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Primeur weekly 2016-03-07

Focus

Azerbaijan e-infrastructure is developing fast thanks to project partnership with European Community ...

Quantum computing

Quantum leap for new UK centre ...

British minister announces GBP 204 million investment in doctoral training and Quantum Technologies science ...

Surrey's GBP 3 million grant puts the UK in pole position in the race to quantum technologies ...

Focus on Europe

Highly realistic virtual neurons fruit of an Allen Institute and Blue Brain collaboration ...

Middleware

Bright Computing announces partnership with France-based Alineos ...

Adaptive Computing launches high productivity remote visualization ...

Hardware

Mellanox delivers next generation network processor to key telco customers ...

TE Connectivity signs enterprise license agreement with ANSYS ...

OCF delivers new 181 Teraflop/s HPC resource for University College London ...

Cray appoints Fred Kohout as Chief Marketing Officer ...

The University of Rijeka takes a leap and unveils the most powerful supercomputer in the Adriatic region, designed by Bull ...

DDN continues run as global leader in 2015 TOP500 list of global supercomputing centres ...

Applications

SKODA AUTO drives innovation and automotive advancements powered by new SGI supercomputer ...

IBM and New York Genome Center to create comprehensive, open cancer data repository to tap cognitive insights from Watson ...

Updated workflows for new LHC ...

Cornell opens $25 million NSF platform for discovering new materials ...

World-leading supercomputer instrumental in discovery of proof point for Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity by Cardiff University ...

World's first parallel computer based on biomolecular motors ...

The Cloud

American Sleep Apnea Association and IBM launch SleepHealth app ...

Oracle unveils first data protection solution with seamless Cloud tiering ...

SKODA AUTO drives innovation and automotive advancements powered by new SGI supercomputer

6 Mar 2016 London, Milpitas - SKODA AUTO a.s. has launched into operation a SGI UV and two SGI ICE high performance computing (HPC) systems to further enhance its computer-aided engineering capabilities. SKODA AUTO is one of the world's oldest car manufacturers and draws on 110 years of production expertise. The new installation will integrate with SKODA AUTO's existing SGI supercomputer to reach over 30,000 Intel Xeon E5 family processor cores.

Car manufacturers are under increasing pressure to reduce costs and increase quality throughout the entire design cycle. The use of virtual prototyping software and HPC systems allows them to validate a design before committing to making expensive physical prototypes. The newest SGI installation will continue to provide SKODA AUTO with a unified compute, storage and services solution that tackles their most demanding CAE workloads, maximizes engineering productivity and speeds up the time to market.

"Customer satisfaction and the highest standard of production are at the very core of our brand and is the driving force behind our innovation processes", stated Petr Resl, head of IT Services, SKODA AUTO. "This latest installation enables us to conduct complex product performance and safety analysis that will in turn help us to further our commitment to our customer's welfare and ownership experience. It helps us develop more innovative vehicles at an excellent value-to-price ratio."

Along with an extensive supercomputing system launch into operation, SKODA AUTO also continues in professional services cooperation with SGI which includes dedicated on-site customer support personnel to help oversee the HPC systems and deploy SKODA AUTO specific advanced CAE computing workflows.

"SKODA AUTO has been a highly valued customer at SGI for many years and this new purchase builds upon a long-standing relationship between us", stated Gabriel Broner, vice president and general manager of high performance computing, SGI. "Our SGI systems will allow SKODA AUTO to continue to make great strides in developing safer automobiles and improving time to market."
Source: Rackable Systems

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-03-07

Focus

Azerbaijan e-infrastructure is developing fast thanks to project partnership with European Community ...

Quantum computing

Quantum leap for new UK centre ...

British minister announces GBP 204 million investment in doctoral training and Quantum Technologies science ...

Surrey's GBP 3 million grant puts the UK in pole position in the race to quantum technologies ...

Focus on Europe

Highly realistic virtual neurons fruit of an Allen Institute and Blue Brain collaboration ...

Middleware

Bright Computing announces partnership with France-based Alineos ...

Adaptive Computing launches high productivity remote visualization ...

Hardware

Mellanox delivers next generation network processor to key telco customers ...

TE Connectivity signs enterprise license agreement with ANSYS ...

OCF delivers new 181 Teraflop/s HPC resource for University College London ...

Cray appoints Fred Kohout as Chief Marketing Officer ...

The University of Rijeka takes a leap and unveils the most powerful supercomputer in the Adriatic region, designed by Bull ...

DDN continues run as global leader in 2015 TOP500 list of global supercomputing centres ...

Applications

SKODA AUTO drives innovation and automotive advancements powered by new SGI supercomputer ...

IBM and New York Genome Center to create comprehensive, open cancer data repository to tap cognitive insights from Watson ...

Updated workflows for new LHC ...

Cornell opens $25 million NSF platform for discovering new materials ...

World-leading supercomputer instrumental in discovery of proof point for Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity by Cardiff University ...

World's first parallel computer based on biomolecular motors ...

The Cloud

American Sleep Apnea Association and IBM launch SleepHealth app ...

Oracle unveils first data protection solution with seamless Cloud tiering ...