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Arrow Electronics Expands Portfolio

Arrow Electronics Expands Portfolio

Arrow Electronics has expanded its portfolio to offer sensor products and solutions from TE Connectivity. Arrow now provides TE’s range of sensors, from humidity, pressure, temperature and position sensors.

“We are excited about expanding our sensor portfolio with Arrow Electronics,” said John Tuley, director, global accounts, TE Connectivity. “Arrow’s global field organization will be able to support our customers’ design-in needs globally, as well as provide supply chain solutions to help support our sensor customers’ needs from design to production. We expect this expanded partnership to enable TE to reach emerging companies in the Internet of Things (IoT) market as well as grow the industrial, medical and transportation business for both of our companies.“

For more information, visit Arrow Electronics.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

UberCloud Announces Container Technology Release

UberCloud Announces Container Technology Release

UberCloud, a provider of high-performance computing cloud resources, has partnered with Univa to release UberCloud containers. These containers, the company states, are ready-to-execute packages of software designed to deliver essential tools to engineers for the task at hand. They are also available to instantly launch on the cloud and offer commercial as well as open-source technical applications.

The partnership between UberCloud and Univa, a press release states, aims to provide an orchestration environment and eventually offer containers from ANSYS, CD-adapco, Gromacs, Numeca, OpenFOAM and more. In September, Univa announced its Grid Engine Container Edition enterprise workload management software that enables container usage and implementation.

“Container’s best-selling point, in my opinion, is the fact that I don’t have to change my ‘routines’ to set up a simulation and solve it. Using the container is as if I’m logging onto just another local network machine via remote desktop,” said Mio Suzuki, analysis engineer at Trek Bicycle Corporation. “This is great especially for engineers like me with short project turnaround times restricting the ability to spend time to modify my working patterns or investigate in the new setup even when the ‘new way of doing’ may become beneficial in the long run.”

“Application containers bring a simplicity to complex performance and engineering environments never seen before,” said Wolfgang Gentzsch, president of UberCloud. “UberCloud builds powerful engineering and scientific software application containers as a professional service and in partnership with leading software providers. UberCloud and Univa technologies complement each other with Univa focusing on orchestrating jobs and containers on any computing resource infrastructure.”

For more information, visit UberCloud.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

Partnership Develops Next-Generation Automotive Design Platform

Partnership Develops Next-Generation Automotive Design Platform

Nissan, HP Enterprise and Siemens AG have developed the first next-generation vehicle design infrastructure that gives a continuous, high-speed connection to the latest vehicle data. The engineering virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), according to the company, gives Nissan more flexibility and manageability of global vehicle design. The company is using the infrastructure in North America and Europe.

This infrastructure uses advanced graphics processing based on virtualization technology. With it, engineers can access a virtual 3D CAD workstations on servers and use them in a desktop environment. It is fully scalable and uses servers with high-performance storage, software and network acceleration technology.

The Engineering VDI solution includes the following HPE technology:

  • HPE ProLiant WS460c Graphics Server Blades – allows workstation-class high-performance graphics that provides engineers with a centralize, virtualized, full-fidelity desktop experience including support for demanding 3D graphics applications
  • HPE 3PAR StoreServ 7400 Storage – allows Nissan to store and manage data from the next generation vehicle design solution on a single, highly scalable and robust Tier-1 storage platform
  • HPE Systems Insight Manager – allows easy management of Nissan’s IT infrastructure, increasing system uptime for teams around the world

The hardware also uses Citrix XenDesktop virtualization technology. The software technology foundation for Nissan’s Engineering VDI solution was provided by Siemens’ product lifecycle management software business. NX has been fully certified on all of the hardware necessary to support this system. In addition, Siemens’ Teamcenter software serves as the digital backbone for Nissan’s VDI solution.

“With the increasing number of new projects globally, IT’s importance has become even more essential. Based on our global IS/IT strategy, Nissan will focus on linking Management with IT to increase the business value IT delivers for Nissan,” says Celso Guiotoko, chief information officer for Nissan.

For more information, visit Nissan.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

Alan Alda to Open SC15 Conference

Alan Alda to Open SC15 Conference

Alan Alda

Noted science communicator and award-winning actor Alan Alda will discuss the role of science in our society and the intersection of science and computing as he delivers the SC15 keynote address Nov. 17, 2015 in Austin, TX.

“High performance computing has a transformational impact on science in our society,” says SC15 general chair Jackie Kern, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. “For decades scientists and engineers have relied on high performance computing to advance the state of the art in diverse fields ranging from healthcare and automotive safety to renewable energy. Computing is now fully integrated into the scientific discovery process, an equal partner with theory and experiment in improving the quality of life for all members of our global society. Mr. Alda’s focus on communicating the benefits of science to the public — and how we can all do this more effectively — makes him uniquely positioned to help SC continue to bridge the gaps in science understanding and highlight our role in the discovery process.”

Alda, an actor, writer, science advocate and Visiting Professor at Stony Brook University, will share his passion for science communication and its importance, drawing on his personal experiences including 11 years hosting the TV series Scientific American Frontiers. Throughout his 40-year career, he has won seven Emmys, six Golden Globes and three Directors Guild of America awards for directing. Alda also hosted the 2010 PBS mini-series The Human Spark and wrote Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie, a play about the personal life of the great scientist who discovered radium. He teamed up with PBS again in 2013 for Brains on Trial, a neurological look at brains in the court room.

