DTU buys Dell supercomputer for R&D into wind turbines  

The Technical University of Denmark buys Dell supercomputer for aerodynamic simulations of wind interaction with wind turbines

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has bought a supercomputer from Dell which will be used for R&D in wind turbines. It is the largest computer Dell has sold in the Nordic region, and comprises 210 Dell Poweredge 650 servers with Intel 4 2.4 GHz processors. Jess Michelsen, a lecturer at DTU and Niels Sørensen, a lecturer at Risø National Laboratory, have developed a programme for wind simulations called Ellipsys, which can calculate a wind turbine's aerodynamics.


According to Niels Sørensen, better wind turbines can be developed if researchers can computer simulate an exact mathematical description of the interaction between wind and wind turbine. The supercomputer cost DKK 3 million (USD 480,000) and was paid for by the Danish Centre for Scientific Computing. The news is reported by Computerworld online.

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