The UI's National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) announced Jan. 16 that McDonnell Douglas Corp. has joined the center's Industrial Program.
McDonnell Douglas is one of the world's largest defense and space contractors and the third-largest commercial aircraft manufacturer.
"We are excited about adding a leading aerospace company to NCSA's industrial program," said Larry Smarr, NCSA director. "McDonnell Douglas has been a leader in using high-performance computing technology in the development and production of aerospace systems. Their modeling and simulation efforts have been significant in supporting their work in such areas as avionics, launch and space-mission operations and training systems. NCSA will help them apply many of the evolving leading-edge high-performance computing and information technologies to their expanding need to extract more knowledge from their extensive databases in all aspects of their business."
"McDonnell Douglas is pleased about the opportunities that membership in the highly successful NCSA Industrial Program will bring," said Allen Atkins, vice president of product application technologies for McDonnell Douglas. We believe the combination of leading-edge computational techniques provided by NCSA and the diverse experience of our other Industrial Partners will result in a unique synergism."