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401 Cloud-based simulation of the aerodynamics of light aircraft

Pipistrel is a Slovenian SME manufacturing lightweight aircraft. Pipistrel routinely uses simulation to validate and improve its designs. However, for highly accurate predictions of the aerodynamic properties of aircraft, advanced and computationally demanding numerical algorithms have to be employed, in particular for turbulence modelling. These simulations exceed the current computational capacities of the SME. To overcome these limitations, simulations have been made on Cloud-based HPC systems. These simulations enable Pipistrel to simulate designs more accurately and more cost-effectively.

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402 Cloud-based simulation of continuous steel casting

Ergolines is an Italian SME supplying control systems to the steel-making industry. Its main focus is on the continuous casting area where liquid steel becomes a solid mechanical structure. The simulation of the casting process enables control systems to be designed which enable steel-casting plants to operate more efficiently and profitably. Such simulations would previously not have been accessible to an SME for reasons of cost and expertise. The use of Cloud-based-HPC simulations has enabled Ergolines to develop better control systems with significant benefits for its customers and to its presence in the marketplace.

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403 Cloud-based simulation of the mechanical properties of composite high-pressure vessels

Mikrosam is an SME designing machines for the production of artefacts from composite materials. Its products include machines which wind fibres and resins into pressure vessels such as those for the storage of LPG in vehicles and for the storage of natural gas. Advanced composite material products are significantly lighter (60-80% lighter than steel, and 20-50% lighter than aluminium), but as strong as or even stronger than widely used metal counterparts. The pioneering use of Cloud-based HPC simulations in this area has enabled Mikrosam to significantly reduce the cost and time to develop new designs and to provide its customers with enhanced products.

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404 Cloud-based simulation of the tightening of metal flanges

Texas is a Spanish SME whose business is the tightening of flanges and sealing of pipe joints. This is a labour intensive process where the down-time of an installation is very expensive and where the failure of a seal can be catastrophic. Texas had previously used limited computer simulations. In this case the detailed simulation of the tightening of flanges required the use of Cloud-based HPC simulations. Such simulations have demonstrated significant benefits to Texas's customers with a saving of ~€200k per flange to be tightened.

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405 Cloud-based simulation of high-voltage power cables

Prysmian Group is world leader in the development and supply of energy and telecom cables and associated systems. In the energy sector, Prysmian develops underground and submarine power transmission cables and systems. Prysmian had a clear business requirement to scale-up its current simulations of energy cables to a larger refinement and size. This exceeded the computing power available in-house. Furthermore, Prysmian wanted to undertake more ambitious simulations, requiring new competence and tools. The demonstration of successful, cost-effective cloud-based HPC simulations represents a breakthrough for Prysmian.

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406 Cloud-based simulation for urban planning

IES, a UK SME, is the developer of one of the world's leading 3-D building simulation software suites. The IES simulation environment needs to be able to handle larger and more complex models and perform more detailed simulations, previously hindered by lack of computing power. FORTISSIMO has enabled users to perform these detailed simulations on a Cloud-based HPC system via a web-based platform. This has demonstrated significant benefits including the availability of very cost-effective computing via the Cloud. As a result of this development IES has set up a service using HPC resources at the University of Edinburgh.

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407 Cloud-based simulation of the aerodynamics of automobiles

Industrial test cases relevant to the automobile industry (Volkswagen) have been evaluated on a Cloud-based-HPC infrastructure. These test cases require considerable computational resources. The goal of this Case Study has been to evaluate the benefits of using a state-of-the-art HPC environment and to compare the results of the simulations with measurements made in a wind tunnel. This Case Study has demonstrated that it is possible to find effective solutions via cloud-based supercomputing, thereby cutting costs and improving productivity.

