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Computer simulation is a core tool in the design, testing and optimization of many products. In fact, extreme-fidelity simulation is now a requirement for the automotive and aerospace industries.

Manufacturing customers in areas such as aerospace, automotive, consumer goods and heavy industry have relied on Cray supercomputing systems for over 30 years.

  • Cray® XC™ series systems have highly scalable networks and unmatched compute density to handle the most challenging simulation needs.
  • The capacity-oriented Cray® CS™ series cluster supercomputers offer high performance and maximum configuration flexibility.
  • Cray storage and data management systems provide integrated, reliable and modular scale-out Lustre® storage to maximize file system performance and scalability at any size.
  • The Urika-XA™ extreme analytics appliance transforms big data problems into meaningful information — from the factory floor to the supply chain.

With their application scalability and overall system performance, Cray solutions meet the demand for better fidelity in engineering simulation, enabling CAE to deliver increased insights and still meet today’s accelerated product development schedules. In fact, over the decades we have worked extensively with independent software vendors and the computer-aided engineering (CAE) community to advance the technology. With our industry partners, we have pioneered developments in crash simulation, noise, vibration and harshness simulation, and computational fluid dynamics.

Whether it’s a large research center routinely running CAE simulations over 10,000 cores or a commercial enterprise running thousands of simulations to support the design of multiple products, manufacturing customers such as the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart and KTH Royal Institute of Technology choose Cray to enhance the value of simulation.

Featured Resources

Cray XC Solution For Crash And Safety Simulation

The Cray XC solution for crash and safety simulation gives manufacturers the computational power they need to run their most advanced models in the shortest timeframes.

Improving the Design of Subsea Riser Systems

With Cray and Altair, engineers have the computational systems they need to perform advanced subsea computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis with better speed, scalability and accuracy.

Cray Solutions for Automotive

To meet market demands for high-performing products in less time, best-in-class automotive companies must use simulation to gain insight on product behavior from the beginning of the design process

Cray Solutions for Aerospace

The ability to predict how a technology will perform offers a crucial competitive advantage. But it requires high-fidelity simulation and robust design techniques — all while maintaining tight design schedules.

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View Electromagnetics Applications
Application
Owner
Description
Application:FEKO
Owner:Altair

FEKO is a comprehensive electromagnetic simulation software tool based on state-of-the-art computational electromagnetics techniques

Application:JMAG
Owner:Altair

JMAG is FEA software for electromechanical design. A standard tool in EV/HV developments, JMAG can accurately capture and quickly evaluate complex physical phenomena inside machines.

Application:HFSS
Owner:ANSYS

3-D full-wave electromagnetic fields simulation. HFSS offers multiple solver technologies based on finite element, integral equation or advanced hybrid methods.

Application:CEM Solutions
Owner:ESI Group

CEM Solutions is a consolidated software package combining the computational electromagnetics PAM-CEM Simulation Suite and Efield solutions. PAM-CEM Simulation Suite operates mainly in the medium- to high-frequency range.

View CFD Applications
Application
Owner
Description
Application:AcuSolve
Owner:Altair

A CFD solver based on the finite element method. Applications range from steady RANS simulations to complex, transient, multiphysics simulations.

Application:CONVERGE
Owner:Convergent Science

A simulation package that incorporates both run-time grid generation and adaptive mesh refinement.

Application:CFD++
Owner:Metacomp Technologies

Simulates compressible and incompressible fluids and flows, and unsteady and steady flows. Runs a large range of speed regimes including low speeds through subsonic, transonic, supersonic, hypersonic speeds, laminar and turbulent flows.

Application:Abaqus/CFD
Owner:3DS-Simulia

Computational fluid dynamics simulations with extensive support for pre- and post-processing provided in Abaqus/CAE, addressing nonlinear coupled fluid-thermal and fluid-structural problems.

Application:FEKO
Owner:Altair

FEKO is a comprehensive electromagnetic simulation software tool based on state-of-the-art computational electromagnetics techniques

Application:HFSS
Owner:ANSYS

3-D full-wave electromagnetic fields simulation. HFSS offers multiple solver technologies based on finite element, integral equation or advanced hybrid methods.

Application:Fluent
Owner:ANSYS

Models flow, turbulence, heat transfer and reactions for industrial applications that include air flow over aircraft wings, furnace combustion, bubble columns, oil platforms, blood flow, semiconductor manufacturing, clean room design and wastewater treatment.

Application:FIRE
Owner:AVL

Multipurpose thermo-fluid dynamics software with a particular focus on handling fluid flow applications related to internal combustion engines and powertrains.

Application:STAR-CCM+
Owner:CD-adapco

An entire engineering process for solving problems involving flow (of fluids or solids), heat transfer and stress. Helps entirely automate the simulation workflow and performs iterative design studies with minimal user interaction.

Application:STAR-CD
Owner:CD-adapco

Bridging the gap between fluid dynamics and structural mechanics, STAR-CD runs flow, thermal and stress simulations.

