Skoda uses HPC to Accelerate Automotive Innovation

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Skoda CAE 2Škoda Auto, one of Europe’s best known car companies, was in need of scalable, high performance computing systems to perform complex product performance and safety analysis using applications such as ANSYS® Fluent®, ESI® PamCrash® and OpenFOAM®.

The company chose SGI® ICE™ X and SGI® UV™ 2000 systems to achieve higher resolutions simulation and modeling, as well as substantially speeding up workflows.  The new systems delivered in this and last year provided over 200 teraflops of processing power.

SGI MFG WP - Cover Sm. 3This article is part of 5 article series on how HPC is helping to Fuel the Growth in Manufacturing. This white paper was created by the editors of insideHPC and underwritten by SGI and Intel.

The head of Škoda’s Process & System Integration-Product Process comments, “With new SGI computing power, we will be able to rapidly develop more innovative vehicles with excellent value-to-power ratios.”

SGI offers a highly flexible framework of scale-up and scale-out servers and storage products ideally suited for CAE workloads from multiple disciplines. This includes the ability to maximize the efficiency of HPC infrastructures for CAE by seamlessly integrating all the requisite components – hardware, software and storage. In addition, the company has a long history of proven domain knowledge and key CAE application expertise. All of these capabilities are supported by strong ISV relationships and partner ecosystem.

SGI is delivering HPC productivity to manufacturers, both large and small, and, in the process, contributing to the resurgence of the manufacturing sector in the U.S. and around the world. To learn more download the white paper on HPC and Manufacturing from the editors of insideHPC sponsored by SGI and Intel.