Envenio Gets Defense Contract under BCIP
FREDERICTON, NB, Canada, Nov 3, 2017 – Envenio has been awarded an exciting contract with Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC) under the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP). The contract will allow Envenio to demonstrate the first commercial time-parallelization scheme for its computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver EXN/Aero. The innovation is also being tested by National Defense and the Canadian Armed Forces.
Under this contract, Envenio will work with DRDC on various challenging fluid flow situations for ships and submarines, as well as explosions and high-speed missile aerodynamics, with a view to advancing the existing DRDC simulation capability through application of the parallel-in-time methodology.
The bulk of the computational work in this project will be carried out on graphics processor (GPU) compute nodes managed by Rescale. Rescale’s large multi-GPU arrangements are essential to the success of this project, and the San Francisco based company brings a wealth of experience in its ambition to empower engineers, scientists, and developers alike, ultimately creating unified, agile IT environments.
The awarding of this contract recognizes the Government of Canada’s commitment to growing the economy, strengthening the middle class and helping those working hard to join it. Through the Build in Canada Innovation Program, the Government of Canada is investing in Canadian innovations to create inclusive and sustainable economic growth for communities across Canada.
“Companies like Envenio Inc. are helping Canada become a leader in innovative technology. Today’s announcement demonstrates how the Build in Canada Innovation Program is supporting small and medium-sized businesses throughout Canada.” says Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament for Fredericton.
The Build in Canada Innovation Program has not only played a fundamental role in the securing of this particular contract, but continues to prove influential in making Canadian suppliers more competitive, as well as facilitating and increasing their contribution to the economy. The program funds the acquisition of new, innovative products and services for testing by matched government departments in real-world environments. Innovations are evaluated individually before becoming pre-qualified for potential contracts through a competitive ‘call for proposals’ process.
“I’m happy to have our innovation recognized by the Build in Canada Innovation Program” said Ian McLeod, CEO of Envenio.
“I am very much looking forward to working with DRDC on this project. Envenio and DRDC have a long history of collaboration with a view to advance CFD simulation technology. It is very exciting to have this opportunity to make Canada a leader in the CFD simulation space and to help DRDC take their work to the next level” he added.
Envenio develops cost-effective, efficient Computational Fluid Dynamics solutions for industrial users and CFD service providers. Enabling users to participate in the underdeveloped high-end simulation space and to undertake high-value projects that were not previously feasible, the Fredericton-based company developed HPC cloud-hosted CFD tool, EXN/Aero. Combining a powerful CFD meshing tool and solver with the ability to access it on the cloud and the ability to pay only for what you use, enables engineering consultants and organizations to grow, and better manage cash-flow, reacting to the needs of the CFD community.
The program funds the acquisition of new, innovative products and services for testing by matched government departments in real-world environments. Innovations are evaluated individually before becoming pre-qualified for potential contracts through a competitive ‘call for proposals’ process.More than 260 contracts have been awarded under the Build in Canada Innovation Program, including nine in New Brunswick, worth over $3 million. More than $113 million has been awarded in contracts since the Build in Canada Innovation Program began in 2010.
Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC) is the national leader in defense and security science and technology. As an agency of Canada’s Department of National Defense (DND), DRDC provides DND, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and other government departments as well as public safety and national security communities the knowledge and technological advantage needed to defend and protect Canada’s interests at home and abroad.