Dell Technologies HPC Community Event
April 21st at 10:00am CDT
A Contemporary Perspective of Digital Manufacturing Trends featuring Royal Enfield Motorcycles, Altair and Dell
presented by Martin Feyereisen, Engineering Technologist HPC Solutions, Dell Technologies; Rod Giles, Head CAD and CAE, Royal Enfield; and Sam Mahalingam, CTO, Altair
About the Event
Altair has a rich, 35-year history of continuous innovation that has culminated in its current focus on providing solutions that enable improved decision making through the convergence of engineering simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI). Altair Simulation software enables computer-aided engineering (CAE) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) ranging from model-based systems design and early geometry ideation all the way through detailed multi-physics, optimization, and manufacturing simulation.
In parallel, Altair’s HPC solutions have risen to become the most comprehensive and accessible software for both end-users and system admins. Now with a fully managed, private HPC cloud for engineering simulation and digital manufacturing, Altair is bringing the benefits of both solutions to engineers and IT teams looking for one complete package. Through the Dell Technologies Engineered Solutions program, CAE users can now experience a turn-key HPC solution tailored specifically for engineering workloads and delivered as a fully managed appliance from Altair.
This Dell OEM solution includes unlimited access to Altair’s broad portfolio of engineering simulation software, HPC workload and resource management tools, state of the art 2nd Generation Xeon processors from Intel, and full HPC system administration support. The Altair Access™ web-portal interface and remote desktop capabilities coupled with GPUs enables full remote capability, including support for work-from-home users.
Join us as we discuss how this partnership is taking the complexity out of HPC, bringing high-powered simulation to every engineer and enabling organizations like Ping Golf and Royal Enfield to supercharge their product development efforts, reduce cost, and bring products to market faster.
About the Speakers
Martin Feyereisen, Engineering Technologist HPC Solutions, Dell Technologies
Martin Feyereisen is an HPC technologist focused on Computer-Aided Engineering in the Dell Enterprise Solutions group where he works with customers and product development to improve the capabilities of Dell’s solutions for HPC customers. Martin received his Ph.D. in Quantum Chemistry at the University of Minnesota, spending the last 35 years working on various HPC domains in academics, government labs, and private industry. Martin has been working at Dell for five years.
Rod Giles, Head CAD and CAE, Royal Enfield
Rod studied at the University of Bath, graduating in 1982. During that time he also designed, built, and raced his own sports racing cars. After graduation, Rod was a test driver for BL Cars (forerunner to Jaguar Land-Rover) before moving to head the chassis analysis department at the age of 24. At this time Rod completed his Master's Degree at the University of Warwick. Rod moved to Lotus Engineering in 1990 where he developed the Lotus Elan and Esprit, Chevrolet Corvette as well as vehicles for many clients. Rod headed the design and analysis department of Thyssen-Krupp Automotive, a tier-one supplier to Ford, GM, and Honda, where he developed new methods for FEA-based fatigue analysis. Rod entered engineering consultancy for many years, involved in diverse projects in aerospace, energy, and automotive as well as devising and delivering FEA training courses. In 2008 Rod joined Polaris Industries to work on the RZR line of side-by-side high-performance off-road vehicles. After a spell at Triumph motorcycles working on the new Bonneville, Rod joined Royal Enfield in 2015 where he leads a team of dedicated and enthusiastic CAE engineers who developed the Interceptor, Continental GT, Himalayan, and Meteor models and are developing the next generation of Royal Enfield motorcycles.
Sam Mahalingam, CTO, Altair
As chief technical officer, Srikanth "Sam" Mahalingam is the CTO for Altair's cloud and high-performance computing (HPC) strategy where he is responsible for applying new cloud and mobile technologies to the digital simulation and HPC worlds. With more than 20 years of experience in software development, software architecture, technical management, and project management, Magalingam is responsible for shaping current products and identifying new products and solutions to ease cloud adoption and mobile strategies for Altair customers. During his time at Altair, Mahalingam has worked on various products and projects across custom services and product teams. He then joined a start-up as a joint promoter to launch a disruptive virtual try-on product that was later acquired by a large software services firm in India. Mahalingam rejoined Altair in 2005 to spearhead new product initiatives and eventually became Altair's thought leader for enterprise software strategies. Mahalingam earned a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering and an executive master's degree in business administration from the Indian School of Business.