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FORT WORTH, TX (10 November 2015) – Pointwise just completed its first ever Wallpaper Contest to celebrate meshing artistry. The contest gave people who generate meshes for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with the Pointwise software a chance to show off the aesthetic aspects of their grids. It also allowed the CFD community to decide which grid was the most beautiful.

Formula 1 Tire created by Tessa Uroi? with the University of Zagreb won the 2015 contest with their image of a mesh around a Formula 1 tire with grooves: a surface mesh is shown, as well as slices through the interior.
Tessa has the distinction of being the winner of our inaugural Wallpaper Contest and has won a souvenir box of Pointwise branded items.
The winning image is displayed on Pointwise’s homepage at www.pointwise.com and the wallpaper may be downloaded at www.pointwise.com/wallpaper.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) today – reliably generating high-fidelity meshes. The company’s Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers, such as ANSYS FLUENT®, STAR-CCM+®, ANSYS CFX®, OpenFOAM, and SU2 as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution.
More information about Pointwise is available at

Pointwise is a registered trademark and Pointwise Glyph, T-Rex and Let’s Talk Meshing are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.

For more information:
Andrea Alvarado
Pointwise Wallpaper Contest Winner

Compute Nodes: 232 x HP ProLiant XL230
2 x Intel E5-2650v3 Processors, each with 10 cores @ 2.3Ghz
Compute Nodes with GPU: 4 X HP ProLiant XL250
2 x Intel E5-2650v3 Processors, each with 10 cores @ 2.3Ghz
1 x NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU
System Nodes: 4 X HP ProLiant DL360
2 x Intel E5-2650v3 Processors, each with 10 cores @ 2.3Ghz

We are attending the SC15 to explore the latest advances in the industry, such as new products and services, recent research and development initiatives, and future plans and roadmaps.
Go Virtual has gained significant experience in HPC area over many years, providing computational clusters and resources to the industry and universities in the Nordics and Germany. Our target is to bring the latest innovations home from SC15 to leverage even more strategic value and competitive solutions to our clients.
Let’s ensure we have time to meet at SC15.
If you would like to meet with us at SC15 to discuss potential collaboration, please contact us by phone or email;
Jan Wallenberg, MD, Phone: +46 73 060 13 20, Mail: jan.wallenberg@govirtual.se
Ulf Grimsand, Sales Mgr, Phone: +46 73 069 98 21, Mail: ulf.grimsand@govirtual.se
Hans Rickardt, Senior Consultant, Phone: +46 73 069 98 24, Mail: hans.rickardt@govirtual.se

About Go Virtual:
We have the technological know-how and experience necessary in the high performance computing industry to ensure that you get an exceptional product at the best price. Whether called upon to design a system based on objectives or respond to your exacting specifications, our team of high performance computing professionals works to ensure that client needs are clearly understood and met. We work closely with you through every step of the process to develop a high performance computing configuration that meets your requirements.

We attended the Metacomp Technologies Symposium as usual. This year was all about upcoming news in Metacomp’s product portfolio and also several presentations from their customers.
The big highlight of the symposium was the presentation of Metacomp’s new release, new GUI, new features, and above all ICMP – Integral Computational Multi-Physics.
Want to know more, please contact us.

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At this free Let’s Talk Meshing Workshop, you will have the opportunity to:
• Learn strategies for using Pointwise’s multiblock structured meshing
• Experience our new T-Rex unstructured/hybrid hexahedral meshing
• Interact with engineers from our technical support staff
• Discover how to create Glyph scripts to improve meshing efficiency
• Hear about our future product plans and give us your feedback
Monday, 16 November 2015
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This year it will be held from September 15th-17th, 2015 at Hilton hotel in Pasadena, California USA. Read more http://www.metacomptech.com/index.php/info/symposium-2015.


Metacomp Technologies is a leading provider of software tools for major aerospace, defense, and automobile manufacturers, many government labs and research organizations, universities as well as other companies that require complex modeling for research, troubleshooting analysis, and product development.

Isc2015 welcomeISC 2015

During ISC in Frankfurt, Dr. Ulrich Meier, Director Presales at Go Virtual Germany, gave to presentations on success stories where new technologies are involved.

The first presentation – held at the Intel booth – was about an installation in the field of Life Sciences at the DKFZ (German Cancer Research Center) in Heidelberg. DKFZ is the largest Next-Generation-Sequencing facility, using Illumina HiseqX with a capacity of sequencing a 18,000 individual human genomes per year. The goal is the genome comparison for individual patients of cancerous tissue with healthy tissue and the reference genome to find the molecular difference of cancer types in order to apply the right treatment. This is an important step toward the long promised “personalized medicine”. Each sequencing run produce about 70 GB of raw data – or 1.3 PB per year, which needs to be processed fast and according to the DKFZ quality standards. This is were the the compute cluster solution from Go Virtual comes into play. The complex data processing pipeline used by DKFZ requires a combination of parallel and high-throughput processing, where the data exchange between pipeline steps is done by IO of millions of small file. The cluster composed of 30 Hewlett-Packard Apollo 6000 servers with 512 GB memory, two 14 core Intel Xeon Haswell CPUs and 1.6 TB Intel NVMe SSD scratch space per node perfectly masters this heavy compute load.  Intel’s MVMe technology boosts IOPS by avoiding SCSI and SAS interfaces of classic SSDs and opens the full PCIe performance and bandwidth for small file IO.

For more information on Intel’s MVMe SSDs see: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/solid-state-drives/intel-ssd-dc-family-for-pcie.html

The second presentation – given at CoolIT’s booth – was also about a Life Siences customer, the Center for Biological Sequence Analysis (CBS) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The challenge here was to retrofit liquid cooling solution into existing systems such that the minimum water inlet temperature was 40 °C and the hot water could be used to heat adjacent buildings. The cooling solution had to be retrofit into existing server systems housed in the container environment at CBS.

Direct Contact Liquid Cooling from CoolIT Systems: “Rack DCLC CHx40” was applied to enable reuse of energy. Hewlett-Packard ProLiant DL560 Gen8 servers were cooled using CoolIT’s centralized pumping CHx40 technology, where cooling liquid is distributed through stainless steel manifolds, as shown of the photos below. All metal, dry-break quick connects allow for hot-swappable servicing of any single server.

By combining HP ProLiant servers andCoolIT’s efficient and affordable technologies Go Virtual showcases the implementation of Green IT. For more information on CoolIT’s Rack DCLC Chx40 see:



Our annual golf tournament took place this year at 13th of August. As usual with great enthusiasm, lovely weather and good golf results. Thanks to all participants for a nice day together.