IT notebook: Intergraph, SEEK, NeCTAR
SMARTPLANT 3D engineering design software author Intergraph has released an updated version of its AutoCAD-based, intelligent 3D plant design and modelling suite, CADWorx.
CADWorx Plant Professional 2013 is said to significantly improve the plant design and deliverables creation process for its users.
“For example, CADWorx Plant Professional 2013 features a powerful new pipe routing engine,” the software company said.
“The piping components operate as a single system, allowing a plant designer to move, resize and change the specification as a single line without the need to modify each component individually. Piping is intuitive – as a line is built, it understands how to fit each component to the next and automatically adjusts to match. This allows a designer to perform modifications on lines with minimal effort while ensuring that the entire line has been properly adjusted.”
CADWorx 2013’s routing tools and intuitive components reduced design times, while new change-size and routing capabilities allowed faster modifications and edits.
Intergraph has also added an ‘Assembly View Palette’, which it described as a feature new to the plant design market.
“The assembly builder lets a designer build and save a complete assembly of a piping system that can be re-used in the future parametrically. This feature boosts the efficiency of design by allowing for common assemblies used throughout a project to be designed, developed and modelled once, then re-used quickly in different areas of the plant system,” the company said.
LEADING Australian job-seeking site SEEK has available a new iPhone app which allows job hunters to expand their search.
“With 20% of all visits to SEEK coming from mobiles and more than 130,000 job applications started on mobile each month, we want to provide jobseekers with the easiest way to find their ideal job – anywhere, anytime,” the company’s product director Doug Blue said.
SEEK claims it had 7.9 million visits to its mobile website in the past three months.
“With 77% of all visits to our mobile site coming from iPhone users, developing an iPhone app was an obvious choice,” Blue said.
The SEEK Jobs app for iPhone matches new job ads to saved searches so jobseekers are notified of new roles as soon as they are posted. Jobseekers can sign in to their account and see all the new roles that match their criteria.
The app can be downloaded free on the App Store on iPhone.
AN Australian-first ‘research cloud’ launched earlier this year is shaping as a model project for similar ambitious knowledge-sharing strategies. Commissioned at the end of January at the University of Melbourne in Victoria, the first node of the NeCTAR National Research Cloudis said to already have 500 users, each with a free, single sign-on, two-core allocation provided to resource trial projects over three months and establish future processing, networking and storage requirements and budgets.
Described as an Australian first allowing researchers to access scalable computational power, research applications and storage, “empowering them to easily share knowledge across institutional and international boundaries”, NeCTAR (National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources Research Cloud) is said to enable researchers of all disciplines to easily put their ideas, tools, research applications and data online instantly.
“In equipping researchers with new self-service abilities to share, compute and publish data, it fosters innovation in research software applications and services by reducing barriers to rapid deployment and sharing of applications,” the University of Melbourne said in a press statement.
The university was commissioned by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) to host and install the first node of the NeCTAR research cloud. Additional nodes of the cloud will be built by other universities and research institutions throughout 2012.
Melbourne-headquartered Xenon Systems won the initial NeCTAR tender for computer servers. The University of Melbourne uses two data centres for the project, which currently operates 3840 cores and is expected to reach 25,000 cores nationally during the next 18 months.
“Cloud technology and NeCTAR’s new research cloud allows Australian researchers a place where they can easily put their top ideas, software applications, tools and data online, instantly, without the burden and cost of having to build and run their own computer,” said Dr Steven Manos, head of Information Technology Services Research Services at the University of Melbourne.
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