NVIDIA Q1 Revenue Up 18% to $26B with $15B Profit

SANTA CLARA, CA, May 23, 2024 – NVIDIA reported revenue for the first quarter ended April 28, 2024 of $26B, up 17.8% compared to $22.1B for the fourth quarter ended January 28, 2024. Net income was $14.9B.

 

Comparative analysis based on NVIDIA’s financial results in the last 12 quarters (Result source NVIDIA website)

Comparative analysis based on NVIDIA’s financial results in the last 12 quarters (Result source NVIDIA website)

“The next industrial revolution has begun — companies and countries are partnering with NVIDIA to shift the trillion-dollar traditional data centers to accelerated computing and build a new type of data center — AI factories — to produce a new commodity: artificial intelligence,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “AI will bring significant productivity gains to nearly every industry and help companies be more cost- and energy-efficient, while expanding revenue opportunities.

“Our data center growth was fueled by strong and accelerating demand for generative AI training and inference on the Hopper platform. Beyond cloud service providers, generative AI has expanded to consumer internet companies, and enterprise, sovereign AI, automotive and healthcare customers, creating multiple multibillion-dollar vertical markets.

“We are poised for our next wave of growth. The Blackwell platform is in full production and forms the foundation for trillion-parameter-scale generative AI. Spectrum-X opens a brand-new market for us to bring large-scale AI to Ethernet-only data centers. And NVIDIA NIM is our new software offering that delivers enterprise-grade, optimized generative AI to run on CUDA everywhere — from the cloud to on-prem data centers and RTX AI PCs — through our expansive network of ecosystem partners.”

A complete chart of the financial results is available here.

About NVIDIA

Since its founding in 1993, NVIDIA has been a pioneer in accelerated computing. The company’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined computer graphics and ignited the era of modern AI. NVIDIA is now a full-stack computing company with data-center-scale offerings that are reshaping industry.

For more information, visit website.

Siemens Announces Catapult AI NN

PLANO, TX, May 22, 2024 – Siemens Digital Industries Software today announced Catapult AI NN software for High-Level Synthesis (HLS) of neural network accelerators on Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and System-on-a-chip (SoCs). Catapult AI NN is a complete solution that starts with a neural network description from an AI framework, converts it into C++ and synthesizes it into an RTL accelerator in Verilog or VHDL for implementation in silicon.

Catapult AI NN brings together hls4ml, an open-source package for machine learning hardware acceleration, and Siemens’ Catapult HLS software for High-Level Synthesis. Developed in close collaboration with Fermilab, a US Department of Energy Laboratory, and other leading contributors to hls4ml, Catapult AI NN addresses the unique requirements of machine learning accelerator design for power, performance, and area on custom silicon.

“The handoff process and manual conversion of a neural network model into a hardware implementation is very inefficient, time consuming and error-prone, especially when it comes to creating and verifying variants of a hardware accelerator tailored to specific performance, power and area,” said Mo Movahed, vice president and general manager for high-level design, verification and power, Siemens Digital Industries Software. “By empowering scientists and AI experts to leverage industry-standard AI frameworks, such as neural network model design, and by seamlessly synthesizing these models into hardware designs optimized for power, performance, and area (PPA), we’re opening a whole new realm of possibilities for AI and machine learning software engineers. Our new Catapult AI NN solution allows developers to automate and implement their neural network models for optimal PPA concurrently during the software development process, ushering in a new era of efficiency and innovation in AI development.”

As runtime AI and machine learning tasks migrate from the datacenter into everything from consumer appliances to medical devices, there is a rapidly growing requirement for “right-sized” AI hardware to minimize power consumption, lower cost and maximize end-product differentiation. However, most machine learning experts are more comfortable working with tools such as TensorFlow, PyTorch or Keras, rather than synthesizable C++, Verilog or VHDL. There has traditionally been no easy path for AI experts to accelerate their machine learning applications in a right-sized ASIC or SoC implementation.

The hls4ml initiative is intended to help bridge this gap by generating C++ from a neural network described in AI frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch or Keras. The C++ can then be deployed for an FPGA, ASIC or SoC implementation.

