HPCMP CREATE™ GENESIS SUPPORTS USAFA CADETS DURING COVID-19 QUARANTINE
Success Story - Air Force
Attribution: US Air Force Academy
Snapshot of a remote teaching session with Dr. Jurgen Seidel as he had a Cadet open their Genesis user interface
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Air Force Academy, like most universities, is teaching their classes remotely right now. One of the courses being taught is AE342, the CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) course where the Cadets learn to use the HPCMP CREATETM Genesis software suite and high-performance computers.
The HPCMP CREATE Genesis software suite delivers powerful capabilities for educational purposes. Using Genesis, 67 Cadets in the CFD course ran jobs at 100% with faculty interaction being limited to one class period every other day (via Microsoft TEAMS), while electronically contacting instructors for help as needed.
Cadets have submitted and run the majority of their jobs for their final project in AE342. This means Cadets were able to do the following without any physical contact:
- Obtain their own HPCMP Defense Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC) accounts,
- Download software needed to access HPC systems,
- Transfer files, create meshes, submit jobs, and download results.
All of this has happened with limited difficulty.
Distribution A: Approved for Public release; distribution is unlimited.