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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.

Altair PBS Works Steps Up to Exascale and the Cloud

In this video from SC19, Sam Mahalingam from Altair describes how the company is enhancing PBS Works software to ease the migration of HPC workloads to the Cloud. “Argonne National Laboratory has teamed with Altair to implement a new scheduling system that will be employed on the Aurora supercomputer, slated for delivery in 2021. PBS Works runs big — 50,000 nodes in one cluster, 10,000,000 jobs in a queue, and 1,000 concurrent active users.”

Altair Acquires newFASANT for High-Frequency Electromagnetics

Today Altair announced the acquisition of newFASANT, offering leading technology in computational and high-frequency electromagnetics. “By combining its people and software into our advanced solutions offerings, we are clearly emerging as the dominant player in high-frequency electromagnetics – technology that is critical for solving some of the world’s toughest engineering problems.”

Are You Ready for the Exascale Era? Find Out at SC19

As we head into the biggest supercomputing event of the year, all eyes are on exascale. The frontrunners in the race to exascale, including our friends over at Altair, will convene at SC19 in Denver this November to share updates, address challenges, and help paint the picture of an exascale-fueled future for HPC.

Altair Teams with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for HPC

“Altair and Oracle have teamed up to help customers quickly expand their engineering and high performance computing (HPC) capacity in Oracle’s cloud. Altair HyperWorks Unlimited Virtual Appliance is a fully managed engineering service that provides modeling and visualization software, solvers, and post-processing tools—all on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The solution offers simplified administration, unlimited use of Altair HyperWorks™ applications, and full global support from Altair’s team. Plus, it’s pre-configured and ready to use on day one.”