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PRIMEFLEX for HPC Cluster Solution tunes the design and development capabilities of Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center in Germany

"The project was a complete success. The time savings we estimated for complex simulations proved to be very accurate."

Matthias Uhlig, CAS Design Manager, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center

The customer

The customer is Korean automotive expert Hyundai Motor Company’s German design center. Hyundai was founded by Chung Ju-yung in 1967 and quickly established itself as one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers. Hyundai invests heavily in alternative and environmentally friendly concepts for vehicles.

The challenge

Hyundai has five design centers worldwide. The German development center recently installed a PRIMEFLEX for HPC cluster solution from Fujitsu to improve its competitive position. This involved converting its workstation environment into a cluster environment, a move that would enable the company to fully utilize the features of its Autodesk VRED ray tracing software. The project involved close collaboration between developer teams from Fujitsu, its subsidiary ict GmbH, the software provider Autodesk and Hyundai’s project partner CSW - Customer Service Wilhelm GmbH.

The solution

This PRIMEFLEX for HPC cluster solution comprises FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY CX400, CX250 and RX200 systems, which are connected to one another via a Mellanox InfiniBand network. The systems can be installed and managed easily using the FUJITSU Software HPC Cluster Suite (HCS), and everything is optimized for Autodesk’s ray tracing software VRED.

The benefit

  • Conversion from a workstation environment to a performant cluster environment
  • Customer’s pre-installed user environment guaranteed fast setup and risk-free implementation
  • Service, hardware and software from a single source
  • Fast processing, visualization and optical analysis of designs
  • Changes to designs can now be made quickly and visualized on-screen for marketing purposes