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High performance computing (HPC) simulation is a core technology in the design, testing and optimization of many products. In fact, extreme-fidelity simulation is now a required tool for the automotive and aerospace industries.

Manufacturing customers in areas such as aerospace, automotive, consumer goods and heavy industry have relied on Cray HPC 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 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.

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 CE Applications
Application
Owner
Description
Application:Altair
Owner:FEKO

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

Application:Altair
Owner:JMAG

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:ANSYS
Owner:HFSS

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

Application:ESI Group
Owner:CEM Solutions

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:Convergent Science
Owner:CONVERGE

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

Owner: CFD++

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:3DS-Simulia
Owner:Abaqus/CFD

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:Altair
Owner:FEKO

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

Application:ANSYS
Owner:HFSS

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

Application:ANSYS
Owner:Fluent

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:AVL
Owner:FIRE

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

Application:CD-adapco
Owner:STAR-CCM+

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:CD-adapco
Owner:STAR-CD

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

Owner:OpenFOAM

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:ESI Group
Owner:PAM-FLOW

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:EXA
Owner:PowerFLOW

CFD package based on the Lattice Boltzmann methods.

Application:NASA code
Owner:OVERFLOW

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.

Owner:FORTÉ

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.

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

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:ESI Group
Owner:PAM-CRASH

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

Application:LSTC
Owner:LS-DYNA

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

View NVH Applications
Application
Owner
Description
Application:LMS International
Owner:SYSNOISE

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.

View Pre-and Post-Processing Applications
Application
Owner
Description
Application:3DS-Simulia
Owner:Abaqus/CFD

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:Altair
Owner:AcuSolve

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

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

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:Altair
Owner:OptiStruct

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:Altair
Owner:RADIOSS

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

Application:AMLS
Owner:CDH

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
Owner:ANSYS Mechanical

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:Software Cradle
Owner:SC/Tetra

Enables calculation of complex geometries. Provides automatic mesh generation and a wizard-based interface that guides the user through the set-up process step by step.

Application:INTES
Owner:PERMAS

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

Application:MSC Software
Owner:Nastran

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:MSC Software
Owner:Adams

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.

Owner:CTH

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.

Owner:NX NASTRAN

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:TASS International
Owner:MADYMO

MADYMO is software for analyzing and optimizing occupant safety designs.

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

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

Application:Intelligent Light
Owner:FieldView

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:ANSYS
Owner:CFD-Post

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.

White Papers and Briefs

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.

ANSYS Fluent for Cray

The high performance computing solution from Cray and ANSYS is a key enabler of high-fidelity simulations, providing a combined solution that facilitates large and detailed aeroelastic simulations.

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.