Procter & Gamble’s Adventures in HPC

Enterprises like Procter & Gamble are using HPC in ways you might never have expected:
“Something as apparently simple as Tide laundry detergent could require as much computer modeling sophistication as a Boeing 747. For example, liquid detergent may require three distinct modeling applications — one for soap characteristics, one for the bottle design, and one for filling the bottle on the assembly line. So this single product may suck up different computing resources and require a complex set of software that involves CFD, FEA and CAE codes.” Full Story

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About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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