MyAirCoach Performs Large-Scale Simulations on ARIS High-Performance Computing System

MyAirCoach Performs Large-Scale Simulations on ARIS High-Performance Computing System

Large-scale modelling of the human respiratory system to allow accurate analysis of the lungs behavior during normal inspiration as well as asthma exacerbations has been enabled through access granted to Greece’s first high-performance computing system (HPC) called ARIS.

The Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET) pioneers in the field of supercomputing infrastructures, by operating Greece’s first national HPC to support large-scale scientific applications. The supply and installation of the new system was carried by COSMOS Business Systems in collaboration with IBM, after an open international tender, supervised by GRNET. The new infrastructure is expected to play an important role in the development and promotion of scientific research in the country and in South East Europe.

MyAirCoach is aiming to utilize this infrastructure in order to develop a multi-scale computational model of the human pulmonary system, including structure and mechanical representation, computational fluid dynamics, fluid particle tracing and biological/chemical properties of the lungs. In particular, detailed properties of the airflow (velocity, pressure) into the lungs will be derived, thus enabling the study of the airflow interaction with moving pollutant and allergen particles, along with the region of the airways. The evaluation of the ambient inhaled particles deposition on the pulmonary system will provide better understanding of asthma disease.

Please visit the website of the Greek Research and Technology Network for for details regarding the allocated computer hours (Link - Greek)