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CFD Cluster

Cygnus CFD Cluster

Maximize the ROI of your CFD Workloads

A Reliable, Cost-Effective Approach to CFD and Engineering Simulation Workloads

HPC workloads like computational fluid dynamics (CFD) are proving unsuitable for public cloud computing. They pay-per-usage model used in the cloud leads to high operational costs that only get worse the more dedicated to the cloud you become. For CFD and similar workloads, it can be far more effective to build a balanced, efficient on-premises cluster to run your jobs.

That is why Silicon Mechanics has created the Cygnus CFD Cluster. The Cygnus CFD Cluster is a balanced, purpose-designed for cost-effective simulations and engineering workloads. It leverages open-source software and commodity components to ensure cost-effectiveness and avoid vendor lock-in. The Cygnus CFD cluster is designed to scale up and down as needed, starting with as little as one head node paired with one compute node, all the way to 80-plus node clusters.

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Ideal Use Cases

  • CFD Workloads (i.e. STAR-CCM+, Ansys Fluent)
  • Proof of Concepts

Relevant Industries

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Oil & Gas
  • Automotive
  • Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Education & Research

Relevant Industries

Simplified Cluster Design for CFD

  • Cost-effective, open-source software
  • Commodity Components
  • Highly Scalable (As few as 1 head and 1 compute node, up to 80+ nodes)
  • Eliminates the high operational costs of cloud-based CFD.

Inside the Triton Big Data Cluster


AMD EPYC Processors


NVIDIA Networking Ethernet and Infiniband


425TB of Capacity per Node

Software-defined storage using Weka.io file system (WekaFS), optimized for large datasets

High-speed, low-latency NVIDIA adapters

Are you looking for a faster and more cost-efficient approach to CFD?

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We build each of our systems to “zero defect” standards in our U.S.-based manufacturing facilities. Then we hand-inspect every order, testing them to ensure they are 100% operational and optimized to support rapid deployment. What kind of testing? We use a suite of automated tools that simulate real world operations (including convenience and update utilities) and stress tests to validate system functionality. And, because we’re ISO 9001 certified and we’ve been in your shoes, we document the heck out of it so you can easily replicate hardware settings, firmware updates, and software versioning. Standardized installs of new systems mean efficient system deployment. We like that. We think you will too.
We offer a comprehensive 3-year warranty standard, with every system purchased. But you can add extended or custom warranties if your situation calls for it. We know you are literally curing cancer, finding water on Mars, designing airplanes that will carry thousands of people, and ensuring we have live, on-screen data about opposing players during a critical game. We don’t want you to stop working any more than you do.
We offer customer support at different levels, each based on a detailed service level agreement (SLA) that fits your needs. And, with each one, you get the added benefit of knowing that the people who take your call are in-house Silicon Mechanics’ staff whose sole focus is customer support. When we say “Expert Included,” we mean it.

Expert Included

Our engineers are not only experts in traditional HPC and AI technologies, we also routinely build complex rack-scale solutions with today's newest innovations so that we can design and build the best solution for your unique needs.

Talk to an engineer and see how we can help solve your computing challenges today.