EXCELLERAT Podcast Explores Applications of Simulation in Engineering

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Interviews with experts on high-performance computing (HPC) provide perspectives on how industry is using supercomputing in technology research and development.

Launched in late 2018, the European Centre of Excellence for Engineering Applications (EXCELLERAT) is helping to prepare European industry to take advantage of the opportunities that future exascale HPC systems will provide.


In a new series of podcasts, EXCELLERAT talks with HPC experts and industry users of supercomputing to explore key challenges, opportunities, and benefits that industry encounters when using high-performance computing. The podcasts are free and available for download on Spotify and Soundcloud.

So far, the EXCELLERAT podcast has produced three episodes in what will be an ongoing series. In the first, Andreas Wierse of SICOS-BW provides an introduction to high-performance computing and how interested companies can access HPC systems at the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS). In the second Tine Tomažič, Director of Research and Development at Pipistrel Aircraft, explains how high-performance computing has enabled his company's development of battery-powered airplanes. In the most recent episode, Wim Slagter, Director of High-Performance Computing and Cloud Alliances at simulation software firm Ansys, discusses applications of HPC for the development of autonomous driving systems.

Future podcasts are scheduled to be released approximately every two months and will address R&D-related topics such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

As a center of excellence, EXCELLERAT brings together HPC experts, software developers, technology providers, engineers, and other stakeholders to provide knowledge on how data management, data analytics, visualization, and simulation-driven design can benefit engineering. EXCELLERAT is focusing primarily on HPC needs in the aeronautics, automotive, energy, and manufacturing sectors.

EXCELLERAT is also concentrating on improving essential codes for engineering to ensure that they scale efficiently to exascale HPC systems, the next major leap in the size of supercomputers, which will likely occur in the coming years.

To Listen

Download the podcasts on Spotify or Soundcloud.