HPC Symposium Series

Researchers using UD’s community clusters–Mills and Farber–have requested more frequent meetings to share information with each other and to discuss use of the clusters with IT staff.   The series will consist of an HPC symposium on the fourth Wednesday of each semester or term and is designed for those researchers using or interested in using the University’s High-Performance Computing (HPC) clusters. Each symposium will begin with a one hour invited talk by a University research group about what they are accomplishing on the community clusters and conclude with a one hour open forum for researchers and IT staff: questions, answers, brainstorming, sharing. Please contact us if you are interested in presenting at one of the open HPC Symposium scheduled dates.

Previous Presentations for 2015


Jan 28, 2015

Title:  Atmosphere and Energy Research Group (AERG)

Location:  Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall)

Time:  10 a.m. to noon

Dr. Cristina Archer and research team (AERG) will present numerous applications of computational fluid dynamics to wind energy, including simulations of the turbulent wakes downwind of single and multiple wind turbines, using open-access tools (e.g. OpenFOAM) and a code developed in-house (WiTTS). Presenters:  Cristina Archer, Niranjan Ghaisas, Chi Yan, Shengbai Xie, and Yang Pan For more information, please see the slide presentation and IT news article.

Feb 25, 2015

Title:  Dr. Tian-Jian (Tom) Hsu Research Group

Location: Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall)

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Dr. Tian-Jian (Tom) Hsu and his research team will present several computational fluid dynamic applications to study coastal processes, including coherent structures generated by breaking waves in the surf zone and swash zone, two-phase flow modeling of sand transport and fluid mud. We will also discuss several coastal modeling applications to study the dynamics of river plumes and tidal inlets. All the numerical models discussed here are developed in the widely used open-source framework (OpenFOAM, ROMS) or open-source codes develop here at UD. The numerical methodology adopted by these models include finite-volume, finite-difference, compact-finite difference and pseudo-spectral schemes. Presenters: Tom Hsu, Xiao Yu, Zheyu Zhou, Yeulwoo Kim and Jialin Chen. For more information, please see the slide presentation and IT news article.

Jun 24, 2015

Title: Use of High Performance Computing in Modeling Biomass Refining (VLACHOS Research Group)

Location: Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall)

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

In recent years, the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI) has been spearheading the effort of using biomass to generate renewable fuels and value-added chemicals.  The use of computational resources remains a vital aspect of our research efforts.  In this talk, we will explore the various computational tools employed (such as density functional theory (DFT)), and how these tools have helped drive our fundamental understanding and predictive ability to model the complex interactions involved in the refining of biomass. Presenter: Glen Jenness, post doctoral fellow in Dr. Dionisios Vlachos research group (VLACHOS Research Group). For more information, please see the slide presentation and post-presentation summary.

Sep 23, 2015

Title: Using the UD Cluster to develop a statewide speed survey from vehicle GPS data (CADSR)

Location: Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall)

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Over 2,400 state vehicles are equipped with GPS providing over 8 million speed measurements on large and small roads throughout Delaware. By collecting this data, a detailed measure of performance for Delaware’s transportation system is achieved. The data can provide a depiction of travel by time of day, day of week and season throughout Delaware. Processing that much data requires an immense amount of computing time. Using the UD Community Cluster-Mills, one week’s worth of data can be processed in two days using non-parallel, higher level network calculations developed in Python by Ratledge’s research team. This presentation will include a discussion of this data resource, an outline of information structures to accommodate GPS and transportation network data, and example applications that will be demonstrated with geographic information system maps and interfaces. Presenter: David Racca, Policy Scientist in CADSR will present for the research team of Edward Ratledge, Director of CADSR (Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research). For more information, please see the slide presentation and post-presentation summary.

Subscribe

Follow this blog

Get a weekly email of all new posts.