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Big Compute Podcast: Boom Supersonic looks to HPC Cloud

In this Big Compute Podcast, host Gabriel Broner interviews Josh Krall co-founder and VP of Technology at Boom Supersonic. Boom is using HPC in the cloud to design a passenger supersonic plane and address the technical and business challenges it poses. “We witnessed technical success with supersonic flying with Concorde, but the economics did not work out. More than forty years later, Boom is embarking in building Overture, a supersonic plane, where passengers will pay the price of today’s business class seats.”

Video: The Incredible New Supersonic Affinity Jet Engine from GE

In this video, GE showcases its initial design of the first-ever supersonic engine purpose-built for business jets. The “Affinity” engine is optimized with proven GE technology for supersonic flight and timed to meet the Aerion AS2 launch. “GE Aviation has more than 60 years of experience in designing and building engines adapted for supersonic aircraft. Its first engine to push us into the supersonic era was the J79, which was introduced with Lockheed on their F-104 Starfighter in the mid-1950s.”

Video: Rescale Night Showcases HPC in the Cloud

“Billed as an exposition into ‘The Future of Cloud HPC Simulation,’ the event brought together experts in high-performance computing and simulation, cloud computing technologists, startup founders, and VC investors across the technology landscape. In addition to product demonstrations with Rescale engineers, including the popular Deep Learning workshop led by Mark Whitney, Rescale Director of Algorithms, booths featuring ANSYS, Microsoft Azure, Data Collective, and Microsoft Ventures offered interactive sessions for attendees.”

Rescale HPC Cloud to Foster Return of Supersonic Travel

Denver-based Boom Technology is leveraging Rescale’s cloud-based simulation and optimization system to enable a rebirth of supersonic passenger travel. “Rescale’s cloud platform is a game-changer for engineering. It gives Boom computing resources comparable to building a large on premise HPC center. Rescale lets us move fast with minimal capital spending and resources overhead,” Joshua Krall, Co-founder & CTO.