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NUMECA CFD Moves to the Cloud with UberCloud Containers

numecaToday NUMECA announced that its complete suite of CFD software powered by UberCloud application software containers are now available as a service in any cloud.

Until recently it was my firm belief that cloud computing for engineering applications is one of the next big challenges we have to solve,” said Professor Charles Hirsch, President and founder of NUMECA International, and world-renowned expert on Computational Fluid Dynamics. “But when we came across UberCloud’s new application container technology and containerized all our CFD software packages we were surprised about the ease of use and access to any computing system on demand.”

All major NUMECA’s Flow Integrated Environment FINETM software packages such as FINETM/Marine, FINETM/Turbo, FINETM/Acoustics, FINETM/Design3D, AutoMesh, and FINETM/Open with OpenLabs are now also available in an UberCloud Container running on any server and in any cloud.

At the recent NUMECA International Worldwide Users Meeting in Brussels, NUMECA demonstrated its FINETM/Turbo CFD software system customized for turbomachinery applications, in the cloud. During the live demonstration to the conference participants business development director Aji Purwanto entered NUMECA’s store in the online UberCloud Marketplace, selected a FINETM/Turbo service, and was taken to the FINETM/Turbo container on the CPU 24/7 cloud within seconds. Then he uploaded the geometry and instantly started the simulation, in a window which looked identical to an engineer’s desktop. Finally he presented the simulation result interactively manipulating the geometry and the physics flow field. The whole demonstration took less than 5 minutes.

The live demonstration of our FINETM/Turbo fluid dynamics software in the cloud was a real highlight at our recent NUMECA International User Meeting in Brussels,” Marc Tombroff, Managing Director at NUMECA, said. “NUMECA containers now bring simplicity to complex performance and engineering environments never seen before.”

“UberCloud builds powerful engineering and scientific software application containers as a professional service and in partnership with leading software providers,” said Wolfgang Gentzsch, President of UberCloud. “UberCloud Container technology allows a wide variety and selection for engineers because containers are portable from server to server, cloud to cloud. Companies can now containerize all their application software, be it commercial, open source, or in-house developed. This way it will be easily accessible and usable on-demand, at their users’ finger tips: install once in a container, use anywhere.”

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