White Papers

HPC lights up solar power research

By Beth Harlen, Europa Science
16 October 2014

White Paper Lead ImageA four-year project to develop a concentrated solar power system coupled to micro-gas turbines for electricity generation is now in its second year. This paper details how and why the highly-specialised design process is being split between computer simulation run on a Transtec HPC system and the use of physical models

PBS Works Suite Deployed for Comprehensive Workload Management at The University of Nottingham

By Altair
26 September 2014

White Paper Lead ImageThe University of Nottingham chose the PBS Works suite for integrated workload management on their HPC systems – including PBS Professional for scheduling, PBS Analytics for analytics and reporting, and Compute Manager for web-based job submission and management. Thanks to PBS Works, the University has simplified system usage, improved cluster reliability and enhanced their capacity for future planning.

Using PBS Professional Hooks: Examples and Benefits

By Martin Nicholls
12 August 2014

White Paper Lead ImageThis paper examines practical uses of the PBS Professional® hook mechanism, to help achieve site requirements, based on our experiences at The University of Queensland Research Computing Centre. The paper includes descriptions of several real-world applications for job submission hooks (qsub_hook) and includes example code to help commence implementation of a generic hook able to handle both job submission and job modification events.

Thermo Scientific™ Data Manager™

By David Joyce, Senior Product Manager – Informatics, Thermo Fisher Scientific
7 August 2014

White Paper Lead ImageWant to securely share, compare, search and reuse raw instrument and document data across your organization? Improve data preservation and accessibility with this software.

Thermo Scientific Lab Execution System

By Trish Meek, Director of Product Strategy, Thermo Fisher Scientific
11 March 2014

Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS delivers a complete informatics solution for method execution, laboratory and data management

Powering virtual wind tunnel simulations

By Altair and Cray
7 March 2014

White Paper Lead ImageManufacturers of all sizes can now predict a vehicle's external aerodynamic performance and improve the cooling, comfort, visibility and stability features in their designs - without the need for numerous physical wind tunnel

Optimizing an Electromechanical Device with Multidimensional Analysis Software

By Dr Kent Davey, Fellow IEEE Member; Dennis Peterson, Integrated Engineering Software; Dr Durrell Ritt
4 November 2013

Modern CAE software allows engineers to investigate a multitude of design variations that could not possibly be considered using conventional physical prototypes. In this paper we will first illustrate parametric methods for automatically creating virtual prototypes of electromechanical actuators (in our case simple electromagnetic solenoids) using the AMPERES and MAGNETO programs from Integrated Engineering Software. We will then use a specific case study to show how the Tecplot Chorus program can assist in determining optimal design choices.

Are you maximising the value of your assets?

By Paula Hollywood, ARC Advisory Group
27 September 2013

The paradox of the analytical laboratory is that labs utilize some of the most advanced and sophisticated instrumentation in the plant, yet continue to use the oldest data storage method – pencil and paper. Laboratory software has evolved to the point where the paperless lab is not only possible, but achievable.