AweSim provides manufacturers with competitive solutions for simulation-driven design. We help to automate the prototyping process and provide affordable, accessible, and scalable M&S on HPC via:
- Online modeling and simulation apps and tools
- Educational materials and training courses
- Industry-specific expertise and consultants
AweSim is a program of the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), who along with M&S industry experts are pioneering the field of M&S-as-a-service.
Simulation-driven design replaces physical product prototyping with less expensive computer simulations, reducing the time to take products to market, while improving quality and cutting costs. Smaller manufacturers largely are missing out on this advantage, because they cannot afford to leverage such solutions. We aim to level the playing field, giving the smaller companies equal access.
We chose to name our effort "AweSim" because a sense of awe is one of the elements that often accompanies the "Aha!" moment, a specific point in time when a student, professor, researcher, inventor, or engineer unlocks the key to a challenging question or situation. Sim, short for simulation, is the means by which OSC helps clients achieve those inspirational moments of awe.
The AweSim Advantage
Companies choose AweSim for a variety of reasons:
- Surge Capacity
- P&G has in-house HPC systems, but makes use of AweSim hardware for large or special projects when their systems are full.
- Knowledge Encapsulation
- TotalSim uses the AweSim Appkit to create apps using their expert workflows, so that they can make it available to more clients.
- Micro Licensing
- AltaSim’s clients purchase short-term access to commercial software via AweSim instead of having to buy annual licenses.
- Computational Scaling
- LG Fuel Cells Systems does desktop M&S and transfers larger jobs to AweSim in order to shorten solve times.
- Aggregate Solutions
- NASCAR engineers make use of a combination of AweSim experts, software and HPC, the price of which is combined into one bill.
The AweSim Vision
AweSim is a partnership between the Ohio Supercomputer Center, simulation and engineering experts, and industry to provide small to mid-sized manufacturers ( SMMs) with simulation-driven design to enhance innovation and strengthen economic competitiveness. AweSim builds on OSC's former "Blue Collar Computing" initiative, offering a new level of integration and commercialtion of products and services for SMMs.