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Altair Launches Private Cloud Appliance for CAE

Altair announced the launch of HyperWorks Unlimited, a fully configured hardware and software appliance for computer-aided engineering (CAE). The solution offers unlimited use of all Altair software including HyperWorks applications and PBS Works workload management tools.

“As a global leader in CAE and workload management software, Altair is uniquely positioned with our domain knowledge and software licensing model to lower the barriers of high-performance technical cloud computing,” said James R. Scapa, chairman and CEO 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 head-on by providing limitless access to our software within a pre-configured, fully supported hardware appliance for cloud-based simulation.”

In addition to being fully optimized for running massively parallel applications such as CFD and FEA solvers, HyperWorks Unlimited also includes Altair’s Display Manager, a remote visualization Web-based portal that allows graphically intensive, interactive applications to be accessed on HyperWorks Unlimited, including in networks with challenging latencies. HyperWorks Unlimited is designed and configured to be HPC ready, which the company says provides greater accessibility to run pre- and post-processors “out of the box” within the customer’s own location, and is completely managed and supported by Altair.

Altair has partnered with SGI as the primary hardware provider for HyperWorks Unlimited, offering full capabilities of compute, networking and storage resources.

For more information, visit Altair.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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