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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

Latest signal for cloud HPC’s role in CAE’s future: Rescale $14 million funding round

One of the strongest signals yet for the increasingly central role that cloud HPC will play—indeed, is already playing—to expand the availability, affordability and value of CAE came in Rescale’s just-announced $14 million in Series A funding. The new round—led by TransLink Capital with participation from Microsoft Ventures, Jump Capital, ITOCHU Technology Ventures, Two Roads Group and Data Collective—brings total investment in Rescale to more than $20 million. Existing seed investments had come from Sam Altman, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Data Collective, Paul Graham and Peter Thiel, among others. Continue reading

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