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European Porting Project No. 1

Objective

The primary objective of both the EUROPORT-1 (8421) and EUROPORT-2 (8586) projects is to build confidence and generate awareness in the effectiveness of parallel high-performance computing (HPC) platforms by demonstrating their industrial potential. In this context, EUROPORT-1 focuses on the areas of:

computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
computational material dynamics (CMD).

Ports of various application codes onto parallel architectures will be carried out so that the resulting parallel codes are:

stable
scalable
portable
efficient
functionally equivalent to the serial code.

Achievement of these objectives will be measured by means of an extensive benchmarking process for all codes and by means of the results dissemination and exploitation process.

In order to optimise the impact of these porting activities, the individual ports are clustered into one project with a global independent management and service component.

The consortium is led by one single contractor, the global manager. The associate partners are grouped according to porting work area, each of which focuses on one or more application codes.

A particular task of the global management is joint information dissemination which distributes the (non-confidential) results of this activity as widely as possible. Special actions are taken to reach engineers within industry who can directly benefit from parallel computation in CMD or CFD in their application areas.

Services provided by the global management include:

common programming paradigms and tools on the development and demonstration platforms
access to large demonstration platforms
execution of dissemination activities
experts for benchmarking and arbitration
unforeseen support by experts.

The porting activities are organised into the following work areas (PWAs):

PWA 1: AIRPORT
This PWA is concerned with the port of two important fluid dynamics in-house codes (CEL3GR, SAUNA) that are mostly used for simulation in the aerospace industry. The parallelised codes will be validated and evaluated for several 3D configurations, e.g. wing-body combinations. There will be Euler as well as Navier-Stokes computations.

PWA 2: HPCN3S
This PWA is concerned with the port of the commercial fluid dynamics package N3S for the solution of compressible and incompressible fluid-flow equations. End-users will validate and evaluate the results through application specific industrial test cases.

PWA 3: PARALLEL-AERO
This PWA is concerned with the port of a Navier-Stokes aerodynamic program (NSMB). Porting will be to five different parallel architectures including workstation clusters (on a portable basis). There will be a number of industrial demonstrators, ranging from simple benchmarks to complete aircraft configurations.

PWA 4: POLYFLOW
This PWA is concerned with the port of the commercial POLYFLOW code, which is used to simulate processes in which flows of viscous liquids play a dominant role. Heterogeneous workstation networks are the primary group of target architectures. An end-user will evaluate the results by running scalable and realistic test cases.

PWA 5: STAR-HPC
This PWA is concerned with the port of the commercial fluid dynamics STAR-CD code. The parallel code will be evaluated by four existing large customers of the current version from the automotive and chemical industry.

PWA 6: CULPRIT
This PWA is concerned with the port of the three dimensional forging modelling package, FORGE3. The parallelisation approach will be based on existing Distributed Data Libraries from Liverpool University. The development is divided into two phases with an interim prototype. The resulting parallel code will be validated and evaluated with a variety of data from the aero-engine industry.

PWA 7: PMN
This PWA is concerned with the port of the MSC-Nastran finite element package. Validation and evaluation will be with a variety of data from the automotive industry.

PWA 8: PERMPAR
This PWA is concerned with the port of a subset of the well known finite element PERMAS code. The code has a large industrial user base. The project will make use of the HYPERKIT tool. The parallel code will be evaluated by two existing large customers of the current version from the ship construction industry.

PWA 9: SAMMI
This PWA is concerned with the port of the SAMCEF finite element package. The code has a large industrial user base. The parallelised code will be validated and evaluated with a variety of data from the aero engine industry. The aim is to solve large problems with up to 106 - 107 degrees of freedom.

