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Remote Visualization Optimizing the Product Development Process


In the fast-paced world of manufacturing, enterprises are under intense pressure to quickly create, test, and deploy new products in order to remain competitive. Today’s manufacturers are harnessing the power of visual data to revolutionize methods of production, increase product quality, and speed time-to-market. Organizations who strive to optimize the development process will enhance their overall business performance and profitability.

The digitization of manufacturing and the adoption of high-performance computing (HPC) technologies are transforming the way products are designed, tested, and brought to market. Thanks to advancements in modeling and data analytics, the cost of production is rapidly decreasing as operational efficiencies improve across the board. Now more than ever, tools such as remote visualization are a vital component of the technology stack supporting growing enterprises, surging data volumes, and increasingly complex product simulations.

By remotely accessing data in a central location, enterprises have the ability to employ enormous datasets in real-time and avoid the risky, time-consuming process of downloading information over the Internet. This approach enables manufacturers across a variety of locations to visualize information on a platform that promotes accurate modeling and simulation, faster decision-making, and greater collaboration between employees.

According to a research report by the Aberdeen Group, rapid decision-making during the early stages of production can significantly influence the success of a product, including speed, cost, and quality. Exploiting visual data is key to optimizing the development process, particularly as enterprises extract and visualize insights from product data in order to innovate quickly and cost-effectively.

Thanks to remote visualization, manufacturers can efficiently process Big Data from disparate locations, saving time by rendering and visualizing locally instead of waiting for information to be moved between their workstation and the cluster.

Additional business benefits include:

  • Faster time-to-value for simulation-driven design workflows
  • Streamlined product development cycles and faster job execution times
  • Reduction in the number of physical prototypes needed to verify product design
  • Increased ability to meet rigorous cost, performance, and time-to-market deadlines

The demand for greater compute capacity to support complex modeling falls heavily on the shoulders of IT. Assembling a technology stack capable of scaling to support high-velocity data poses a huge financial challenge for many manufacturers.


Savvy IT departments are investing in remote visualization technologies to enact the full power of product data, which empowers more precise data interpretation and product innovation. Additional HPC solutions such as Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDIs) will help enterprises utilize 3D graphic-intensive applications within a virtual machine to share intricate images, videos, and models across distributed production sites. Together, VDI and remote visualization are a powerful combination that is accelerating IT transformation across the industry, streamlining design productivity, product testing, and remote management capabilities for all enterprises.

In the digital age of manufacturing, the key to success is the ability to analyze, visualize, and accelerate. Ground-breaking digital technologies are allowing manufacturers to experiment with multiple design options simultaneously and leverage data-driven decision-making throughout the development process. Organizations who capitalize on these innovations will speed time-to-market, deliver higher-quality products, and position themselves for better business growth.

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As the Vice President and General Manager of HPC and AI Segment Solutions in the Data Center Infrastructure Group, I lead worldwide business and portfolio strategy and execution for the fastest growing market segments in HPE’s Data Center Infrastructure Group which includes the recent SGI acquisition and the HPE Apollo portfolio.