CIQ Bundles OpenRadioss and ParaView on Rocky Linux 9.1 for Computation of Shapes

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LAS VEGAS, September 18, 2023 — CIQ announced today at Oracle CloudWorld that it has made a software stack for high-performance computation of shapes available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

This application package — a bundle of OpenRadioss and ParaView on Rocky Linux 9.1 — helps enterprises simulate and visualize complex, non-linear problems on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). CIQ is building software infrastructure for enterprises running data-intensive workloads atop the Rocky Linux enterprise Linux distribution. CIQ also is a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).

OpenRadioss is the open source version of Altair Radioss, an industry-proven Finite Element Analysis solver developed by Altair, made available to the open source community since September 2022. ParaView is an award-winning open source visualization application. Rocky Linux is a popular Enterprise Linux distribution widely recognized as the successor to CentOS for many use cases, including scientific applications like OpenRadioss.

Book a meeting with CIQ at Oracle CloudWorld to meet the CIQ team and ask questions about the Rocky Linux project, as well as CIQ products like Mountain, Ascender, Fuzzball, Apptainer and Warewulf. Meetings will be held at The X Pot, located in the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas.

Oracle Cloud Marketplace is a shop for Oracle customers seeking trusted business applications and services offering unique business solutions, including ones that extend Oracle Cloud Applications. OCI is a deep and broad platform of cloud infrastructure services that enables customers to build and run a wide range of applications in a scalable, secure, highly available and high-performance environment. From application development and business analytics to data management, integration, security, AI and infrastructure services including Kubernetes and VMware, OCI delivers unmatched security, performance and cost savings.

Using Apptainer, CIQ has already successfully containerized separate builds of OpenRadioss and ParaView for post-processing purposes  Building on these achievements, CIQ is now packaging OpenRadioss and ParaView together within a Rocky Linux 9 image and making it available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace. This package not only includes the software itself, but also incorporates a selection of sample workloads sourced from the OpenRadioss community site, enabling users to easily access and use these resources within the Rocky Linux environment.

“By creating this package and making it available in Oracle Cloud, we have provided a quick path to get started in the OpenRadioss community,” said Arthur Tyde, III, senior vice president of global business development at CIQ. “This allows interested people to execute some of the sample OpenRadioss workloads or bring their own workloads. The idea is to get more users running and providing their feedback in the OpenRadioss forums, which will help drive the code and ultimately expand simulation use. Additionally, CIQ’s participation in Oracle Cloud Marketplace further extends our commitment to the Oracle community.”

“Since the launch of OpenRadioss a year ago, we are seeing a rapid adoption of the technology by our fast growing, worldwide community,” said Eric Lequiniou, senior vice president, Radioss development and Altair Solver. “With this CIQ initiative making the software even more accessible, we are very excited about the wider usage and innovations it can bring in the domain of explicit dynamics, crash and impact simulations.”

“Making this application package available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace provides our customers with access to resources that can be easily used with the Rocky Linux environment,  Oracle is committed to developing, supporting and promoting open source, and we’re glad to see CIQ’s commitment to this community,” said David Hicks, group vice president, worldwide ISV cloud business development, Oracle.

CIQ actively supports and promotes the OpenRadioss community by making valuable contributions that facilitate the onboarding process for new members looking to engage with the simulation code. By providing resources, guidance and support, CIQ aims to foster a welcoming environment within the community and empower individuals to engage with the simulation code and leverage its capabilities with ease. Learn more about OpenRadioss and ParaView on Rocky Linux 9.1 on the Oracle Cloud.