Blue Collar Computing
Is there a better way to design production systems that will adapt to the aerodynamics of a peanut during roasting? Or to the size of a baby during diaper design? Or to the likelihood of a detergent bottle being dropped? For the person given these challenges, the answer for each is “yes,” and the means is “powerful computers.”
The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded Engineering Mechanics Corporation of Columbus (Emc2) and its partners $1 million to develop a cloud-based tool that will simulate welding processes employed in the manufacture of metallic products. The funding gives added momentum to AweSim, a public-private, Ohio-based initiative to boost industrial use of modeling and simulation.
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded AltaSim Technologies nearly $150,000 to further develop the technologies that drive additive manufacturing – adding momentum to an public-private initiative based in Ohio to boost industrial use of modeling and simulation.
Engineers from the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) have developed an innovative access mechanism that is helping researchers to bridge the chasm between the convenience of a web interface and the complexity of high performance computing systems.
A team of academic and business organizations, mostly from Ohio, won an award for the “Best Application for Advanced Manufacturing” at the Next Generation Application Summit.
Ed Note: The AweSim advanced manufacturing application initiative was referred to as IntelSim
during the grant development process, but is being marketed as AweSim as of October 2013.
Group honors OSC for role with national digital manufacturing initiative
OSC, business clients explain roles with EDA's NDEMC program