Open Engineering Ideas http://machinedesign.com/blog/37931/feed en Why Do Engineers Need the Cloud? http://machinedesign.com/blog/why-do-engineers-need-cloud <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Today&rsquo;s typical engineering workstation boasts compute power beyond the dreams of the team behind NASA space missions of the 1960s and 1970s. And yet we can always use more. In fact, mechanical engineers will find creative ways to hog all the compute power you can throw at us. We need the cloud because it promises to provide a near-infinite amount of it.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/open-engineering-ideas">Open Engineering Ideas</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/why-do-engineers-need-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/why-do-engineers-need-cloud#comments Cloud computing Guest Commentary Open Engineering Ideas Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:21:00 +0000 40891 at http://machinedesign.com Cloud-based Communities Are Opening Up the Engineering Process http://machinedesign.com/blog/cloud-based-communities-are-opening-engineering-process <div class="node-body blog-body">How can we create new or improved physical products – manufactured goods – that are more ingenious, functionally practical and compelling in the market? How can we do it with greater speed and precision, getting straight to the optimal solution? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/open-engineering-ideas">Open Engineering Ideas</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/cloud-based-communities-are-opening-engineering-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/cloud-based-communities-are-opening-engineering-process#comments Open Engineering Ideas Sun, 01 Jun 2014 19:52:00 +0000 38001 at http://machinedesign.com