Sometimes if you look hard enough, you find what you need. Ever since people started talking about running large simulation models in the “cloud” our engineers here at PADT have been looking for a good solution. We even offered our own service, and although it was fast and easy to use, we could not make it big enough. Then along comes Nimbix. And they nailed it.
First we asked, are they running on real HPC hardware, not souped up web servers with virtual machines on them? Yes. We found bare metal hardware striped down to fighting weight that is optimized for running simulation.
Then we asked, Is it easy to use or do I have to jump through hoops to just get a job running? Indeed it was easy and powerful. We just wanted to submit jobs and found that the JARVICE™ interface does so much more to configure, setup, submit, and monitor even the most complex parallel solves.
OK, this looked good, but the real test is do we have access to whole machines or is this just a timesharing system with a great interface? Turns out it is not. It is true cloud-based high-performance computing.
We think we found what we were looking for, but we have been burned before. So we did what any simulation engineer would do, we pounded on it with massive ANSYS FLUENT, Mechanical, and HFSS runs. We knew it was real when we were monitoring a CFD run on a mobile phone from a coffee shop in-between customer visits.
We liked it so much that we asked if we could partner with them to offer it to our customers. And that is where we are today with this press release.
PADT is proud to announce that we are able to provide our customers with on-demand HPC resources that are fast, easy to use, and cost-effective. If you are a simulation user who needs to run large jobs, access surge capacity, or just solve faster, Nimbix is the answer. And PADT is here to help determine the right configuration and guide you through the process.
Please read the press release below for more details on what we are doing.
This video explains Nimbix well:
You can also learn more about our experience by watching a free webinar we recorded where we shared our experience using this service: www.brighttalk.com/webcast/15747/330189
Please find the official press release on this new partnership below and here in PDF and HTML
If you have any questions about high-performance computing for simulation, either with local hardware or compute resources in the cloud, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480.813.4884.
On-Demand High Performance Cloud Computing for Today’s
Most Demanding Workflows Offered by PADT in Partnership with Nimbix
Nimbix Cloud Provides Access to ANSYS Applications Through Cloud Supercomputing, Removing the Requirement of Expensive Infrastructure and Hardware
TEMPE, Ariz., July 26, 2018 ─ Understanding the need for easy, affordable and reliable access to supercomputing capabilities, PADT has partnered with Nimbix to provide High-Performance Computing (HPC) in the cloud. The Nimbix Cloud is the industry’s first true Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) supercomputing cloud and will provide PADT’s customers with on-demand, mobile access to more than 15 ANSYS applications without needing expensive hardware and complex infrastructure to support it. Current ANSYS applications available with Nimbix are listed here.
“As long-time simulation users, PADT has always wanted to leverage the cloud for running ANSYS models, but no one could support it before Nimbix,” said Bob Calvin, manager, Simulation Solutions, PADT. “The Nimbix Cloud gives our customers a flexible way to run large models from anywhere and accommodate surge capacity when it is needed.”
The Nimbix Cloud is powered by the JARVICE™ platform, which Nimbix purpose-built from the ground-up to accommodate the most demanding workflows by providing superior performance, capabilities, and ease of use. PADT customers can manage start-up, execution, completion and notifications on full-featured ANSYS applications in the cloud, and send their data from any device including desktop, tablet and smartphones.
“With its global recognition as a provider of numerical simulation and product development, PADT is the ideal partner to leverage the JARVICE platform internally and as an offering to its customers,” said Chuck Kelly, senior vice president, Sales, Nimbix. “Nimbix high-performance computing in the cloud provides a competitive advantage by allowing users to more easily solve complex design problems and then send the data anywhere to turn results into actionable insights.”
“We use Nimbix frequently at PADT because of its reliability and performance when running ANSYS software in the cloud,” said Manoj Mahendran, lead application engineer, PADT. “The platform has allowed us to easily check and submit simulation test results off-site and on-the-go, providing more flexibility to our simulation teams.”
Nimbix Cloud is available today, and PADT invites customers to learn more about the challenges, tools, and mindset needed to run simulation in the cloud, and how the Nimbix platform can be an effective solution, in a webinar on August 8, 2018. To register for the webinar, please visit https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/15747/330189.
About Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies
Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies, Inc. (PADT) is an engineering product and services company that focuses on helping customers who develop physical products by providing Numerical Simulation, Product Development, and 3D Printing solutions. PADT’s worldwide reputation for technical excellence and experienced staff is based on its proven record of building long-term win-win partnerships with vendors and customers. Since its establishment in 1994, companies have relied on PADT because “We Make Innovation Work.” With over 80 employees, PADT services customers from its headquarters at the Arizona State University Research Park in Tempe, Arizona, and from offices in Torrance, California, Littleton, Colorado, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Austin, Texas, and Murray, Utah, as well as through staff members located around the country. More information on PADT can be found at www.PADTINC.com.
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