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Intelligent Light: Computational Fluid Dynamics and High Performance Computing

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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. 

Intelligent Light, 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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  • William Staceystaceyw Before C# there was darkness...
    Cool stuff guys!  I wonder if the next fully computer generated fighter will look like this -

    Keep up the good work.  Interesting area.  It would be cool to farm out (e.g.. Seti program) compute cycles across the internet from spare cycles in our screen savers for the next F-4x.
  • This interview is very interesting!!
    Great job Charles!

    I was curious about the rendering technology: do they use OpenGL for their scientific rendering like the velocity fields etc.?


  • very interesting

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