Preconfigured HPC for Simulation by Kenneth Wong
Cloud 3.0: The Rise of Big Compute by Joris Poort
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
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
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.
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.
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