MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee
Institute is providing high-performance computing and
storage resources to tenants in the new Global Water Center.
A.O. Smith Corp., according to an announcement released by
the organizations, will be the first water center tenant to
use the institute’s resources. Other companies are also in
discussion with the institute, the statement said.
The Milwaukee Institute, which is a nonprofit and has server
racks at four locations in the Milwaukee area, offers
computing resources at a low cost and provides them to
qualified, state-based start-ups at no cost.
“Our relationship with the Milwaukee Institute will
accelerate product development and innovation activity here
at the Global Water Center,” said Dean Amhaus, president and
CEO of The Water Council. “The center’s tenants will now be
able to easily run software simulations of products, or
ground-breaking re-search thus shorting the time from new
idea, to commercial offering. Access to innovate technology
tools and thought processes is precisely what collaboration
at the Global Water Center is all about.”
The Global Water Center opened in September on Milwaukee’s
near south side. The $22 million, 100,000-square foot Global
Water Center is intended to be a shared space for
established water-engineering companies from the Milwaukee
region, university researchers and start-ups.