Application:OpenFOAM
Owner:ESI Group offers support (open-source software)

A free, open-source software package developed by ESI Group and OpenCFD Ltd. OpenFOAM features range from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer to solid dynamics and electromagnetics.

Application:PAM-FLOW
Owner:ESI Group

PAM-FLOW is simulates unsteady flow phenomena present in a wide variety of industrial and research applications. Performs large-eddy or very large-eddy simulations of unsteady and turbulent fluid flow phenomena.

Application:PowerFLOW
Owner:EXA

CFD package based on the Lattice Boltzmann methods.

Application:OVERFLOW
Owner:NASA code

Simulates fluid flow around solid bodies. OVERFLOW was developed as part of a collaborative effort between NASA's Johnson Space Center and NASA Ames Research Center.

Application:FORTÉ
Owner:ANSYS (Reaction DESIGN)

Simulation package for combustion engines that incorporates CHEMKIN-PRO solver technology for modeling and simulating gas-phase and surface chemistry. Designers can now break through the historical chemistry model-size limitation in CFD to investigate design issues such as soot formation and engine knock.

Application:SC/Tetra
Owner:Software Cradle

Enables calculation of complex geometries. Provides automatic mesh generation and a wizard-based interface that guides the user through the setup process step by step. Simulates standard fluid flow and heat transfer applications. Calculates and models various phenomena such as chemical reactions, free surfaces and acoustics. Uses arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) methods for moving and/or rotating boundaries and JOS for human body thermoregulation modeling.

View Crash/Impact Applications
Application
Owner
Description
Application:Abaqus/Explicit
Owner:3DS-Simulia

A finite element analysis product that is well-suited to simulate brief transient dynamic events. Effectively handles severely nonlinear behavior such as contact, making it suitable for the simulation of quasi-static events.

Application:PAM-CRASH
Owner:ESI Group

Used for crash simulation and the design of occupant safety systems, primarily in the automotive industry.

Application:LS-DYNA
Owner:LSTC

A combined implicit/explicit solver. One scalable code for solving highly nonlinear transient problems, enabling the solution of coupled multiphysics and multistage problems.

Application:RADIOSS
Owner:Altair

A structural analysis solver for highly nonlinear problems under dynamic loadings. Enables multiphysics simulation and accommodates advanced materials.

View Structural Analysis Applications
Application
Owner
Description
Application:Abaqus/Standard
Owner:3DS-Simulia

A finite element software package that offers a broad range of linear, nonlinear and perturbation analysis options. Features a large library of element types, material types, continuum solid, 2-D and 3-D elements, user-defined routines and additional coupled physics options.

Application:OptiStruct
Owner:Altair

A structural analysis solver for linear and nonlinear structural problems under static and dynamic loads. Based on finite-element and multibody dynamics technology; offers advanced analysis and optimization algorithms.

Application:SYSNOISE
Owner:LMS International

Solution for vibro-acoustic design, troubleshooting and optimization such as predicting the noise radiated from vibrating structures, simulating the sound inside a cavity, estimating the sound field around a structure or calculating the structural response to an acoustic load.

Application:CDH
Owner:AMLS

CDH/AMLS reduces the cost of frequency response and eigenvalue analysis for large finite element models. Automated multilevel substructuring transforms a model into an efficient, accurate representation in terms of substructure eigenvectors.

Application:ANSYS Mechanical
Owner:ANSYS

A finite element analysis tool for structural analysis, including linear, nonlinear and dynamic studies. It offers thermal analysis and coupled-physics capabilities involving acoustic, piezoelectric, thermal–structural and thermoelectric analysis.

Application:PERMAS
Owner:INTES

Finite element package: stiffness and stress analysis, contact analysis, vibrations, acoustic simulations, temperature fields and electromagnetic fields.

Application:Adams
Owner:MSC Software

Multibody dynamics software based on the finite element method. Engineers can evaluate and manage the complex interactions between disciplines including motion, structures, actuation and controls to optimize product designs for performance, safety and comfort.

Application:MSC Nastran
Owner:MSC Software

A structural analysis application based on the finite elements method used by engineers to perform static, dynamic and thermal analysis across the linear and nonlinear domains, complemented with automated optimization and embedded fatigue analysis technologies.

Application:CTH
Owner:Sandia National Laboratories code

CTH is a multimaterial, large deformation, strong shock wave, solid mechanics code developed at Sandia National Laboratories. It has models for multiphase, elastic, viscoplastic, porous and explosive materials. Three-dimensional rectangular meshes, two-dimensional rectangular and cylindrical meshes and one-dimensional rectilinear, cylindrical, and spherical meshes are available.

Application:NX Nastran
Owner:Siemens PLM Software

Integrates analysis modeling with simulation solutions for structural (powered by NX Nastran), thermal, flow, motion, engineering optimization, multiphysics, simulation data management, and simulation-driven design into a single environment.

