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Democratizing HPC

High Performance Computing for Everyone!

HPC is available to you today if you need it!

This public resource center contains information related to how anyone can easily gain access to HPC resources and expertise.

What is HPC?  There are lots of terms that essentially are variations of the same thing:  HPC (High Performance Computing), Advanced Modeling, Simulation & Analysis, Technical Computing, Cluster Computing, Parallel Computing.  Specifically, these refer to computers at the frontline of current computational processing capacity.

Why would you use HPC?  For some situations, experimentation may not be adequate to test theories because things may be too small to see and measure, systems may be too large and remote, or processes can be too fast or too complex.  Alternatively, simulations or analyzes may take too long  or the size of the data is too large to be contained on a personal computer.

  • Success Stories

    UberCloud has successfully completed six rounds of cloud experiments over the past few years.  The case studies can be found online at their website as annual compendiums.
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  • Case Studies

    AweSim has several dozen case studies that document clients use of HPC resources.  These include sectors such as advanced manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, bio-health, food processing and logistics.

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  • Virtual Coffee Break Series: Part 18

    HPC Case Study Valve Design: Clippard Instrument Laboratory had a proportional valve that was not delivering consistent performance. See how Democratizing HPC was able to help.

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  • Rev-Sim Coffee Break Series: Part 15

    Case Study: Gas Liquid Two-Phase Flow Application - Evaluation of gas rate due to liquid flow in energy plant liquid storage facility

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  • Virtual Coffee Break Series: Part 14

    Developing efficient processes to gain critical information to test aerodynamics and analyze racing behavior on various tracks keeps NASCAR ahead of the curve.

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  • Rev-Sim Coffee Break Series: Part 13

    Democratizing HPC Case Study: CFD Analysis of a V6 Intake Manifold with STAR-CCM+

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    Rev-Sim virtual coffee break webinar series featuring case studies focused on democratizing high performance computing (HPC).

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  • RevSim Coffee Break Series: Part 18

    HPC Case Study: Clippard Instrument Laboratory had a proportional valve that was not delivering consistent performance. See how Democratizing HPC was able to help.

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  • Rev-Sim Coffee Break Series: Part 11

    Case Study – Dielectric Heating of an Insulated Block

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    Rev-Sim virtual coffee break webinar series featuring case studies focused on democratizing high performance computing (HPC).

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  • Rev-Sim Coffee Break Webinar Series: Part 10

    Rev-Sim Coffee Break Webinar Series. Democratizing HPC Part 10

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    Democratizing High Performance Computing (HPC): Data Classification – Case Study

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    Rev-Sim Coffee Break Webinar Series. Democratizing HPC Part 9

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    Democratizing High Performance Computing (HPC): CFD Radial Fan Simulation – Case Study

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  • The ROI of GPU-Accelerated Computing

    Trying to decide when to use GPUs on HPC? Check out this whitepaper!

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    Penguin Computing provides a good analysis of the technical and business reasons behind using GPUs vs CPUs on HPC systems.

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  • Rev-Sim Coffee Break Video: Part 8

    Democratizing HPC – Part 8: Welding Simulation

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    Democratizing HPC Part 8: Welding Simulation. EMC2 and AweSim developed an App allowing non-specialists to access and use Virtual Fabrication Technology (VFT)

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  • Rev-Sim Coffee Break Series: Part 17

    HPC Case Study: North Sea Asset Life Extension – Assessing Impacts on Helicopter Operations.

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  • Rev-Sim Coffee Break: Part 6

    Democratizing HPC. Ohio Supercomputer Case Study: Aircraft Design

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    Through the Ohio Supercomputer Center, TotalSim US was able to provide a web app to teams in the GoFly competition that performs CFD design analysis.

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  • ANSYS Provides Path to Cloud HPC

    ANSYS Cloud delivers on-demand cloud HPC access within the ANSYS portfolio to democratize simulation.