Catapult AI NN extends the capabilities of hls4ml to ASIC and SoC design. It includes a dedicated library of specialized C++ machine learning functions that are tailored to ASIC design. Using these functions, designers can optimize PPA by making latency and resource trade-offs across alternative implementations from the C++ code. Moreover, designers can now evaluate the impact of different neural net designs to determine the best neural network structure for hardware.

“Particle detector applications have extremely stringent edge AI constraints,” said Panagiotis Spentzouris, Fermilab Associate Lab Director for Emerging Technologies. “Through our collaboration with Siemens, we were able to develop Catapult AI NN, a synthesis framework that leverages the expertise of our scientists and AI experts without requiring them to become ASIC designers. Moreover, this powerful new framework is also ideal for seasoned hardware experts.”

Catapult AI NN is available for early adopters now and will be available to all users in the fourth quarter of 2024. To learn more about Catapult AI NN, visit https://eda.sw.siemens.com/en-US/ic/catapult-high-level-synthesis/hls/ai-solutions/.

About Siemens Digital Industries Software

Siemens Digital Industries Software helps organizations of all sizes digitally transform using software, hardware and services from the Siemens Xcelerator business platform. Siemens’ software and the comprehensive digital twin enable companies to optimize their design, engineering and manufacturing processes to turn today’s ideas into the sustainable products of the future. From chips to entire systems, from product to process, across all industries. Siemens Digital Industries Software – Accelerating transformation.

Nearmap Appoints Ray Savona as Chief Revenue Officer

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, May 22, 2024 – Nearmap, a leading location intelligence and aerial imagery provider, is announcing the appointment of Ray Savona as chief revenue officer. Effective May 28, 2024, Savona will play a pivotal role on the company’s executive leadership team, leading the development of the company’s revenue strategy and overseeing Nearmap global marketing and sales, including sales engineering and enablement.

Reporting to Andy Watt, CEO, Savona joins Nearmap with over 28 years of experience in enterprise software, where he has driven strategy, built and run enterprise and channel sales, and marketing and customer success programs for organizations globally. Most recently, he served as Chief Revenue and Customer Officer at Mural, and prior to that, for more than 13 years, served in various leadership roles at Autodesk, including leading sales in the Americas and the creation and leadership of the company’s first customer success organization.

“This appointment comes at an exceptional time for the company,” said Andy Watt, CEO, Nearmap. “We are transforming our business and enhancing our platform and products to meet the evolving and growing location intelligence needs of customers today, and with Ray’s deep experience and proven track record, I know he is the right leader to take Nearmap to the next level.”

“Nearmap is an incredible business and their impressive technology stack and product offering solve real customer challenges. Organizations are rapidly realizing the value of geospatial and location-based technologies to make better business decisions, mitigate risk and support developmental initiatives. I couldn’t be more excited to join the company that is driving the adoption of this technology on a global scale.”

Savona’s appointment underscores the commitment Nearmap has made to scaling its business and enhancing its position as a leading provider of aerial imagery and location intelligence data.

About Nearmap

Nearmap provides easy, instant access to high-resolution aerial imagery, city-scale 3D content, AI data sets, and geospatial tools. Using its own patented camera systems and processing software, Nearmap captures wide-scale urban areas in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand several times each year, making current content instantly available in the cloud via web app or API integration. Every day, Nearmap helps thousands of users conduct virtual site visits for deep, data-driven insights—enabling informed decisions, streamlined operations, and better financial performance. Founded in Australia in 2007, Nearmap is one of the largest aerial survey companies in the world.

For more information, please visit www.nearmap.com.

Dell Unveils PowerStore Advancements, Expands APEX Portfolio

LAS VEGAS, NV, May 22, 2024 – Dell Technologies unveils Dell PowerStore advancements for better performance, efficiency, resiliency and multicloud data mobility. Dell also expands Dell APEX portfolio with new AIOps advancements and enhanced multicloud and Kubernetes storage management.

“Our PowerStore advancements and new lineup of financial and operational advantages for customers and partners pack a powerful punch and raise the bar in all-flash storage,” said Arthur Lewis, president, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies. “And we didn’t stop there. Our focus on innovation also extends to Dell APEX, where we’re improving infrastructure and application reliability through the power of AI and automation, making it even easier to manage multicloud and Kubernetes storage.”

