An Economic Ripple Effect Analysis of Domestic Supercomputing Modeling and Simulation

슈퍼컴퓨팅 모델링 및 시뮬레이션의 산업연관분석 기반 경제적 파급효과 분석

  • 김명일 (한국과학기술정보연구원 가상설계센터) ;
  • 박성욱 (한국과학기술정보연구원 NTIS센터) ;
  • 김재성 (한국과학기술정보연구원 가상설계센터)
  • Received : 2016.10.11
  • Accepted : 2016.11.10
  • Published : 2016.11.30


Since the 1970s, manufacturing has been one of the key driving forces that has led to Korea's economic growth. However, this growth rate has been reduced significantly since the 2000s, and shows that revenues and employment are steadily decreasing. In addition, while manufacturing investment in Korea has dropped sharply, the United States, Germany, Japan, and other major countries have increased investment in manufacturing. These countries have promoted manufacturing innovation strategies that include the convergence of information and communications technologies (ICT) and manufacturing. For manufacturing innovation, it is important for time and cost savings required for product development to be achieved by changes in the production process, especially product design. Modeling and simulation (M&S) is a process that replaces physical product design, mockup making, and testing, with virtual product creation (modeling) and engineering analysis (simulation). In this paper, we analyze the economic ripple effect of supercomputing M&S using an input-output model technique based on the input-output tables published by the Bank of Korea. When we set the M&S budget (about US$16 million for the last 10 years) of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) as input coefficients, the effect on production inducement, value-added inducement, and employment inducement was analyzed to be US$24 million, US$13.4 million, and 267, respectively.


Economic Ripple Effect;Manufacturing;Modeling;Simulation;Supercomputing


Supported by : 한국과학기술정보연구원


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