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408 Cloud-based optimisation of wiring in aircraft

KEW, a Dutch SME, specialises in optimising manufacturing processes. In particular KEW has developed a computationally intensive application to optimise the routing of wiring within an aeroplane. This important task has traditionally been addressed by trial and error. Advanced simulations demonstrate a 2.5% reduction in cost and weight of the wiring system. This is a recurring benefit for hundreds of aircraft that are produced over several decades. A 2.5% saving in costs may increase profit margins by 50%. Furthermore, saving one kg in weight of the wiring in an aircraft may enable a 20 kg reduction in overall aircraft weight with consequent reductions in fuel consumption.

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409 Cloud-based simulation of automobile brakes

SDI is a French SME working in the automotive and aeronautical industries. Industrial test cases relevant to the automobile industry have been evaluated on a Cloud-based-HPC infrastructure. These test cases require considerable computational resources. The goal of this Case Study has been to produce a Cloud-based-HPC tool that meets the needs of SDI. An evaluation of the viability of this service on commercial HPC clouds has been carried out, and possible business models proposed. This Case Study has demonstrated that it is possible to find effective solutions via cloud-based supercomputing, thereby cutting costs and improving productivity.

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410 Cloud-based simulation of urban air quality

Numtech is a French SME specialised in air-quality and meteorological simulations. Numtech makes substantial use of the ADMS code from CERC in its day-to-day business. European regulations for the protection of air-quality require the evaluation of more and more scenarios. To evaluate these in a reasonable time frame requires the use of HPC. This case study has shown that if the average percentage of use of an internal server falls below 40%, a pay-on-demand cloud service becomes economically viable compared with the costs to acquire and maintain that server. Using Cloud-based HPC, NUMTECH can realise savings in production costs of €125k over the next 5 years.

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411 Cloud-based simulation of complex marine systems in the oil&gas industry

Principia is a French SME operating in the offshore sector. Its product, Deeplines, is used by engineering companies in the oil and gas sector and in the marine renewable energy sector. The goal of this Case Study has been to provide engineering and oil companies with an integrated Cloud-based-HPC tool to design and optimize their riser, flow-line and mooring systems for shallow to deep-water offshore projects. This Case Study has demonstrated that the main benefit of using the HPC has been to reduce the time to perform simulations whilst, while increasing the number of cases which could be addressed in a single study.

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412 Cloud-based simulation of automobile emissions

AVL is the world's largest independent company in the development of powertrain systems for internal combustion engines. The need for CO2 reduction, the increasing complexity of new powertrain systems, and a requirement to achieve the highest possible level of process efficiency are key challenges. AVL provides its customers, many of which are SMEs, with a set of comprehensive simulation tools. The clearest cost benefit of using HPC-cloud resources is the possibility to lease a powerful computing cluster. Using a Cloud-based solution, computing costs can be reduced by up to 90% with significant benefits for SMEs which could not otherwise afford such resources.

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413 Cloud-based simulation of multi-physics systems

The goal of this Case Study has been to demonstrate the capability to simulate the electro-mechanical and thermal behavior of devices such as transformers, motors and electro-magnetic valves and injectors by coupling appropriate codes. The benefits of a pay-per-use basis for computing resources and software licences for the end-user have been demonstrated. Other benefits include the capability to run bigger simulations than were previously possible.

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414 Cloud-based simulation of the thermodynamic properties of hazardous chemicals

Lonza is one of the world's leading suppliers to the Pharma&Biotech and Specialty Ingredients markets. Its operations require a detailed knowledge of the thermodynamic properties of the target compounds. The use of simulation can bring massive savings to Lonza's production processes. Experimentally determined pure component densities cost around €2,700 per substance for a very limited temperature and pressure range. Compared to that, 60 molecular simulations carried out in the entire fluid region up to arbitrary high pressures will cost around €1,600 yielding not just the density, but every static thermodynamic property simultaneously. Clearly Cloud-based HPC simulations have considerable benefits for Lonza.

