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Supercomputing Capabilities

Ohio Supercomputer Center

Modern and future CAE tools often require significant computing power. To facilitate this, SIMCenter 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.