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 30 computer-aided engineering (CAE) software companies use Simmetrix’s mesh generation and geometry access components in their end-user products, and various manufacturing organizations use Simmetrix tools for internally developed CAE tools.
“As a leading developer of component-based tools and techniques to support the geometry and meshing requirements of simulation-based design, Simmetrix has been pleased to work with HPCNY for over three years. As part of HPCNY, Simmetrix has provided its full suite of simulation automation components available on the parallel computers at the CCI, and allowed those components to be used to develop demonstration HPC simulation work flows for New York State companies free of charge. To date our components have been used in the development of HPCNY simulation workflows for ITT: Goulds Pumps, GE, IBM, Blasch Precision Ceramics, and Xerox.
In addition to providing a valuable capability to New York State companies using the HPCNY computing systems, there have been direct benefits to Simmetrix. One of them is that ITT: Goulds Pumps has not only become a Simmetrix customer, but has contracted Simmetrix to do specific extensions that improve their competitive advantage and extend the Simmetrix product line. Working with RPI, Simmetrix has been successful in obtaining SBIR/STTR support to continue the development of these technologies. We have also teamed with RPI on a recently funded NSF grant, and an IBM-supported grant. Both of these grants are focused on developing massively parallel simulation software for use by industry.”
—Mark Beall, President of Simmetrix