Nimbis Services Awarded DOE Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I Grant for “Workflow of APPs”

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Nimbis Services Awarded DOE Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)
Phase I Grant for “Workflow of APPs”

Grant Increases Adoption of HPC Modeling and Simulation in the
Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Industries

McLean, Virginia, March 20, 2015 — Nimbis Services Inc. (Nimbis), Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have partnered to research a solution for an open Workflow of APPs under a Phase I grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. The workflow environment will support the sequential execution of hybrid workflows of APPs, engineering analysis, and manufacturing processes comprised of commercial, open source, and academic applications.

The project was conceived from SMLC efforts over the past several years and the results of High Performance Computing (HPC) activities sponsored by the Council on Competitiveness (COC). In the COC report, Innovate America: Thriving in a World of Challenge and Change, America’s leaders note that innovation gives the United States a competitive advantage. Investing in HPC results in stimulated innovation, a strengthened U.S. military, and a boost in national competitiveness.

This project addresses inadequate adoption of HPC and modeling and simulation technologies in manufacturing, lack of knowledge and skills in HPC technologies, and the ability to apply modeling and simulation tools to address specific challenges. By offering tailored workflows comprised of multiple APPs, engineering applications, and visualization tools, HPC and manufacturing workflows are available to a broader user base, thus stimulating innovation and growing adoption of HPC from large entities to the small and medium-sized manufacturers.

“Nimbis Services is proud to be part of yet another program to develop tools to grow adoption of HPC for small and medium manufacturers,” says Robert Graybill, President and CEO of Nimbis Services. “By continuing to grow access and adoption of HPC technologies in manufacturing, the industry as a whole benefits.”

Denise Swink, CEO of SMLC, agrees. “SMLC enables the smart manufacturing industry to form collaborative R&D and advocacy teams to develop approaches, standards platforms, and shared infrastructure that facilities the broad adoption,” she says. “We are proud to partner with Nimbis Services to continue to break down the barriers to Smart Manufacturing, making the process more available for all.”

About Nimbis Services, Inc.

Nimbis Services, a privately held technology corporation, is The HPC Cloud Services Broker, connecting sellers of high performance and technical computing applications to small and medium businesses or start-up companies in an easy, secure, pay-as-you-go, and worry-free environment. Buyers get affordable and fast access to the applications they need so that they can focus on innovation instead of infrastructure. Sellers have an outlet to offer their applications and expertise that is promoted to the buyer community. As a neutral cloud services broker, Nimbis provides cloud access supported by specialized consulting services. Please visit for more information.


Robert Graybill
Founder and CEO
Nimbis Services Inc.
(703) 286-0770


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