mold."

Michael Vrska, Director of Innovation at Wilson Golf

Wilson Labs uses Altair's Virtual Wind Tunnel software to test aerodynamic performance empowering them to create revolutionary new products faster. The CFD suite includes AcuFieldView, a version of FieldView for Altair CFD users designed to support engineering driven organizations like Wilson Labs.

See FieldView in action as Wilson Labs explains how they use CFD to design sporting goods, and in particular golf clubs, as featured on the 7-part Golf Channel series DRIVER vs. DRIVER.

It is "...about the expertise of the team of engineers at Wilson Labs...a good idea for a golf club is merely a start. Its execution to a finished product requires technological horsepower."

by Golf Digest

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