What is SORCER?

SORCER

is an engineering platform for HIGH FIDELITY MULTIDISCIPLINARY DESIGN OPTIMIZATION.
SORCER provides ONE DESIGN MODEL combining ALL COLLABORATING DISCIPLINES across ALL STAGES OF THE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT LIFE CYCLE
SORCER significantly SPEEDS UP DESIGN COMPUTATIONS thanks to a robust distributed parallelization of tasks across the network and the ground breaking federated computing paradigm

High Fidelity Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

Multidisciplinary Design Optimization combines various disciplines into one design model. Thanks to this coupling it is possible to receive a better overall design of the final product than what is possible with individually optimized components. To achieve it a smart and flexible integration of various engineering tools is crucial. SORCER makes it happen.
The introduction of High Fidelity physics into early stages of design leads to significant time and money savings at later stages of the product development lifecycle and helps achieve a higher quality product design. SORCER provides the necessary flexible and scalable integration framework for all engineering tools .

ONE DESIGN MODEL

SORCER provides ONE DESIGN MODEL combining ALL COLLABORATING DISCIPLINES across ALL STAGES OF THE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT LIFE CYCLE. It is built on top of ALL ENGINEERING TOOLS regardless of their vendors, operating systems, location, hardware etc. … and this way EMBRACES THE INCREASING COMPLEXITY OF MODERN IT ENVIRONMENT.

Significantly SPEEDS-UP the design process

SORCER notably accelerates the DESIGN COMPUTATIONS via the distribution of tasks in the computer network and their parallel execution. SORCER implements the ground breaking federated computing paradigm and robust asynchronous space computing algorithms that smartly distribute the load across all machines in the network. Thanks to those built-in mechanisms the US Air Force Research laboratory was able to achieve a shortening of the design optimization by a factor of 12.

Large scale, distributed, decentralized

No limits for scalability, vastly improved reliability. SORCER adjusts itself to the needs of distributed teams and joins their work into one design model of the product.

HPC using commodity hardware

SORCER provides the computing power of HPC (HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING) using commodity hardware that already exists in your IT infrastructure. We know that the network is not always reliable (have a look at the Fallacies of Distributed Computing). SORCER has built-in mechanisms assuring computations continuity (peer-2-peer architecture, transactions, dynamic discovery and join etc.) It builds on the experience of Grid Computing, Service Oriented-Architecture and network operating systems and fuses the advantages of these approaches forming one dynamic distributed engineering collaboration platform.

Engineering collaboration platform

SORCER lets professionals reuse each other’s work and share knowledge while hiding its complexity. SORCER allows engineers to focus on the creative work and provides all the needed tools. Think of your complex computing models as of bricks that may be rearranged and become elements of even larger models.

Visual federated programming

Easy to learn and master. Rapid prototyping with visual programming and building from blocks developed by other team members.The novel federated programming paradigm is a true game changer – you define complex computing processes using an interactive GUI and SORCER executes them on thousands of computers.

Academia & Industry

SORCER is a mature technology, it is a result of 15 years of worldwide research and development at both academia as well as the industry.