Modern and future CAE tools often require significant computing power. To facilitate this, SIMCenter has partnered with the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), an OH-TECH Consortium member, to leverage their extensive supercomputing environment.
The SIMCenter lab is based on an architecture used in industry that provides a flexible yet powerful computing environment to researchers. This environment allows engineers to connect to Blade servers via a Remote Graphic Session and pushes all of the effort of model manipulation, pre-processing, and post-processing off the local machine. From the Blade, it is possible to post jobs to the domain-specific CAE Solvers on the supercomputer resources available via OSC.
All of this is enabled by a high-speed fiber optic connection from SIMCenter facilities in Smith Lab to OSC.