R & D: A Window to the Future

Corning’s project with Professor Sahni and HPCNY was the first attempt to execute twin-screw extruder runs and analyses at this scale. HPCNY also supported Corning’s use of other advanced simulation technologies. Additionally, HPCNY Computational Scientists worked closely with Corning HPC specialists to install, tune, and benchmark the LAMMPS, GROMACS, and VASP open-source packages for molecular dynamics and Ab initio simulations. These capabilities are now incorporated into Corning’s day-to-day engineering workflows, providing ongoing insights for the optimization of both design and manufacturing processes.

Eos Energy Storage

Eos’ mission is to develop cost effective energy storage solutions that are not only less expensive than other battery technologies, but less expensive than the most economical alternative used today to provide the same services. Using modeling technologies developed at Stony Brook University, Eos discovered design strategies to improve the overall performance of the battery.


Dendritic Transition, Stony Brook


As the builder of AMOS, the BlueGene/Q supercomputer that sits at the heart of the Center for Computational Innovation, IBM is well-aware of the power that scientific computing and simulation brings to the research table.


Product Design and Development, RPI


The University at Buffalo (UB)-Xerox collaboration is overcoming modeling challenges by adapting the commercial COMSOL Multiphysics software (www.comcol.com) to solve complex large-scale electromagnetic models using the high performance computing capability of UB's Center for Computational Research (CCR).


Predictive Simulation, Technology Solutions, UB-CCR


Econoburn partnered with the University at Buffalo to design next-generation wood-fired heating systems that are more efficient and produce much lower emissions.


Energy, Renewable Energy, UB-CCR

BlackRidge Technology

BlackRidge partnered with the CCAC at Marist to utilize the multi-platform test beds and to attempt to implement its security solution within the Marist private cloud that currently hosts 25 organizations. Technology was able to save over $260,000 over the last year by utilizing the CCAC Lab and College infrastructure.


Marist, security, technology

Reservoir Labs

Mount Sinai scientists are partnering with Reservoir to perform analyses that are medically relevant. This has included analyses of Alzheimer's and breast cancer gene expression data. Alpha versions of products stemming from this work are planned for 2016.


Mount Sinai, Technology Solutions


Praxair, Inc., headquartered in Danbury, CT, and with offices in Tonawanda, NY, is one of the largest industrial gases companies in the world. Gases produced by Praxair are used in a variety of industries including health care, electronics, energy and various manufacturing sectors.




Innoveering, LLC develops technical solutions for energy, defense and aerospace markets, focusing on designing and building advanced power generation and propulsion systems. In the market of power generation, Innoveering focuses on flex-fuel combustion, distributed power generation, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, fuel cells, catalysis and energy storage.


Energy, Power Generation and Propulsion, SBU, Synthetic Gas

VADER Systems

VADER Systems is developing an innovative "Liquid Metal Jet Printing" (LMJP) process that enables the fabrication of highly complex three-dimensional metal objects by printing droplets of molten metal in layers. HPC is enabling the rational design of this technology through multiscale modeling of the LMJP process including droplet generation and coalescence.


Product Design and Development, UB-CCR

Reaction Engineering International

Headquartered in Murray, Utah, Reaction Engineering International (REI) is a growing R&D consulting firm with an internationally recognized expertise in energy and defense solutions. REI offers consulting services and products to clients in the energy and defense sectors, including state and federal government agencies, private and public utilities, major industries, manufacturers and vendors.



Blasch Precision Ceramics

Blasch Precision Ceramics is an Albany, NY based manufacturing company that designs and fabricates precision ceramic and refractory components, including their VectorWall™ modules as a replacement for checkerwalls in the petroleum industry. CCI staff worked with technical staff from Blasch to reduce the complexity of simulation models, develop a simulation workflow for fluid flow, and augment the fluid simulation with a heat transfer and chemical kinetics model that incorporates all of the required physics and chemistry models. These capabilities support design prediction of customized VectorWall™ configurations.


CCI, CFD, Featured, Predictive Simulation, Process and Engineering Improvement, RPI

Pliant Energy Systems

Pliant Energy is able to advance its analysis techniques by applying higher fidelity multi-physics computer models, enabling advanced simulations that greatly improve the overall design and performance of its components and systems.


CCI, CFD, Fluid-Structure Interactions, Research and Discovery, RPI


HPCNY collaborations have helped Simmetrix develop powerful algorithms and sophisticated software that effectively support solving a wide range of simulation problems.


Mesh Generation, Parallel Simulation Components, Research and Discovery, RPI

Sentient Science

Using UB CCR’s 3400 processor industrial HPC cluster, Sentient Science is able to calculate the point in time when critical OEM components and systems will begin to fail. They can then make recommendations to extend the life of these assets, thereby creating enormous financial value for their customers by reducing operations and maintenance (O&M) costs. Based on their simulations, Sentient Science can also suggest changes to the operational parameters of assets like wind turbines to improve their overall efficiency.


Process and Engineering Improvement, Product Maintenance, Renewable Energy, UB-CCR

Goulds Pumps

With support through New York’s HPCNY and CCI, Rensselaer computational scientists worked closely with Goulds’ engineers to adopt more accurate methods and streamline its overall modeling process.


CCI, CFD, Featured, Product Design and Development, RPI