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Big Compute 20 Conference Announces Speaker Lineup

Today the Big Compute Conference announced sponsors and speakers for its inaugural event, held February 11-12, 2020 in San Francisco. The two-day conference will feature business leaders and scientists describing how they are transforming their industries with access to unlimited cloud compute. “Big Compute 20 brings together thought leaders in aerospace, automotive, AI, biotech, medical, academic, technology, and chemical industries. In addition to inspiring talks, the event will feature workshops, networking, panels and a hackathon sprint, all focused on the freedom to think big.”

ANSYS Accelerates Electronic Product Design at GUC

Global Unichip Corp. has adopted ANSYS to support its unmatched combination of advanced technology, low-power and embedded CPU design capabilities. “GUC is committed to providing world-class custom ASICs to help elevate prospective systems and integrated circuit (IC) companies’ market-leading positions,” said Louis Lin, senior vice president, GUC. “As IC manufacturing processes become more complex, there are more elements to simulate and compute during chip design and verification to ensure reliability and minimize power loss. ANSYS helps us minimize this complexity, speed our time to market and reduce development costs. Our partnership with ANSYS has been a cornerstone in helping our clients succeed in the IC market.”

ANSYS to Acquire LSTC

Today ANSYS announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC), the premier provider of explicit dynamics and other advanced finite element analysis technology. Once closed, the acquisition will empower ANSYS customers to solve a new class of engineering challenges, including developing safer automobiles, aircraft and trains while reducing or even eliminating the need for costly physical testing.

ANSYS Cloud HPC Increases Simulation throughput for Hundreds of Organizations

Engineers are unlocking increased compute capacity to achieve advancements in 5G, autonomous systems, electric vehicles, and other global megatrends thanks to ANSYS Cloud HPC, powered by Microsoft Azure. Available from directly within ANSYS engineering simulation software, ANSYS Cloud is helping organizations rapidly run high-fidelity simulations, shortening development cycles and increasing time to market. “”Organizations benefit from Azure’s vast number of on-demand compute cores to run large parallel and tightly coupled simulations, enabled by infrastructure specifically designed for HPC featuring RDMA InfiniBand. With Azure, ANSYS customers get performance without sacrificing security as sensitive proprietary data remains highly secure and protected by technologies that prohibit unauthorized access.”

Advancing manufacturing with simulation-based digital twins

The concept of a digital twin—the mirroring of a physical object with a virtual object created by simulation-based engineering—has been around since NASA began using numerical simulation technology and comparing the results to ground-based physical models as it developed and managed early spacecraft. “Today, digital twins are hot—a subject of intense interest and investment. Gartner puts digital twins fourth on its list of the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2019.”

Podcast: Rescale powers Innovation in Antenna Design

In this Big Compute podcast, Gabriel Broner hosts Mike Hollenbeck, founder and CTO at Optisys. Optisys is a startup that is changing the antenna industry. Using HPC in the cloud and 3D printing they are able to design customized antennas which are much smaller, lighter and higher performing than traditional antennas.

Supercomputing Aerodynamics in Paralympic Cycling

A project carried out at the National University of Ireland Galway and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and KU Leuven has been exploring the role of aerodynamic science in Paralympic cycling. “This work also opens the door for world-class Paralympic athletes to have the same expertise and equipment available to them as other professional athletes. At the world championships and Paralympics where tenths of seconds can decide medals this work can unlock that vital time!”

Job of the Week: Software Developer at ANSYS

ANSYS in Canonsburg, PA is seeking a Software Developer in our Job of the Week. “The Software Development Engineer involves developing, implementing, and maintaining functionality related to the ANSYS MAPDL application and Mechanical product line.”

UberCloud moves HPC Workloads to the Cloud with ANSYS Discovery Live

In this video, Thomas Francis from the UberCloud leads a discussion on how engineers and IT in the various organizations can benefit from Cloud computing. “UberCloud’s pre-packaged ANSYS cloud solution comes with a fully interactive desktop environment, accessed through a secure browser connection. You can leverage ANSYS’s powerful GUI-based tools such as Design Modeler and Workbench for iterative analysis, and you can also run batch or background jobs when needed using RSM.”

Job of the Week: HPC Software Developer at ANSYS

ANSYS is seeking an HPC Software Developer in our Job of the Week. “The Software Developer II is responsible for assisting in the design, development and maintenance of the next generation, multi-physics coupling engine. This developer can expect to be engaged in all stages of code and capability planning, creation and evolution, and to work closely with other groups as they adopt the coupling infrastructure. Emphasis is on planning and executing work at the iteration (approximately monthly) time scale.”