4-6 December 2013
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, the PDC Center for High-Performance Computing
Europe/Stockholm timezone
Massively parallel simulations in computational engineering are often carried out with Open Source software providing good scalability. These software do not usually come with nicely integrated pre- and postprocessors. Instead, the users often use a combination of different tools in different stages of the simulation. This course presents some widely used software for computational engineering for the different stages of the simulation. Emphasis on the course will be on the use of two versatile finite elements packages - FENiCS and Elmer - and on the visualization of the results. Both serial and parallel operation will be demonstrated. The course will be relevant for specialists working with R&D in computational engineering (electromagnetics, fluid dynamics, mechanics).

Tentative agenda
First day, December 4
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Welcome and Parallel computing resources
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Open source software solution for computational engineering
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
  • 13:00 - 14:30 VisIt & Paraview tutorial
  • 14:30 - 14:45 Coffee break
  • 14:45 - 18:00 VisIt & Paraview tutorial
  • 18:30 -  Dinner at restaurant Fem Små Hus
Second day, December 5
  • 09:00 - 10:00 FEniCS lecture (overview)
  • 10:00 - 10:30 FEniCS demos and hands-on
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break
  • 10:45 - 12:00 FEniCS demos and hands-on
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
  • 13:00 - 14:00 FEniCS-HPC lecture (overview)
  • 14:00 - 14:30 FEniCS-HPC demo, visualization and hands-on
  • 14:30 - 14:45 Coffee break
  • 14:45 - 17:00 FEniCS-HPC demo, visualization and hands-on
Third day, December 6
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Elmer lecture (overview)
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Elmer demos and hands-on
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break
  • 10:45 - 12:00 Elmer demos and hands-on
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Elmer-HPC lecture (overview)
  • 14:00 - 14:30 Elmer-HPC demo, visualization and hands-on
  • 14:30 - 14:45 Coffee break
  • 14:45 - 16:00 Elmer-HPC demo, visualization and hands-on
  • 16:00 - 16:45 High-order accurate CFD simulations in complex geometries with nek5000
  • 16:45 - 17:00 Final words, end of the course
     
Learning outcome
Learning how to utilize some selected software for problems in computational engineering and running those software in parallel. Increased understanding of the benefits from HPC to computational engineering in general.

Pre-requisites
Familiarity with some domain of computational engineering (CEM, CFD) and some related software package.

Price: Free of charge

Lecturers:
  • Lilit Axner (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
  • Mattias Chevalier (The Swedish e-Science Centre (SeRC) / KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
  • Jean Favre (Swiss National Supercomputing Centre CSCS) 
  • Johan Hoffman (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
  • Johan Jansson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) 
  • Peter Råback (CSC - IT Center for Science)
  • Philipp Schlatter (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) 
  • Thomas Zwinger (CSC - IT Center for Science)
Starts
Ends
Europe/Stockholm
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, the PDC Center for High-Performance Computing
304 (third floor)
Teknikringen 14, Stockholm, Sweden
Information how to find the PDC Center for High-Performance Computing

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More information
http://www.paraview.org/
https://wci.llnl.gov/codes/visit/
http://fenicsproject.org/
http://www.csc.fi/elmer
http://nek5000.mcs.anl.gov/index.php/Main_Page

Accommodation
Elite Hotel Arcardia is within a walking distance from KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

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