Coordinator

Gesellschaft für Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung mbH
Address
Schloß Birlinghoven
53757 Sankt Augustin
Germany

Participants (46)

AIRCRAFT RESEARCH ASSOCIATION LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Manton Lane
MK41 7PF Bedford
Aérospatiale Société Nationale Industrielle SA
France
Address
66 Route De Verneuil
78133 Les Mureaux
BMW BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG
Germany
Address
Petuelring 130 Bmw Haus
80788 Muenchen
BUREAU VERITAS S.A.
France
Address
Place Des Reflets 17 Bis, Paris La Defense 2
92400 Courbevoie
CEMEF
France
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel
75272 Paris
CENTRE OF LOGISTICS AND EXPERT SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
Address
Salzdahlumer Straße 46-48
38302 Wolfenbüttel
CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
COMPUTATIONAL DYNAMICS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Prospect Place, Great North Road 85
AL9 5BS Welham Green,hatfieid
COMPUTER SCIENCE APPLIED TO MECHANICS FOR INDUSTRY
France
Address
18E Etage Tour Centrale 4 Place Jussieu
75252 Paris
Centre Europeen de Recherche et de Formation Avancee en Calcul Scientifique
France
Address
42, Avenue Gustave Coriolis
31057 Toulouse
Centre de Supercomputacio de Catalunya
Spain
Address
Avgda. Diagonal 645
08028 Barcelona
Centro Informazioni Studi ed Esperienze SpA
Italy
Address
Via Reggio Emilia 39
20090 Segrate
Construcciones Aeronauticas S.a.
Spain
Address
Avenida De Aragon 404
28022 Madrid
DEBIS SYSTEMHAUS CCS GMBH
Germany
Address
Fasanenweg 9
70771 Leinfelden
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Des Fluides - Departement De Mecanique
1015 Lausanne
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE SERVICE NATIONAL*
France
Address
Avenue Du Général De Gaulle 1
92141 Clamart
Ford Motor Company Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Eagle Way
CM13 3BW Brentwood
Genias Software
Germany
Address
Erzgebirgstrasse 2
93073 Neutraubling
Gesellschaft für Parallele Anwendungen und Systeme mbH
Germany
Address
Hermühlheimer Straße 10
50321 Brühl
Imperial Chemical Industries plc (ICI)
United Kingdom
Address
The Heath
WA7 4QF Runcorn
Ingenieurgesellschaft für Technische Software mbH
Germany
Address
Industriestraße 2
70565 Stuttgart
Institut Français du Pétrole
France
Address
1-4 Avenue Du Bois Préau
92506 Rueil-malmaison
Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse
France
Address
2 Rue Charles-camichel
31071 Toulouse
Institut de Recherches de la Construction Navale
France
Address
1 Rue De La Noël
44071 Nantes
Intel Semiconductor GmbH
Germany
Address
Dornacher Straße 1
85622 Feldkirchen
KUNGL.TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Teknikringen, 8
10044 Stockholm
Macneal-Schwendler
Germany
Address
Innsbrucker Ring 15
81673 Muenchen
Mercedes-Benz AG
Germany
Address
Mercedesstraße 136
70327 Stuttgart
PARALLEL SYSTEMS SCANDINAVIA
Sweden
Address
Bjornaesvaegen, 21
11347 Stockholm
Parsys Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Boundary House Boston Road
W7 2QE London
Polyflow SA
Belgium
Address
Place De L'universite 16
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
Rolls Royce plc
United Kingdom
Address
31 Victory Road
DE24 8BJ Derby
SAAB MILITARY AIRCRAFT
Sweden
Address
Br. Ugglas Gat
58188 Link™ping
SOLVAY ET CIE
Belgium
Address
Rue De Ransbeek, 310
1120 Bruxelles
Samtech
Belgium
Address
Boulevard Frere-orban 25
4000 Liege
Simulog Sa
France
Address
Rue James Joule 1
78286 Guyancourt
Société Nationale d'Études et de Construction de Moteurs d'Aviation (SNECMA)
France
Address
2 Boulevard Du Général Martial Valin
75724 Paris
TRANS VALOR
France
Address
Les Espaces Delta Sophia Antipolis
Valbonne
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
Place De L'universite 1
Louvain-la-neuve
UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE
Belgium
Address
Place Du Aout, 7
4000 Liege
University of Greenwich
United Kingdom
Address
Wellington Street Woolwich
SE18 6PF London
University of Liverpool
United Kingdom
Address
L
L69 3BX Liverpool
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
Address
2 Venture Road Chilworth
SO16 7NP Southampton
Universität Stuttgart
Germany
Address
Allmandring 30
70550 Stuttgart
Von Karman Inst. for Fluid Dynamics
Belgium
Address
Chee De Waterloo 72
1640 Rhode-st-genese