For companies looking to test the viability of engineering in the cloud, Altair has teamed with Intel and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer an “HPC Challenge” for product design. In a nutshell, the program provides free cycles on AWS for up to 60 days, where users can run compute-intensive jobs for computer-aided engineering (CAE). Users with qualified projects (see the entry form for more information on this) get access to the HyperWorks Unlimited Virtual Appliance, a turnkey solution for HPC in the cloud that is fully configured and accessible within a browser in minutes.
The goal? To expose more users to the possibilities cloud offers for boosting HPC in an affordable, accessible way – especially when offered via a virtual appliance with free, unlimited access to a full suite of design & engineering software (HyperWorks) and HPC workload management tools (PBS Works). Full onboarding and support is also offered free by Altair, so users will have experts helping them throughout the process.
What You Get
Projects selected will gain access immediately to Altair’s HyperWorks Unlimited™ (HWUL) virtual appliance, free of charge during your trial period.
- Configurations: Choose small, medium or large configurations (32, 128 or 256 nodes)
- Trial Periods: Eligible trials range from 7 days up to 60 days, as determined by Altair
How to Participate
Altair is accepting HPC Challenge proposals until Oct. 31, 2015. Users are asked to submit project ideas online, which will be evaluated by a team of Altair, Intel and AWS representatives. Any project with a worthy abstract and a problem that can’t be solved within a user’s own compute infrastructure will be accepted.
About the Virtual Appliance
HyperWorks Unlimited Virtual Appliance is a CAE cloud solution, bringing software, platform and infrastructure as a service – SaaS, PaaS and IaaS – to users within a single and intuitive portal. It leverages Altair’s patented licensing system, providing access to a selection of the HyperWorks products and a modern, scalable HPC infrastructure through a secure and efficient web-based platform.
HyperWorks Unlimited Virtual Appliance can be ideally configured within minutes, to give users access to software to meet their growing demand. A single pane of glass (SPOG) environment is provided for customers to access all the resources through a simple web-browser, requiring practically zero-IT involvement to get power HPC simulations.