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23. 09. 05
HLRS congratulates Microsoft on its 30th Anniversary

At this year's Microsoft Annual Meeting on September 23rd, 2005 the High Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart (HLRS) has been invited to present the results of its cooperation in the area of modeling and simulation with the Windows Server High Performance Computing team.

20.000 employees and guests in Safeco Field in Seattle celebrating the 30th anniversary of the company enjoyed the live demonstration of HLRS applications running on a cluster powered by Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Solution.

Uwe Wössner and Martin Becker from HLRS presented an interactive simulation of a hydroelectric power plant. This has been developed in collaboration with the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machinery of the University of Stuttgart. The goal of this cooperation is the simplification and optimization of the design process of water turbines as well as their improved efficiency. Additionally a blood flow simulation of an aneurysm showing modern simulation techniques and methods in high performance computing and how they could contribute to the treatment of such bulges in blood vessels has been demonstrated.

The director of HLRS Prof. Resch called this event a large success for the efforts to strengthen the role of industrial users and their integration into the supercomputing domain. Only through cooperation like this with companies such as Microsoft the research results can be applied to real world problems and enable their application outside the purely academic context. Kyril Faenov, Director of High Performance Computing within the Windows Server group of Microsoft: "It was a great way to share our joint vision and results of collaboration in front of a global audience of Microsoft employees."