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How Supercomputers are Shaping the Future of our Cities

How Supercomputers are Shaping the Future of our Cities
How Supercomputers are Shaping the Future of our Cities, © Arash Nemati Hayati, Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Utah via XSEDE
© Arash Nemati Hayati, Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Utah via XSEDE

What possible use could architects have for a supercomputer? Well, of course it would be nice to produce that ultra-high-quality render in a matter of seconds rather than hours - but this post on the XSEDE blog recounts another use that is (arguably) much more important. XSEDE, an organization that helps researchers by providing them with access to supercomputers, has been working with a group from the University of Utah's Mechanical Engineering Department to simulate wind flow in cities, with the ultimate aim of providing architects and engineers with the tools to reduce wind tunneling effects, improve energy efficiency and lower pollution. Find out more about the research project here.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "How Supercomputers are Shaping the Future of our Cities" 28 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/613909/how-supercomputers-are-shaping-the-future-of-our-cities/> ISSN 0719-8884
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