Before a plane flies for the first time, in the sky, it has flown many thousands of virtual miles in distributed clusters of computation cells, calculating non-linear differential equations of fluid dynamics.
, with its Fortran and Python writing programmers, represents a typical ISV in the Microsoft HPC partner community with their flagship application having long been available on
UNIX and Linux HPC clusters. Intelligent Light provides an application called FieldView that takes massive data from Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applications and visualizes that data for engineers who design F16 fighters and Formula One cars. Because
of the long compute times required, FieldView is often run in parallel on High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters to return quicker results. In this video, Intelligent Light founder Steve Legensky demonstrates the complex mathematics used by CFD engineers
and talks about how HPC has evolved in his industry over the past 20 years.
Steve is awesome.
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