HPC and Simulation Helping Manufacturers Deliver Quality Products Faster

By Suresh Aswani, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

February 7, 2017

In this environment of intense market competition and ever-shortening product lifecycles, manufacturers and engineers are challenged to create better products faster and at lower costs than ever before. Today’s new products must stand apart from the pack and deliver on the promise that they make to customers.

Advancements in computer-aided engineering (CAE) and simulation technologies have served to drive improvements across the entire product development process, from design concept to final validation. Simulation has become an integral component of this process because it allows analysts, engineers, and designers to thoroughly test the quality and usability of new designs before creating costly physical prototypes.

In fact, companies that have used simulation software for product development have reported a 60 percent reduction in design cycle time (from 20 weeks to 8) and a 40 percent improvement to overall design costs.

The growing size and complexity of these simulation models is quickly driving demand for high performance computing (HPC) solutions that offer enhanced performance for CAE applications and will allow companies to simulate their next round of products even faster. Manufacturers operating on legacy computing infrastructures will struggle with longer turnaround times for large simulations and limited scalability of their modeling and simulation capabilities.

An automotive manufacturer simply couldn’t be profitable if they needed to crash-test 100 physical prototypes of their new vehicle before arriving at the final product. With HPC and best-in-class simulation software, manufacturers can now design, test, and eliminate ideas for new products without having to build them, dramatically reducing costs and development times.

Highly data-driven industries such as engineering and manufacturing require extreme compute performance. ANSYS, the global leader in engineering simulation, has tuned their software solutions specifically to perform well on the latest HPC systems. When run on the flexible HPE Apollo 2000 server, customers can create custom server configurations for their ANSYS applications. Pairing ANSYS software with an HPC system from HPE ensures that as complexity and simulations grow, turnaround times remain low and results are immediately available to impact data-driven decisions.

Today’s manufacturers are challenged to develop higher-quality products that deliver on the promise to keep us safer, healthier, and happier. Simulation-driven product development can help these companies innovate faster and remain competitive by streamlining the product development process.

Join me on Twitter @sureshaswani2 to discuss the latest HPC manufacturing solutions from HPE.

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