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Radio Free HPC Looks at How Bosch Helped Volkswagen Cheat Emissions Tests

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at recent developments in the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal. According to reports, auto parts supplier Bosch wrote the software for VW that enabled the company’s diesel vehicles to cheat on emissions tests. “We know because Bosch asked VW for indemnity back in 2006.”

Hexagon to Acquire MSC Software

Today Hexagon AB from Sweden announced an agreement to acquire MSC Software, a leading provider of computer-aided engineering solutions, including simulation software for virtual product and manufacturing process development. “MSC represents a game changer in our mission to deliver actionable manufacturing intelligence, taking us another step closer to realizing our smart connected factory vision in discrete manufacturing industries such as automotive and aerospace,” said Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén. “We can now leverage the data our MI division is generating to improve design choices and processes upstream in the workflow. The acquisition will also open up new markets and touchpoints for MSC via our PPM division.”

Job of the Week: HPC Development Engineer at MSC Software

MSC Software in Newport Beach, California is seeking an HPC Development Engineer in our Job of the Week. “The Development Engineer – HPC Scientist will create innovative parallel methods and implementations, primarily focused around the solution of linear equations providing an overall speedup to company-wide products. This role is part of a distributed and highly collaborative team of motivated HPC Scientists driven to create the fastest HPC solutions possible. The successful candidate will be involved in reviewing parallel method proposals from fellow group members for merit and estimating time for development. Initial focus will be on scalable distributed, direct methods for the solution of large sparse linear systems.”