Today’s manufacturers are operating in an ever-changing atmosphere, and finding new ways to boost productivity has never been more vital.
This is why manufacturers are ramping up their investments in high performance computing (HPC), a trend which has helped give rise to the “connected factory” and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) concepts that are proliferating throughout the industry today.
Remote visualization is a branch of HPC that is a natural fit for manufacturing and engineering environments, as it provides high performance remote access to graphics-intensive 3D applications. Remote visualization capabilities have existed for some time now in HPC environments; however, without the right equipment data visualization over long distances and a variety of devices can be challenging and expensive. Luckily, new HPC solutions are revolutionizing the way products are designed, tested, and built.
Design innovation boosts product quality
Remote visualization allows engineers to experiment with multiple design options simultaneously, enabling them to quickly make changes and eliminate designs that won’t hold up through production. Teams across distributed locations can also interact with the same design, helping to improve collaboration and product quality.
Virtual prototyping saves costs
With remote visualization, engineers can fine tune product designs before entering the costly prototype phase. This means the number of physical prototypes needed to verify designs can be dramatically reduced, allowing manufacturing organizations to save costs and only develop products that can be manufactured in a profitable way.
Real-time visualization drives operational efficiencies
Real-time visualization tools are helping factory floor operators extract data-driven insight which lets them automate production processes, identify bottlenecks, and foresee potential equipment failures before they occur. As more devices become connected, the resulting data can be used to generate simulations of production processes and identify where operational efficiencies can be gained.
HPC systems optimized for high performance 3D remote graphics are no longer optional in an industry as demanding as manufacturing. HPE Remote Visualization solutions are designed to help organizations reap the full benefits of adding remote visualization to their technology stack, which include more accurate modeling and simulations, faster decision-making, and enhanced collaboration.
Today’s manufacturing industry is in a continuous state of transformation that brings with it daunting challenges, however successful manufacturers are finding new ways to use computing technologies as a competitive advantage. Follow me on Twitter @VineethRam to stay on top of the latest HPC manufacturing innovations that are improving the product development process.