The IBM POWER8 server supported by expert high performance computing integrator OCF is the platform of choice for OpenFOAM®, the open source computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software.
Whether you are modelling CFD in a commercial or academic organisation, fast reliable processing of your analyses is key. The OCF high speed platform delivers benefits across a wide range of disciplines, including aerospace, automotive, power generation, chemical manufacturing, medical research, and astrophysics.
OCF combine the benefits of OpenFOAM® which offers users complete freedom to customise and extend its existing functionality, with the high performance benefits of POWER8, for faster, more reliable modelling.
OpenFOAM® on POWER8 is a true high performance computing solution to solve and analyse problems that involve fluid flows. A recent benchmark study showed 3x better performance of POWER8 over x86.
OpenFOAM® 2.3.0 was compiled on x86 and POWER8 and two benchmarks were run, one using a motorbike example and one using a car example and the results showed a number of benefits.
Benefits of OpenFOAM® on Power:
Achieve up to 3x better performance
Huge productivity gains
GPU acceleration possible with POWER8
OpenFOAM® scales well on POWER8
Supercharge your computational fluid dynamics
Designed for the waitless world, IBM Power Systems offer servers built with open technologies and designed for mission-critical applications. The waitless world demands servers designed for big data that are optimized, secure, and adapt to changing business demands. The high performance computing capabilities of POWER8 deliver lower cost of ownership.
OCF have the expertise to optimise HPC solutions for your specific business need and complemented by additional support and deployment services.
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