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415 Cloud-based simulation of low-pressure die-casting of copper alloys

IMR is an Italian SME which has achieved world leadership in the design and manufacture of foundry equipment for brass alloys and bronze. The company also offers its customers dedicated consulting services for the design of moulds and other manufacturing processes. The use of HPC-based simulation reduces the number of changes to the mould prototype during its design. Simulation using HPC saves 20% of the cost of testing and three weeks of development time, before mass production can begin.

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416 Cloud-based simulation of automobile components under crash conditions

The goal of this Case Study was to investigate the use Cloud-based HPC services to model the behaviour of automotive components in crash-test simulations using a commercial software package. This is in response to the market requirements for the reduction of weight of vehicles and to cut design and manufacturing costs. The Case Study has demonstrated that Cloud-based HPC is a major enabler because it offers the necessary flexibility to access to HPC resources at an affordable cost when they are needed.

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417 Cloud-based simulation of the aerodynamics of high-performance automobiles

Koenigsegg is a Swedish SME whose core business is the development and production of high-performance, high-quality, limited-edition motor vehicles. Koenigsegg needs to understand how air flows over its cars. To this goal, intensive CFD simulations have been carried out in order to reduce the cost of wind tunnel testing. The use of HPC-based simulation led to a return on investment in less than three months for the production of a new car configuration. The benefits obtainable by the use of the Fortissimo HPC-Cloud can be quantified as a 5% saving in operational costs, a 30% saving in design costs, a reduction of 50% in wind tunnel and physical testing, a 60% saving in prototyping costs, and a 30% shortening of the time to market.

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418 Cloud-based simulation of the performance of centrifugal pumps

EnginSoft is an Italian SME specialising in computer-aided engineering. In particular it designs centrifugal pumps which are widely used in industry. Simulation has become an important tool for pump designers which is faster and cheaper than physical experiments. Accuracy of the simulation is very important in this sector where a 1% improvement in performance can bring a significant competitive advantage. Using Cloud-based-HPC simulation, the design process has been reduced from three years to six months. Due to these improvements, Enginsoft expects to increase its market share by at least 1% with a resultant profit of €100,000 per year.

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419 Cloud-based simulation of drifting snow in urban complexes

Binkz is an SME which provides state-of-the-art consultancy services involving drifting snow. Roof collapses due to accumulated and drifting snow are responsible for losses of hundreds of millions of Euros as well as bodily injuries and loss of life. This is a problem for all countries in Northern Europe and more generally in the Northern hemisphere. It leads to a costly over-design of buildings, which could be avoided if snow loads could be predicted with sufficient accuracy.  The simulation of drifting snow requires significant compute resources, which can only be provided by a large HPC system, not affordable to an SME. However, the economics of a Cloud-based-HPC solution are very attractive and affordable to Binkz.

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420 Cloud-based simulation of new materials and chemicals

The Albemarle Corporation is a globally leading developer, manufacturer, and distributor of highly engineered speciality chemicals for a wide range of sectors, including petroleum refining, automotive, transportation, pharmaceuticals and food safety. Molecular modelling using HPC is a proven powerful tool, providing key information for the design of new chemicals and materials. This Case Study has demonstrated that the costs for the use of a Cloud-based-HPC system on a pay-per-use basis was approximately half that of owning and maintaining a sufficiently powerful in-house system, representing a yearly saving of €38,000. 

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501 Cloud-based conversion of geographical maps

Ingecon is a Spanish SME which intends to offer a geospatial information service using Cloud-based HPC. Accurate cartography is important in sectors such as civil engineering, mining and construction. Several tens of thousands of maps have to be analysed each year in the wind farm area alone. This case study will demonstrate a Cloud-based-HPC service for transforming geographical maps in different formats and spatial resolutions to a regular XYZ grid format. It will also support the interpolation of maps in areas with missing information.

