Tech Insider: The Use of High Performance Computing in Multiphysics Modeling

Thursday, June 12, 2014  2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time 

While processors continue to increase in computing performance capabilities, current innovation is turning to the power of parallel processing, in modern-day workstations and clusters, to simulate real-world applications. High performance computing (HPC) is becoming more accessible and enables engineers and scientists to perform multiphysics modeling more easily. Algorithms are being optimized for parallel processing and sophisticated modeling solutions are automating the process.
This webinar, co-hosted by Intel and COMSOL, will bring together expertise from both the hardware and software side of HPC. You will be introduced to the concept of multiphysics applications and how they can be effectively simulated in each step of the approach. Then you will see a presentation of the most appropriate hardware configuration for modeling such applications. This will introduce you to the concepts of shared-memory and distributed computing and when to apply both of these simultaneously – hybrid modeling. The most appropriate algorithms for HPC will be discussed, and benchmarking results will be presented as well as the cluster technologies that help make it all happen.
Pictured in the image: Parallel processing and distributing to multiple cores provides significant speed-up in this parametric study of a waveguide.
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SPEAKER: Winfried Geis, Branch Manager, COMSOL
Winfried Geis holds a PhD in applied mathematics (numerical simulation of piezoelectric stack actuators) from the University of Stuttgart, supported by the Robert Bosch GmbH - Automotive Electronics Division. Since February 2007, he has worked at COMSOL, where he was originally in sales and technical support. He is now the Branch Manager and head of the technical department.
SPEAKER: Ullrich Becker-Lemgau, Technical Marketing Engineer, INTEL
Ullrich has a degree in mathematics and a PhD in engineering (CFD/Combustion). He has worked as a software engineer and project manager for several research institutions and industrial companies on topics such as multi-disciplinary simulations and HPC tools. Ullrich has been with Intel for more than ten years and works as a Technical Marketing Engineer in the HPC field on topics like Intel Cluster Ready and Volume HPC. 
MODERATOR: Dexter Johnson
Dexter Johnson is the author of IEEE Spectrum’s online blog The Nanoclast. He has researched and written reports and analysis in the areas of nanotechnology, sensors, IT, advanced manufacturing and economic trends within a number of different industries. He has been the program director for international conferences in the areas of telecommunications, digital content delivery and nanotechnology. In addition to his work at IEEE Spectrum, Dexter is a senior analyst with Cientifica, a UK-based business intelligence company for emerging technologies.
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