Enhancing storage performance, efficiency, resiliency and multicloud capabilities

Dell PowerStore helps manage increasing workload demands with the industry’s most flexible quad-level cell (QLC) storageand significant performance enhancements.

  • QLC-based storage: Delivers enterprise-class performance at a lower cost per terabyte when compared to triple-level cell (TLC) models.Customers can start with as few as 11 QLC drives and scale up to 5.9 petabytes of effective capacity per appliance.2 PowerStore’s intelligent load balancing capabilities help save costs and improve workload placement across mixed TLC and QLC clusters.
  • Increased performance: Improves hardware performance up to 66% through new data-in-place higher model appliance upgrades.3

Dell PowerStore software advancements improve efficiency, security and cloud mobility:

  • Software-driven performance boost: Non-disruptive software updates available at no additional cost to existing customers deliver up to a 30% higher mixed workload performance boostand up to 20% lower latency.5
  • Improved data protection: More choices for customers safeguarding critical workloads with native synchronous replication for block and file workloads and native metro replication for Windows, Linux and VMware environments.
  • Increased Efficiency: Software enhancements provide up to 20% better data reduction6and up to 28% more effective terabytes per watt.7
  • Multicloud data mobility enhancements: Customers can advance multicloud strategies and simplify workload mobility by connecting PowerStore to Dell APEX Block Storage for Public Cloud, the world’s most scalable cloud block storage.8

“Dell PowerStore is helping Fulgent Genetics transform patient care in pathology, oncology, reproductive health, as well as infectious and rare diseases, by significantly accelerating data processing speed so that our physicians can deliver faster genetic insights and test results to our patients,” said Mike Lacenere, vice president, Applications, Fulgent Genetics. “PowerStore enhances our commitment to sustainability by minimizing energy use and reducing the size of our data centers while providing us considerable cost savings. With PowerStore’s new advances, we expect this trifecta of performance, efficiency, and cost savings to continue to increase which will help us improve patient care.”

These PowerStore advancements are part of PowerStore Prime, a new integrated offering that combines updated PowerStore systems with programs designed to offer customers greater storage investment protection and increase Dell partner profitability.

Offering greater storage investment protection

PowerStore Prime offers customers greater flexibility to make the most of their IT investment with:

  • 5:1 data reduction guarantee: Customers can buy with confidence, save on costs and reduce energy with the industry’s best data reduction guarantee.9
  • Continuous modernization: Lifecycle Extension with Dell ProSupport or ProSupport Plus offers customers 24/7 access to live support, flexible technology upgrades, capacity trade-ins, and storage advisory services.
  • Flexible consumption: Customers can consume PowerStore through a Dell APEX subscription, paying only for what they need monthly.

Empowering partners to meet customer demands

PowerStore Prime also makes it easier and more rewarding to sell PowerStore. Building on the Dell partner-first strategy for storage, partners can now increase PowerStore sales with competitively priced product bundles and deliver expanded use cases for joint customers. Partners can also streamline sales motions when selling PowerStore and PowerProtect offers together.

“PowerStore’s new 5:1 Data Reduction Guarantee and new QLC array are a testament of Dell’s unwavering commitment to meet customer efficiency goals while lowering the cost of advanced storage,” said John Lochausen, technical solutions architect, World Wide Technology. “Dell’s new partner incentives and guarantees bring it all together, putting us and our customers in a position to succeed with the latest advances in all-flash storage.”

Unleashing the power of AI to simplify and automate IT management

Dell Technologies continues to evolve its Dell APEX portfolio to meet customer needs across key focus areas like AI and multicloud. Dell APEX innovations deliver leading AIOps capabilities and improve storage and Kubernetes management.