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502 Cloud-based simulation of electronic components in the presence of electromagnetic fields

Algo’Tech Informatique is a French SME which markets software for the design of electrical and electronic components whose operation can be affected by electromagnetic fields. This is important in a range of areas including robotics, machine design, embedded systems and control systems. Algo’Tech aims to develop a Cloud-based HPC pay-per-use service to solve large-scale electromagnetic problems accessible directly from a desk-top system. Such a service would allow SMEs and other industrial users to optimise design times and reduce costs and any unwanted electromagnetic effects. It would also contribute to a reduction in the weight of embedded systems, particularly important in the aerospace sector.

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503 Cloud-based simulation of casting

Quantech is a Spanish SME which markets software to model the metal-casting process. This industry is dominated by SMEs which account for 80% of production. A barrier to the wider uptake of simulation in this sector, particularly for SMEs, is the cost of hardware and software packages. Quantech aims to develop and introduce a Cloud-based-HPC pay-per-use service which would make such simulations more widely accessible, particularly to SMEs. Using this service, end-users would be able to enhance and optimise their cast artefacts avoiding typical defects such as air entrapment, porosity and cold shots.

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504 Cloud-based simulation of tidal farms for the production of electricity

Active Eon is a French SME which markets software products supporting the provision of Cloud-based services. Electricity production from marine tidal farms has a great potential for tapping into green energy from the ocean. However, such farms are difficult to design. The actual production of energy depends strongly on many factors: ocean variability, tidal cycles, local effects, turbine geometries, effects due to arrays of devices and turbulence. The effective and affordable simulation of such systems needs requires a Cloud-based-HPC solution. Active Eon plans to provide a service for such simulations where software and hardware are made available through a pay-per-use one-stop shop.

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505 Cloud-based simulation of high-temperature concentric chimneys

DINAK is a Spanish SME which specialises in the design of chimneys, in particular concentric ones. Their design is conceptually simple, but their operation is complex. Consequently the design of such chimneys requires significant modelling of the flow of gases through the chimney geometry. DINAK needs a suitable tool for this design process. In this Case Study, a “black box” solution will be implemented which will enable DINAK to design new chimneys. This tool will be made available to DINAK via a Cloud-based-HPC environment on a pay-per-use basis.

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506 Cloud-based simulation of gear designs

VE&D is an Italian SME providing design services in the automobile industry. In particular, VE&D is involved in the design of gears and gearboxes. The goal of this Case Study is to provide a cloud-based HPC service for the comprehensive simulation and analysis of gear transmissions.  The proposed cloud-based-HPC service will be capable of providing a full analysis of the static and dynamic behaviour of spur and helical gear pairs, as well as of complex mechanisms such as planetary gears. The resulting service will be highly effective in optimising the design procedures of many SMEs dealing with gearbox design and manufacturing. It will be easily accessible to SMEs in an integrated, pay-per-use environment, thus allowing a reduction in the total time-to-market and in the cost of prototyping and design.

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507 Cloud-based simulation of a laser welding system

Bollinger & Ohr is a German SME specialising in laser applications. This case study addresses the simulation of laser applications to obtain a reduction in expensive and time-consuming physical experiments, and to improve competitiveness by reducing the time of market and by improving quality. The particular application chosen is one of sealing packages by welding. The behaviour of the heat element in a laser welding system will be simulated on an HPC system in order to optimise geometry and process parameters, resulting in an improved service life.

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508 Cloud-based simulation of the binding capacities of target drug compounds

Transinsight is a German SME which develops software products in the area of bioinformatics where it analyses high-throughput data. This case study addresses the identification of existing drugs to treat illnesses other than those for which they are currently prescribed. This Case Study will assess the structural and binding site similarity between proteins to infer new targets for existing drugs and new therapeutic features. This Case Study has the potential to make a significant impact in drug discovery where the costs of developing new treatments are becoming prohibitive. The assessment of target compounds requires the use of Cloud-based HPC because the search space is so large and complex. A new Cloud-based-HPC service will be offered by Transinsight to support drug discovery both by SMEs and by larger organisations.

