Computer-aided-engineering (CAE), e.g. virtual modeling and simulation, has become a very important part in the automotive engineering process to achieve the necessary high quality. At the BMW Group a strong contributor is the progressive use of HPC to support the engineering process in many aspects of vehicle development, e.g. passive safety, aerodynamic drag and engine performance. The approach to provide HPC services is built around “cells” – modular, portable units of defined capability. After the talk of Mr. Burke, Fujitsu presents its concept of standardized HPC units; provides lessons for an SME community battling against hurdles to HPC adoption; how to consolidate HPC skills, ensure productivity and widen the HPC workforce.