Jonathan Oakley

San Francisco, CA – Rescale, a leading cloud platform provider of simulation software and high-performance computing (HPC) solutions, today announced that Jonathan Oakley has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing. Oakley has a background in engineering software and 15 years of experience in North American enterprise sales, marketing and business development for CST, a high-growth German-based simulation software company, through to its successful acquisition by Dassault Systemes in 2016.

Oakley will form part of the Rescale executive team and will be responsible for building the marketing team at Rescale and developing its core messaging, branding, and product awareness strategy, ensuring that the market understands the full potential and benefits of Rescale’s turnkey cloud HPC solution.

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Stuttgart, Germany — Rescale is pleased to announce that it has become a full member of the Automotive Simulation Center Stuttgart, or asc(s. The asc(s is a non-profit organization promoting high-performance simulation in virtual vehicle development. It consists of automotive OEMs and suppliers, software and hardware manufacturers, engineering service providers, and research institutes.

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The vehicle design-to-manufacturing process is becoming increasingly simulation driven, but the sheer number of components and systems in a modern car makes multi-disciplinary design for crashworthiness, NVH, durability, fatigue, thermodynamics, electromagnetics, and fluid flow extremely challenging. Fortunately, simulation software and high-performance hardware have both made huge gains in capability over recent years and it’s now possible to simulate complex multi-physics system problems and even run large design of experiments (DOEs) and optimizations on scalable cloud data center hardware. Many IT departments with on-premise capacity are struggling to support cutting-edge applications such as deep learning for autonomous driving and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) simulation, making cloud or hybrid-cloud simulation highly attractive.  

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Boom delta wing

Paris, France – Denver-based Boom Supersonic is strengthening its strategic partnership with Rescale to leverage the power of cloud high-performance computing (HPC) for design and optimization of its new supersonic passenger jet.

The world’s first commercial supersonic aircraft, Concorde, was envisioned in the 1960s for next-generation, high-speed intercontinental travel. It was designed with a short wingspan to reduce supersonic drag, but with a long swept delta to produce lift-inducing vortices at landing and takeoff speeds. While a technical marvel, the plane wasn’t commercially successful due to high operating costs and the inability to fill 100 seats at the $20,000 round-trip ticket price. It was retired in 2003 after Airbus could no longer source parts, a rare backwards step in technology progress.

After fourteen years, Boom is reigniting the dream of supersonic travel and showing off its updated XB-1 supersonic demonstrator  at the Paris Air Show. The design phase this time looks very different from the 1960s. Leveraging Rescale’s turnkey cloud HPC platform, Boom uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis running on a massively-powerful compute infrastructure to run thousands of simulations at each stage of the design. This on-demand, zero-IT footprint has enabled them to run a lean startup operation, while at the same time simulating and optimizing high-fidelity virtual prototype models on the world’s most powerful compute clusters. Continue reading

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Paris, France — Rescale is pleased to announce and its project Vahana as a groundbreaking new customer. Project Vahana is turning the dream of personal air transportation into an exciting reality. Vahana makes a bold proposal to extend the freedom of flight to everyone—not just those with pilot’s licenses—by introducing an autonomous, pilotless aircraft.

During the design phase of this vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, has a huge design space to explore. Designers are looking for sci-fi inspired shapes, structural engineers are concerned with weight, and aerodynamicists want sleek, high-performance flight surfaces.  By facilitating on-demand simulation software and fast, scalable big compute resources, Rescale has enabled to create a huge number of virtual prototypes to cover the design space and please all stakeholders. has been able to run thousands of simulations to achieve the optimal design, all achieved with a minimal in-house IT footprint.

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