Dell APEX AIOps Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) optimizes Dell infrastructure health and service availability with AI-driven full stack observability and incident management. It is a significant expansion of Dell’s AIOps tools that simplifies operations, improves IT agility and delivers greater control over applications and infrastructure through three integrated capabilities:

  • Infrastructure Observability: Resolves infrastructure issues up to 10X faster10than traditional approaches through AI-powered health, cybersecurity and sustainability insights and recommendations. Generative AI-powered Dell APEX AIOps Assistant delivers instant responses to infrastructure questions and provides detailed problem-solving recommendations.
  • Application Observability: Yields up to 70% reduction in mean time to resolution of application issues11 through full stack application topologies and analytics for assuring application availability and performance.
  • Incident Management: Optimizes digital infrastructure availability through AI-driven incident detection and resolution that reduces customer-reported multivendor and multicloud infrastructure issues by up to 93 percent.12

Dell APEX Navigator SaaS expands to include Kubernetes storage management and additional support for Dell APEX Storage for Public Cloud offers:

  • Dell APEX Navigator for Kubernetes is generally available, simplifying Kubernetes storage management on Dell PowerFlex and soon, Dell PowerScale and Dell APEX Cloud Platform for Red Hat OpenShift, by bringing advanced data services like data replication, application mobility and observability to containers.
  • Dell APEX Navigator for Multicloud Storage adds support for Dell APEX File Storage for AWS with support planned for Dell APEX File Storage for Microsoft Azure later this year. This offer simplifies storage configuration, deployment and monitoring across a universal storage layer created by Dell on-premises and public cloud storage.

Customers can get started with Dell APEX Navigator for Multicloud Storage and now Dell APEX Navigator for Kubernetes through a 90-day, risk-free trial.

Availability

  • Dell PowerStore software enhancements will be globally available in late May.
  • Dell PowerStore QLC model and data-in-place higher-model appliance upgrades for Gen 2 customers will be globally available in July.
  • Dell PowerStore multicloud data mobility will be globally available in the second quarter of 2024.
  • Dell APEX AIOps Infrastructure Observability and Incident Management are available now. Application Observability availability is planned for October 2024.
  • Dell APEX Navigator for Multicloud Storage support for Dell APEX File Storage for AWS is available now in the United States.
  • Dell APEX Navigator for Multicloud Storage support for Dell APEX File Storage for Microsoft Azure will be available in the United States in the second half of 2024.
  • Dell APEX Navigator for Kubernetes is available now for PowerFlex in the United States with support for Dell APEX Cloud Platform for Red Hat OpenShift, Dell PowerScale and additional geographies planned for the second half of 2024.

About Dell Technologies 

Dell Technologies helps organizations and individuals build their digital future and transform how they work, live and play. The company provides customers with the industry’s broadest and most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era.

For more information, visit www.delltechnologies.com.

1 Based on Dell analysis of Primary Storage QLC arrays – May 2024.

2 Effective capacity assumes average 5:1 data reduction. Actual results vary, refer to Power Sizer for capacity data in your environment.

3 Based on internal analysis comparing PowerStore 3200 vs. PowerStore 5200 resource maximums running PowerStore OS 4.0. Performance comparison using peak IOPs running 70/30 read/write mix, 8k block size over FC. Actual results will vary.

4 Based on internal analysis comparing PowerStore 5200 peak IOPS with PowerStore OS 3.6 vs. PowerStoreOS 4.0, running 70/30 read/write mix, 128k block size over FC. Actual results will vary.

5 Based on internal testing of 64k reads on PowerStore 1200 with 32GB FC running PowerStoreOS 3.6 vs 4.0

6 Based on internal analysis comparing data reduction with PowerStoreOS 3.5 vs. PowerStoreOS 4.0 with variable block compression, Actual results will vary.

7 Based on comparing maximum effective PowerStore capacities of 4:1 versus average 5:1 data reduction. Actual results vary, refer to Power Sizer for capacity data in your environment.

8 Based on Dell analysis of storage software deployable on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, May 2023

9 Based on Dell analysis comparing primary storage data reduction guarantees vs Dell’s Storage Data Reduction program – May 2024. For PowerStore, applies to new arrays initially installed with PowerStoreOS 4.0. For details see: All-Flash Data Reduction Guarantee Terms and Conditions. Actual data reduction rates will vary.

10 CloudIQ User Survey, Dell Technologies, 2021. Actual results may vary.​

11 Based on an IBM-sponsored research: ““The Total Economic Impact™ Of IBM Instana Observability Cost Savings And Business Benefits Enabled By Instana Observability,” Forrester, January 2024. Actual results may vary.

