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High Performance Computing (HPC) for Science and Engineering Research
To further explore the capabilities of Microsoft technologies in high-performance computing environments, the University of Southampton’s School of Engineering Sciences has constructed a Microsoft software-based computing cluster for industrial and academic use, which enhances the existing research infrastructure and enables engineers and academic researchers to more effectively perform complex computations. Potential uses for the cluster include research into internal and external air flows around aircraft and jet engines, structural analysis of aircraft engine components, water flows around ship hulls, and the behavior of biomedical implants in the body. For more information, watch the following videos. (You will need Microsoft Windows Media Player installed.)
Spitfire Cluster at the University Southampton
Bringing HPC to the Mainstream
HPC perspective - 2007 and Beyond