Crunching the numbers is something that all scientists and engineers inevitably have to do. However, the technical intricacies of these fields today often require a super computer to obtain the answers required – and super computers do not come cheap. Which is why Renier Dreyer’s CrunchYard is a breath of fresh air in this regard.CrunchYard provides an engineering simulation service over the internet on a pay-per-use basis, offering engineers easy access to Super Computing facilities at a cost effective rate of just R3.50 per CPU, per hour. Renier says that anyone from scientists and engineers to university students, small consulting companies and even large multinationals can make use of the facilities. He points out that CrunchYard is also applicable to industries as diverse as geophysics, electromagnetism and ch