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Altair Engineering has launched Hyperworks Unlimited, a fully configured hardware and software appliance for computer-aided engineering (CAE). The appliance offers unlimited use of all Altair software, including Hyperworks applications and PBS Works workload management tools.

Hyperworks Unlimited, which is based on Intel Cluster Ready technology, unites Hyperworks software with powerful compute hardware based on the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product range.

In addition to being fully optimised for running parallel applications such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) solvers, Hyperworks Unlimited includes Altair’s Display Manager, a remote visualisation web-based portal that provides access to graphically intensive, interactive applications.

Key benefits

  • With Hyperworks Unlimited, users no longer have restricted access to Hyperworks software applications, making high-performance computing (HPC) far more accessible for the CAE community.
  • According to James R Scapa, chairman and chief executive officer of Altair, procuring, managing and maintaining large HPC clusters is a complex and challenging process, especially for small and medium businesses. Hyperworks Unlimited addresses this issue by providing limitless access to Altair software within a pre-configured, fully supported hardware appliance for cloud-based simulation.
  • In the past, cloud-computing adoption has been hampered within the CAE domain for three primary reasons: first, the elastic scalability of application licensing; second, the prohibitive amount of time associated with the mobility of big data from clusters to local machines for effective post-processing and visualisation; and third, the perceived data security concern associated with public clouds. Hyperworks Unlimited is designed to eliminate all of these issues.
  • The Hyperworks Unlimited appliance is designed and configured to be HPC ready, providing greater accessibility to run pre-processors and post-processors ‘out of the box’ within the customer’s own location and is completely managed and supported by Altair.

Altair Engineering

Altair Engineering is a leading global product design, consulting and commercial software Company that allows businesses to synthesize and optimize designs processes and decisions for improved business performance. Altair provide services such as product engineering, industrial design, technical staffing, Hyper Works solutions, and analytics solutions by consistently delivering a competitive advantage to its clients across industry.

Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,000 employees, Altair has more than 45 offices in 24 countries throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.

With a 30-year track record for product design, advanced engineering software, on-demand computing technologies and enterprise analytics solutions, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to more than 5,000 corporate clients representing the automotive, aerospace, government and defence, and consumer products verticals. Altair also has a growing client presence in the life sciences, financial services and energy markets.

Altair’s design suites impact product design from the earliest conceptual design stages through product performance optimization. It has resulted in products that exhibit minimum weight and outstanding performance in industry leading timescales. Altair has pioneered simulation-driven technologies to generate innovative design solutions for our clients:

HyperWorks is a simulation platform for rapid design exploration and decision-making. As the most comprehensive, open-architecture computer-aided engineering solutions in the industry, HyperWorks allow businesses to create superior, market-leading products efficiently and cost effectively.

solidThinking is an Altair wholly owned subsidiary that creates, develops and markets technology that helps the design community bring the most desirable products to market faster. Products include Inspire, to explore structurally efficient concepts, and Evolve for modeling and rendering.

PBS Works is a suite of on-demand, cloud computing technologies that allows enterprise clients to maximize their ROI on computing infrastructure assets. PBS Works is the most widely implemented workload management environment for grid-, cluster- and on-demand computing worldwide.

Altair ProductDesign is a global product development consultancy of more than 700 designers, engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers. This organization is best known for its leadership in simulation-driven design to help clients bring innovative, profitable products to market faster.

Altair’s patented on-demand software licensing system leads all software business models in providing both value and flexibility. Our centralized unit-based licensing model means multiple users can access our software anytime from anywhere. Software customers can run multiple applications across all of our technology suites simultaneously for a flat rate, rather than paying for each license in use.

Altair employees worldwide share a tremendous pride in the entrepreneurial spirit and corporate culture based on transparency, honesty, innovation, and integrity. This brings high value solutions for clients which integrate hardware, software, user experience and services.

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