Azure high-performance computing (HPC) for manufacturing
Rapidly iterate on product design to reduce time to market and improve product quality with scalable and highly secure on-demand infrastructure.
Accelerate the pace of innovation while lowering product development costs with pay-as-you-go CPUs and GPUs.
Manufacturing HPC scenarios
Harness the power of cloud computing to fuel real-time product simulations that reduce time to market and improve product quality. Learn more about how manufacturers are transforming with the cloud at Azure for manufacturing.
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
Dramatically accelerate your time-to-result by simulating all of the relevant physics that influence the real-world performance of your product by using the CFD solver of your choice on Azure.Learn more
Finite element analysis (FEA)
Optimize product design by simulating complex structural engineering problems to confidently model structural integrity and predict mechanical stress. Use your favorite physics simulation tools on Azure to execute memory-intensive, tightly-coupled multiphysics scenarios, such as fluid structure interaction.Learn about STAR-CCM+ on Azure
Powerful infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions for manufacturing applications
- Use HB-series Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) for computational fluid dynamics simulations with high memory bandwidth requirements. HB-series VMs are the first on the public cloud to scale a CFD simulation to more than 10,000 cores.
- Use memory/core HC-series VMs for finite element analysis involving dense computations. HC-series VMs are the first on the public cloud to scale a tightly coupled MPI simulation to more than 20,000 cores.
- For bare-metal performance for the most demanding simulation scenarios, use a dedicated, customized and fully managed Cray supercomputer.
See how manufacturers are innovating with Azure HPC
Sam Mahalingam, Chief Technical Officer, Cloud Computing and High-Performance Computing Strategy, Altair Engineering
"By using Azure, we are making HPC mainstream so that every engineer and scientist on the planet can take advantage of supercomputing capabilities on demand to solve complex engineering problems."
Stuart Bashford, Digital Officer, Bühler
"We already use computer simulations in the design phase, but now we're working with Microsoft to achieve computational fluid dynamics simulations in real time using cloud-based high-performance computer servers."
Sebastian Herrmann, Technology Transformation Director, Holmes Group
"We tested a model that ran in New Zealand for 336 hours, and it ran for just 56 hours in the environment we built in Azure. That's more than a 400 percent improvement in turnaround on average."