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509 Cloud-based simulation in the design and manufacture of camshafts

Unimetrik is a Spanish SME which provides metrological services to manufacturing industry. The state-of-the-art requires the use of 3-D optical methods in assuring the dimensional quality of high-fidelity components. Such quality assurance requires the gathering and processing of significant amounts of data to detect defects and deviations. This test case involves the manufacture of a camshaft. The processing of the necessary data requires the use of a Cloud-base-HPC system. As a result of this Case Study, Unimetrik will offer a new Cloud-based service to support the design of camshafts and other artefacts.

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510 Cloud-based simulation of the hydrodynamic behaviour of boats

Holonix is an Italian SME which supports industry by enabling innovation. This Case Study addresses the simulation of flow around a boat hull under different sea conditions and of the behaviour of structures such as the captain’s chair. This will be done by analysing both real sea and customer usage data. This Case Study will evaluate the use of Cloud-based-HPC to speed up fluid and structural simulations in the design of boats and so to provide a boat design service. This service from Holonix will give boat manufacturers a competitive advantage through shorter development times and improved boat design.

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511 Cloud-based analysis of seismic data in the oil&gas industry

Sharp Reflections operates in the area of seismic processing, offering software and services. It is based in Norway, Germany, the UK and the USA. Sharp Reflections’ software allows the interactive steering of the processing by coupling visualisation on the desktop with processing on an HPC-system. The aim of this Case Study is to enable small seismic processing companies and small oil and gas exploration companies to analyse their data using the capabilities of an HPC cloud, without the need to buy a compute cluster themselves. Sharp Reflections’ software will be set up to run as a service on a Cloud-based-HPC platform enabling better geological insights and supporting oil and gas exploration.

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512 Cloud-based simulation of pipeline components in the oil&gas industry

ENGYS is an SME which offers easy-to-use engineering design solutions to industry, particularly in the oil&gas sector. This Case Study will enable efficient modelling of pipeline components in the oil& gas sector by using HPC-cloud-based simulation. ENGYS will be able to offer a design service which offers visualisation at the desk-top supported by processing on a Cloud-based-HPC system. This will enable ENGYS to provide its customers with a service to perform more computationally intensive and accurate simulations via a pay-per-use “one-stop shop”.

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513 Cloud-based simulation for antenna design and radar-signature prediction

ENTARES Engineering is a French SME which develops and markets electromagnetic modelling software for antenna design and the calculation of radar signatures. In this Case Study, ENTARES will install and test its software on a Cloud-based-HPC system and verify its use across several test cases. The outcome of this Case Study will enable ENTARES to provide its customers with a service to perform more computationally intensive and accurate simulations via a pay-per-use “one-stop shop”.

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514 Cloud-based environmental modelling

eAmbiente is an SME operating in the area of environmental modelling providing services to consultancies, large factories, architects and the designers of large industrial plants, characterised by significant environmental impact. This Case Study aims to overcome the limitations of existing environmental modelling tools such as processing time and cost and lack of user friendliness. eAmbiente will deploy and test a new Cloud-based-HPC service as a pay-per-use one-stop shop targeting the environmental modelling domain for both public and private organisations.

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515 Cloud-based modelling for the 3-D printing of complex shapes

HSL is a high-tech centre specialising in the development of new products. This Case Study will enable a workflow for advanced shape optimization based on CFD and mesh morphing, both of which are numerically intensive and require the use of Cloud-based HPC. Complex shapes achievable through 3D printing are specifically tackled. The intake manifold of an internal combustion engine will be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach. The resulting optimal shape will be printed and compared with the original design offering the possibility of new ways of manufacturing combustion engines. Via a Cloud-based-HPC, pay-per-use, one-stop shop, HSL will be able to offer its customers new ways of designing products.

