Case study

Leica Geosystems constructs with HPE Moonshot

Leica Geosystems AG, a leading provider of measurement solutions and part of Hexagon, has replaced local workstations used for compute-intensive CAD applications with a central solution based on HPE Moonshot. Centrally in the data center, two Moonshot chassis with a total of 55 Moonshot cartridges provide internal employees and external partners with impressive computing power for 3D design with Siemens NX. This is possible because every user has a Moonshot cartridge with its own CPU and GPU. Thanks to HPE Moonshot, Leica Geosystems AG was able to significantly reduce system management efforts and improve international team collaboration.

Customer profile

Leica Geosystems AG - the world's leading provider of measurement solutions
Leica Geosystems AG manufactures precision measuring instruments for construction surveying, geodesy, aerial photography, and photogrammetry. The company emerged from Wild Leitz AG, which in turn emerged from a merger of the long-standing companies Wild Heerbrugg, Leitz Wetzlar, and the geodesic division of Kern & Co. AG.
Leica Geosystems has been part of Sweden's Hexagon Group since 2005. Leica Geosystems develops, manufactures and markets optical, mechanical, electronic and electro-optical devices, instruments and systems. These core activities are complemented by the development of software and applications as well as repair, consulting and project management services. The company is based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, in the canton of St. Gallen near the border with Austria.
The Hexagon Group employs approximately 20,000 people in 55 countries and operates on all continents. The company has its own computer center at its headquarters in Heerbrugg.