Altair (Nasdaq:ALTR) has expanded its relationship with Oracle to offer on-demand, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, accelerating external aerodynamics and other complex flow simulations. This new offering, powered by GPU technology, provides a highly-scalable solution at an affordable cost.
There is growing demand for solutions that enable increasingly more complex optimization-driven physics and flow simulations to drive decision-making and innovation. GPUs provide the ideal compute resources to handle these more strenuous workloads. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers fast and scalable computing, including GPU instances and best-in-class cloud storage capabilities that preclude the need to unnecessarily move large amounts of data.
Advanced CFD solvers such as Altair ultraFluidX and Altair nanoFluidX are optimized on the Oracle Cloud to provide overnight simulation results for the most complex cases on a single server. ultraFluidX provides fast prediction of the aerodynamic properties of passenger and heavy-duty vehicles, buildings and other environmental use cases. nanoFluidX predicts the flow in complex geometries with complex motion, such as oiling in powertrain systems with rotating gears and shafts, using the Smoothed-Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) simulation method. Both solvers are now available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and can leverage GPU instances, bringing the power of HPC to advanced CFD simulation.