October 26, 2018
Altair has expanded its relationship with Oracle to offer on-demand, computational fluid ynamics (CFD) technology on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, accelerating external aerodynamics and other complex flow simulations. This new offering, powered by GPU technology, provides a highly-scalable solution.
“We find that access to GPU compute resources can be challenging for our customers,” says Sam Mahalingam, chief technical officer for Enterprise Solutions at Altair. The integration with Oracle’s cloud platform addresses this challenge, and provides customers the ability to use GPU-based solvers in the cloud for accelerated performance without the need to purchase expensive hardware.”
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers fast and scalable computing, including GPU instances and best-in-class cloud storage capabilities that preclude the need to unnecessarily move large amounts of data.
Advanced CFD solvers such as Altair ultraFluidX and Altair nanoFluidX are optimized on the Oracle Cloud to provide overnight simulation results for the most complex cases on a single server. ultraFluidX provides fast prediction of the aerodynamic properties of passenger and heavy-duty vehicles, buildings and other environmental use cases. nanoFluidX predicts the flow in complex geometries with complex motion, such as oiling in powertrain systems with rotating gears and shafts, using the Smoothed-Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) simulation method. Both solvers are now available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and can leverage GPU instances, bringing HPC to advanced CFD simulation.
“The combination of Oracle’s HPC capabilities such as our cutting edge bare-metal GPU infrastructure including the recently announced GPUs, our new leading low latency RDMA network and high-performance storage options combined with Altair’s market leading CFD solvers makes this collaboration extremely compelling for large enterprises looking to optimize their product development,” says Vinay Kumar, vice president, Product Management, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
Sources: Press materials received from the company.
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