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5 CAE Industry Strategies to Bring Simulation to More Engineers

ASSESS-logo_x0pcclLast January, 85 CAE thought leaders met at the Analysis Simulation and Systems Engineering Software Summit (ASSESS) organized by by Brad Holtz of Cyon Research and Joe Walsh of intrinSIM, to discuss strategies to tackle the hurdles companies have to adopt simulation. The group also discussed hurdles that are negatively affecting the advancement of CAE technology. With CAE tools, engineers can reduce costs, recalls, development cycles, late design changes and the number of prototypes required. These tools can help engineers improve their designs through optimization-driven innovations. However, the benefits CAE tools offer mean nothing if the industries that engineers serve have no access to the software. This lack of CAE access proportionally affects small/medium enterprises (SME) due to budgetary restrictions, lack of confidence in the technology and lack of confidence in an engineer’s ability to use the software to its full potential. In his excellent summary article Shawn Wasserman from Engineering.com presents the 5 major strategies discussed at the conference to bring simulation to more engineers.

Ten Years of AWS and a Status Check for HPC Clouds

aws-logo-bw-200x122“Amazon Web Services turned ten today, and while the technology and business story has been a compelling one to watch over the years, for one segment of its user base, the real value of cloud for HPC is still an evolving story. Here’s the interesting thing though. The adoption curve for HPC applications on the public cloud is far less about what Amazon (and its “competitors” in the space) does to create the right environment–and far more about what the existing HPC ecosystem does for the cloud. It’s not about tooling, it’s about culture,” says Nicole Hemsoth from TheNextPlatform in her excellent status article about Amazon AWS and HPC Cloud in general, HERE.

Robin Knowles: Talking CFD – Interviewing UberCloud’s Wolfgang Gentzsch

Talking CFDRobin Knowles from CFD Engine just started a new podcast series about Talking CFD. Robin who is well-known for his regular blogs about CFD related topics, in Talking CFD interviews CFD entrepreneurs who have started their own business. Talking CFD has finally landed and it’s live in the iTunes store & on the website. Depending how you like to listen to podcasts, you should be able to get it via the following links:  the iTunes Store – listen, subscribe & review the show;  the RSS feed – for other podcast players & Android peeps;  the website – which includes brief show notes & is also a good place to share episodes from; There are 3 episodes available in all of the above places, right now: 1. Robin – a micro-episode introducing the podcast (& introducing me); 2. Paul Bemis of CoolSim – the data centre airflow modelling app; and 3. Wolfgang Gentzsch of UberCloud – providing cloudy HPC for simulation.

Burak Yenier at the Stanford HPC Conference: UberCloud Workloads & Marketplace

Container architecture 2In this video from the 2016 Stanford HPC Conference, Burak Yenier, CEO and Co-founder of The UberCloud presents: UberCloud Workloads & Marketplace. “UberCloud specializes in running HPC workloads on a broad spectrum of infrastructures, anywhere from national centers to public Cloud services. This session will be review of the learnings of UberCloud Experiments performed by industry end users. The live demonstration will cover how to achieve peak simulation performance and usability in the Cloud and national centers, using fast interconnects, new generation CPU’s, SSD drives and UberCloud technology based on Linux containers.” See the video on insideHPC HERE.

CAE-focused cloud HPC initiatives a boon to simulation users – Four young HPC Cloud startups

Awesim Rescale Simscale UberCloudEngineers who rely on simulation and analysis software have long been frustrated by constrained availability of HPC 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 few years has completely rewritten this equation, making computing power accessible and affordable for even the smallest engineering groups today. In his article Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research, describes four young, visionary organizations and initiatives, AweSim, Rescale, SimScale, and UberCloud, each with a mission to revolutionize availability of cloud HPC resources for engineering simulation.

STAR-CCM+ Moves to the Cloud with ACTnowHPC

ACTnowHPCAdvanced Clustering Technologies announced it has partnered with CD-adapco to offer the company’s industry-leading engineering simulation software solution, STAR-CCM+, to customers using Advanced Clustering’s on demand HPC cluster in the cloud, ACTnowHPC. “We’re pleased to announce that our HPC cloud now makes STAR-CCM+ immediately accessible to engineers who purchase the license from CD-adapco,” said Kyle Sheumaker, President of Advanced Clustering Technologies. “With STAR-CCM+, we’re making it easier than ever for our customers to enhance workflow productivity in order to discover better designs faster.” Read the announcement HERE.

HPC Finally Climbing to the Cloud

tom wilkieIn this insideHPC special guest feature addressing HPC experts, Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing World writes that, after a shaky start a few years, interest in migrating HPC to the cloud is now growing rapidly. “Although commerce and consumers have been computing in the cloud for years, the high-performance computing sector has been more hesitant. But all that may now be changing. The cost of cloud computing for HPC is falling, while new programming models that will allow HPC workloads to run more efficiently in the cloud are becoming available. Public cloud providers are installing hardware configurations that are more suited to HPC, while private clouds are giving users experience of how to run their jobs in a cloud environment.” Read this well-researched contribution HERE.

Ali Kutay to Join UberCloud Board of Directors

Ali Kutay Los Altos, Calif., Feb 7, 2016 – UberCloud, the online marketplace for engineers and scientists to discover, try, buy computing on demand, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ali Kutay a member. “Ali is a seasoned entrepreneur. As the head of the team that helped put enterprise software companies like WebLogic, GoldenGate, and WebAction at the forefront of the big data revolution, Ali’s vast experience in technology and strategy and his solid business operations acumen will add incredible strength to UberCloud,” said Burak Yenier, UberCloud’s co-founder and CEO. “We are very happy to have Ali on our board and we’ll benefit from his expertise in scaling enterprise software companies. I am confident Ali will leverage his extensive skills to help advance UberCloud’s business strategy and future endeavors.” Read announcement HERE.

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