Cluster HPC for HPE-COXA

The challenge

The customer

HPE is a flexible, agile and innovative company, providing engineering solutions and technology for automotive, motorsport, aero spatial and defence industry. The headquarters in Modena, which is the Italian automotive Valley, operates with customers among which Ferrari, Ducati, Aprilia.


The issue

The company uses complex engineering and technology solutions, both for the consulting activities and for the management of complete projects and product development.

The main need was to enforce the internal activities which focus on engine prototyping, co-design, simulation and production of components for the motorsport sector. The use of advanced hardware and software computing systems is a key factor for the preparation of competitive products and solutions for the market.

More precisely, HPE needed:

  • To consolidate and accelerate its design and product development cycle.
  • To expand its business through new services based on advanced computing capacity.
  • To improve its internal workflow.
  • To rely on competent, trustworthy and flexible technological partners.

The solution

The feasibility study done with the customer allowed us to design a complete HPC infrastructure in compliance with the strategies of the company and we were able to achieve the objectives with an optimized investment.

Our solution for HPE:

  • Turnkey cluster for High Performance Computing, provided with pre-installed HPC stack software, applications, optimization and tuning, graphical clients for the system management and use, training and documentation.
  • Remote assistance and support service, with defined SLA and reduced time of intervention.

Customer benefits

  • Reducing the computing time and optimization of the internal work flows.
  • The capacity to manage more complex simulations and the possibility to offer new services to customers.
  • Development of company's business and brand awareness.
  • Availability of an efficient and professional technical support and consulting service, based on a on-to-one collaboration.

Customer quote

We have chosen Aethia as we needed a reliable partner, to help us install and manage the cluster system. We are satisfied with our choice: Aethia is a flexible company, able to adjust to customer needs and to new requirements. We have improved the quality of our work, and, being supported by the prompt response and proper competence made available by Aethia, we can dedicate out time to individual projects better. Mattia Violi, CFD Engineer HPE