Rescale Transforms Design Process for Auto Parts Manufacturer
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Rescale Transforms Design Process for Auto Parts Manufacturer

Rescale powers massive-scale digital engineering for rapid-fire product development to help customer win lucrative contracts

In the automotive business, major automakers send out requests for bids to equipment manufacturers when they need a new part. These requests typically have very short timelines, requiring a response in just a few weeks.

The potential business from these contracts—often for millions of parts—is central to the success of auto parts manufacturers. It is essential that they can quickly engineer new equipment designs that perform to specifications, are reliable, and can be sold at a profitable margin.

One of Rescale’s customers faced this exact challenge. The R&D teams for this auto equipment manufacturer are at the center of its efforts to develop new designs to win contracts with the major automakers. So it is imperative the company does anything it can to better power its engineering and design process.

By using the Rescale platform, the auto parts manufacturer was able to achieve unprecedented engineering speed and create a major competitive advantage in its efforts to earn new business.

Technology Challenge

But because of their advantages, demand for GPUs is intense across the globe. And given this manufacturer’s extraordinary need to run hundreds of simulations in parallel to complete the tens of thousands of analyses necessary for its “design of experiments” (DoE), it struggled to find a cloud provider with a uniquely scalable GPU-powered architecture.

Critically, the manufacturer had a price limit on the cost per computational unit it was willing to pay, making its search for a suitable cloud provider even more difficult.

Despite looking across the market, the manufacturer was not able to find a provider that could meet its scale and cost requirements. Without the necessary compute power, the automotive manufacturer was limited in its abilities to fully research and test its new designs before making a bid.

Fortunately, the customer was already a Rescale customer. With the Rescale platform, the company was able to source the necessary cloud infrastructure and optimize key R&D software to address its digital engineering challenge.

How Rescale Helped

The range of costs and capabilities is enormous among the major and niche cloud providers across the globe. But with Rescale’s platform and unparalleled knowledge of the computational R&D market, the customer found the ideal cloud partner that could offer both the necessary GPU compute capacity and reliability, as well as meet pricing limits.

Rescale also used its unique expertise to help troubleshoot and tune the performance of the GPU clusters with the customer’s specialized simulation software. Because GPUs are relatively new, software is still evolving for this compute infrastructure.

To address any initial performance issues, Rescale led a close collaboration with the customer, the cloud provider, and the software vendor. After a pilot program and refinements, the team met all the performance requirements for supporting the manufacturer’s ambitious computational goals.

In its initial effort using the Rescale platform, the manufacturer was able to complete tens of thousands of analyses for its DoE within just one week, matching even its most hopeful expectations.


By gaining access to massive supercomputing scale to run burst DoEs for rapidly designing new products, the global auto parts manufacturer can now perform all the digital simulations necessary to make its bids with confidence.

This confidence in its design process directly ties to the company’s revenue and profitability. Previously, the customer would have run a small set of simulations and analysis, which would be incomplete.

They would pair that digital analysis with the expert assessments of their senior engineers, and then make their bid.

With its burst DoE capability, such guess work is virtually eliminated. The manufacturer’s new engineering agility means the company can design more rapidly, price its bids more accurately, and win new business to power its growth.

Such precision is also helping the customer eliminate bid price “padding” to compensate for incomplete design assessments. It now can confidently submit more competitive bids.

Looking ahead, its comprehensive computational analyses are generating a consistent and expansive set of data, ideally suited for training AI, which will then help the manufacturer accelerate its R&D efforts.

By being able to innovate in ways that its competitors can’t, this auto parts manufacturer now has a critical advantage in its efforts to win new business.

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