Published June 4, 2012
Simmetrix and HPC2 Improve Product Design in New York State
Simmetrix Inc., a leading provider of high-performance component software for simulation-based design, is collaborating with HPC2 computational scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to improve the product design process for New York State manufacturers.
Engineers’ design process requires defining inputs for simulations across a range of operating conditions for multiple design variations. Simmetrix software automates complex, time-consuming steps in the generation of these simulation inputs. Integration of the software into the engineers design process is a collaborative effort between Simmetrix and HPC2 computational scientists. With finite time for satisfying custom orders, the use of these tools frees engineers to focus on meeting the customers’ needs, resulting in improved products.
Simmetrix has advanced the performance, functionality and portability of their software through access to the computational resources at the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations and through research collaborations with Rensselaer. Simmetrix and Rensselaer are currently working on two Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research grants for software developments to further support massively parallel simulations in the areas of magneto hydro-dynamics and computational fluid dynamics.
Simmetrix was founded in 1997 by Rensselaer alumni Mark Beall. At their headquarters in Clifton Park NY they employ a staff of software engineers, technical support specialists and business administrators.
216 Intel Xeon E5-2650v2 nodes:
2.6 GHz per core,
8 cores per socket,
2 sockets per node,
8 FLOPS per cycle
333 GFLOPS/node peak
(72 TFLOPS total)
144 nodes with Mellanox FDR IB (56 Gbps)