Axceleon’s EnFuzion Deployed by France and England National Grid Operators
Posted by , Monday April 21 2003 @ 08:44AM EDT
April 21, 2002 -- Sunnyvale, Calif. -- Axceleon, leaders in computational grid software,
announced today that Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) and National Grid Company, the
operators of the transmission systems in France, England, and Wales, are using EnFuzion to
automate and accelerate Assess, a leading power systems analysis application.
Assess, which is a product developed and funded by an engineering team at RTE with funding
and support from National Grid, is a power systems analysis solution. Assess is easily
distributed in a grid computing environment, therefore Axceleon’s EnFuzion is a perfect fit for
automating and accelerating Assess. The simulation steps of Assess are very computationally
demanding, but because each simulation is independent of each other, these simulations can be
distributed and automated by EnFuzion. EnFuzion is currently used to manage and automate the
processes on available computers. Axceleon’s EnFuzion has proven to be very successful for
RTE and National Grid. Members of the engineering teams have been using HP-UX servers with
several PCs running Linux to simulate ten different scenarios simultaneously while
solving 500 different scenarios in just a couple of hours.
"EnFuzion has played a key role in managing and automating Assess," said Jean-Philippe Paul,
Managing Engineer at RTE. "We have been very happy with EnFuzion and its ability to manage
hundreds of jobs simultaneously, while significantly accelerating simulations times."
Electricity operators, such as RTE and National Grid, currently use EnFuzion to manage,
automate, and speed up calculations of power systems analysis. By deploying EnFuzion, these
corporations are able to save a great deal of time and resources.
"EnFuzion has proven to be a key technology to several leading energy firms," said Robert
Graziotto, Vice President at Axceleon. "We are very pleased to be working with RTE and
National Grid, and excited that they are using EnFuzion with their world class application,
Axceleon’s EnFuzion gives companies, such as RTE and National Grid, the ability to turn
existing IT infrastructure into high-speed, fault-tolerant, highly available supercomputers.
EnFuzion automates parametric studies, where the same application is executed several times
with multiple sets of input parameters. Parametric studies are labor intensive and subject to
errors. With EnFuzion, users are able to reduce time consuming manual tasks, eliminate errors
and deliver results faster. EnFuzion works with Windows, Linux and Unix based operating
systems, and utilizes all available computing hardware, including idle desktops, dedicated
servers, rack mounted servers and blade servers.
Axceleon is revolutionizing the high-performance grid computing market with its EnFuzion
software. EnFuzion gives organizations the ability to automate applications and gain faster
computing results with their existing heterogeneous hardware and software computing
environments. Whether deployed on dedicated servers or idle desktops across an enterprise,
EnFuzion reduces application execution time and delivers a tangible Return-on-Investment
(ROI). To learn more about EnFuzion visit http://www.axceleon.com