The High Performance Computing Center at Stanford University was founded to provide high performance computing resources & services to enable computationally-intensive research within the School of Engineering. Current system status and information can be found at http://hpcc.stanford.edu/ .
The mission of the High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) at Stanford University is to support the research efforts of scientists performing sponsored research. In addition, HPCC provides support for credit-based courses within the School of Engineering.
To accomplish this, HPCC engages in the following activities:
The turbulent flow across a Formula-1 race car and through its wheels was computed using these resources (depicted). In addition, researchers in FPCE are involved in several research programs that require large-scale massively parallel computing resources to carry out first-of-a-kind simulations. Our clusters are being used to compute the details of turbulence, acoustic fields created by helicopters, multiphase flow, advanced energy systems, scramjet combustion, shock-turbulence interactions, and many other large-scale applications in aerospace, mechanical, and naval engineering.
The High Performance Computing Center deploys and operates the computational infrastructure enabling research activities of faculty, staff and students at Stanford University. HPCC also provides consulting, technical documentation and training for users of these resources.
HPCC resources include:
For the simulation of the jet engine combustor depicted, two major simulation codes, SUmb and CDP, are run simultaneously to compute the flow in separate areas of the domain: SUmb computes the flow in the region near the surface of the blades where compressibility and viscous effects are dominant, and CDP resolves the wake portion where the identification of the strength and location of the trailing vortices is of fundamental importance.
If you have any further questions regarding how to get access to both Stanford computing resources or obtain access to the NNSA ASC resources, please contact Steve Jones or your major advisor.