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    Digital Engineering’s Beth Stackpole tells readers how ANSYS Cloud, built on Microsoft Azure, provides instant access to on-demand HPC in the cloud directly from within ANSYS applications.

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  • Rev-Sim Virtual Coffee Break: Part 4

    A RevSim virtual coffee break short video featuring a Greenlight Optics Case Study.

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    Through the Ohio Supercomputer Center Greenlight Optics was able to model thermal properties involved in producing an injection-molded lens used for collimating LED light.

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  • Virtual Coffee Break Series: Part 3

    A RevSim virtual coffee break short video highlighting the virtual modeling and simulation of pharmaceutical production tank mixers by ANSYS.

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    ANSYS for Bioreactors. A RevSim (RevolutioninSimulation.com) virtual coffee break short video highlighting the virtual modeling and simulation of pharmaceutical production tank mixers by ANSYS as an example industrial case study showcasing the democratization of HPC services and resources for everyday business purposes.

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  • Rev-Sim Virtual Coffee Break Series: Part 2

    Case study showcasing the democratization of HPC services and resources for everyday business purposes.

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    Episode 2: BWAY Buckets. A RevSim (RevolutioninSimulation.com) virtual coffee break short video highlighting the virtual modeling and simulation of plastic buckets by BWAY as an example industrial case study showcasing the democratization of HPC services and resources for everyday business purposes.

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  • Rev-Sim Coffee Break Series: Part 16

    ANSOL, a small engineering company, was in need of big computing power to perform complex simulations.  Democratizing HPC makes High Performance Computing available to all regardless of size or budget.

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  • By the Numbers: Democratization

    Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2019, the analytics output of business users with self-service capabilities will surpass that of professional data scientists.

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    The global simulation software market is expected to grow from $6.26 billion in 2017 to $13.45 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 16.5%.  Similarly, the cloud-based simulation market reached $3.3 billion in 2016, and is expected to have a CAGR of 11.4% through 2025, reaching $8.5 billion.

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  • OSC Research Team Improves Code to Benefit Industrial Engineers

    The Ohio Supercomputer Center’s (OSC) Karen Tomko, Ph.D., and the University of Illinois/Urbana’s Robert Dodds, Ph.D., recently wrapped up a project that will greatly enhance the simulation capabilities of manufacturing engineers.

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    Tomko and Dodds were co-principal investigators on the Intel Parallel Computer Center project, a two-year project with the goal of code modernizing WARP3D, an open-source code used by engineers to optimize the robotic welding process for heavy equipment. It is a code used in industry, government laboratories and academia for 3D nonlinear analysis of solids using finite elements.

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  • University of Buffalo Center for Computational Research expanding industry partnership program

    The University at Buffalo Center for Computational Research (CCR) is expanding its super-computing capability with new grants. The center will use the awards to purchase advanced computing equipment that will triple its computing power, enabling it to better support new and existing businesses in advanced manufacturing, the life sciences and other industries.

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    The University of Buffalo CCR has received a $1M investment from Empire State Development to upgrade their computational servers for industry.  “This investment will allow us to expand a highly successful industry partnership program that has already led to the creation and retention of nearly 100 jobs in the Buffalo Niagara region, and an estimated economic impact of more than $50 million over the past four years,” said Furlani, who added that the project aligns with strategies outlined by the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council.”

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  • Moving CAE Applications to the Cloud is Getting Easier

    UberCloud's Wolfgang Gentzsch and Burak Yenier discuss the role of the Cloud in democratizing simulation in this Digital Engineering article.

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    In 2012 CAE Cloud-based applications took three months on average, and the failure rate was about 50%. Although the cloud ‘on-boarding’ process then was already well understood, the major and time-consuming hurdles were still unresolved. Today, with a variety of successful applications, the process is significantly improved.

