The NAFEMS High Performance Computing Working Group (HPC-WG) was formed in 2011, in response to increasing demand from NAFEMS members for activities related to High Performance Computing.
The mission of the HPC-WG is:
“To provide a vendor-neutral, end-user driven consortium that promotes the effective use of High Performance Computing in engineering simulation.”
This includes education, communication, promotion of standards, and development of requirements that will have general benefits to the simulation and analysis community.
The High Performance Computing Working Group provides a forum for everyone with an interest in High Performance Computing to discuss issues of mutual interest, while at the same time initiating and directing activities of benefit to NAFEMS members as a whole through publications, seminars, and workshops. The Group also acts as NAFEMS’ technology centre in this area and interacts with industry and academic experts in order to provide an authoritative response to technical issues within its remit. The Group works closely with other working groups and seeks to complement their activities.
At NAFEMS, High Performance Computing is used as an umbrella term for a range of technologies such as traditional Supercomputing, Grid Computing, Cloud Computing, High Throughput Computing, Hardware Acceleration (such as GPGPUs), Data Storage and Visualization.
The current priorities are to: