Sun Helps Clemson Build Computational Center for Mobility Systems
By rebeccalui on May 31, 2007
Sun is helping Clemson University build a state-of-the-art computational modeling center in South Carolina. The center, called the Computational Center for Mobility Systems (CCMS), will be situated at Clemson's ICAR campus in Greenville.
CCMS will use high-performance supercomputers from Sun to perform large-scale simulations, primarily for aerodynamic and structural analysis in automotive and aviation research.
For example, the center will be able to run acoustic simulations to test automobile noise levels and dramatically increase the efficiency of new car development. To determine noise levels, car manufacturers must currently build hundreds of microphones into a prototype vehicle, complete numerous test drives, and then run simulations to look for unwanted noise. This contributes to a lengthy prototype testing cycle that can add years to process of getting a new, aerodynamically sound vehicle or powerful engine into the marketplace. Using Clemson’s acoustic-prediction modeling software, the transportation industry will no longer need to build, and rebuild prototypes for testing, saving both time and money.
This simulation is handled by Sun’s high-performance Compute Grid with 200 Sun Fire v40z, E25K and E6900 servers and Disk Storage and Archive Systems.