BAVARIAN CONSORTIUM FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
High Performance Scientific and Engineering Computing
The mathematical claculation in advance or numerical simulation of technical processes has gained immensely in significance for numerous key areas of the economy, such as the automobile and aerospace industries, electronic or chemical industries. Today, by means of numerical simulation on the computer, it is possible to understand and master entire technical processes before going into production. In semi-conductor technology, for example, progress in industrial research and conduction is no longer conceivable without such techniques of numerical simulation. In the aviation industry, a wing simulation on the computer takes the place of testing in the wind tunnel. Thus, expensive set-ups for testing can be avoided. In addition, valuable raw materials can be saved, and the environment is much less polluted.
For the execution of simulations on modern high performance computers, efficient and sophisticated methods of mathematics and computer science are essential. This is where the FORTWIHR comes in. Its aim is to develop and optimize efficient numerical methods for modern high performance computers and to propagate their application in industry.