Sven Enger, Vice President, Worldwide Business Development, CD-adapco, Nuremberg, Germany
Cloud computing with STAR-CCM+
CD-adapco is the world's largest independent CFD-focused provider of engineering simulation software, support and services. The company has more than 30 years of experience in delivering industrial strength engineering simulation to a wide range of industries and application areas. STARCCM+ provides the world’s most comprehensive engineering physics simulation inside a single integrated package. STARCCM+ provides an engineering process for solving problems involving flow (of fluids and solids), heat transfer and stress. In the last 5 years, the typical model size has grown from around 1 million to 10 million cells. Today, model sizes of over 100 million cells are becoming more common. The reason for this is that engineers require increased realism and at the same time start looking at phenomena not even thinkable some years ago. The consequence of this is that the demand for hardware is growing at an equal rate. Typical hardware requirements high bandwidth for interconnects, fast global parallel file systems, high bandwidth between the cluster and user, a mix of thin and fat memory nodes and a mix of nodes with and without graphics cards. Some of the cloud solutions which have started to appear in the last years seem to facilitate this and hence offer a remote solution with no requirement for system purchase and administration. This presentation will look at how some of the features of STAR-CCM+ are perfectly suited to facilitate the cloud offering we now see.
Sven H. Enger is Vice President for Worldwide Business Development at CD-adapco in Nuremberg, Germany. Enger joined the company as an application engineer in 2001 and has served as Engineering Manager/head of the department with responsibility for technical support, pre-sales, training, and mentoring. From 1994-96, he was an engineer in the Research and Development department at Techno Consult AS, Sandvika, Norway. Enger earned his Ph.D. from the Institute of Fluid Mechanics (LSTM) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; a master’s in mechanical engineering from the Institute of Thermo and Fluid Dynamics at the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim, Norway; and his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Oslo Ingeniørhøgskole, Norway.