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Altair offers free training tools and software licensing in response to COVID-19

Jim Scapa is Chairman and CEO of Altair

Over at the Altair Blog, CEO James Scapa writes that the company is offering free training tools and software licensing in response to COVID-19.

We have been encouraging and supporting our employees to work outside of the office long before it was considered a perk, so we are well positioned to not only weather this storm, but to continue to support everyone in our ecosystem. Our systems are fortified to provide the highest level of technical support and service for customers, and our IT team is always responsive and focused on ensuring Altairians globally have the connectivity and access to do their jobs from anywhere. Below, are some solutions and resources we are making available to customers to help them maintain their productivity.

To address issues related to remote working such as maxing out corporate VPNs, cost, security issues and productivity loss, customers can move existing licenses seamlessly from on-prem servers to hosted servers utilizing Altair Hosted HyperWorks Units (HHWUs). HHWUs are an existing Altair solution used by many customers globally for several years, proven to be safe, robust, and provides the following benefits:

  • Enable employees to work from anywhere without overloading corporate VPN servers or drilling a hole into the firewall for license access.
  • Data remains secure with prevailing security policies on the device of choice as the software is only requesting a license on a secure network channel.
  • Reduce IT overhead of maintaining on-premises license servers (reduced cost of hardware) and supporting them.
  • Ease of access and execution of Altair software fro

In addition, Altair can provide temporary software licenses for clients working from home without access to their enterprise Altair software solutions with no additional fees or charges. If customers wish to move their HyperWorks Units from on-premises to Altair hosted servers or require temporary software licenses, they should contact their account representative.

We are also offering an increased number of online instructor-led training courses and self-paced eLearning courses. To make access to these courses easier, we have removed the login for introductory level courses until further notice.

Academic ebooks are available here. They offer an overview of the analysis types and tutorials that walk users through the use of Altair software to perform operations.

Altair Access makes Work from Home easier

Altair Access helps you leverage high-performance computing anywhere and from any device. With the release of Access 2020, new exciting feature updates make working from home easier than ever. It’s a simple, powerful, and consistent interface for remote visualization. This tool allows you to submit and monitor HPC jobs on remote clusters, clouds, and other resources. It lets engineers and researchers focus on core activities, and it has been upgraded with new functionality including remote sessions for a powerful remote-work experience.

In today’s world, staying connected is more important than ever. Accessing the compute resources you need to keep discovery moving forward is vital even when working from home. Altair Access helps you leverage high-performance computing anywhere and from any device, and Altair is pleased to announce the release of Access 2020, which includes exciting feature updates that make working from home easier than ever. It’s a simple, powerful, and consistent interface for remote visualization. This tool allows you to submit and monitor HPC jobs on remote clusters, clouds, and other resources. It lets engineers and researchers focus on core activities, and it has been upgraded with new functionality including remote sessions for a powerful remote-work experience.

Altair Access users get seamless, single-step, application-aware remote job submission; integrated file management; job monitoring and results analysis; and collaboration tools to keep your workforce connected. The tool has been enhanced with user management and security with two-factor authentication, password management for Linux, and configurable session timeout.

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