Manufacturing Excellence

Aspen Systems takes pride in our manufacturing, system testing, and support capabilities. From conception, to integration, to installed support, Aspen Systems’ manufacturing excellence is part of our core culture, and this commitment helps you get the best possible product.


Aspen Systems is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. In 2011, Aspen Systems implemented their quality management system (QMS) which is certified and audited annually to meet and exceed the ISO 9001:2008 standard. These well defined procedures improve the consistency of our product and allows us to measure our quality controls. This allows us to make improvements wherever necessary. These procedures ensure you get the best and most reliable product to meet your requirements.

Aspen Systems’ manufacturing facility is ESD S20.20 certified. ESD S20.20 is a quality management standard for Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), which is the common occurrence of a momentary electrical shock given off by a person or virtually any ‘charged’ object. ESD controls help eliminate hardware component failures due to the mishandling of components. Aspen Systems’ facility is audited annually to ensure that our manufacturing environment meets these standards.

We think we have one of the best manufacturing processes in the HPC marketplace, and the quality of our delivered systems reflects that. But rest assured, our involvement doesn’t end when your system is on your floor and working. We offer industry leading support too.

“In a world of science we
have zero tolerance for
error, which is why we
use Aspen Systems”


All systems are subjected to an extensive burn-in process using the Aspen Integrated Manufacturing Environment (AIME) to ensure that all components meet our high quality control standards. AIME makes sure that your nodes are assembled correctly and operating properly by performing a defined set of in-depth automated and stand-alone test loops on each component of your individual systems. These tests stress every individual component under the most stressful conditions found in high performance computing. All systems must pass all AIME tests before any software can be installed, the node can be integrated into your cluster, or the node can be shipped (bare metal).

Once all AIME tests have been successfully completed, quality assurance personnel use the AIME Bill of Materials function to perform a final comparison of the manufactured system against the job traveler (generated from your quote). This step ensures that your system is built as planned in the original quote and job. If all is correct, the quality assurance engineer will approve the node, releasing it to software build if the system requires it or passing the node to the rack assembly or shipping teams as indicated by the build type.

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