R & D: A Window to the Future

High Performance Computing Consortium Fluid Dynamics, Simulation-based engineering

Throughout its 160-year history, Corning has been headquartered in New York, and its legacy of innovation—as one of the country’s first R&D laboratories, and continuously one of its top corporate patent holders—has been fundamentally aligned with America’s own history. One of its first products, in 1879, was a glass envelope, or light bulb, for Thomas Edison’s new incandescent lamp, initially …


High Performance Computing Consortium Simulation-based engineering, Technology solutions

RPI has been able to employ its own expertise in modeling and simulation to address a wide array of the engineering issues that crop up routinely at the forefront of semiconductor manufacturing research. The insights that come out of this the RPI/IBM collaboration are put to use in IBM’s research and manufacturing facilities on an ongoing basis. Some of the questions that have been looked at impact manufacturing at several different scales: leading edge lithography, alignment issues in memory and logic devices, and reliability in packaging.


Danielle Belser Simulation-based engineering, Technology solutions

Xerox Corporation, headquartered in Norwalk, CT, and with a major research center in Webster, NY, is a multimillion dollar global Fortune 500 corporation best known for the invention of the photocopy machine. Over the last 50+ years Xerox’s research centers have yielded game-changing technologies like the laser printer, copy machine, computer mouse, the computer graphical user interface (GUI), and Ethernet. …


HPC-NY WebAdmin Simulation-based engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) alumnus Dr. Mark Beall founded Simmetrix (Clifton Park, NY) in 1997 to provide tools and technologies to enable the broader use of simulation in the engineering design process. Simmetrix is now a leading supplier of high performance software for simulation-based design. Across a broad range of analysis applications, including mechanical, electro-magnetic, fluids, and MEMS simulation, over …