San Francisco, CA – SPK Corporation of Seoul, South Korea (CEO: Sung Park) has formed a strategic partnership with Rescale, Inc. of San Francisco, California (co-founder and CEO: Joris Poort) to become a value-added reseller of Rescale’s cloud simulation platforms in South Korea. Rescale provides a unified environment that allows companies to accelerate their engineering and science simulations using customizable high-performance computing (HPC) resources. Under the partnership, SPK now provides marketing, sales, and technical support for the Rescale platform, including integration with companies’ existing HPC environments and operation and analysis support. With strong relationships with Korean conglomerates, including LG, Samsung, Hyundai, POSCO, SK, and KT, SPK will provide value-added HPC cloud services to those companies’ private and public cloud services.
Computer simulations are very compute-intensive and an integral part of research and development in many industries, including aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical, and energy. However, building large on-premise HPC clusters is very costly; therefore, many companies do not have sufficient capacity to run all their analyses. Insufficient simulation resources can lead to missed deadlines, suboptimal product designs, and foregone profits.
Rescale presents a solution to these pain points, allowing its customers to access a powerful infrastructure network of more than 8 million servers comprised of the latest hardware technology. The platforms are available on pay-per-use service based on compute cluster size and runtime. In addition to providing IT hardware, the platform supports more than 180 simulation software packages, including those for structural analysis, fluid dynamics, and quantum chemical calculations. All of Rescale’s 36+ data centers around the world maintain the highest security standards in the industry. It is also possible to restrict data within a geographical region, such as to data centers in South Korea, according to business security needs by accessing one of Rescale’s five regional platforms.
With its secure, customizable simulation resources, Rescale enables companies to drastically reduce HPC procurement timelines, analysis runtimes, and product release schedules. Rescale’s platforms are accessible through an intuitive web-based interface or an application programming interface (API) function for integrating with a company’s existing HPC systems. Companies can focus attention, budgets, and resources towards primary business activities and R&D. Many of Rescale’s customers have reduced the overall simulation runtime by over 40%.
This new strategic partnership with Rescale will allow SPK to expand the offering of HPC software like ANSYS, LS-DYNA, and open-source machine learning software (e.g. TensorFlow) to large enterprises in Korea.
SPK (www.spkr.co.kr) was founded in 2002, is headquartered in South Korea, and is dedicated to helping Korean enterprise customers transform from legacy to virtualized and cloud-based infrastructure. SPK has specialized in helping US-based start-ups achieve rapid market success in Korea. SPK counts the pillars of the Korean economy as its enterprise customers, including LG, Samsung, Hyundai, POSCO, SK, and KT.
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, CA, Rescale’s customers include global Fortune 500 companies in the aerospace, automotive, life sciences, marine, consumer products, and energy sectors.