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NVIDIA GPUs Speed Altair OptiStruct structural analysis up to 10x

Last week at GTC, Altair announced that it has achieved up to 10x speedups with the Altair OptiStruct structural analysis solver on NVIDIA GPU-accelerated system architecture — with no compromise in accuracy. This speed boost has the potential to significantly impact industries including automotive, aerospace, industrial equipment, and electronics that frequently need to run large, high-fidelity simulations. “This breakthrough represents a significant opportunity for our customers to increase productivity and improve ROI with a high level of accuracy, much faster than was previously possible,” said Uwe Schramm, Altair’s chief technology officer for solvers and optimization. “By running our solvers on NVIDIA GPUs, we achieved formidable results that will give users a big advantage.”

Simulation Driven Design at the Altair Technology Conference

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Robert Roe reports on developments in multiphysics simulation at the Global Altair Technology Conference. “This year’s event focused on sharing applications of simulation-driven innovation from technology leaders and industry executives from all over the world, including keynotes from Ferrari, Jaguar Land Rover and Zaha Hadid Architects.”

Video: Powered by GPUs, Altair and Oracle Accelerate CFD in the Cloud

Today Altair and Oracle announced a joint HPC Cloud solution that leverages GPU technology for exceptional CFD simulation performance. Now part of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, the technology effectively accelerates external aerodynamics and other complex flow simulations at scale and at reasonable cost. “The integration with Oracle’s cloud platform addresses this challenge, and provides customers the ability to use GPU-based solvers in the cloud for accelerated performance without the need to purchase expensive hardware.”

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.”