Andreas de Blanche is a senior lecturer in computer engineering at University West. His research deals with computer simulations and how hardware and scheduling can best be used to suit the requirements of various programs. Andreas focus, however, lies mostly on the area of industrial simulations.
Today, industrial companies are making more and more use of simulations when developing new products, instead of, or in addition to, physical testing. A new design for an aircraft engine, for example, can be tested virtually instead of in a real aircraft, which could actually crash. Another example is carrying out virtual testing on new car models instead of physically crashing them. These simulations require large amounts of computing power, and can take weeks to carry out.
Different simulation programs require computers to have different amounts of processor capacity, memory capacity and network capacity.
Andreas de Blanche is mainly teaching courses in computer architecture, operating systems and network technology. He is also a supervisor and examiner for University- and Bachelor thesis degree projects.
Computer science, computer engineering, operating systems, high performance computing, co-scheduling, industrial simulations, network technology