21st century market dynamics put a great deal of pressure on manufacturers to operate differently. Driving forces are many but include the need to satisfy customer demands quickly and to deal with energy constraints and environmental concerns. On the flip side, the growth of network technology in tandem with service-oriented architectures can have a transformative effect Read more…
If you don’t reside within France or European borders you may not have heard of HPC-SME (or HPC-PME in French), yet this initiative – supported by GENCI, INRIA and French bank BPIFrance – has made significant inroads to increasing access to high-performance computing among French small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs). While the project is centered on Read more…
When one thinks of major manufacturing companies, including Boeing, Proctor and Gamble, John Deere, Caterpillar, Dow, GE and others, from a systems and software perspective, there is little doubt that the competitive edge lies in high performance computing. But for many of these companies, it’s not simply a matter of plugging engineering codes into high Read more…
Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) is announcing a new HPC cloud project, called Fortissimo, aimed at boosting the competitiveness of European industry, specifically small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who use digital simulation and modeling.
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<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Hyperscale_small.bmp” alt=”” width=”111″ height=”68″ />Since its inception on June 28, the Uber-Cloud Experiment has attracted over 160 industry and research organizations and individuals from 22 countries. They all have one goal: to jointly explore the end-to-end process of remotely accessing technical computing resources sitting in HPC centers and in the cloud. With Round One of the experiment wrapping up, the organizers have generously provided a “half-time” report of the project.
Most manufacturers, especially small and medium businesses (SMBs), mainly use desktop workstations for their daily R&D work. Often they do prep work during the day and production runs over-night, resulting in one simulation job per day. In this article, we will investigate how breaking the CAE jobs free from the restrictions of the workstation environment and moving them to the cloud could benefit the CAE engineers as well as the CAE software vendors.
During Moabcon, which took place earlier this month, Adaptive Computing highlighted its recent product refresh, laid out future plans and provided a forum for customer feedback. The well-attended event stirred lots of discussion around the relevancy of cloud computing to HPC, and contributor Steve Campbell was there to capture the proceedings.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/jet_engine_simulation_small.png” alt=”” width=”138″ height=”96″ />One of the prominent themes of this week’s High Performance Computer and Communications Council (HPCC) Conference revolved around the question of why many users with a need for HPC are still resistant to adopting the technology. John West, the Director of the DoD’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program, and the organizer of this years HPCC program, talked at length about this particular phenomenon in his conference kickoff presentation.
Software vendor Autodesk highlighted its cloud computing focus with the introduction of several cloud-based offerings during the course of the Autodesk University event, which took place in Las Vegas last week.