From more efficient Boeing turbine engines, to reducing drag on commercial trucking company vehicles to reduce pollution and save millions of dollars on gas costs, the SimCenter in Chattanooga is leveraging high performance computing (HPC) to make a difference in all areas of our world today. In a recent article in the startup publication called Nibletz the author explores a variety of problems the SimCenter is addressing with its HPC resources. Read the full article here: Chattanooga’s SimCenter Could Use The Gig To Plan For The Zombie Apocalypse And More
One of my favorite parts of the article is when the SimCenter was used to simulate a hazardous materials spill in a metropolitan area with the goal of containing the disaster, and preventing greater loss of life. The simulation has been unofficially referred to as a Zombie simulation, apparently helping make sure less of our citizens become one! And while you may not initially think of Chattanooga as leading high tech hub, according to the article, the city was the first to have a 1GB fiber optic network. I was surprised & impressed to learn that fact. Given the city's technology savvy nature, it's not a stretch to see how this HPC site in Tennessee is working with some of the biggest companies in the world, as well as government entities like the Department of Defense, and even providing a resource for weather and coastal flooding for public safety. It's exciting to see HPC making an impact not only everywhere in our daily lives, but also in different locations across the U.S. Congratulations to Chattanooga for being a technology leader, and recognizing the power of supercomputers to help make a difference.