Nektar++ on the Mira Cluster

Nektar++ on the Mira Cluster

Mira is a Blue Gene/Q supercomputer ran by the Argonne national laboratory. As of 2016, it is ranked as the fifth-fastest supercomputer in the world. If you are interested in using Nektar++ on Mira, please read on. Users of Mira often have access to Cetus, a smaller  cluster with the same architecture as Mira. The […]
Formula 1

Formula 1

Nektar++ has been used to investigate the flow dynamics and vortex generation behind the front section of a Formula 1 racing car. The above image shows the flow trajectory, coloured by pressure, at a Reynolds number of 220,000, based on the chord of the main-plane of the front-wing. The simulation has 13 million degrees of […]
Profiling using Solaris Studio

Profiling using Solaris Studio

Oracle Solaris Studio is a free proprietary development suite that includes compilers and analysis tools. It is available ​from here for free download upon a quite non-restrictive license agreement and it can be used locally on Linux machines with Java installed. On the internal Nektar++ compute nodes it is made available by running This pages describes how to use […]
Compressible flow

Compressible flow

Nektar++ includes a solver for simulating the dynamics of compressible inviscid/viscous flow on unstructured two-dimensional and three-dimensional meshes. Specifically, the solver solves two system of equations: Euler equations; Navier-Stokes equations. The systems are provided with a comprehensive set of boundary conditions (1) for specifying inflow/outflow variables as well as wall conditions. In both the systems appropriate techniques for […]