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Rescale and ARGO GRAPHICS announce partnership to provide new cloud HPC service, ARGO sFlexNavi powered by Rescale

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ARGO GRAPHICS Inc. of Tokyo and Rescale, Inc. of San Francisco, California have formed a partnership to jointly offer a cloud-based CAE/HPC service starting in October 2016. Under the agreement, ARGO GRAPHICS’s proprietary software and support services will be delivered on Rescale’s cloud HPC platform and infrastructure. The partnership capitalizes on the growing trend towards computer simulation in the manufacturing industry and the growth of cloud computing in recent years.

ARGO GRAPHICS provides system development, customization, and operational support for on-premise environments with high-performance computing (HPC) needs. By extending its simulation environment onto the Rescale cloud, ARGO GRAPHICS will achieve a new level of flexibility and convenience for its customers. For a wide variety of CAE applications, the availability of scalable HPC resources on the cloud dramatically reduces simulation runtime and design cycles and improves design quality. Likewise, its affordability permits low-cost prototyping and compelling improvements to return on investment for customers. Working together with Rescale to deliver a hybrid computing environment, ARGO GRAPHICS will apply its expertise in on-premise HPC delivery to help achieve the optimal distribution of analysis workloads on a combined cloud and on-premise infrastructure environment.

Commenting on the partnership, ARGO GRAPHICS CEO Yoshimaro Fujisawa said, “ARGO GRAPHICS believes our mission is to deliver products and services that drive greater sophistication and speed for our customers’ CAE analyses. This partnership will help us deliver the convenience our customers demand.” Joris Poort, CEO of Rescale, echoed Fujisawa’s enthusiasm for the partnership, saying, “We are very excited to be partnering with ARGO GRAPHICS, a true leader and innovator serving the Japan simulation market with a variety of products and services.  Our partnership and joint solution will bring a broad set of new cloud-based capabilities to ARGO GRAPHICS customers, enhancing existing simulation products and creating a new platform for innovation.”

ARGO sFlexNavi, powered by Rescale, will provide more than 180 natively-integrated commercial and open-source software packages on its cloud platform, including multiple versions of each application. In addition, the platform is built on a global, multi-cloud network of HPC hardware. A GPU-enabled virtualized desktop environment allows users to post-process their results on the cloud, thereby minimizing the need for the transfer of large-scale results files to the workstation.  In order to reduce operational work and streamline analysis work, the Rescale platform also supports native cloud-based SaaS functionality to execute simulations such as design of experiments (DOE) embedding and performance optimization, as well as enterprise-grade IT administration and management capabilities. The platform is fully compliant with SOC 2, ITAR, and CSA data security standards and employs best-in-class security features.

About ARGO GRAPHICS Inc.
As Japan’s leading solution provider in product lifecycle management (PLM) and HPC since 1985, ARGO GRAPHICS provides the computer systems to design and test parts and products for the Japanese manufacturing industry, as well as technical support services for customers. In addition to the PLM business, ARGO GRAPHICS also provides HPC solutions for various kinds of scientific computing in government and academia and maintenance services for computing infrastructure and networks.

About Rescale, Inc.
Rescale is the world’s leading cloud platform provider of simulation software and high performance computing (HPC) solutions.  Rescale’s platform solutions are deployed securely and seamlessly to enterprises via a web-based application environment powered by preeminent simulation software providers and backed by the largest commercially-available HPC infrastructure. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Rescale’s customers include global Fortune 500 companies in the aerospace, automotive, life sciences, marine, consumer products, and energy sectors.  For more information on Rescale products and services, visit www.rescale.com.

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