World-class dezineforce design optimization and decision support suite now available as plug-and-play appliance incorporating an easy to deploy Microsoft high performance computing cluster. dezineforce has partnered with Microsoft to make its cutting-edge design search and optimization and decision support suite available as an appliance to give engineering companies an alternative mode of access to the unique capabilities of the dezineforce solution. The new, plug-and-play, appliance allows on-site deployment of dezineforce’s design search and optimization and decision support suite, with workflows that integrate industry-standard and customer proprietary simulation tools on a Microsoft high-performance computing (HPC) cluster.
“dezineforce is pioneering the application of design search and optimization, and decision support, techniques to solve complex design challenges,” said Dr Michael Newberry, Microsoft’s UK HPC Product Manager. “Microsoft is committed to providing software solutions for the engineering sector so that our customers can run sophisticated models in a timely fashion. We trust that the success dezineforce’s customers will realize as a result of this technology will spur others to adopt HPC for high-performance computing needs.”
dezineforce search and optimization tools enable designers to explore design or operating spaces more comprehensively. They are deployed as part of the design process to help designers gain greater insight into the performance and behaviour of their designs. Decision support tools help designers make sense of the large amounts of raw data generated by simulations, enabling them to make better design decisions. The compute power of the Microsoft HPC cluster dramatically reduces the time needed to complete the end-to-end engineering design search and optimization process.
“The dezineforce solution empowers engineers to achieve better designs and Microsoft’s innovative high-performance computing clusters compress the time to design decision significantly. The appliance version offers flexibility to our customers to choose their preferred mode of accessing and using the dezineforce solution, including integration with their proprietary simulation tools,” says Dr Peter Collins, dezineforce CEO.
dezineforce offers a flexible solution to enable engineering teams tackle complex design challenges and create better designs faster. The dezineforce solution gives design engineers cost-effective access to a powerful combination of cutting-edge design search and optimization tools and industry-leading simulation tools for structural, fluid dynamics, mechanism, optical and electromagnetic design analysis, made straightforward to use with integrated workflows and running on powerful computing clusters. Available as an in-house appliance and as a cloud-based service, the dezineforce solution dramatically compresses design cycles and enables engineers to make design decisions with confidence, thus eliminating the costs of design errors and greatly reducing the cost of the design process. dezineforce customers come from a wide range of industries including aerospace, civil engineering, renewable energy, power generation, automotive and lighting, and include Arup, Contour, Nucon Industries, Hyde Engineering and Enabling Technologies. dezineforce is the result of 100 man-years of development led by acknowledged leaders in CAE and high-performance computing, including Simon Cox, director of the Microsoft Institute for High Performance Computing at the University of Southampton, and Andy Keane, director of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre for Computational Engineering at the University of Southampton.