Welcome to IERA

At Integral Engineering and Research Associates ( IERA) we believe in constant improvement and enhancement of our services to better serve our clients. We specialize in 3D radiation transport & shielding analyses, CFD modeling, and customized HPCC design and implementation.

IERA, is primarily an engineering services facilitator. We provide engineering services and support to startups, up to mid cap companies on a project oriented basis. Whether you seek to commercialize an idea through the creation of a prototype, need analyses and documentation to support a patent application, have need for a custom designed high performance computing cluster with its associated data structure to support your needs, or have need of 3D radiation transport and material science analyses, we have the expertise to affect a solution!

Who are we?

We are a group of engineering and scientific professionals who share a passion for bringing ideas into reality. On average, our associates have each invested a minimum of 15+ years in their respective disciplines. Project management comes second nature.

We are dedicated to constant improvement and enhancement of our services. Each client is a valued customer, and an opportunity for us to improve the delivery of our services.

We strive to add value to your business or help you to develop your products in new markets.

Our offices are located at 1150 Silverado Street, La Jolla, California 92037

Our associates' CVs are available upon request

Recent blog posts

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Big Data; A few words on velocity and volume

In my ongoing discourse on "Big Data", I have so far briefly touched upon the underpinnings of what a Big Data solution might look like in a very general fashion. Yet I think it suffices to say that once we have determined what data model for which we are aggregating data, we can make some observations and lay design criteria for the data structure and the memory architecture that will undergird our solution. I'll introduce three analyses modes which will determine the construction of the memory architecture, memory handling processes and computing resources: (1) Forensic, (2) Near real-time and (3) Real-time. These distinctions and their ramifications will become apparent when the solution time scale is the prime driver. Let's review some memory model and architecture basics before we wade into deep water!

Big Data - The data model must represent reality!

Often when "Big Data" is mentioned, there arises an image of a massive amount of data being collected, manipulated, analyzed, with the resultant information categorized and stored. With the resultant information acting as the oracle that always gives the right answers, whatever the questions might be. Yet what we learned in the earliest days of programming still holds true: GIGO. This short note examines the role of choosing an appropriate data model and how that affects how we collect and process the data.