12 Based on Dell Analysis, 2023. Results may vary.

AMD Introduces EPYC 4004 Series

SANTA CLARA, CA, May 22, 2024 – AMD announced the availability of the AMD EPYC 4004 Series processors that complement the existing AMD EPYC server CPU portfolio with new cost-optimized offerings that deliver enterprise-class features and leadership performance for small and medium businesses and hosted IT service providers.

The AMD EPYC 4004 Series CPUs provide the price conscious buyer with enterprise-grade performance, dependability, scalability and modern security features powered by the highly efficient “Zen 4” architecture. When compared to an Intel Xeon E-2488 CPU, a server powered by a single AMD EPYC 4564P CPU delivers a 1.8x increase in performance per CPU dollar1.

“Historically, many small to medium businesses have had to compromise on their IT solutions by using hardware that doesn’t fully meet their needs,” said John Morris, corporate vice president, Enterprise and HPC Business Group, AMD. “Based on the same technologies that power the most demanding data centers in the world, the AMD EPYC 4004 Series processors are offered at an optimized acquisition cost for customers in small and medium-sized businesses seeking to drive better business outcomes.”

A Trusted Choice for Growing Businesses

The AMD EPYC 4004 Series processors are built to deliver strong, general-purpose computing in a single-socket package, enabling highly performant rack scale, multi-node and tower configurations where system cost and other infrastructure constraints are critical considerations.

“As part of our ongoing collaboration, Lenovo is excited to see AMD introducing new EPYC 4004 CPUs that help address new market opportunity. The expansion of the AMD EPYC processor roadmap addresses a larger market segment with the affordable, yet high-performance capabilities of the new processor,” said Kamran Amini, vice president and general manager for Server, Storage & Software Defined Solutions at Lenovo. “With the introduction of AMD EPYC 4004 series CPUs, AMD is helping to address the needs of server customers across the spectrum, providing price per performance value for growing businesses along with efficiency for a dependable, secure, infrastructure.”

“We are thrilled to add yet another AMD EPYC solution to our Bare Metal portfolio. Sharing common values with AMD such as efficiency and sustainability, we are convinced our upcoming AMD EPYC 4004 CPU-powered solutions will provide flexibility in the datacenter. Our customers will be able to harness the sheer compute performance and energy efficiency of these new processors all the while benefiting from our Trusted Cloud and performance-price ratio,” said Yaniv Fdida, chief product and technology officer, OVHcloud.

“The workload performance of Supermicro’s 3U MicroCloud Multi-Node Server and 1U,2U Mainstream Server Family powered by the AMD EPYC 4004 Series CPUs, brings increased value to customers looking for cost-effective and easy-to-deploy solutions,” said Michael McNerney, SVP marketing and network security, Supermicro. “Together, we’re expanding access to businesses looking to optimize their hosting and content delivery, cloud workloads, and more.”

AMD EPYC 4004 CPU-powered servers offer a compelling balance of performance, scalability and affordability. Enabling a wide array of broadly deployed enterprise solutions, AMD EPYC 4004 Series CPUs are supported by leading partners including, Altos, ASRock Rack, Gigabyte, Lenovo, MSI, New Egg, OVHcloud, Supermicro and Tyan.

EPYC 4004
Series
Zen 4
Cores
L3 Cache
(MB)
TDP FBase
(GHz)
FMax Boost
(GHz)2
Price (1KU,
USD)
EPYC 4564P 16 64 170W 4.5 GHz 5.7 GHz $699
EPYC 4464P 12 64 65W 3.7 GHz 5.4 GHz $429
EPYC 4364P 8 32 105W 4.5 GHz 5.4 GHz $399
EPYC 4344P 8 32 65W 3.8 GHz 5.3 GHz $329
EPYC 4244P 6 32 65W 3.8GhZ 5.1 GHz $229
EPYC 4124P 4 16 65W 3.8GhZ 5.1 GHz $149
EPYC 4584PX 16 128 120W 4.2 GHz 5.7 GHz $699
EPYC 4484PX 12 128 120W 4.4 GHz 5.6 GHz $599


About AMD

For more than 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies. Billions of people, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research institutions around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees are focused on building leadership high-performance and adaptive products that push the boundaries of what is possible.

For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD website.