Alan Alda addressing the World Science Festival. He is a member of its Board of Directors. Image courtesy of the World Science Festival.

A recipient of the National Science Board’s Public Service Award, Alda is a visiting professor at — and founding member of — Stony Brook University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, where he helps develop programs on how scientists communicate with the public. He is also on the Board of Directors of the World Science Festival.

For more information, visit the SC15 site.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

Additive Manufacturing Users Group Opens Scholarship Nominations

Additive Manufacturing Users Group Opens Scholarship Nominations

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) is now accepting applications for its two annual scholarships for AM education and professional development at its annual conference. The scholarships have been established in the memory of Guy Bourdeau and Randy Stevens, two longtime supports of the users group that were passionate about knowledge sharing in the additive manufacturing industry, the organization states.

The scholarships are awarded to one student and an educator who would not be able to attend the group’s annual conference otherwise. The Guy E. Bordeau scholarship is granted to a student of any major or field who can demonstrate the integration of 3D printing into their profession. The Randy Stevens scholarship is for any educator that emphasizes or focuses on additive manufacturing in their curriculum.

“The AMUG conference was an event that left memories I will hold on to in my professional life. Coming from an academic background, I viewed the AMUG Conference as a potential bridge to take me towards collaboration and involvement with AM technology in industry, and I would say that this happened,” said Yaser Shanjani, 2015 recipient of the Guy E. Bordeau scholarship.

“These scholarships embody Guy’s and Randy’s spirit and passion for additive manufacturing, and they continue the legacy of two giving gentlemen,” says Mark Barfoot, president of AMUG.

Applications are being accepted until February 15, 2016.

For more information, visit AMUG.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

Razorleaf Introduces Clover

Razorleaf Introduces Clover

Razorleaf Corporation has introduced Clover, a new open integration platform designed to support implementation, migration or upgrades of PLM (product lifecycle management) applications and databases. Clover’s capabilities exchange data with systems outside of PLM such as ERP, MES, 3D hardware, industrial automation and CMS using open interface protocols.

The platform operates using industry standard connection methods including SOAP, Web services and direct database connections. Third-party microservices lets users move files, renditions and business data in the correct format. It can be paired 1:1 or 1:many endpoints, offering scalability, the company states.

“The Clover platform is a result of our long-standing experience in creating CAD/CAM/PLM integration endpoints,” stated Eric Doubell, CEO of Razorleaf Corporation. “We now have created an industry standard application integration platform that has a flexible architecture and can scale easily based on its endpoint applications. This platform helps our customers retain the feature sets they have come to rely upon in their application investments and allow for a more controlled migration path forward when upgrading is a requirement. Making up-to-date data available across applications accelerates decision-making and process efficiency across the organization.”

For more information, visit Razorleaf.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

3M Novec 7100 Fluid Used in Large Two-Phase Immersion Cooling Project

3M Novec 7100 Fluid Used in Large Two-Phase Immersion Cooling Project

What’s being billed as the world’s most powerful two-phase immersion cooling (2PIC) project will be deployed in a 40+ MW data center being constructed by BitFury Group in the Republic of Georgia. Designed and built by the Hong Kong-based engineering company, Allied Control, the 2PIC project will use 3M Novec 7100 Engineered Fluid, an immersion coolant with a low global warming potential, according to 3M. Allied Control is a pioneer in 2PIC, a field showing promise in boosting data center efficiency.

BitFury’s immersion cooling system using 3M Novec Engineered Fluid. Image courtesy of BitFury.

Allied Control was recently acquired by BitFury Group, a Bitcoin Blockchain infrastructure provider and transaction processing company, which builds its own fully custom application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), printed circuit boards (PCBs), servers and data centers. BitFury uses renewable energy for all of its business operations. 3M says BitFury will leverage Allied Control’s 2PIC technology with Novec fluid in the Georgia data center to deploy 28nm and 16nm ASICs more efficiently, saving energy and lowering operational costs while meeting goals of net carbon neutrality.

“With 250 KW per rack and not having reached the limits yet, we now have the ability to grow quickly and spread the cost of the cooling system over many hardware generations,” said Kar-Wing Lau, vice president of operations at Allied Control.

Graphic courtesy of 3M.

2PIC involves placing hardware in an accessible tank of fluid coolant with a low boiling point, such as Novec 7100 fluid (61°C/142°F). As the hardware heats up in the tank, it boils the Novec fluid, and this change in state pulls the heat away from the components. The Novec fluid becomes a vapor, rises, condenses on a water-cooled condenser coil and falls back into the tank without the use of pumps. The streamlined system can deliver as much as 95% cooling energy savings with minimal fluid loss, according to 3M.

“The PUE we’ve achieved leads us to the next level of data center cooling for high performance computing,” said Valery Vavilov, BitFury CEO. “We’ve taken many steps to optimize our infrastructure for securing the blockchain and blockchain transaction processing that have led us to many different technological innovations. These experiences and technologies could be useful for next generation data center constructions of high performance computing and supercomputing.”

Phase 1 of this project will include 40MW of IT load running at 1.02 PUE with plans for further expansion in the near future. News of the project comes ahead of the 2015 Supercomputing Conference (SC15) in Austin, TX, where 3M will have a demonstration tank of 2PIC with Novec 7100 fluid on display in booth #2710.

For more information, visit 3M.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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