Netlist & Swift Build Cloud Memory

Netlist's HyperCloud memory streamlines Swift's CFD HPC sims

October 19, 2011

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IRVINE, Calif. -- Netlist, Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST), a designer and manufacturer of high-performance memory subsystems, today announces that it is partnering with Swift Engineering, a leading global designer and manufacturer of composite high-performance aerodynamic structures. The two companies are teaming up to enhance Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) simulations for design, testing and analysis of high-performance aircraft and racecars. Leveraging the benefits of Netlist's HyperCloud™ 16GB memory module, Swift is able to push the traditional capabilities of memory intensive CFD with next-generation simulations.

Designing racecars and aircraft with optimal performance characteristics is a difficult task requiring intensive development and analysis at each step of the process. To do so, Swift uses tools such as Altair's HyperWorks suite, Metacomp Technologies' CFD++ and Platform Computing cluster management software (Platform HPC) on its pair of Cray CX1s and Cray CX1000 High Performance Computing (HPC) systems. With the integration of Netlist's HyperCloud memory, these tools have the memory and processing power to handle transactions rapidly with maximum bandwidth performance.

"With Netlist, we were able to create CFD grids 4 times larger than with our standard memory configuration which was crucial in allowing us to tackle larger and more complicated problems," said Dr. John Winkler, Swift's Chief Aerodynamicist. "In fact, adding Netlist's HyperCloud modules to our HPC resources is instrumental in our quest to being the first to publish a comprehensive 'unsteady CFD study' of two racecars interacting in a complete passing maneuver before the year is out!"

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