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Manufacturing Service Portal Expertise as a Service Portal (MEAAS)

Objective

Technical expertise solution that matches computing, software, and expertise resources from labs, specialists and universities to assist industry.

 

Approach

Implement a Cloud Marketplace

A series of national innovation reports, surveys, and case studies sponsored by the Council on Competitiveness, University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute, industry groups, and government agencies uncovered inadequate adoption of high performance computing (HPC) technology in business because of a pervasive lack of expertise on the technologies associated with HPC (hardware, system software, and applications) and an inability for companies to determine HPC’s potential return on investment (ROI) for their business. In addition it was found that companies partnering with academic and laboratory HPC centers achieved breakthrough discoveries and consider the centers a national hidden gem that should be promoted far more aggressively to U.S. businesses.


The Nimbis Services, Inc. proposed approach is the implementation of a cloud marketplace “Manufacturing Expertise-as-a-Service” (MEaaS) that matches available computing, software, and human expertise resources with an initial focus on DOE national laboratory’s technology and experts with a natural expansion to include consulting firms, individuals, other government laboratories, academic centers and nonprofit manufacturing centers to assist industry in solving their real world problems using state of the art tools and resources”.

 

Outcome

Manufacturing Expertise-as-a-Service Portal

The rapid growth of the internet as a global innovation stimulant has already demonstrated what happens when the barriers to information are lowered. MEaaS has the potential of creating the next wave of innovation by unlocking the human capital (expertise) beyond the boundaries of just large companies, academic, and laboratories in solving real world problems.

Details

SPONSOR / PARTNER
Department of Energy

DESCRIPTION
Small Business Innovation Research Project
Phase 1

YEAR
2012

TOPIC
Increasing Adoption of HPC Modeling in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Industries

SUBTOPIC
Provide Cloud Marketplace for Manufacturing Expertise-as-a-Service

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Mark Gray

PRINCIPAL-IN-CHARGE
Robert Graybill

About NIMBIS

Nimbis Services, Inc., is a trusted name in collaborative high performance computing. We help build communities for design, modeling, simulation, and analytics in the cloud. Learn more about Nimbis Services.

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Nimbis forms strategic partnerships within the high performance computing community to create unique products at affordable prices with simple click-through procurement through our on-line technical computing marketplace. Partner categories include compute providers, software vendors, manufacturing organizations, and domain experts. If you are interested in partnering with Nimbis, we'd love to hear from you.

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