Experimental and Computing Facilities
The institute operates two test facilities, a large low-speed wind tunnel and a towing tank.
Next to the available centralised high-performance computing facilities - which involve up to approx. 10.000 compute cores - the team operates an in-house computing system with about 600 cores and several TB core memory supplemented by some twenty multi-core workstations suited for processing of heavy data sets.
Moreover, the CFD team is part of NVIDIA's Academic Partnership Program which focuses on Fast Efficient Numerical Simulations of Violant Free-Surface Flows using CUDA on Multi-GPU Systems based upon Tesla C2075 GPUs generously supported by NVIDIA.
Various commercial and in-house software packages for pre- / post- processing and simulation are available.