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TERATEC Forum 2015
Workshop 5 - Wednesday, June 24 from 14:00 to 17:30
HPC and Simulation Impacts on Engineering Process

Engineering Simulation Trends Driving HPC Scale-up and Scale-out

This keynote presentation identifies the major challenges and trends in engineering simulation which are driving HPC innovations. One of the challenges is setting up a cost-effective and scalable IT environment. This is clearly needed to address the current and future simulation workloads, including efficient utilization of centralized and/or cloud resources. Furthermore, products today are increasingly intelligent, with highly inter-related sub-systems spanning multiple physics. To be able to tackle them, HPC is needed. Then, variations in operating conditions, manufacturing processes and material properties create uncertainty in the overall success of a product design. HPC is needed to cope with these numerous variations in a timely, cost-effective manner. But also optimization of workstation deployment, and collaboration and data sharing between globally distributed work teams. This is also related to cloud computing, data management, linkage to PLM, etc. Finally, engineering departments have less time and often fewer resources. There is clearly a need to amplify engineering productivity, and HPC is increasingly being used to drive more value out of the existing engineering team, including non-traditional users.

Wim Slagter is the Lead Product Manager for High Performance Computing at ANSYS, Inc. In his role, he is also responsible for the corporate marketing programs on high-performance and cloud computing. Prior to that, Wim was the Corporate Product Manager for the CFD product line and the Business Manager for Explicit Dynamics and Offshore. Before joining ANSYS in 2003, Wim worked at MSC Software since 1994 in various management positions related to software development, consulting, and sales. Wim holds a Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands.




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