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Industry Success Stories with High Performance Computing

Dana: Optimizing Products and Processes at Dana Holding Corporation
March 2011: Dana Holding Corporation, with funding from DARPA, used high performance computing to motivate usage of this innovation-accelerating technology throughout the DoD’s supply chain and identify technologies and partners that can help support an HPC infrastructure for the DoD supply chain base.

Ford: HPC Enables Innovation and Productivity at Ford Motor Company
March 2011: Ford Motor Company, with funding from DARPA, used high performance computing to motivate usage of this innovation-accelerating technology throughout the DoD’s supply chain and identify technologies and partners that can help support an HPC infrastructure for the DoD supply chain base.

Goodyear: Goodyear Puts the Rubber to the Road with High Performance Computing
April 2009: Goodyear leveraged its high performance computer clusters and its ongoing relationship with Sandia National Laboratories to change the way it develops tires.

PING: PING Scores a Hole in One with High Performance Computing
April 2009: PING’s investment in HPC paid off with significantly reduced prototyping needs and a super-charged pace of innovation in new product development.

Pioneer: Pioneer is Seeding the Future with High Performance Computing
April 2009: Pioneer researchers use HPC to manage and analyze massive amounts of molecular, plant, environmental and farm management data.

Whirlpool: Whirlpool’s Home Appliance Rocket Science: Design to Delivery with High Performance Computing
April 2009: Top management regards Whirlpool’s supercomputing capabilities as a key strategic asset, improving not just appliance design, but revolutionizing packaging and transport.

Medrad: High Performance Computing Helps Create New Treatment For Stroke Victims
May 2008: Supercomputers provided Medrad with the ability to test a ground breaking stroke treatment without the traditional numerous and costly physical prototypes.

Procter & Gamble: Supercomputers and the Secret Life of Coffee
May 2008: P&G was able to save time, money and vast amounts of Folgers® coffee by testing new packaging designs with virtual modeling instead of physical prototypes.

PPG Industries: A Tale of Stylish Shades and High Performance Computing
May 2008: To advance Transitions® eyewear to the next generation, PPG used supercomputers to improve the proprietary photochromic technology that put them on the map.

Salk Institute: Breakthroughs in Brain Research with High Performance Computing
May 2008: Supercomputers are changing the way researchers at Salk Institute investigate brain functions, helping to rewrite the very nature of biology.

American Museum of Natural History: Bringing the Universe Down to Earth with High Performance Computing
May 2008: The American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium employs high performance computing to help create their internationally renowned shows.

Microsoft: Delivering High Performance Computing to the Masses
May 2008: Microsoft is tackling the growing need for high performance computing software through a partnership with the NSF-funded National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois.

Science Applications International Corporation: Learning To Cope With The Sun’s Stormy Weather Using High Performance Computing
May 2008: Science Applications International Corporation researchers have gained much greater understanding of the sun’s impact on space weather and Earth through 3-D models made possible by high performance computing.

Motorola: Driving the Cellular Revolution With the Help of High Performance Computing
May 2008: Motorola stays ahead of the pack by using high performance computers to model cellular networks and devices.

Alcoa: High Performance Computing Drives a “Can-Do” Attitude at Alcoa
May 2008: In the face of growing competition from plastic and other composite materials, Alcoa used high performance computing to redesign their aluminum products.