Altair Announces Display Manager

Allows remote visualization of HPC simulation data.

Allows remote visualization of HPC simulation data.

Altair announced the general availability of Display manager, a Web-based environment for remote visualization of big data from large high-performance computing (HPC) simulations.

“Display Manager eliminates the need for massive data movement across networks by leveraging NVIDIA GRID GPU’s for server side remote visualization. This represents a major milestone in the path toward complete simulation lifecycle management in the cloud,” said Andrew Cresci, GM, manufacturing industries at NVIDIA.

According to Altair, Display Manager complements HPC cloud environments by leveraging workload manager PBS Professional to manage graphical resources, optimizing the utilization of capital hardware investments. Utilizing graphical applications directly from the cluster via a browser, Display Manager negates the need for copying data from the cluster for visualization and offers improved speed and ease-of-use, the company says. Extensive image fidelity control to match network bandwidth and latency provides real-time responsiveness, whether operating on a local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN).

“It is exciting to run native HyperView and HyperMesh through a simple Web browser, without having to install anything locally. Because the server side offers better graphics cards and more memory, the performance is exponentially better than what can be achieved using a workstation, especially when dealing with extremely large models.  Ability to share models on a single web session enhances collaboration among our product design teams in different geographies,” said Royston Jones, president, Altair ProductDesign.

Multiple users can collaborate directly from within Display Manager by sharing sessions. Authorized users can view and control a single session simultaneously without downloading any files. Geographically dispersed global product development teams can conduct design reviews quickly and easily, without downloading any data for enhance collaboration.

For more information, visit Altair.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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