SC'98 High Performance Computing Challenge

Industrial Mold Filling Simulation
Using an Internationally Distributed
Software Component Architecture

This project connects together high performance software and hardware systems to provide an integrated solution environment for a 3D parallel finite element code modeling industrial material processes such as casting and injection molding. It encompasses problems of HPC resource allocation and management, component systems for problem-solving environments, parallel solution of implicit finite element systems on complex geometries, solution of large-scale distributed systems of equations, and 3D immersive visualization. One goal of the project is to demonstrate a complete, end-to-end high-performance solution of problems of major importance to industry, all occuring in an internationally distributed hardware and software environment.

Solve and visualize a large-scale industrial mold-filling process using internationally distributed software/hardware/human resources requires innovations in several areas:

The Application

The driving application is a 3D parallel finite element code for modeling industrial material processes such as casting and injection molding. The CASTVIEW code has been developed at the Industrial Materials Institute (IMI/NRC) in Quebec. CASTVIEW uses Metis for partitioning the algebraic systems and MPI for parallel assembly and solution of large sparse linear systems. This application is particularly challenging for HPC parallel methods, because it For SC98 two problems are demonstrated. The first is a 2.5M element Pratt & Whitney engine part, and the second is a smaller engine piston. A sequence of images showing the piston simulation is available.

SC98 Demonstrations

Note that some of the demonstrations are simultaneous.
Location Date Time
iGrid Booth R130 Monday, 9 November 19:00 - 21:00
NCSA Alliance Booth Tuesday 10 November 13:30 - 14:45
SGI CAVE Booth Tuesday 10 November 13:00 - 14:00
iGrid Booth R130 Wednesday, 11 November 16:30 - 17:00
SGI Cave Booth Wednesday, 11 November 15:00 - 16:00
NCSA Booth and SGI CAVE Thursday, 12 November 12:00 - 13:00



Relevant Technologies

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