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."