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How HPC Can Help

By | 2/27/12

High-performance computing can provide an edge to American entrepreneurs and companies and hasten the implementation of crucial new technologies by substantially reducing development time and cost. The United States is a world leader in high-performance computing and advanced simulation applications. By testing a new concept or product in virtual space, HPC modeling and simulation dramatically reduces the number of physical prototypes necessary to bring a product to market. By shortening the development window, HPC gives American companies an edge in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.

Companies such as Boeing, Goodyear and Siemens have all used HPC modeling and simulation to develop new and innovative products. Boeing used high-performance computing to reduce the number of wing prototypes from 77 in previous aircraft models to just 7 for the 787 Dreamliner. Goodyear partnered with Sandia National Laboratory to reduce development time and cost for their all-season tire TripleTred Technology. Siemens is partnering with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to create detailed wind forecasting models to improve the efficiency of individual wind turbines and the performance of entire wind farms.

Our national laboratory system can provide HPC modeling and simulation expertise and capabilities found few places in the world. Whether creating detailed theoretical equations or writing the millions of lines of code that allow these supercomputers to make increasingly precise predictions on product performance, the scientists and engineers at these laboratories can help spur American innovation, entrepreneurship and competitiveness.

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The HPC Blog is a dynamic online resource presenting the latest news and analysis on High-Performance Computing (HPC). By testing a new concept or product in virtual space, HPC modeling and simulation can dramatically reduce the time and physical effort necessary to bring a product to market. It shortens the development window, giving American companies an edge in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.

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