January 2012

I trust you've had a good start to the new year - primed and ready for some Symscape news no doubt. We are hard at work on the next version of Caedium (v3.1) and as part of that effort you can read about the new release of our Windows GPL source code patch for the latest version of OpenFOAM® (v2.1.x). Also check out my latest blog posts.

Testing OpenFOAM 2.1.x with Caedium on WindowsTesting OpenFOAM 2.1.x with Caedium on Windows

OpenFOAM 2.1.x on Windows 64-bit with MS MPI

We have updated our free Windows source code patch for the latest OpenFOAM release (v2.1.x). As with the previous version this patch also supports 64-bit compilation using the MinGW-w64 cross-compiler and parallel computation using the native Windows MS MPI implementation provided by the free Microsoft MPI Redistributable and also available on Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 for clusters. Read more >>

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Below are teasers for my latest blog posts.

Fluid Wrist Watch for a Fluid Dynamicist

Any fluid dynamicists out there searching for just the right wrist watch? Well the search is over, check out the HYT H1 [source: Gizmodo] fluid-themed watch from "The Hydro Mechanical Horologists" - try saying that after too much fluid! Read more >>

An Update on HPC's Missing Middle

The report "Council on Competitiveness and USC-ISI Broad Study of Desktop Technical Computing End Users and HPC" by the Council on Competitiveness and sponsored by DARPA in 2008 found that a large number of companies deployed virtual prototyping and data modeling software (e.g.,Computational Fluid Dynamics [CFD]) on entry level High Performance Computing (HPC) or desktop computers as opposed to realizing the performance and fidelity gains available with true HPC systems. In a subsequent follow up report the authors coined the phrase 'the missing middle' to describe the gap in HPC usage. Read more >>


Caedium v4 Released

For the full story on the Caedium v4 release (v3.1 became v4) see "Simulate Free Surface Flows Using a Volume of Fluid CFD Solver"