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Cloud HPC makes simulation-driven design optimization more accessible

A new wave of young, visionary organizations and initiatives is making the power of cloud HPC (high-performance computing) resources readily available and accessible to engineering simulation and optimization software users–including many who could never before afford anything close to the full computing horsepower they needed and wanted to run those applications. Continue reading

Rescale’s SaaS web-based workflow is designed to be easy to use, and includes pre/post-processing and remote desktop features. Source: Rescale. (Click image to enlarge.)
Automotive engineering firm Carlsson Autotechnik GmbH used SimScale’s pay-as-you-go model to apply fluid flow simulation in aerodynamic development, a capability previously affordable only to Formula One racing teams and major auto OEMs. Source: Carlsson and SimScale
UberCloud Experiment 187: CFD analysis of automotive V6 intake manifold using an UberCloud software container with STAR-CCM+ in the Azure Cloud. Left: manifold geometry. Right: velocity streamlines from CFD simulation. Source: CAE Technology Inc. and UberCloud
Tractor-trailer aerodynamic drag analysis executed on AweSim platform. Source: AweSim

Packaging SimApps webinar

Gaining a Competitive Edge in Packaging Using Simulation and SimApps™ webinar, 11:00 am ET, June 2. Shortening development schedules and producing optimized products are key to staying competitive in the packaging market. By using simulation and user-friendly SimApps as part of their process, engineering organizations can reduce the number of tooling and testing iterations, reducing both costs and time to market. Webinar attendees will learn the advantages of using simulation and SimApps in a typical development cycle, what accuracy can be expected from using simulation, how simulation and testing work together, what tests and manufacturing operations can be evaluated using simulation and SimApps, and how to overcome the challenges of periodic need, material data, computer hardware and software licensing costs. Register here.

CAE-focused cloud HPC initiatives a boon to simulation users

The Ohio Supercomputer Center partnered with GE Global Research Center to convert GE’s welding simulation methodology into an online app. Source: Ohio Supercomputer Center

Engineers who rely on simulation and analysis software have long been frustrated by constrained availability of HPC (high-performance computing) resources to run their complex, computationally demanding applications.

STAR-CCM+ on Rescale platform. Source: Rescale

Expensive on-premise hardware was often hard to justify based on sporadic or infrequent usage that fluctuates with project workloads, while leasing time from supercomputing centers could likewise be an exorbitant proposition.

Simulation results analysis in SimScale. Source: SimScale
UberCloud Experiment “Natural and Forced Convection and Thermal Management of Electronics” executed on SimScale platform. Source: UberCloud

But the explosive growth of commodity cloud computing in the past handful of years has completely rewritten this equation, making ultra-high-end computing power accessible and affordable for even the smallest engineering groups today. Continue reading

Comet supporting Ohio Supercomputer Center AweSim program with cloud-based SimApps

Comet SolutionsSimulation Applications (SimApps™) will be available on the cloud through a partnership with the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) via the OSC AweSim initiative, its founding partners including Kinetic Vision, and other engineering service providers. By capturing and embedding the experience of senior analysts, SimApps allow simulations to be run more easily, consistently and safely. With locally hosted versions of SimApps already delivering measurable gains in productivity, cost savings, quality and innovation for leading aerospace, automotive and industrial companies, the new cloud-based SimApps will broaden access to Comet’s technology, not only making CAE expertise accessible to all manufacturers, but also combining high-performance computing resources with SimApps for a powerful, scalable simulation solution. Continue reading