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Collaboration Moves to the Cloud in a Work-from-home World

In this Sponsored Post, our friends over at Altair explain how remote access and cloud collaboration tools allow companies of all sizes to discover and innovate, anywhere and anytime, and in today’s distributed world they can make the difference between winning and falling behind.

Job of the Week: Mid-Career Software Engineer at Lockheed Martin

“We are seeking an HPC Tools Software Engineers for our Engineering Support team on the HPC contract. Lockheed Martin provides High Performance Computing services throughout the HPC lifecycle for computational requirements, architecture, acquisition, and operations to federal government customers. The program provides key supercomputing capabilities for solving important problems in science and technology. The program is involved in efforts to develop scientific software and libraries for HPC platforms. This work involves working on cutting edge HPC technologies to ensure that scientists and engineers will be able to fully utilize modern HPC systems.”

Altair and Cylc Take Weather Prediction by Storm

In this Sponsored Post, our friends over at Altair explain that to keep the world’s weather sites running smoothly, Altair and the Cylc open source community have packaged an industry-leading workload manager, Altair PBS Professional™, together with the Cylc workflow engine plus other helpful plug-ins to create the Altair Weather Solution.

Altair Inspire update accelerates simulation-driven design

Today Altair updated Altair Inspire, the company’s fully-integrated generative design and simulation solution that accelerates the creation, optimization, and study of innovative, structurally efficient parts and assemblies. The latest release offers an even more powerful and accessible working environment, enabling a simulation-driven design approach that will cut time-to-market, reduce development costs, and optimize product performance. “Inspire enables both simulation analysts and designers to perform ‘what-if’ studies faster, easier, and earlier, encouraging collaboration and reducing product time to market.”

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

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. “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.”

Full-spectrum HPC Scheduling

Our friends over at Altair explain how a meta-scheduler, or hierarchical scheduler, can be thought of as a private or team-based scheduler that uses shared underlying resources. Difficult workloads and special workloads are good candidates for meta-scheduling. Examples include sets of several hundred thousand short jobs, jobs with complex dependencies, and workflows that are continually introspected for status.

Call for Submissions: 8th Annual Altair Enlighten Awards

Today Altair announced that the 2020 Altair Enlighten Awards is now open for submissions. Presented jointly with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), the 8th Annual Enlighten Awards were created to acknowledge the world’s best initiatives to reduce vehicle weight and meet emissions targets, inspiring breakthrough innovations to push the industry towards a more sustainable future. “At Altair, when we contemplate the perils of global warming and climate change, we think ‘what can we do to help?’ We believe passionately that our solutions help customers fundamentally rethink and redesign vehicles to reduce weight without reducing performance,” said James Scapa, Altair’s chief executive officer and founder.

Top Three Predictions for HPC, AI, and the Cloud 2020

In this special guest feature, Altair CTO Sam Mahalingam predicts that HPC and AI will continue to move forward in interesting ways in 2020. “As the decade has closed, we are now at a point when HPC and cloud work together to power solutions that lead companies to innovate better products and unearth new discoveries. HPC in the cloud is an increasingly viable option for organizations of all sizes and will only become stronger as technologies continue to converge and mature.”

Advanced simulation tools for Vortex Bladeless wind power

Vortex Bladeless presented the company’s design for a new wind energy technology. One of the key characteristics of this system is the reduction of mechanical elements that can be worn by friction. The company developed the technology using CFD tools provided by Altair, which helped the company study both the fluid-structure interaction and the behaviour of the magnetic fields in the alternator.

Full Roundup: SC19 Booth Tour Videos from insideHPC

Now that SC19 is behind us, it’s time to gather our booth tour videos in one place. Throughout the course of the show, insideHPC talked to dozens of HPC innovators showcasing the very latest in hardware, software, and cooling technologies.