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516 Cloud-based simulation of metal forming by stamping

Quantech is a Spanish SME which markets software to model the metal-stamping process. The metal-forming industry requires the simulation of bigger and more complex cases which cannot be solved in a reasonable time with the computing resources available to most companies. Cloud-based-HPC simulations are the only way forward for many companies. The main outcome of StamHPC will be new HPC-cloud-based software, allowing the metal stamping industry to simulate sheet-metal forming easily, bringing results from a remote Cloud-based-HPC system to the desktop.

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517 Cloud-based optimisation in the cutting of steel reinforcements

Schnell Software is a Spanish SME which develops and markets the Optimo simulation software which optimises the cutting of steel reinforcing bars used in construction. The current state-of-the-art enables solutions to be found using desktop systems. However, these take a long time to generate. There is a clear need for faster solutions which can be realised using a Cloud-based-HPC approach. In this Case Study, a service will be developed based on the Optimo code running on a Cloud-based-HPC system which Schnell will make available to its customers on a pay-per-use basis.

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518 Cloud-based discrete event simulation for decision support in manufacturing

Ceramicx is an Irish SME which manufactures infra-red heating elements for industrial processing. In this Case Study, discrete event simulation will be used to model and optimise Ceramicx’s manufacturing processes. This is a highly numerically intensive task. Cloud-based-HPC processing is essential for this type of application to be affordable and accessible to SMEs. This Case Study will demonstrate how discrete event simulation can offer strategic, long-term, short-term and operational, decision support to manufacturing SMEs such as Ceramicx.

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519 Cloud-based design of water turbines for power generation

EnginSoft is an Italian SME specialising in computer-aided engineering. In particular it designs axial water turbines which are used to generate electricity. Simulation has become an important tool for turbine designers which is faster and cheaper than physical experiments. This Case Study will set up an HPC-cloud-based service to simulate fully hydraulic turbines under operational conditions. The results of the simulations will be used to guide the redesign of existing power plants. The application developed in this Case Study will be made available through the Fortissimo Marketplace.

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520 Cloud-based simulation of the optical properties of dyes for the design of time-temperature integrators

Time-temperature integrators (TTIs) are devices for recording the thermal history of products. They are used to monitor the storage conditions of perishable products. These devices are used in the pharmaceutical sector encompassing antibiotics, vaccines and monoclonal antibodies. Scriba is an Italian SME operating in the field of micro and nano-fabrication to develop TTIs. The goal of this Case Study is to enable the selection of materials for TTIs. This will be done by simulating the optical properties of dyes, based on the combined use of quantum-chemistry calculations and molecular-dynamics. The resulting Cloud-based-HPC service will be available to end-users with little or no experience in molecular modelling, who wish to design TTIs.

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521 Cloud-based simulation of high-temperature superconducting cables in the power industry

Oxolutia is a Spanish SME which develops second-generation high-temperature superconducting devices (HTS). Such devices have wide application in areas such as medical scanners, transformers, wind generators, motors and power cables. HTS are ideal for the development of low-loss AC/DC superconductor cables and small, efficient and lightweight electric generators. In all of these applications, quantitative prediction of the essential design parameters must be obtained using high-performance computing because of the strong non-linearity, multi-scale and multiphysics nature of the problem. This Case-study will customise simulation software to run on a Cloud-based-HPC system providing a service for Oxolutia in developing HTS systems.

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522 Cloud-based simulation for services based on crowd-sensing

DFRC is an SME which develops crowd sensing services for smart cities and large facilities using the GSM network. Setting up a service in a new site involves the creation of large-scale maps based on passively detecting the number of mobile phones in the site, a critical and time-consuming task. Such maps are used, for example, by advertisers and organisers of events. This Case Study will use high-performance computing to speed up the creation of such maps. This will enable DFRC to provide its customers with better information and so increase its market share.