1 E4K-013: Geometric Mean of 453 workloads based on Phoronix Test Suite paid testing as of 04/27/2024.

Configurations: 1P 16C AMD EPYC 4564P-powered 3201GB Micron_7450_MTFDKCC3T2TFS + 960GB Micron_7450_MTFDKBA960TFR, $699 CPU $, 170W TDP) and 1P 8C AMD EPYC 4364P-powered server (2x32GB DDR5-4800MTS Micron MTC20C2085S1EC48BA1, 3201GB Micron_7450_MTFDKCC3T2TFS + 960GB Micron_7450_MTFDKBA960TFR, $399 CPU $, 105W TDP, 100*(1-(399/606)) = 34.2% lower in price, 0.411 Geomean Score / CPU $, 20.5 Geomean Score / Cores) versus 1P 8C Intel Xeon E-2488-powered server (2x32GB DDR5-4800MTS Micron MTC20C2085S1EC48BA1, 3201GB Micron_7450_MTFDKCC3T2TFS + 960GB Micron_7450_MTFDKBA960TFR, $606 CPU $, 95W TDP, 0.234 Geomean Score / CPU $, 17.76 Geomean Score / Cores)

Processor Geomean of Results (H) Normalized
Xeon E-2488 142.1 1.00
EPYC 4364P 164.1 1.15
EPYC 4564P 223.4 1.57

EPYC 4364P is 1.75x the performance / CPU $, 34% lower CPU $, and 1.15x (15%) more performance / core.

AMD 1Ku pricing and Intel ARK.intel.com specifications and pricing as of 4/27/2024. Testing not independently verified by AMD.

2 EPYC-018: Max boost for AMD EPYC processors is the maximum frequency achievable by any single core on the processor under normal operating conditions for server systems.

Flexxbotics Expands Robot Compatibility with Hexagon

Flexxbotics has announced advanced robotic machine tending in-line inspection connectivity compatible with the full line-up of Hexagon inspection equipment. Now, companies can enable robot-driven manufacturing with Flexxbotics using Hexagon to achieve precision quality with six sigma consistency and faster cycle-times.The new Flexxbotics capabilities enable higher yields and greater throughput on complex parts for increased profit per part.

Flexxbotics solution’s breakthrough innovation, the FlexxCORE technology, enables the robots to securely connect and communicate with Hexagon machines. With Flexxbotics the robots receive closed-loop feedback based on automated inspection results enabling real-time adjustments to CNC machine programs for autonomous process control. With in-line inspection, Flexxbotics orchestrates the fleets of robots in the smart factory to achieve continuous unattended operations.

Hexagon offers a wide range of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) for high precision measuring tasks, as well as, laser scanners, laser tool setters, infrared probing systems, radio wave-probing systems and production probe systems. Flexxbotics compatibility includes Hexagon’s PC-DMIS CMM for bridge and gantry CMMs, the TEMPO robotic-enabled CMM system, NC measuring software, the full Q-DAS product line for Statistical Process Control (SPS), and Intelligent Machine Control (IMC).

Flexxbotics robotic workcell digitalization is the backbone of the Smart Factory, delivering robot-driven manufacturing at scale with autonomous process control for continuous operations. Flexxbotics’ SaaS/hybrid architecture runs both online and offline so production continues with or without internet access, and Flexxbotics works with existing business systems such as CAD/CAM, DNC, SCADA/HMI, IIoT, MES, ERP, PLM and others for comprehensive process integration.

A full set of bi-directional communications, transforms and routing capabilities are available in Flexxbotics for the inspection tools, robots, and machinery that are connected including loading programs, sending instructions, updating parameters and status awareness depending on the machinery’s capabilities so the robots drive the Hexagon equipment along with the CNC machines and other asset in the smart factory.

“We see the inspection equipment in the smart factory as the ‘eyes & ears’ of the robots running lights out manufacturing,” said Tyler Bouchard, CEO & Co-founder of Flexxbotics. “By connecting Hexagon’s inspection capabilities to production robotics with Flexxbotics, global companies are able to achieve next generation manufacturing at unprecedented scale.”