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  • Democratizing HPC: OSC Releases Version 1.3 of OnDemand, Seeks Grant for 2.0

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  • Rev-Sim Coffee Break Series: Part 15

    Case Study: Gas Liquid Two-Phase Flow Application – Evaluation of gas rate due to liquid flow in energy plant liquid storage facility

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  • Democratizing thermal modeling with a cloud-based simulation app

    More detailed and faster simulation with high-performance cloud computing.

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    This test project for high-performance computing (HPC) in the cloud was designed to explore how cloud HPC resources can help to speed up and enable high-performance finite element simulations carried out with COMSOL Multiphysics and COMSOL Server. The objective was to find out how HPC cloud providers can augment engineering organizations’ on-premise hardware to allow for more detailed and faster simulations.

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  • Latest signal for cloud HPC’s role in CAE’s future: Rescale $14 million funding round

    Bruce Jenkins discusses the future of High Performance Cloud Computing.

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    One of the strongest signals yet for the increasingly central role that cloud HPC will play—indeed, is already playing—to expand the availability, affordability and value of CAE came in Rescale’s just-announced $14 million in Series A funding.

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  • Supercomputing for the Rest of Us

    Supercomputing or High-Performance Computing (HPC) you can use for the duration of a project.

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    Supercomputing or High-Performance Computing (HPC) was once confined to researchers working on climate analysis, genomic mapping, and quantum mechanics. But affordable hardware, Open Source software, and creative deployment are ushering in the era of supercomputing for the masses.

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  • The ROI of GPU-Accelerated Computing

    Trying to decide when to use GPUs on HPC? Check out this whitepaper!

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    Penguin Computing provides a good analysis of the technical and business reasons behind using GPUs vs CPUs on HPC systems.

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  • Audience Questions: Supercomputing for the Rest of Us

    Alan Chalker from Ohio Supercomputer Center and Lee Margetts from simulation industry association NAFEMS join DE’s editor Kenneth Wong for the roundtable talk on supercomputing.

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    Digital Engineering’s Kenneth Wong joined Alan Chalker from Ohio Supercomputer Center and Lee Margetts from simulation industry association NAFEMS to discuss the impact of affordable HPC (high performance computing).

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    April, 2016

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  • Rev-Sim Coffee Break: Part 13

    Case Study – CFD Analysis of a V6 Intake Manifold with STAR-CCM+

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    Rev-Sim virtual coffee break webinar series featuring case studies focused on democratizing high performance computing (HPC).

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  • Rev-Sim Coffee Break: Part 6

    Democratizing HPC. Ohio Supercomputer Case Study: Aircraft Design

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    Through the Ohio Supercomputer Center, TotalSim US was able to provide a web app to teams in the GoFly competition that performs CFD design analysis.

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  • Simulation for the Masses is AweSim

    Digital Engineering's Beth Stackpole recaps the AweSim initiative.

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    Here’s a real boost for the concept of simulation for the masses: The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), a regional center providing supercomputing services and expertise to local industries and university researchers, is forging ahead with a public-private partnership designed to bring affordable simulation services to small- and mid-sized companies.

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  • Comet Supporting Ohio Supercomputer Center AweSim Initiative

    Comet Solutions’ Simulation Applications (SimApps™) will be available on the cloud through a partnership with the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) via the OSC AweSim initiative.

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    By leveraging the cloud, high-performance computing centers are bridging the gap by allowing manufacturers of all sizes to tap advanced technologies on an as-needed basis. Comet completes the picture by putting easy-to-use applications at the front end of HPC resources for a breakthrough in providing all manufacturers with expert simulation results.

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  • Simulation in the Cloud is Becoming Mainstream

    Engineering.com's John Hayes explains that - when it comes to simulation - its time to get your head in the clouds.

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    In this post you’ll see an overview of Simulation applications hosted in the Cloud, a new type of offering that kicked off a year ago.  That’s when Autodesk announced Simulation 360, thereby firing the proverbial starter’s gun in a race to create the dominant online simulation tool kit.

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  • Rev-Sim Coffee Break Series: Part 12

    Case Study – Pallet Design

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