CD-adapco Partnering to Set New Standards in HPC Solutions for its Customers
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STAR-CCM+® used to better understand the challenges of running engineering simulations on the clusters of tomorrow.

New York and London. June 11, 2014

CD-adapco™, the largest privately held CFD focused provider of Computer Aided Engineering software, announced today a long term collaboration project with the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) and SICOS BW. The aim of this ongoing project is to benchmark, profile and ensure the best STAR-CCM+® performance and scalability possible on petascale computing systems.

STAR-CCM+® will initially be run on the 1.045 PetaFlop (113,000 cores) CRAY XE6 machine HERMIT ( and in the future on the 7 Petaflop Cray XC30 HORNET system due for installation in 2014.

“Every year we see an increase in the computing power available to our users,” said CD-adapco™ Senior VP Product Management, Jean-Claude Ercolanelli. “The goal of this project is to understand the challenges of running engineering simulation on the clusters of tomorrow and ensure STAR-CCM+® is ready to meet the future needs of our customers.”

“Performing CFD analysis on petascale systems presents a number of interesting difficulties,” added Uwe Küster,Numerical Methods & Librariesof HLRS. “Simply running the simulation is only half the battle and so issues such as data management, mesh generation and results visualization will also be studied. We are interested in how clusters, such as Hermit, may be used to solve real engineering problems.”