Nissan migrates its high performance computing workloads to oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Cision PR Newswire | August 13, 2020

Oracle announced today that Nissan Motor Co., Ltd is migrating its on-premises, high-performance computing (HPC) workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Nissan relies on a digital product design process to make quick and critical design decisions to improve the fuel efficiency, reliability and safety of its cars. By moving its performance and latency sensitive-engineering simulation workloads to Oracle Cloud, Nissan will be able to speed the design and testing of new cars. Specifically, Nissan uses software-based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and structural simulation techniques to design and test cars for external aerodynamics and structural failures. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's compute, networking, and storage services optimized for HPC applications will allow Nissan to benefit from the industry's first and only bare-metal HPC solution with RDMA networking as it innovates cars. Nissan anticipates higher performance and lowers costs with the ability to easily run their engineering simulation workloads in the cloud.

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Qualtrics | May 12, 2022

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Kyndryl and Lenovo Expand Partnership to Accelerate Scalable Hybrid Cloud and Edge Computing Solutions

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CommScope | March 31, 2022

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