By chhandomay on Sep 11, 2007
Network.com Application Catalog has a number of useful finite element analysis tools that are widely used in Computer Aided Engineering.
Calculix is one of these free software applications -- it does nonlinear three dimensional finite element analysis for structural applications like static structure problems (bridge and building design), buckling, dynamic applications (crash, earthquake resistance) and eigenmode analysis (resonance phenomena). Calculix comes with a preprocessor to generate and mesh the structures, and a postprocessor to view the results by means of contour plots and animation. Kinda fancy, if you ask me.
Now Calculix is an ideal choice for running on Sun Grid Compute Utility as it is an compute intensive application. The Network.com team has ported Calculix to run on the Sun Grid, and the results of running this application on the grid as compared with those running serially are really encouraging.
If you're an CAE engineer trying to run finite element analysis, check out this site to learn how to run this application on Network.com with your own data.