This test project for high-performance computing (HPC) in the cloud was designed to explore how cloud HPC resources can help to speed up and enable high-performance finite element simulations carried out with COMSOL Multiphysics and COMSOL Server. The objective was to find out how HPC cloud providers can augment engineering organizations’ on-premise hardware to allow for more detailed and faster simulations. Continue reading
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
Democratizing CAE will be the focus of an extensive mini-symposium within the NAFEMS 2016 Americas Conference taking place June 7-9 in Seattle. Building on last year’s pathbreaking Democratizing CAE webinar series hosted by NAFEMS Americas—itself a follow-on from a seminal forum on the topic at the 2015 NAFEMS World Congress—the mini-symposium will feature a rich array of proof-point case studies showing how engineering organizations across a wide range of industries are putting democratized CAE into practice today (click session titles to view presentation abstracts): 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