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The concept of the digital twin brings versatility to the engineering world. By creating a virtual representation of a product, engineers can investigate designs to further product development, in-service optimizations and quality assurance.

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Digital twins help engineers predict real world behavior, optimize designs and gain new insights and understandings of use cases. (Image courtesy of Rescale.)

Now with the implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT), the potential of the digital twin grows.

Engineers can link real-time data into their digital mock-ups, allowing for better understandings of the physical world.

However, digital twins don’t just come off the shelf. Since every modeled behavior is built in different system, engineering and IT teams experience a considerable challenge linking their disparate tools into one model. Joris Poort, CEO of Rescale, explained that this is where vendor-agnostic cloud HPC, like Rescale, can really shine.

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This article was written by Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com.