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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.”

Optimizing Vehicle Design with Simulation

The use of simulation software for validation and testing is a well established process for many engineering companies – but advances in software, combined with increased pressure from competition and regulatory requirements, are driving simulation earlier into the design and concept stages of new product development. “If you can test lots of scenarios virtually, then you know that you have accounted for any possibility of it failing.”