ARRIVAL DRIVES MODERN SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ON RESCALE
Arrival product designers and engineers needed a scalable and flexible HPC solution that met their evolving business environment requirements. Rescale provided a platform for multiple teams to intelligently run various high fidelity models on the most cost-effective and performant hardware for the job.
Rethinking an Entire Industry From the Ground Up
Arrival set out to shift the automotive industry to more sustainable products and services, but doing so from the ground up required a unique approach. The company formed a team of specialised engineers within Rapid Engineering Design called RED-CAT to apply a broad set of simulation techniques to find new ways to build more robust vehicles and optimise the overall engineering process. To meet their complex computational needs, RED-CAT utilised the Rescale platform to optimise and accelerate their computer aided engineering (CAE) workflows.
A Solution for Modern, Data-Driven Product Development
Completely overhauling how vehicles are developed requires validating numerous combinations of materials, designs, and processes. Critical product simulations related to safety, durability, and aero-thermal require enormous data sets and compute capacity. Arrival looked to cloud for operational agility, increased collaboration, and financial flexibility but standing up advanced workflows and navigating infrastructure in the cloud posed new challenges.
To accelerate bringing a best-in-class vehicle to market, Arrival chose Rescale to achieve speed, efficiency, and reliability in their high performance computing (HPC) operations. RED-CAT needed an HPC simulation process that could be easily learned and quickly implemented by new engineers. Rescale platform intelligence gave the team the data to select the most cost-performant hardware across multiple leading cloud service providers for each specific simulation application like LS-Dyna, STAR-CCM+, and OptiStruct. For some workloads, Arrival was able to achieve a 400% increase in compute throughput with only a 30% increase in cost. Additionally, they utilized Rescale’s flexible options for on-demand licensing and integrating their existing cloud storage. Nathan Baker, the Vice President of RED-CAT, said “The Rescale platform has enabled Arrival to meet its rapidly growing computational needs, run higher fidelity models faster, and improve collaboration across the company.”
Unifying R&D Innovation Across the Entire Enterprise
Fast-growing companies like Arrival are using Rescale to deploy highly scalable, manageable, and reliable HPC across multiple teams and projects. RED-CAT now uses Rescale to optimise and automate engineering workflows across several products including Bus, Van, and Car.
As user adoption grows within the organisation, the need for collaboration and secure data sharing demonstrates the value of one unified for enterprise HPC management. Each of their 40+ end users has the flexibility they need to access the latest hardware and software, while managers can easily gain traceability of each project’s spend, user-access, progress, and efficiency. As Arrival prepares to launch new products and microfactories, anyone from engineers and designers to business and technology leaders have a shared system of record to enable limitless R&D exploration and innovation.
“Arrival works with Rescale to manage a broad software porfolio and ensure engineers have access to the right applications, the latest versions, and the most performant hardware across each simulation project.” Nathan Baker, Vice President of RED-CAT.
Rescale Integrates Best-in-Class Tools For Digital R&D:
Define Digital R&D Objectives
- Accelerate Speed to Market
- Reduce IT Burden
- Multi-disciplinary Optimisation
- Improve Collaboration
Featured Platform Software:
Simcenter STAR-CCM+ by Siemens
STAR-CCM+ is a complete CFD multiphysics solution for the simulation of products and designs operating under real-world conditions. Simcenter STAR-CCM+ brings automated design exploration and optimisation to the simulation toolkit of every engineer, allowing you to efficiently explore the entire design space instead of focusing on single point design scenarios.
- Performance & Efficiency: The latest, best-fit hardware and continuous cost-performance optimisation
- Control at Scale: Complete IT/HPC controls simplify operations and manage cost & security risks
- Empowered R&D: Turnkey R&D compute tools accelerate productivity
Software Deployed on Rescale: