A rising star of Stony Brook University’s science-commercialization ecosystem is getting a major boost from Google.
ThermoLift, headquartered at SBU’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center and a member of the university’s Clean Energy Business Incubator Program, has been accepted into Google Cloud for Startups and has received “cloud computing credits” valued at $20,000.
Google Cloud for Startups is designed to help early-stage tech enterprises scale up their businesses by offering them the same tools used by Google itself. Selectees can access the Google Compute Engine, the Infrastructure as a Service component of the Google Cloud Platform, built atop the global infrastructure that runs the Google’s search engine, Gmail, YouTube and more.
ThermoLift will use the GCE to complete “advanced engineering” projects, according to the company – specifically, to run “computationally intensive engineering simulations.”
The big advantage, noted Siddhartha Gardiraju, ThermoLift’s senior systems engineer, is speed.
“GCE will provide ThermoLift multi-core and cluster-computing capabilities which cut simulation times by days,” Gardiraju said. “This allows ThermoLift to run design-exploration and optimization studies at a dramatically increased rate, reducing the time it takes to develop a new technology.”