About Flexxbotics

Flexxbotics robotic workcell digitalization is the backbone of the Smart Factory delivering autonomous process control for next generation machining environments. Flexxbotics SaaS/hybrid solutions enable robot-driven manufacturing at scale. Flexxbotics breakthrough, the FlexxCORE technology, seamlessly connects and coordinates robots with existing automation equipment, IT systems and people. More powerful, flexible and open, Flexxbotics revolutionizes the use of robotics in complex production.

Visit www.flexxbotics.com to learn more.

ModuleWorks Acquires Celeritive Technologies

ModuleWorks has announced the acquisition of Celeritive Technologies, Inc., the developer of VoluMill.

Through dramatically reduced cycle times and cutting tool costs, VoluMill helps manufacturers become more profitable, flexible and competitive, and maximize the return on their capital investments.

Both Celeritive and ModuleWorks have been strategic partners to many of the world’s leading manufacturing organizations for many years. By combining the strengths of both companies, these organizations will benefit from many natural synergies, covering everything from technology to sales and support. It is expected that this will enable more technology to be made available to both sets of customers in the near future. This will help to reinforce ModuleWorks’ position as a global leader in the provision of toolpath and simulation components for digital manufacturing systems.

About ModuleWorks

ModuleWorks is at the forefront of manufacturing software, playing a key role in enabling the efficient production of increasingly complex parts in an environmentally sustainable way. As a strategic partner to leading CAD/CAM vendors, CNC control makers, machine tool builders and cutting tool manufacturers, ModuleWorks develops software that powers solutions throughout the manufacturing industry which contributes to 16% of global GDP worth $16 trillion per year. Founded in 2003, ModuleWorks has grown to over 200 employees and already invested 1,700 person-years of software development in toolpath and simulation technologies that form the core of manufacturing processes. In the CAD/CAM area alone, ModuleWorks has a market share of 90%, enhancing the performance and quality of over 500,000 installed seats of CAD/CAM and CNC software worldwide.

For more information, visit www.moduleworks.com.

About Celeritive

Celeritive Technologies, the developer of VoluMill, is the world’s leading innovator of platform independent, science-based toolpaths for the manufacturing industry. Celeritive develops and markets economical and simple-to-implement toolpath technology that enables CNC machine tools and cutting tools to operate at peak performance. Through dramatically reduced cycle times and cutting tool costs, manufacturers become more profitable, flexible, competitive, and maximize the return on their capital investments. Located in Moorpark, CA, Celeritive Technologies was founded by industry-leading experts in machining, programming and software development.

For more information, visit www.volumill.com.

Program Development Releases GridPro v9.0

MIAMI, FL, May 22, 2024 – Program Development Company LLC, leading developer of robust, high quality, versatile, automatic grid generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD), announces the release of version 9.0 of their GridPro product with significant enhancements in Geometry handling, block topology generation, grid generation, and automation.

“Our team has worked hard to provide significant enhancements for high quality meshes, and we are pleased to introduce these improvements in GridPro version 9.0,” said Dr. Peter Eiseman, CEO. “This version of GridPro is a major step forward in providing our customers with the best tool to generate high quality meshes for a broad range of geometries and CFD related phenomena in a timely manner.”

GridPro geometry handling has been enhanced in version 9.0 with multiple features, some of which are illustrated below.

  • improved STEP and IGES import
  • New surface import formats
  • New geometry creation tools
  • Updated geometry healing
  • Improved surface faceting quality
  • Multiple cut planes for sectional views
  • New GridPro CAD export format

Version 9.0 of GridPro also brings significant enhancements to blocking topology and grid generation, including but not limited to the following.

  • Advanced block topology smoother
  • New block topology macro for axisymmetric geometries
  • Mapping a block topology template to a new geometry
  • Clamped block nesting
  • 3D block topology array
  • Higher order based sizing & quality checker
  • Advanced boundary layer clustering
  • Enhanced grid block smoother
  • Faster grid smoothing

GridPro version 9.0 also introduces two new vertical applications for fully automated block topology and mesh generation.

