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Big Data Drives Innovation at ATK

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ATK Aerospace is the world’s top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commercial aircraft structures. It built the systems that lifted the Space Shuttle, the Mars rover, and the Hubble Space Telescope into space.  ATK engineers use Panasas ActiveStor to speed innovation and reduce cost in its demanding research, and product performance simulation processes.

Supported by its high performance computing (HPC) center used by multiple business units across 12 US locations, ATK’s engineers and scientists employ advanced computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools for a broad range of complex design and simulation applications. ActiveStor delivers high performance and massive scalable capacity for ATK’s design work flows, including: combustion modeling, computational fluid dynamics, mechanical design and flight simulation, all within a single, unified global namespace. Industry-leading applications from software vendors such as CD-adapco, ANSYS and Simulia are optimized to seamlessly work with Panasas storage in order to keep ATK well ahead of its competition.

For more information, read the success story and the press release.