SME (a non-profit student and professional association for educating and advancing the manufacturing industry in North America) recently invited me to conduct a half-day workshop at its AeroDef Manufacturing conference/exposition March 26-29 at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California.
modeling and simulation
An account at OSC gives companies 24/7 access to HPC systems that power innovation with ultrafast parallel processing capabilities and a variety of open-source and commercial software solvers. But the AweSim industrial outreach initiative is more than just a gateway, it can also be an opportunity to engage with the engineering service providers (ESPs) that serve as AweSim collaborators and offer their considerable expertise in modeling and simulation (M&S) to AweSim.
While many from the academic community are already doing amazing research through the Ohio Supercomputer Center, we also serve many commercial clients through the AweSim Program. But there are still those who could benefit from the program who haven't even been introduced to it yet. Chase Eyster's mission is to make that introduction. Find out how he does it and the reactions he receives.
By opening an account through the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s (OSC) AweSim Modeling & Simulation industrial engagement program, designers and engineers could have access to one of the most powerful HPC platforms in the world. They would be able to sign in to their account, establish a secure connection with one of our three HPC systems, and use OSC resources to maximize their M&S efforts.
Looking for and embracing new technologies, methodologies and innovative process is not something many small and mid-sized manufacturers (SMMs) have time to explore. However, the OSC-AweSim team embraces every obstacle as a challenge and has worked hard to help manufacturers embrace obstacles as challenges. And it turns out, people are noticing and trying to jump on board.
For small- to medium-sized companies to keep pace with both their customers and their competition, they need a technological advantage. That advantage might just be modeling, simulation and data analysis, and that's where AweSim comes in. But where exactly are we going? How can we get there? And how can we engage?
The democratization of Computer Aided Engineering was a hot topic at the recent 2016 NAFEMS meeting in Seattle. And while many approaches to wider access to modeling and simulation are emerging, a clear path hasn't quite been decided upon yet. One thing that is clear is AweSim plans to be part of the solution, here's how:
Recently, AweSim Director Alan Chalker had the opportunity to sit in on Desktop Engineering's roundtable discussion, "Supercomputing for the Rest of Us." The goal of the roundtable was to discuss the democratization of high performance computing modeling and simulation. It turned out to be an excellent platform to continue to spread the word about how the AweSim program is working to lower the perception and reality of exclusivity to this powerful tool, from which all manufacturers can benefit.
Recently, we visited the LRITA Tech Conference in Lima, Ohio to share what high performance computing modeling and simulation can offer manufacturers and engineers. As usual, the response was, "why aren't we using this program already?" Introducing people to our M&S and opening eyes is a pretty cool experience. Check out more about our trip to LRITA and what we were able to share with IT professionals from northwest Ohio.
Forrest Burney isn’t a SimApp salesman, or any kind of salesman actually, but he’d certainly make a good one. Burney is the Engineering Manager of Plastics at BWay Corporation, one of the largest manufacturers of packaging containers for industrial, commercial and retail markets in North America.