Application:MADYMO
Owner:TASS International

MADYMO is software for analyzing and optimizing occupant safety designs.

View Visualization Applications
Application
Owner
Description
Application:EnSight
Owner:CEI

Visualization package. EnSight reads data from many different engineering simulation programs and makes that data interactive, plottable, searchable and exportable.

Application:FieldView
Owner:Intelligent Light

Scalable visualization package for CFD simulations. With CFD data management, workflow productivity, and HPC capabilities, FieldView enables CFD studies without constraining simulations to meet resource limitations.

Application:CFD-Post
Owner:ANSYS

Delivers everything needed to visualize and analyze fluid dynamics results, including image generation, qualitative post-processing, automation and the ability to run in batch mode.

Case Studies

Cray Reduces Analysis Turnaround Time with SIMULIA’s Abaqus FEA Software

Manufacturing companies rely on realistic simulations to gain insight into product behavior. But running high-fidelity simulations often results in lengthy turnaround times, creating unacceptable delays in design cycles.

Using HPC to Up the Formula Racing Game

Swift engineers use CFD passing maneuver to improve aerodynamics.

Boeing Uses "Jaguar" to Improve Aerodynamics Codes

High performance computing keeps American aerospace competitive.

Simulations Speed Design of Power and Propulsion Devices

Supercomputers help optimize engines, turbines and more for clean energy.

LED Lighting Comes Out of the Dark

Researchers say they’ve solved the mystery of LED “droop."

ORNL's Cray XT "Jaguar" Helps BMI Win Award, Nation Save Fuel

A BMI Corp. SmartTruck technology that could save 1.5 billion gallons of diesel fuel and $5 billion in fuel costs per year has hit the road in record time.

Cray Solutions, White Papers and Briefs

ANSYS Fluent Helps Reduce Vehicle Wind Noise

To stay ahead of the competition and meet consumers' ever-increasing expectations for a comfortable ride, automotive OEMs are using ANSYS computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation software to tackle the problem of wind noise.

Improving the Design of Subsea Riser Systems

With Cray and Altair, engineers have the computational systems they need to perform advanced subsea computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis with better speed, scalability and accuracy.

Cray XC Solution For Crash And Safety Simulation

The Cray XC solution for crash and safety simulation gives manufacturers the computational power they need to run their most advanced models in the shortest timeframes.

Cray and ANSYS Achieve Extreme Scaling Improvements on ANSYS Fluent Using CSCS's Cray XC30 System

ANSYS and Cray worked together to boost the scaling of Tetra Pak’s LES simulation on Fluent.

Cray Solutions for Automotive

To meet market demands for high-performing products in less time, best-in-class automotive companies must use simulation to gain insight on product behavior from the beginning of the design process

Cray Solutions for Aerospace

The ability to predict how a technology will perform offers a crucial competitive advantage. But it requires high-fidelity simulation and robust design techniques — all while maintaining tight design schedules.

Powering Virtual Wind Tunnel Simulations

Cray and Altair are leaders in providing the powerful, usable technology engineers need to perform external aerodynamics analysis with greater speed and accuracy.

LS-DYNA Scalability on Cray Supercomputers

For the automotive industry, car crash analysis by finite elements is crucial to shortening the design cycle and reducing costs.

Cray Solutions for Manufacturing

To meet market demands for better-quality and lower-cost products in less time, best-in-class manufacturing companies must use simulation to gain insight on product behavior from the beginning of the design process.

Customer Solutions

ORNL: Designing a Smart Truck with the Power of Jaguar

One of these days as you’re traveling down the interstate, don’t be surprised if you see a an 18-wheeler that looks more like a low-flying airplane than the familiar big rig.

OLCF: Industrial Partnerships Driving Development

A 3-mile-per-gallon improvement in fuel efficiency may not sound like a big leap, but applied to large, Class 8 trucks it may lower the country’s energy bill by $5 billion.

Videos & Webinars

Pushing the Performance Limit of Virtual Wind Tunnels

Experts from Altair and Cray describe an advanced and high-performance virtual wind tunnel solution, complete with recommended configurations based on system size.

Optimizing Performance of MSC Nastran Dynamic Analysis on Cray Systems

MSC Software and Cray present the latest HPC developments that equip engineers to run large structural dynamics simulations on the most current computer architecture components quickly and reliably.

Industry Perspectives on Extreme Scalability for High-Fidelity CFD Simulations

Learn how the combination of Cray’s supercomputing solutions and ANSYS software addresses the simulation challenges faced by organizations attempting to achieve the highest level of fidelity in their simulation workloads.

CAE Simulation in a Petaflop Computing World

Learn how demands for increasingly complex and larger simulations are driving organizations to reassess their use of traditional high performance computing environments.

Top Trends in Crash Simulation Practices

Experts address how manufacturing concerns can best leverage compute increases to improve automotive development practices and improve industrial reliability.

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Cray Blog - Manufacturing

Commentary and insight from Cray’s top experts and customers