Unilever, Syngenta and Infineum put supercomputing at heart of rapid prototyping initiative
14 Dec 2015
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Leading companies Unilever, Syngenta and Infineum, are using high performance computing (HPC) to drive a radical reduction in speed-to-market for their new product designs by up to 80%.

 

The Blue Joule supercomputer at STFC´s Hartree Centre

(Credit: STFC)

3 April 2014 - Leading companies Unilever, Syngenta and Infineum, are using high performance computing (HPC) to drive a radical reduction in speed-to-market for their new product designs by up to 80%.

These three businesses have selected the world leading expertise and HPC facilities at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC’s) Hartree Centre as part of a joint initiative to develop a range of new software tools that can shave months or years off product development, and therefore cost, for UK companies. A week’s worth of experimentation on a new product formulation can now be done in just 40 minutes through advanced computer modelling, simulation and 3D visualisation. All that is needed is a simple ‘app’ that is linked to one of the most powerful supercomputers in the UK.

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