NUMECA Partners with UberCloud to Release its CFD Software Suite

By CIOReview | Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: NUMECA in collaboration with UberCloud released an entire suite of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software which is to be made available as a service on any cloud. The suite is powered by UberCloud application software containers and supports NUMECA’s entire range of Flow Integrated Environment (FINE) software packages like FINE/Marine, FINE/Turbo, FINE/Acoustics, FINE/Design3D, AutoMesh, and FINEv/Open with OpenLabs.

"Until recently it was my firm belief that cloud computing for engineering applications is one of the next big challenges we have to solve," said Professor Charles Hirsch, President and founder of NUMECA International, and world-renowned expert on Computational Fluid Dynamics. UberCloud’s latest application container technology has allowed NUMECA to containerize their CFD software packages while improving the usage and accessibility to any computing system on demand.

The recent NUMECA International Worldwide Users Meet held in Brussels between October26-29 saw a live demonstration of its FINE™/Turbo CFD software system that has been customized for turbo machinery applications hosted on the cloud. The demonstration that lasted for a brief 5 minutes had Aji Purwanto, Business Development Director, NUMECA, participating in a live simulation at NUMECA’s store in UberCloud’s Online Marketplace. Purwanto selected NUMECA’s FINE/Turbo service and it took just mere seconds for him to access the Fine/Turbo container on the CPU 24/7. The next step involved uploading the geometry to start the simulation in a window that resembled an engineer’s desktop. The geometry and the physics flow field were interactively manipulated by Purwanto to successfully generate the final results of the simulation for the audience at the meeting.

“The live demonstration of our FINE™/Turbo fluid dynamics software in the cloud was a real highlight at our recent NUMECA International User Meeting in Brussels," remarked Marc Tombroff, Managing Director at NUMECA. NUMECA claims to provide performance enhancing solutions that can radically simplify complex engineering environments.

The portability of UberCloud containers across servers and clouds makes UberCloud Container technology a feasible option for engineers looking for a wide array of containerization solutions. This has given enterprises multiple choices to containerize their application softwares that are either commercial, open source or in-house. This also provides the users with easy accessibility, portability, and on-demand usage options once their applications have been installed in a container.  “UberCloud builds powerful engineering and scientific software application containers as a professional service and in partnership with leading software providers,” said Wolfgang Gentzsch, President of UberCloud.