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Nano-Hive brings the power and speed of distributed computing to Nanorex
Nanorex acquires Nano-Hive, adding distributed computing and advanced simulation capability to its molecular engineering platform
Bloomfield Hills, MI | Posted on August 31, 2006
Nanorex today announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Nano-Hive LLC, a pioneer and
leading developer of distributed molecular simulation software. The
acquisition integrates two powerful open source software solutions under the
same roof. NanoEngineer-1, developed by Nanorex, is the first computer-aided
design (CAD) program for the nanotech age, featuring a 3-D molecular
modeling environment with an integrated molecular dynamics engine for
simulating the movement and operation of mechanical nanosystems. NanoHive-1
is an advanced nanosystem simulation platform with the ability to integrate
several molecular physics plugins and distribute calculations over a network
to many computers. Nano-Hive is renamed to NanoHive-1 for consistency with
the rest of the Nanorex product line.
The animation above shows an ESP area of the middle of the Small Bearing as it turns. The ESP Image has been oriented so that it slices through a coplanar group of atoms in the center of the bearing.
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"With NanoHive-1's molecular physics plugin architecture and distributed
computing power, NanoEngineer-1 users will have even more speed and options
at their disposal," said Mark Sims, Nanorex's president. "NanoHive-1 will
give our users better-quality simulations faster."
Brian Helfrich, Nano-Hive founder and architect of NanoHive-1, joins the
Nanorex team where he continues as the lead architect for NanoHive-1. "The
integration of NanoHive-1 and NanoEngineer-1 will provide a powerful
computational toolset for nanotech researchers and students," Helfrich said.
"While NanoEngineer-1 already has an excellent molecular dynamics simulator,
NanoHive-1 enhances it by giving users more options. Now users can run their
simulations on a wide variety of computer architectures and handle jobs that
would otherwise take too long to complete."
Nanorex Inc., based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is a developer of
computational modeling tools made specifically for the design and analysis
of productive nanosystems. Nanorex's first product, NanoEngineer-1, is a 3-D
molecular engineering program. It includes both a sophisticated CAD module
for the design and modeling of atomically precise components and assemblies,
and a molecular dynamics module for simulating the movement and operation of
mechanical nanodevices. NanoEngineer-1 is currently under development and is
scheduled for release in spring 2007.
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