About Program Development Company LLC

Program Development Company has been a leader in traditional structured grid generation with GridPro that has set the standard on high quality meshing. Contrary to other meshing approaches for CFD, GridPro focuses on automation and robustness without compromising mesh quality. GridPro customers come from different domains, including turbo machinery, oil and gas, aerospace, and others. PDC was founded in 1989 by Dr. Peter Eiseman to cater to the high-quality grid requirements of NASA’s Glenn Research Centre and has grown ever since to cater to the requirements of high-quality CFD for advanced applications worldwide. Program Development Company develops and markets GridPro worldwide with its headquarters in Miami, FL, USA, and an office in Bengaluru, India.

Razorleaf Wins Boeing Contract for C-17 PLM Software Upgrade

STOW, OH, May 21, 2024 – Razorleaf Corp., a leading PLM consulting and systems integrator, today announced that they have secured a contract to upgrade the digital maintenance and training software systems that support the global Boeing C-17 Globemaster III fleet.

Razorleaf is providing product lifecycle management (PLM) software and support services. Boeing has been using PLM solutions for more than a decade and is employing the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to deepen end-to-end digital collaboration, design, engineering, analysis, manufacturing planning and shop-floor execution capabilities throughout the enterprise.

Eric Doubell, CEO at Razorleaf, said: “Razorleaf specializes in providing expertise that unifies diverse software tools into cohesive PLM systems that boost productivity for companies of all sizes. In the case of the C-17, we are pleased to be able to support Boeing’s ongoing commitment to modernization and embracing innovation.”

About Razorleaf

Founded in 2000, Razorleaf is a consulting & systems integrator with specialized expertise in PLM, MES, integration, migration, and test automation. They are focused on helping manufacturing organizations connect products and processes across the digital enterprise to drive more value from the innovation process. Led by a highly skilled and seasoned team of experts across the United States, Europe, and Asia, Razorleaf transforms businesses by offering comprehensive consulting and implementation services focused on managing the digital thread across the product life cycle and supply chain.

For more information, visit www.razorleaf.com.

DXC, Dell Partner to Advance Enterprise Intelligence Services

ASHBURN, VA, May 21, 2024 – DXC Technology a Fortune 500 global technology services company, is proud to announce a collaboration with Dell Technologies to advance Enterprise Intelligence Services (EIS). This alliance marks a significant step forward in leveraging cutting-edge technologies such as AI, machine learning, data analytics, and intelligent automation to transform data into a more holistic view of the enterprise.

The EIS architecture built on the Dell Validated Design for Generative AI with NVIDIA for Model Customization focuses on harnessing advanced technologies to empower organizations to make data-driven decisions, enhance customer experiences, and optimize operational efficiency. At its core, EIS aims to build a robust AI foundation to drive future enterprise initiatives and enable proactive decision-making based on real-time insights.

Through DXC, the convergence of key technologies is made possible such as data management, business intelligence (BI), AI, IoT, and cloud computing to extract actionable insights from vast data sets. This will enable real-time analytics, predictive modeling, and anticipation of market trends, providing organizations with a competitive edge.

“The step change in technological evolution today is that machines can understand and interact in human language. Machines already could sense the world around us and thus have the ability now to be an expert at almost any task,” said Sunil Menon, global leader of DXC’s Data & AI business. “This means that AI will be embedded in all aspects of an enterprise, from product development, personalized customer experience to operations, regulatory and finance. The challenge is that AI needs variety of quality, secure and ethical data to achieve this goal, and data is hard. AI needs data and data needs AI. By integrating AI as the foundation of DXC’s Enterprise Intelligence System, AI will permeate all aspects of the business, ensuring that every operational facet and customer interaction is enhanced by intelligence and foresight.”

The collaboration will enable DXC to build a robust AI foundation, serving as the primary layer for future enterprise initiatives. This foundation will facilitate data-driven decision-making, help understand market trends, enhance customer experiences, and optimize operational efficiency.

Incorporating advanced technologies, DXC aims to address the high failure rate of traditional data warehouse projects while handling the growing complexity and volume of business data more effectively, ensuring the success of data-driven initiatives.

About DXC Technology

DXC Technology helps global companies run their mission-critical systems and operations while modernizing IT, optimizing data architectures, and ensuring security and scalability across public, private, and hybrid clouds. The world’s largest companies and public sector organizations trust DXC to deploy services to drive new levels of performance, competitiveness, and customer experience across their IT estates.

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