A small team of CERN engineers
specializes in the numerical computation of fluid dynamics (CFD).
Many simulations are being made for the LHC collaboration,
allowing improvements to be made to the design. To carry out
these calculations extraordinary computing power is needed. The
CFD team now has access to 20 dual Itanium 2 machines within the
opencluster. The machines are connected via Infiniband and use
the message passing interface (MPI). Tremendous speedups with
have been obtained with this hardware setup.
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