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.
Using high performance computing to help modernize US manufacturing is one of those good ideas that seems inevitable but always just out of reach. A recent study confirms this, and provides a framework for strengthening the HPC landscape in this sector.
Just as the electric power infrastructure was the key to a strong manufacturing base a century ago, a digital manufacturing infrastructure is critical to the future of American industry. Economic uncertainty and leaden growth have slowed innovation, but access to cutting edge tools such as high performance modeling and simulation provide a bold path forward, essentially transforming the way we build and thrive.
Last week in Washington, new research from NCMS and Intesect 360 was presented to help convince government leaders of the inherent value of making high-performance computing software and resources accessible to the manufacturing sector–from the bottom up. Without having access to core technologies, particularly in the realm of modeling and simulation, many smaller design and manufacturing shops have a hard time remaining competitive, but this is an expensive, risky leap to make for many firms.
Microsoft announces lastest release of Windows HPC Server; Intersect360 Research and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences release survey on digital manufacturing in the US; and an IBM study shows that 10 Gigabit Ethernet outperforms InfiniBand and Gigabit Ethernet.