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601 Cloud-based design of motorcycle helmets

NolanGroup manufactures motorcycle helmets. The design of such helmets involves complex multiphysics computations. Such expertise and the necessary computational facilities exceed the in-house capabilities of NolanGroup. In this Case Study partner Moxoff, an Italian SME, ISV and HPC expert, aims to offer a pay-per-use Cloud-based-HPC service for the design of Nolan’s helmets, accessible via a user friendly interface.

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602 Cloud-based design for the manufacture and simulation of high-performance composite structures.

Formtech Composites is a UK SME which manufactures composites using carbon and glass fibre, aramid and other high-performance fibres. These are used, for example, in the automobile industry. The complex nature of the simulations necessary to model composites means that HPC-based simulations need to be used which are exceed the in-house capabilities of Formtech. This Case Study will demonstrate the feasibility of a pay-per-use Cloud-based-HPC for the design of such composites available to Formtech via a simple user interface.

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603 Cloud-based simulation for non-invasive intercranial pressure measurement

Vittamed is a Lithuanian SME which has developed a product for the non-invasive measurement of intercranial pressure. To address the market demand for higher accuracy requires 3-D simulations of blood flow in specific cerebral arteries. Such simulations are complex, require the used of advanced HPC-based computations and exceed the in-house capabilities of Vittamed. This Case Study will demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of such simulations to Vittamed and how the necessary computational requirements can be realised via a pay-per-use Cloud-based-HPC solution.

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604 Cloud-based imulation of flows within complex fluids

Ioniqa is a Dutch SME which develops and produces smart magnetic materials, used in a variety of industrial applications ranging from sealing to damping to recycling. Such simulations are complex and require the use of HPC. This Case Study will demonstrate the applicability of Cloud-based-HPC simulation in the development of smart magnetic materials, the feasibility and benefits of such simulations and how the necessary computational requirements can be realised by Ioniqa via a pay-per-use Cloud-based-HPC solution using a simple user interface.

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605 Cloud-based simulation of the response of marine structures to waves

Compassis is a Spanish SME specialising in engineering design, particularly involving structural and multiphysics calculations. Vicusdt is also a Spanish SME specialising in the simulation of marine structures. Such simulations are complex and require the use of HPC. This Case Study aims to develop a pay-per-use Cloud-based-HPC service to assess the response of a ship or marine structure to waves and various sea states.

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606 Cloud-based simulation of the lifetime of marine structures

Isonaval is also a Spanish SME specialised in naval architecture and marine engineering. Compassis is a Spanish SME specialising in engineering design, particularly involving structural and multiphysics calculations. Such simulations are complex and require the use of HPC, particularly when many simulations are needed to quantify the lifetime of a marine structure with emphasis on fatigue. This Case Study aims to develop a pay-per-use Cloud-based-HPC service to assess the lifetime of marine structure subject to waves and various sea states.

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607 Cloud-based shape optimisation for super-cars

Automobili Lamborghini is a world-leading manufacturer of high-performance automobiles. For such a company the optimisation of the shape of its cars, taking into account aerodynamic affects, is of critical importance. Furthermore, this optimisation, taking into account the many design parameters involved, can be very numerically intensive. This Case Study will address such optimisation and its availability via a pay-per-use Cloud-based approach.

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608 Cloud-based microscopy

Microscope IT is a Polish SME whose goal is to develop a microscopy tool and provide it as a service. Modern microscopy involves the management of a high number of data formats, various image processing workflows and data storage. Post-processing is both complicated and time-consuming. The processing  necessary to provide the proposed service requires the use of HPC. This Case Study will develop this Cloud-based-HPC service and make it available on a pay-per-use basis.

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609 Cloud-based simulation of flows around marine structures

HydrOcean is a French SME specialised in the simulation of fluid flows. Such simulation is important in the maritime industry because it enables the prediction and optimisation of the performance of ships and offshore structures. This Case Study will develop via a pay-per-use Cloud-based service to simulate flows around ships and offshore structures. This service will have a simple end-user interface in an integrated environment allowing the straightforward input of the critical parameters of the simulation.

