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Using HPC in Design and Manufacturing


Lightweight construction is more than designing according to the laws of nature. It is a social, ecological and economic concern, a philosophy and an aesthetic view. In this case study we see how SL-Rasch (Institute for Scientific Architecture) used HPC to design, simulate and manufacture large umbrellas for use in a variety of places including a mosque.

SGI Solutions for CAE Applications


The adoption of computer aided engineering (CAE) powered by high performance computing (HPC) is one of key factors fueling the re-birth of manufacturing. SGI offers an HPC environment that is ideal for CAE solutions. This article is part of 5 article series on how HPC is helping to fuel the growth in manufacturing.

Reduce Manufacturing Costs with HPC


This week article on HPC and Manufacturing is focused on another major consideration for today’s manufacturers which is the the pressure to reduce costs. This, in turn, is driving the need to reduce expensive physical prototyping through the use of modeling and simulation earlier in the design process.

HPC Fuels Manufacturing Rebirth

HPC Manufacturing

After a long dry spell triggered in part by the global downturn in the economy, manufacturing is enjoying an economic and technological resurgence. According to the Institute of Supply Management (ISM), American manufacturing continues to improve.

Managing Cluster Complexity

HPC Cluster Success

If you open the back of today’s HPC cluster you will see lots of cables. There are any number of cables including those for power, Ethernet, InfiniBand , Fibre Channel, KVM, and others. The current situation creates the need for complex configuration and administration.

How the ‘C’ in HPC can now Stand for Cloud

HPC Cloud

Most IaaS (infrastructure as a service) vendors such as Rackspace, Amazon and Savvis use various virtualization technologies to manage the underlying hardware they build their offerings on. Unfortunately the virtualization technologies used vary from vendor to vendor and are sometimes kept secret. Therefore, the question about virtual machines versus physical machines for high performance computing (HPC) applications is germane to any discussion of HPC in the cloud.

Break the Rules: Creating a complete HPC Solution with Cisco UCS and Bright Cluster

Bright Computing WP

Learn how a system built on Cisco UCS using Bright Cluster Manager is a complete HPC Ethernet solution that frees the IT manager, administrator, and users to focus on HPC results instead of managing a complex collection of hardware and software.

Six ways HPC Clusters Drive Design Optimization

IBM HPC Clusters

Tighter budgets and a stricter regulatory climate are dictating the need for smaller product envelopes and new material choices. Engineers are tasked with these demands against a backdrop of fewer resources and shrinking time-to-market cycles. Now, you’ll learn how advanced simulation software can dramatically shorten the design phase by allowing engineers to virtually optimize and validate new ideas earlier in the process, minimizing the expense of building physical prototypes and streamlining real-world testing.

How to Reap the Benefits of the Evolving HPC Cloud

HPC Cloud

In such a demanding and dynamic HPC environment, Cloud Computing technologies, whether deployed as a private cloud or in conjunction with a public cloud, represent a powerful approach to managing technical computing resources. Now, learn how breaking down internal compute silos, by masking underlying HPC complexity to the scientist-clinician researcher user community, and by providing transparency and control to IT managers, cloud computing strategies and tools help organizations of all sizes effectively manage their HPC assets and growing compute workloads that consume them.