What is AweSim?

AweSim provides manufacturers with competitive solutions for simulation-driven design. We are helping to automate the manual 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

It is a program of the Ohio Supercomputer Center, who along with M&S industry experts are pioneering the field of M&S as a service.

AweSim represents the next phase of the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s (OSC) Blue Collar Computing initiative, which will offer a new stage of commercialization. AweSim is a partnership between OSC, simulation and engineering experts, and industry to provide small to mid-sized manufacturers with simulation-driven design to enhance innovation and strengthen economic competitiveness.



"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."

- Alan Chalker, Director of AweSim, Ohio Supercomputer Center


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:

    P&G has in-house HPC systems, but makes use of AweSim hardware for large or special projects when their systems are full.
    TotalSim uses the AweSim Appkit to create apps using their expert workflows, so that they can make it available to more clients.
    AltaSim’s clients purchase short-term access to commercial software via AweSim instead of having to buy annual licenses.
    LG Fuel Cells Systems does desktop M&S and transfers larger jobs to AweSim in order to shorten solve times.
    NASCAR engineers make use of a combination of AweSim experts, software and HPC, the price of which is combined into one bill.



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