CSCVR undergraduate Cole Freniere publishes research article in Computing in Science & Engineering
CSCVR undergraduate Cole Freniere, along with CSCVR faculty members Ashish Pathak, Mehdi Raessi and Gaurav Khanna, explore Amazon's Cloud Computing resources for the simulation of Ocean Wave Energy Converters interacting with ocean waves. These wave energy converters are complex to simulate, and traditionally require a large supercomputer to run for an extended period of time. Amazon, whom we all know for its large online store, also offers computing resources in the Cloud, which customers can essentially "rent". The novel cloud computing model offers the possibility of reducing the cost of computational fluid dynamic simulations and unlocking the potential of wave energy converters as a future source of renewable energy.
To read more about Cole's research on Ocean Wave Energy Converters and cloud computing, please see Going into the Cloud to Study Renewable Energy Extraction from Ocean Waves
. This project was made possible with support from the National Science Foundation (CBET Grant No. 1236462).