Published May 12, 2015
Designing Next Generation Products: Buffalo BioBlower (Prof. John Lordi)
Buffalo Bioblower manufactures a continuous flow compressive heating system that kills micro-organisms with instantaneous uniform heating. The device also eliminates chemical toxins, environmental pollutants and organic particles with catalytic oxidation. To date, Buffalo Bioblower has secured more than $3.5 million in research and development funding. The design of the next-generation product is being aided by simulations run on CCR's industrial cluster.
The new designs will improve the flow distribution in the ducting that connects the fan to the heat exchanger. Simulations are being done using an open source software suite recommended by CCR staff. Buffalo Bioblower’s President and CEO, John Lordi, is a research professor in UB’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
216 Intel Xeon E5-2650v2 nodes:
2.6 GHz per core,
8 cores per socket,
2 sockets per node,
8 FLOPS per cycle
333 GFLOPS/node peak
(72 TFLOPS total)
144 nodes with Mellanox FDR IB (56 Gbps)