Nimbis partners with Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and High Performance Computing (HPC) providers to make these platforms more accessible and affordable through cloud deployments for our customers.
Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute and storage capacity in the cloud. Amazon EC2 services make web-scale computing easier for developers. Nimbis utiliizes Amazon EC2 services in our product deployments and manages Amazon cloud infrastructure for a number of tecnical computing clients. Nimbis provides customers with access to on-demand Mathematica licenses on the Amazon cloud. http://aws.amazon.com/
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois will collaborate with Nimbis Services Inc. to increase the high-performance computing capabilities and enhance the productivity of leading companies and their suppliers. Nimbis will connect its clients to the compute resources and commercial application software at NCSA, lowering the risks and effort for these companies to access high-performance computing (HPC). http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/
Robert Graybill and the Nimbis team have written the latest AweSim blog post! The post focuses on the future of manufacturing modeling and data analytics collaboration and how AweSim fits in: Where it’s going, how it can get there and how we can engage.
Nimbis was recently featured in Ohio Supercomputer Center, an OH-TECH Consortium Member, Research Report 2015-16.
Nimbis develops access strategies to promote modeling, simulation
Nimbis Services Inc., a charter partner of the AweSim industrial engagement initiative led by the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), has been delving into access complexities and producing, through innovative e-commerce solutions, an easy approach to modeling and simulation resources for small and medium-sized businesses.
“Nimbis is providing, essentially, the e-commerce infrastructure that allows suppliers and OEMs to connect together in a collaborative form, where they can do joint product development or share tools, applications, libraries, licenses, etc.,” said Bob Graybill, Nimbis President and CEO. “AweSim represents a big, giant step forward in that direction.”
A screenshot shows only a few of the many apps that have been made available through the AweSim e-commerce marketplace that Nimbis developed in collaboration with the Ohio Supercomputer Center and the AweSim industrial engagement program there.
The AweSim program, and its predecessor program Blue Collar Computing, have identified several obstacles that impede widespread adoption of modeling and simulation powered by high performance computing: expensive hardware, complex software and extensive training. In response, the public/private partnership is developing and promoting use of customized applications (apps) linked to OSC’s powerful supercomputer systems. These apps mask many of the inherent intricacies behind web portals created with partnering engineering service providers (ESPs).
“We have successfully created an e-commerce marketplace that is both intuitive and user-friendly,” Graybill explained. “However, users must be willing to use it. Unfortunately, a lot of small and medium-sized manufacturers are not ready, or they simply don’t feel comfortable with engineering e-commerce sites. Sometimes they need the confidence and wisdom that comes from an ESP standing with them to actually get started using modeling and simulation.”
From a technical perspective, e-commerce sites have been around for a while. In the mid-1980s, Compuserve offered one of the first examples of e-commerce as we know it today—the Electronic Mall; a service where users could purchase items directly from 100+ online merchants. Amazon and eBay transformed e-commerce in the mid-1990s, and online sales in the United States are expected to reach $335 billion in 2016.
Nimbis is already pushing ahead on their next challenge—developing cloud-based collaborative communities of interest with embedded marketplaces targeting manufacturing supply chains, DoD trusted microelectronics and collaborative research institutes initiatives.
July 7, 2016 - Nimbis proudly announces partnership with Nimbix, Inc., a leading pure High Performance Computing (HPC) cloud provider offering systems built for volume, speed, and simplicity. In this partnership, Nimbis will pair Simulia Portfolio software with Nimbix’ HPC cloud platform; a pre-configured optimized solution with access to a user-friendly Abaqus compute remote desktop application via their JARVICE supercomputer platform.
Nimbis & Nimbix will soon offer package bundles of short and long-term Simulia Software with HPC cloud cycles in North America. Both Nimbix and Nimbis promote pay-as-you-go, and have built their business model on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service(PaaS). Both companies focus on saving time and money by reducing the need to invest in development and infrastructure.
“We are proud to announce our joint partnership between Nimbis Services and Nimbix” says Don Allen, Vice President of Channels and Alliances at Nimbix. “We believe this integration is a perfect fit for customers that need to marry high performance compute and scalability as a platform with purpose-built cloud and Abaqus licensing provided by Nimbis for ease-of-use and pay-as-you-go effectiveness. The partnership and integration between Nimbix and Nimbis combines two powerful technology companies that provide customers with a new approach to exceeding their business needs in a meaningful and effective way.”
“Nimbis Services, a neutral broker of cloud computing services, is pleased in joining with Nimbix to offer turnkey modeling and simulation options that can leverage Nimbix’ GPU accelerators.”
Robert Graybill, President & CEO, Nimbis Services.
About Nimbix:Nimbix is a leading provider of purpose-built cloud computing for big data and computation. Powered by JARVICE™, the Nimbix cloud provides high-performance software as a service (SaaS), dramatically speeding up data processing for Energy, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Media and Analytics applications. Nimbix delivers unique accelerated high-performance systems and applications from its world-class data centers as a pay-per-use service. Additional information about Nimbix is available on the Nimbix website at https://www.nimbix.net.
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Nimbix is a pure high performance computing (HPC) cloud built for volume, speed and simplicity. We give people the tools and the processing power to solve their biggest, toughest problems. We give you the freedom to imagine new possibilities, to test the limits of reality, and to model the future.
We keep you one step ahead of the compounding problems of processing speed and infrastructure costs. And best of all, we do it faster, better, and more economically. We give you instant access and simple interfaces. We give you options and control. It’s supercomputing made super human. https://www.nimbix.net/
For more than 20 years, the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) provides a reliable cyberinfrastructure and services to a diverse group of education, academic research, industry, and government clients. At the Ohio Supercomputer Center, our duty is to empower our clients, partner strategically to develop new research and business opportunities, and lead Ohio's knowledge economy. http://www.osc.edu/