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San Francisco, CA & Denver, CO – Denver-based Boom Technology is leveraging Rescale’s cloud-based simulation and optimization system to enable a rebirth of supersonic passenger travel.

Boom’s aircraft is faster than Concorde yet dramatically more efficient and affordable.  Concorde was designed 50 years ago, in an era when aerodynamic optimization required painstaking wind tunnel testing, with each iteration costing millions and taking months.  Today, modern computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations enable months of wind tunnel testing to be accomplished in minutes of simulation.

Moreover, Rescale’s cloud-based platform enables Boom to access world-class CFD resources without the expenditures required for an on-premises computing cluster or the custom software development required by other cloud platforms.  Boom chose to use Rescale’s HPC platform because they can access massive-scale computing resources while paying just for the results they need, when they need them.

Using Rescale’s cloud HPC platform, Boom is running computational fluid dynamics simulations of their aircraft and propulsion system.  The results help Boom validate the overall cruise performance of the aircraft and confirm that the design meets fuel efficiency targets.  Boom engineers are able to turn around CFD results on the airplane & inlet designs in hours—not months required by traditional wind tunnel testing.

The average simulation runs on hundreds of cores.  Building an internal large data center is a time consuming and expensive process.  Rescale’s platform has saved Boom hundreds of thousands of dollars in server hardware costs.  But even more importantly, Rescale has saved the time, resources, and expertise required to maintain an on premise HPC and multidiscipline simulation software.

For a supersonic company like Boom, the demand for compute resources is unpredictable.  Engineering schedule and time to market are the business driver.  There is always a need to simulate a new condition with results turned around quickly.  The Rescale platform elasticity is a perfect fit for Boom variable demand.

“Rescale’s cloud platform is a game-changer for engineering.  It gives Boom computing resources comparable to building a large on premise HPC center.  Rescale lets us move fast with minimal capital spending and resources overhead,” Joshua Krall, Co-founder & CTO.

“We’re very excited to be working with Boom and helping them move at supersonic development speed”, says Joris Poort, Rescale CEO.  “We understand the variable demand for resources that comes with this work and Rescale’s powerful, on-demand cloud HPC enables Boom to get the results they need quickly and only pay for compute resources when they’re using them.”

Boom is building their prototype aircraft now, which will fly by the end of 2017.

About Boom:
Boom was founded on the philosophy that we need to overcome the challenges to supersonic passenger flight, not surrender to them.  Our first product is a supersonic aircraft affordable for routine business travel.  Our ultimate goal is routine supersonic flight for everyone.  For more information, visit http://boom.aero.

About Rescale:
Rescale is the world’s leading cloud platform provider of simulation software and high performance computing (HPC) solutions. Rescale’s platform solutions are deployed securely and seamlessly to enterprises via a web-based application environment powered by preeminent simulation software providers and backed by the largest commercially available HPC infrastructure. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Rescale’s customers include global Fortune 500 companies in the aerospace, automotive, life sciences, marine, consumer products, and energy sectors.  For more information on Rescale products and services, visit www.rescale.com

This article was written by Rescale.

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High performance computing now available through cloud bursting to 6SigmaET and 6SigmaDCX customers around the world

London, UK – Future Facilities today announces a new partnership with Rescale, a cloud-based simulation platform provider.  The relationship will allow facility managers, architects and designers from across the globe to perform the most complex data center modeling quickly, using high performance computing (HPC) in the cloud to keep up with increasing demand for fast and accurate results from the enterprise.

The partnership will allow customers of Future Facilities’ best-in-class 6SigmaET and 6SigmaDCX computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to access Rescale’s HPC capabilities.  When on premise IT infrastructure is already utilized or incapable of dealing with the size of model, cloud overflow will deliver instant, scalable and secure compute resource.  In addition, customers can choose to use Rescale’s cloud exclusively for solving by storing their solver license with Rescale and then purchasing hardware time on-demand removing the high initial costs of on-site hardware.

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Jonathan Leppard, Director at Future Facilities said: “The rapidly growing number of electronic devices known as the internet-of-things is leading to an explosive growth in demand for back-end computing resources.  Equally, data centers are only getting larger and more complex to meet the ever-growing demand for compute power from enterprise applications.  In order to run these large and complex data centers efficiently, our 6SigmaET and 6SigmaDCX suites are vital to truly understand the complex thermal environments inside data centers and electronics.”

He continued: “There is a constant battle between accuracy and speed of results, with some simple tools on the market sacrificing accuracy for faster results – a bad compromise when you consider the critical importance of these environments.  Our partnership with Rescale now allows organizations to have the best of both worlds: true CFD modelling that takes advantage of unlimited compute resource allowing for accuracy as well as quick turnaround”.

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Joris Poort, CEO at Rescale said: “Complex simulations have high computing requirements – however this scale of compute demand is usually not needed outside of these simulation scenarios.  Through our partnership with Future Facilities, many more organizations can now use our world-class secured compute capabilities when they are needed.  We look forward to helping enable the next generation of devices and data centers come to life with Future Facilities.”

Future Facilities and Rescale will be hosting a joint webinar on Wednesday 15th June at 16:00 BST, demonstrating how to set up and run 6SigmaDCX and 6SigmaET simulations on Rescale’s cloud platform.

About Future Facilities:

For over a decade, Future Facilities has provided computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and consultancy services to the world’s largest data center owner-operators and to the industry’s leading consultancies.  With global offices, our managed engineering services and modeling software are relied on to deliver unique insight into the current and future performance of our clients’ mission critical data centers.  We call our approach ‘engineering simulation’.

About Rescale

Rescale is a secure, cloud-based, high performance computing platform for engineering and scientific simulations.  The platform allows engineers and scientists to quickly build, compute, and analyze large simulations easily on demand.  Rescale partners with industry-leading software vendors to provide instant access to a variety of simulation packages while simultaneously offering customizable HPC hardware.  Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Rescale’s customers include global Fortune 500 companies in the aerospace, automotive, life sciences, and energy sectors.  For more information on Rescale products and services, visit www.rescale.com.

This article was written by Future Facilities.