[Barcelona, Spain, March 1, 2023] Huawei presented its enhanced Engineering Simulation Solution at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023. The comprehensive solution is aimed at the manufacturing sector and provides critical ICT infrastructure, including data center computing, storage, and switches. It offers robust computing and innovative software and hardware to help manufacturers accelerate product development.
Computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulation is essential for optimizing research and design (R&D). High Performance Computing (HPC) provides CAE with robust data processing and accelerates development. However, using CAE faces several challenges.
• Many data transfers: Processing tools for different simulation phases have different storage protocols. However, transferring large amounts of data across protocols does not add value.
• High parallelism: In contrast to conventional transaction-based IT systems, the CAE simulation requires access and data processing with high parallelism.
• Complex Scenarios: There are many different simulation workloads across a variety of disciplines, each with different system requirements. The simulation is inefficient and difficult to configure.
By manufacturing its own products, Huawei has a deep understanding of the crucial role that simulation plays in research and development. The tech giant also has extensive experience working with automotive customers who rely on vehicle crash testing, fluid dynamics, electromagnetism and structural simulation during their manufacturing processes.
Liu Chao, CEO of Huawei Manufacturing Industry Digitalization Business Unit, says the diverse nature of the automotive industry means simulation technologies need to be adapted to a variety of solution algorithms and resource requirements. For this reason, Huawei offers a flexible planning system for CAE simulation. Users can manage many clusters with just one system and drag and drop applications for more efficient cluster management. The system supports integrated design and computing, so data pre-processing, computing, and post-processing simulation can be performed with HPC without leaving the data lake.
Huawei also provides open hardware capabilities and high-bandwidth remote direct memory access over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) networks to build HPC networks without packet loss. This allows for more efficient data processing than InfiniBand. The high-density memory has 2.67 times the capacity density of other products. As for data processing, mainstream industrial software can be integrated through transcoding.
Liu Chao, CEO of Huawei Manufacturing Industry Digitalization Business Unit, showed the smart factory demo
The Engineering Simulation Solution has several key advantages.
• Interworking with multiple protocols: During simulation, preprocessing files are read directly and data migration is not required.
• Innovative and open software and hardware: The Donau Scheduler coordinates many clusters to distribute jobs, balance demand between peak and off-peak times and improve resource utilization. Integrating design and computing helps increase efficiency as data is kept in the data lake. In addition, the lossless HPC network offers low latency and high bandwidth.
• Handle complex workloads: OceanStor Pacific 9540 storage systems support high concurrency, high OPS operations. Read/write performance exceeds 30,000 OPS and a single thread provides 400MB/s bandwidth, improving simulation performance.
Looking ahead, Huawei’s engineering simulation solution will continue to provide manufacturers with improved management and user experience, supporting the industry on its digital journey. For more information, visit: https://e.huawei.com/en/solutions/industries/manufacturing/cae