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610 Cloud-based forecasting of urban water flows

HKV is a Dutch SME which provides consultancy services in the fields of safety, drought and the risk of floods in rivers, coasts, estuaries and urban water systems. Forecasting of flooding, morphology, and water quality in coastal and estuarine areas, rivers, and lakes is of great importance. However, this requires computing resources which are beyond those of most SMEs. This Case Study aims to develop a service which will make such simulations available to SMEs on a pay-per-use HPC-Cloud-based basis.

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611 Cloud-based simulation of the hydrodynamic behaviour of buoys

K-epsilon is a French SME which offers consultancy in the simulation of fluid flows. This Case Study will simulate the hydrodynamic behaviour of a telecommunications buoy released from a submarine. Such a simulation is very numerically intensive and requires computing resources which are beyond those of most SMEs. This Case Study aims to develop a service which will make such simulations available to SMEs on a pay-per-use Cloud-based-HPC basis.

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701 Cloud-based simulation to design high-performance automobiles

Koenigsegg is a Swedish SME whose core business is the development and production of high-performance, high-quality, limited-edition motor vehicles...

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702 Cloud-based simulation for the optimal installation of fire and gas detectors

Fire and Gas detectors are commonly installed in manufacturing and production facilities where there are hazardous processes to automatically alarm and trigger safety measures in response to hazardous events...

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703 Cloud-based advanced simulation in the foundry business

The foundry business is an industry which is mainly dominated by SMEs and which forms a significant part of manufacturing industry both in Europe and in many developing countries...

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704 Aeroacoustic simulations for noise suppression

The intensity of the noise around us has quadrupled in the last 90 years. There is a clear need to suppress such noise at its source...

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705 Cloud-based HPC simulation in the design of high-performance gears

Stam is an Italian SME which has pioneered the development of non-circular gears. The process of designing and analysing the performance of such high-performance gears is extremely complex...

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706 High-resolution modelling of magnets and and their production

Magneti is a Slovenian SME which manufactures magnets. In particular, it produces around 25 million rare-earth magnets per year. Magneti's manufacturing process is currently mainly experience-based...

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707 Cloud-based HPC processing of production data to optimise manufacturing processes.

Emo is a Slovenian SME specialising in the production of tools and dies for the automobile industry. As part of its production process Emo needs to to gather and interpret the various process parameters...

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708 Cloud-based HPC processing for knowledge generation in camshaft manufacture

EPC is one of biggest manufacturers of engine camshafts in the world. It is a major provider of camshafts for the naval and automotive industries...

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709 HPC cloud-based simulation of box-framed timber beams

Maderas Besteiro, is a Spanish SME. Its principal activities focus on leading-edge timber designs for different structures...

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710 Near-realtime analysis of test data for airframe certification

KE-works is an SME. It is active in new product development for engineering-intensive manufacturing companies. The mission of KE-works is to improve significantly the operational efficiency of manufacturing...

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712 Improved handling of data in the analysis of risers, moorings and flowlines

Principia is a French SME which develops software for industrial applications and which performs engineering studies for large and innovative industrial companies...

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711 Analysis of big data in a crankshaft machining centre

Etxe-Tar is a Spanish SME. Its core business is the development of turnkey solutions for high-productivity machining installations for clients mainly from the automotive industry...

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713 Cloud-based HPC simulation of the railway infrastructure for high-speed trains

Alstom Ferroviara is the Italian subsidiary of Alstom Transport, a multinational leader in the railway transportation sector. As part of its ongoing business, Alstom wants to simulate the behaviour of the railway infrastructure...

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714 Predictive diagnosis services for the automotive industry

Texa is an Italian SME involved in the design, production and sale of diagnostic instruments for cars, bikes, commercial and agricultural vehicles and marine engines...

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