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UberCloud Publishes 2016 Compendium of Engineering Cloud Case Studies

The New 2016 Compendium of Engineering Cloud Case Studies is an invaluable resource for engineers, scientists, managers and executives who believe in the strategic importance of Technical Computing as a Service, in the Cloud, for their organization. It is a collection of 18 selected real-life case studies written by the participants of the UberCloud HPC Experiment. Among these case studies you will find scenarios that resonate with your own situation. You will benefit from the candid descriptions of problems encountered, problems solved, and lessons learned.

SimScale Brings Cloud-based CAE to Academics and Students Worldwide

Today SimScale launched the SimScale Academic Program which brings cloud-based CAE software into universities, schools, and classrooms around the world. “SimScale is a new-generation CAE platform that supports Structural Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics, and Thermal Analysis. Students, Researchers, and Educators can now harness the power of the cloud to run engineering simulations on any laptop, anywhere.”

Video: Sand Casting Simulation for Manufacturing

In this video courtesy of DENIZCILLER, the sand casting process is simulated with ESI ProCAST and QuikCAST. “Simulations like this help foundry engineers understand how metal expands and contracts during the casting process, thereby predicting the final locations of shrinkage porosity. Several other possible defects can occur during a casting process causing imperfection to the final product. To reduce or eliminate these defects, a well-designed gating and feeding system needs to be developed.”

Call for Abstracts: FLOW-3D User Conference in Barcelona

The 17th annual FLOW-3D European Users Conference has announced its Call for Abstracts. The event takes place June 5-7, 2017 in Barcelona and will be co-hosted by Simulaciones y Proyectos, the official distributor of FLOW-3D products in Spain and Portugal. “Users are invited to share their experiences, present their success stories and obtain valuable feedback from their fellow users and Flow Science technical staff. Please email your abstract to info@flow3d.com.”

AWS Adds FPGAs to its Public Cloud

Amazon Web Services chief evangelist Jeff Barr announced in a recent blog post that the company was adding Xilinx FPGAs to its Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). The addition of this new hardware will allow users to create accelerated FPGA applications, but AWS will also let users sell these applications on the AWS Marketplace. “We are giving you the ability to design your own logic, simulate and verify it using cloud-based tools, and then get it to market in a matter of days,” said Barr.

ANSYS Software Now Available on Rescale HPC Cloud

“Customers love the flexibility that our turn-key solution and pay-as-you-go hardware give them, and we are excited to be extending that flexibility to ANSYS software users. Agile resources will help our mutual customers utilize computing and simulation to drive new innovations faster across a broad spectrum of industries,” said Rescale co-founder and CEO Joris Poort. “Additionally, enterprises can leverage Rescale’s built-in administration and collaboration tools to manage resources and improve results across the design portfolio, as well as trust in best-in-class security features such as built-in enterprise-grade encryption, SOC2 compliance, and an ITAR compliant platform.”

Call for Participation: HPC Advisory Council Stanford Conference in February

The HPC Advisory Council Stanford Conference has issued its Call for Papers and Presentations. The event takes place Feb. 7-8 in Palo Alto, CA. “We invite submissions introducing a wide range of topics, levels and considerations in HPC architectures, applications and usage – from fundamentals to the latest advances and hot topic areas. Submissions can be proposed as papers or presentation only (without papers).”

Call for Contributions: PRACEdays17 in Barcelona

PRACEdays17 has issued its Call for Contributions. The event takes place May 15-17 in Barcelona. “PRACE would like to receive contributions for presentations of excellent scientific merit from scientists and researchers from academia and industry. Past and present users of PRACE resources are highly encouraged to send in a contribution based on their PRACE-supported projects.”

Altair Moves Forward with Open Source PBS Pro and PBS Cloud at SC16

In this video from SC16, Bill Nitzberg provides an update on the Open Source release of PBS Professional workload management software. After that, Jeremie Bourdoncle announces the new Altair PBS Cloud. “Altair is excited to announce the upcoming availability of Altair PBS Cloud, its latest appliance solution to further cloud computing for organizations. Altair PBS Cloud is the solution to build and run high-performance computing (HPC) appliances for both public clouds, private clouds, and bare-metal infrastructure. Altair will release Altair PBS Cloud in the first quarter of 2017 following conclusion of a private preview.”

Cobham Opera Simulation Software Moves Tokamak Closer to Fusion Energy

The Cobham Technical Services Opera software is helping Tokamak Energy to reduce the very high costs associated with prototyping a new fusion power plant concept,” said Paul Noonan, R&D Projects Director for ST40. “After we have built our new prototype, we hope to have assembled some profoundly exciting experimental and theoretical evidence of the viability of producing fusion power from compact, high field, spherical tokamaks.”