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
If you have any questions about high-performance computing for simulation, either with local hardware or compute resources in the cloud, reach out to email@example.com or call 480.813.4884.