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Video: Altair Acquires SIMSOLID for Faster Product Simulation

Today Altair announced the acquisition of SIMSOLID, a company focused on full-fidelity CAD assemblies to provide fast, accurate, and robust structural simulation without requiring geometry simplification, cleanup, or meshing. “We believe SIMSOLID is a revolutionary technological breakthrough which will have a profound impact for product design,” said James Scapa, Altair’s Founder, Chairman, and CEO, “It’s incredibly fast, accurate, and robust and we believe a game changer for our industry.”

Video: Panel Discussion on Innovation in HPC

In this video from the HPC User Forum in Detroit, Earl Joseph from Hyperion Research moderates a panel discussion on Innovation in HPC. “Hyperion Research sponsors the annual HPC and ROI Innovation Awards to recognize noteworthy achievements made by users using High Performance Computing technologies. While there are multiple benchmarks to measure the performance of technical computers, there currently isn’t an adequate methodology to evaluate the economic and scientific value HPC systems contribute. The HPC Innovation Excellence Award Program is designed to help close that gap.”

Altair Open Sources Model-Based Development Software

“Altair is now open-sourcing its open matrix language – a high-level, matrix-based numerical computing language – to encourage interested scientists and engineers to expand the language, add toolboxes, and employ it for their math modeling and simulation tasks. Opening up our scripting language to the worldwide community will allow us and our community members to actively collaborative to keep up with the ever-increasing pace of technology changes.”

Altair Rolls Out Inspire and Altair 365 for Product Development

Today Altair announced the release and immediate availability of the Altair Inspire simulation-driven design platform, and the Altair 365 cloud collaboration platform. The Altair Inspire platform enables manufacturers to leverage simulation to drive the entire design process, accelerating the pace of innovation and reducing time-to-market.

Altair Orchestrates HPC Workloads with PBS Pro at ISC 2018

In this video from ISC 2018, Sam Mahalingam from Altair provides an update on the company’s latest software innovations for managing HPC Workloads. “This year, with the announcement of the new PBS Works 2018, Altair is once again furthering its commitment to support the needs of the entire HPC community. This new release includes significant PBS Professional updates, a brand new intuitive user interface, and several advanced admin features. It also introduces a new HPC cloud management platform that allows seamless cloud bursting and puts cloud infrastructures under your control.”

Finalists Vie for Coveted 2018 Altair Enlighten Award

Today Altair announced the finalists for the 2018 Altair Enlighten Award, which recognizes technology-focused organizations throughout the automotive industry driving innovation in vehicle lightweighting. “Every year brings more submissions and increasingly clever ways of removing weight from our vehicles. Observing the submissions grow in quantity and quality over the years is very encouraging because it demonstrates the commitment by the automotive companies and their suppliers to decrease the mass of our vehicles leading to a cleaner future for all of us.”

PBS Professional V18 Steps Up with Support for ARM, Containers and more for HPC

“The best software tools are fast, reliable and secure, while delivering an open architecture that provides access to best-in-class technology across the whole ecosystem,” said Dr. Bill Nitzberg, CTO for Altair PBS Works. “Altair PBS Professional v18 truly delivers on this vision with a deep set of new features that improve performance, increase utilization, ease administration, and also supports the most promising new solutions in the HPC ecosystem – containers, cloud bursting, the ARM platform, etc. This is a great release.”

GE’s Flow Simulator Software Now Available Exclusively from Altair

Today Altair announced that the company has added GE’s Flow Simulator software to the Altair Partner Alliance (APA) and offer direct licenses to Altair customers. Flow Simulator is an integrated flow, heat transfer, and combustion design software that enables mixed fidelity simulations to optimize machine and systems design. “GE’s Flow Simulator will benefit our customers by providing thermal fluid system mixed fidelity simulation capabilities relevant to multiple industries. It expands our strong multiphysics system modeling portfolio, and we are very positive about working with GE to carry their great development work forward to a broader set of customers and applications,” said Brett Chouinard, Altair’s President and COO.

Altair acquires FluiDyna CFD Technology for GPUs

Altair has acquired Germany-based FluiDyna GmbH, a renowned developer of NVIDIA CUDA and GPU-based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and numerical simulation technologies in whom Altair made an initial investment in 2015. FluiDyna’s simulation software products ultraFluidX and nanoFluidX have been available to Altair’s customers through the Altair Partner Alliance and also offered as standalone licenses. “We are excited about FluiDyna and especially their work with NVIDIA technology for CFD applications,” said James Scapa, Founder, Chairman, and CEO at Altair. “We believe the increased throughput and lower cost of GPU solutions is going to allow for a significant increase in simulations which can be used to further impact the design process.”

Altair Steps up to Azure Cloud with Inspire Unlimited

Altair software is now part of the Inspire Unlimited software-as-a-service offering available on the Azure cloud. “Unlike the HyperWorks Unlimited Appliance, where performance is based on the number of nodes, Inspire’s scale requirements are based on the number of simultaneous users; there could be 1,000 engineers working together at a time,” says Sam Mahalingam from Altair. “We felt that the HPC environment in Azure was architected to meet the type of back-end requirements we needed for Inspire.” Altair uses Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines, with NV instances powered by NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPUs.