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Cray Solutions for Manufacturing

Getting new products to market today increasingly requires starting with computer-aided engineering. Cray helps supply the needed computational power without erasing the profit margin.

ManufacturingHigh performance computing (HPC) simulation is a core technology in the design, testing and optimization of many products. In fact, extreme fidelity simulation is now a required tool for the automotive and aerospace industries.

Cray has provided HPC systems to manufacturing customers for over 30 years. Throughout this time, Cray has also worked closely with independent software vendors and the computer-aided engineering (CAE) community to advance the technology, jointly pioneering efforts in areas such as crash simulation, noise, vibration and harshness simulation and computational fluid dynamics.

Via application scalability and overall system performance Cray meets the demand for better fidelity in engineering simulation, enabling CAE to deliver increased insight and still meet the accelerated product development schedule.

The Cray XC30 and Cray XK7 systems have highly scalable networks and the unmatched compute density to handle the most challenging capability-computing needs. The capacity-oriented Cray CS300-LC and Cray CS300-LC cluster supercomputers offer high performance and maximum configuration flexibility. Cray storage and data management provides integrated, reliable and modular scale-out Lustre storage solutions that maximize file system performance and scalability at any size. And the Urika graph analytics appliance transforms Big Data problems into meaningful information

Whether it’s a large research center routinely running CAE simulations over 10,000 cores or a commercial enterprise running thousands of simulations to support the design of multiple products, manufacturing customers such as the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, General Electric and KTH Royal Institute of Technology choose Cray to enhance the value of simulation.

Browse the resources below to meet our systems and see how our CAE customers are using their Crays to design and build better, safer products.


Case Studies

Cray Reduces Analysis Turnaround Time with SIMULIA’s Abaqus FEA Software
Using HPC to Up the Formula Racing Game
Boeing Uses "Jaguar" to Improve Aerodynamics Codes
Simulations Speed Design of Power and Propulsion Devices
LED Lighting Comes Out of the Dark
ORNL's Cray XT "Jaguar" Helps BMI Win Award, Nation Save Fuel

Blog Posts

Record LS-DYNA “car2car” Performance Paves the Way for Future Crash/Safety Simulation (5.8.14)

Scaling Performance of Explicit Structural Applications (1.14.14)

Extreme Scaling in CAE Applications (10.28.13)

Supercomputing Creates Innovation Under the Hood (10.23.13)


White Papers and Briefs

Cray Solutions for Automotive
Cray Solutions for Aerospace
Powering Virtual Wind Tunnel Simulations
LS-DYNA Scalability on Cray Supercomputers
Cray Solutions for Manufacturing
ANSYS Fluent for Cray

Customer Solutions

ORNL: Designing a Smart Truck with the Power of Jaguar
OLCF: Industrial Partnerships Driving Development