March 28, 2017
Simulation and computing advances are enabling new approaches to how products are designed. As more engineering teams gain access to high-performance computing resources and simulation software that can take advantage of them, product design and development is being elevated.
Access to more computing power means design engineers and analysts no longer have to choose between running more simulations or meeting deadlines. Design exploration and optimization efforts can take more variables into account, leading engineers down the right path. More complex models and systems can now be simulated without compromising on details that would choke most workstations.
We’re entering the sweet spot for the combination of high-performance computing and simulation. The hardware is becoming ubiquitous thanks to the many forms it can take—powerful workstations, on-site clusters and cloud-based resources. The software is now built to take advantage of all that available processing power. The final hurdle to cross is for engineering teams to understand the possibilities and how to determine what implementation will speed their workflow.