Oct. 8 — Maintaining optimal operation of modern engines requires simulation of advanced models and computationally intensive data analysis. Data management is becoming increasingly important throughout the product life-cycle as companies seek new ways to strengthen their competitiveness. At the same time the usability is moving to a key role, as high-performance computing needs to cater new user groups.
Techila Technologies and Wärtsilä have joined SIMPRO to work on development of simulation-based product processes. SIMPRO is a project funded by Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation.
“In SIMPRO, I am looking forward to developing cloud innovations, which enable faster time-to-market in product development, and provide better understanding of the product life cycle aspects,” says Tuomas Eerola, Vice President of Business Development, Techila Technologies Ltd.
Techila Technologies and Wärtsilä demonstrate the potential of cloud platforms and user-centric distributed computing to product data management. The Techila middleware for distributed high-performance computing can shield users from the complexity of computing systems.
Techila can enable a secure integration of Wärtsilä’s simulation and computation processes and Windows Azure cloud services to a platform, which enables development of competitive advantage around simulation-based product processes.
“I believe that this demonstration was only the first proof of concept about the simulation and calculation innovations, which we will see coming from SIMPRO project,” says Matias Aura, Project Manager, Wärtsilä Finland Oy.
About Techila Technologies
Techila Technologies, a Finnish company established in 2006, is a provider of High Performance Computing (HPC) middleware solutions. Techila is the missing link between applications and the computing capacity of the Clouds, private or public. It enables applications to harness the infinite capacity of the Cloud quickly and easily. www.techilatechnologies.com
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2011, Wärtsilä¹s net sales totalled EUR 4.2 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in nearly 170 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki,Finland. www.wartsila.com