RheoCube is a complete simulation environment for the design of complex fluids and exploration of their rheology and transport properties in a virtual environment. With RheoCube, material scientists get access to virtually every information about their materials and can expose them to situations that are difficult to realize in experiments. In the background of RheoCube, high-fidelity simulations are run on parallel super-computers with top-end GPU accelerators bringing computation time down to a practicable level. All automatic, with users in mind that do know the physics and applications but lack the simulation and HPC expertise. Data and services are hosted on dedicated in-house servers. The service will include extensive tools to visualize and analyze the simulation data.
Partial Funding from the EU
This form of simulation-as-a-service, combining novel simulation techniques with HPC resources and an accessible interface/workflow, is very unique and technically demanding, however it gives innovative SMEs access to HPC simulation technology and this will have a positive effect on the European economy. Therefore the European Commission supports us in this challenge with funding through the FP7 project Fortissimo, a large consortium of service providers, end-users and HPC centers, pushing forward the accessibility of HPC simulation techniques for SME and industry users.