Ohio rolls out 'AweSim' supercomputing initiative

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials rolled out a new super-computing initiative this week in Denver aimed at small and mid-sized manufacturers.

The Ohio Supercomputer Center introduced the program, named AweSim, during the SC13 conference, an international showcase related to high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis.

The center says AweSim will provide the benefits of computer modeling and simulation-design to the targeted manufacturing companies through easy-to-use apps.

The $6.4 million public-private initiative is funded through Ohio's Third Frontier Commission as well as investments by Procter & Gamble, Intel, AltaSim Technologies, TotalSim USA, Kinetic Vision and Nimbus Services.

Backers used the conference to identify potential new collaborators in the project.