“Drive it, Test it, Crash it… Before It’s Even Built”

first_imgJaguar Land Rover has always been one of the most distinguished automotive brands on the planet. By embracing Big Data, they’re now also one of the most technologically advanced. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has dramatically accelerated its design and engineering collaboration and performance by virtue of its amazing new 3D Virtual Simulation & High Performance Computing (HPC) ecosystem. It’s a quantum-leap for JLR in the automotive industry and a distinct competitive advantage. And these transformative IT tools feature prominent roles for scale out NAS and Intel’s x86 HPC architecture.In the “good old days” of automotive development, lead designers would be lucky to get 1/100 new vehicle prototypes into production. Many great ideas died in the earliest stages, as designs were deemed “impossible” or at least impractical by the engineers. The auto prototype killer has always been cost, as it can cost up to $500 million to design, test and build a new auto product.IT has transformed all that.Next-Generation 3D Virtual Simulation, as the visualization end of an HPC ecosystem, now allows JLR’s designers and engineers to collaborate in unprecedented fashion for the automotive industry, designing, testing, and even crashing multiple prototype vehicles thousands of times before they have to actually build them. This unique new technology is enabling quantum leaps in the automotive design and engineering process, yielding four key benefits:Multiple iterations of design prototypesDramatically faster time to marketMajor cost savingsHuge reductions in environmental impact.This new Big Data-driven virtual simulation has effectively transformed JLR, with the Range Rover Evoque as its proof-of-concept. Already the winner of Motor Trend’s “2012 SUV of the Year” and over 120 other major industry awards, the Range Rover Evoque is also selling extremely well. As a result, JLR is now applying its new-found Big Data capabilities to the development of an unprecedented 40 new models and product updates.This new use of Big Data to drive innovation in auto design is the focus of the pilot episode of “At The Intersection,” which includes behind-the-scenes interviews with auto-industry luminaries such as Land Rover Lead Designer Gerry McGovern. The new series is hosted by all-time Jeopardy! Champ Ken Jennings and includes a panel discussion among Tom Roloff, COO of EMC Consulting, and David Tuhy, GM of the Intel Storage Group.For more information on how Big Data and virtual simulation are transforming the automotive industry, check out www.intersectshow.com.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s provides update to ND’s return to in-person classes

first_imgIn response to Notre Dame’s announcement to restart in-person classes, interim vice president of student affairs Gloria Roldán Jenkins gave the Saint Mary’s student body updated information on how the decision affects the College.Though students are now allowed to go to Notre Dame’s campus, Jenkins asked that they only attend essential gatherings.“Even though ND’s campus will open on Sept. 2, we ask that students only go to the ND campus only for necessary activities like class, band practice and student organization meetings,” Jenkins said.The Sweep and Blinkie will resume service to accommodate students traveling across campuses.“Beginning Sept. 2, the Sweep will resume its normal schedule,” Jenkins said. “Blinkie will begin the ND loop on Sept. 4. The last run to the Grotto at ND is at 9 p.m.”In addition, students can eat meals at Notre Dame. Holy Cross will stay closed to visitors for the time being.“Because SMC students may be in ND classes, they may also begin taking meals at ND on September 2,“ Jenkins said.Jenkins advised students to stay on campus this weekend and not gather in groups of more than 15.“The College continues to require that informal social gatherings on campus be limited to 15 individuals,“ Jenkins said. “We also ask that you continue to refrain from going off campus and from attending parties. Please leave campus only for essential functions, and limit your time to what is necessary.“Jenkins also asked students to continue following health and safety protocols.“While ND’s decision is an encouraging sign, this is no time to relax our commitment to health and safety,“ Jenkins said. “We will continue to work with our tri-campus community to ensure that we maintain the rigorous standards we’ve established for our students, faculty, and staff.“Tags: COVID-19, Gloria Jenkins, in-person classes, Saint Mary’s College, University of Notre Damelast_img read more

Millen backs Palace to beat drop

first_img “What I thought was needed was someone with experience at this level because the club haven’t got a lot of that,” he said. “For me, Tony was top of the list and I’m delighted he’s on board. I’m sure he’ll be pleased to see the team here and see their commitment to the club. It gives them something to work with.” Millen resisted the temptation to bring Pulis in for a pre-match pep talk, preferring to keep his side’s sights on their established game plan. “I spoke to Tony this morning and we felt it was really important we stay focused on what we’ve worked on for the last two weeks for this game,” added Millen. “If Tony had come in, it might have distracted from me being in charge and undermined me a little bit.” Hull boss Steve Bruce, whose team have had a serene return to the top flight compared to fellow newcomers Palace, admitted the Tigers were short of their best. “The performance is the big disappointment for us,” he said. “I don’t think we deserved to lose but we didn’t do enough as the home team to win the match. “No matter what we tried to do, we didn’t have enough composure in the final third and we unfortunately ran out of ideas pretty quickly. “We didn’t deserve to lose but we certainly didn’t do enough to win the match.” As for Pulis, Bruce feels the experienced campaigner is a fine catch. “For me, it’s a great appointment,” he said. “He’s been there, done it, worn the T-shirt. I think he’ll be a very good appointment for them.” Millen, in his final outing in caretaker charge, oversaw a 1-0 win at the KC Stadium, Barry Bannan converting with nine minutes remaining to lift the Eagles off bottom spot on goal difference from Sunderland. Pulis was present to watch his new employers double their tally of league wins for the season, but a different outcome looked to be in the offing when Yannick Bolasie was harshly dismissed three minutes before the winner. To snatch victory with 10 men required guts and when Millen makes the formal handover, he plans to tell Pulis the club are capable of beating the drop. “From a personal point of view, I’m delighted to win the game and from the players’ point of view, they deserved that,” he said. “I want the lads to enjoy it. It’s nice to be off the bottom of the league but it’s more important in the bigger picture that we’re closer to the teams around us. “I said to Tony that I honestly believe these lads can stay up. “You pick up on the vibes in training and there is a belief there. They feel they have a chance. “Tony was pleased to hear that and if he can come in and add some experience to us as a group on how to win games at this level, then we have as good a chance as five or six teams in this league.” While Millen was never in the frame as a permanent solution for Palace, he was consistently clear about the kind of man he felt would be right for the job. While names such as Aitor Karanka and Dan Petrescu floated in and out of vogue, Millen argued that a man with Pulis’ Premier League grounding would be invaluable. Keith Millen gave incoming Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis the perfect welcome present with victory at Hull, then backed the former Stoke boss to keep the side in the Barclays Premier League. Press Associationlast_img read more