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Rescale, Inc.
FounderJoris Poort
Adam McKenzie
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California
Productscloud computing
Number of employees

Founded in 2011 in San Francisco, California by Joris Poort (CEO) and Adam McKenzie (CTO), Rescale is a startup that develops a cloud computing simulation platform. Rescale was a Y Combinator[1] company and has received $6.4M in funding from high-profile investors including Sam Altman, Jeff Bezos,[2] Richard Branson, Chris Dixon,[3] Paul Graham, and Peter Thiel.[4][5][6][7] The founders, Poort and McKenzie, previously built a software technology stack at Boeing saving the company over $180M through weight improvements on the 787 Dreamliner.[8]

The Rescale platform combines engineering and science software tools with high performance computing (HPC) to create a cloud simulation environment. Design Engineering magazine describes Rescale as "...a good fit for manufacturers who need to run complex simulation and optimization jobs, but don't have the HPC hardware required."[9]

The Platform noted in May, 2015 that Rescale claims the largest known globally available commercial HPC network with "...eight million servers globally with a potential 1,400 petaflops of compute capacity ... across 30 global datacenters."[10]

Rescale has partnerships with engineering software companies in the computer aided engineering space including: ANSYS, AutoForm,[11] Siemens Digital Industries Software,[12] Dassault Systemes[13] and MSC Software.[14]

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  1. ^ "Y Combinator". Y Combinator.
  2. ^ "Bezos Expeditions".
  3. ^ "Angel List".
  4. ^ "Rescale Emerges With $6.4M to Make Complex Product Design Easier". Wall Street Journal. 2015-05-14. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  5. ^ "Rescale investors". Rescale.
  6. ^ "Superstar-backed Rescale nets $6.4 million to build a better engineering cloud". Fortune. 2015-05-14. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  7. ^ "Rescale Lands $6.4M From Who's Who of Investors". TechCrunch. 2015-05-14. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  8. ^ "Former Boeing engineer builds a better way to run simulations". San Francisco Business Times. 2015-10-09. Retrieved 2015-10-18.
  9. ^ Kenneth. "Rescale: Build Your Own Simulation Template in the Cloud". Virtual Desktop.
  10. ^ "Rescale's Political Stance Boosts Cloud Based Supercomputing". The Platform.
  11. ^ "AutoForm in the Cloud".
  12. ^ "Siemens' NX Nastran Now Available on Rescale On-Demand Cloud Environment".
  13. ^ "Simulia Technology Partners".
  14. ^ "MSC Technology Partners".

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