Based on High-Performance Computing (HPC) clusters, this solution maximizes the interactive power of today’s industrial Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) simulation tools. Running proprietary CAE software or third-party-tools, Huawei’s solution implements an HPC simulation platform that monitors service loads, computing capability, data transmission delay, scheduling efficiency, overall power economy, and other indexes that typically pose challenges for HPC solutions.
Huawei provides reliable, high-performance hardware computing platforms for three CAE simulation solutions: Collision test, fluid analysis, and structural design. The CAE platforms take advantage of Huaweiʼs advanced chip and architecture implementations:
The simulation hardware platform, based on the FusionServer E9000 blade server and the X6800 high-density server, runs the collision test and fluid mechanics analysis tools. This platform offers parallel computing with as many as 64 CPUs per cabinet and 100 Gbit/s InfiniBand Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) connectivity for low-latency I/O between cluster nodes.
The large-memory computing platform based on the FusionServer 8100 V3 and the KunLun supercomputer provides a memory capacity up to 24 TB and storage bandwidth up to 2 TB/s. These capabilities meet the single-node serial computing requirements for structural analysis.
Huawei’s integrated cabinet-level and board-level liquid cooling solution supports 45ºC warm water cooling. This reliable cooling system removes as much as 80 percent of equipment heat to reduce the PUE to 1.05.
Embracing the concept of openness and cooperation, Huawei has joined with HPC partners in product development, solution integration, and technical innovation. For example, Huawei is working with ESI, a leading solution supplier for virtualization performance testing. ESI’s PAM-Crash optimizes the performance of collision simulation using Huawei’s HPC platform. The companies have also integrated immersive Virtual Reality (VR) to improve engineers’ ability to interact with test runs.
Huawei has many industrial CAE simulation customers worldwide, especially in the automotive industry — known for using the most-advanced industrial technology. Huawei has successfully deployed HPC cluster systems for top automotive manufacturers to support simulation test services for product development and design.
Industrial CAE simulation with HPCs is becoming crucial for companies in many industries to improve development efficiency, enhance data usage, and reduce decision errors and risks. Huawei is focusing on the service requirements of industrial manufacturing companies and will continue to provide differentiated and competitive HPC solutions to help these companies achieve business success.