AweSim is a partnership between the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), 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.
"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 service “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 problem. Sim, short for simulation, is the means by which OSC helps clients achieve those inspirational moments of awe.
“It is vital that small and medium-sized businesses have access to the powerful computational and storage resources large businesses use.Those resources can fuel the more precise and accurate models necessary to mimic the actual results of physical tests commonly used to innovate.”
- Tom Lange, Director, Modeling & Simulation R&D, Proctor & Gamble