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Sabalcore’s High Performance Computing On-Demand Services Selected by Analytical Services, Inc. to Design Aerospike Nozzles for Next Generation Missile Interceptors — Press Release

by: Matthew Potter
July 27, 2010

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Sabalcore’s High Performance Computing On-Demand Services Selected by Analytical Services, Inc. to Design Aerospike Nozzles for Next Generation Missile Interceptors

ORLANDO – Sabalcore, a provider of high performance computer (HPC) on-demand services, was selected by Analytical Services, Inc. (ASI), a U.S. Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency subcontractor, to design aerospike nozzles for future missile systems. Aerospike nozzles have a significant performance advantage over traditional bell nozzles. As enemies of the United States develop offensive weapons with more and more capability, future missile defense interceptors (like PAC-3, THAAD, etc.) will naturally be required to have more and more performance.

“Using Sabalcore’s HPC on-demand services, ASI was able to access our powerful Linux clusters designed to quickly run compute intensive applications, including ASI’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) application, while at the same time cutting costs significantly.” said John D. Van Workum, president at Sabalcore Computing, Inc.

“CFD is critical to our design efforts, which means that we cannot complete that design without Sabalcore’s Linux cluster. We, like many small businesses, cannot afford the luxury of buying and maintaining our own.” said Joseph Sims, Ph.D. technical director at Analytical Services, Inc.

“Without the Sabalcore Linux clusters available to us, we could not hope to support our design efforts with CFD running on a serial computer (e.g., a desktop workstation). Comparing the cost of buying access to Sabalcore clusters to buying, maintaining and replacing our own cluster is overwhelmingly in favor of Sabalcore. They truly represent a huge cost savings to us and to our customers.” said Sims.

Sabalcore is a client company of the University of Central Florida’s Business Incubation Program in the Central Florida Research Park.

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About Analytical Services, Inc.:

For over 17 years, ASI has been helping government customers achieve program success. Bringing new ideas through innovative management and technical solutions, government customers are gaining the biggest advantage of all – improved bottom lines in the areas of operational efficiency, cost reductions, and more.

About the UCF Business Incubation Program:

Since its founding in 1999, the UCF Business Incubation Program has helped more than 140 emerging companies (including 90 current clients) create over $800 million in annual revenue and more than 1600 new jobs with an average salary of $59,000. With seven facilities across the Greater Orlando community, the Incubation Program is a collaboration in economic development between the University of Central Florida, Orange County, the City of Orlando, Seminole County, City of Sanford, the City of Winter Springs, Lake County, the City of Leesburg, Osceola County, The City of Kissimmee, the City of St. Cloud and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. For more information, please visit www.incubator.ucf.edu.

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