Siemens NX Nastran Software Available on Rescale
May 9, 2014—Siemens’ NX Nastran software is now available on Rescale, an on-demand, dynamically scalable cloud environment delivered through a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. The new joint solution, which integrates on-demand high-performance computing (HPC) hardware with finite element analysis (FEA) software, will be delivered by Rescale, Inc., a cloud simulation platform provider. Engineers can now seamlessly customize compute capacity, based on individual simulation requirements, to perform virtual product simulations. Rescale’s web-based platform allows engineers to easily run numerous instances of NX Nastran, resulting in cost-effective large scale simulations that more thoroughly evaluate design options. This results in improved efficiency, product quality and faster time-to-market.
Using the Rescale platform, NX Nastran users can run hundreds of simulations simultaneously, leveraging a pay-per-use operating expense model. This can be a more cost effective option for new customers to quickly gain the benefits of NX Nastran, a product of Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business. Existing customers can significantly enhance flexibility by maintaining a basic level of in-house analysis capability for ongoing activities and leveraging the Rescale simulation platform on an hourly basis for peak demand. This new deployment option further expands the wide variety of platform choices available to Siemens PLM Software customers.
“NX Nastran in the cloud is a perfect solution for customers who want to avoid investing in in-house IT infrastructure for high-performance computing, or those who wish to augment their existing capabilities with additional capacity on demand,” said Jim Rusk, senior vice President, Product Engineering Software, Siemens PLM Software. “The Rescale platform helps enhance the value of NX Nastran by enabling users to efficiently perform large-scale simulations in the cloud – including volume priced Designs of Experiment simulations – via a robust, secure, online service.”
Rescale’s simulation platform seamlessly integrates simulation software with a customizable HPC infrastructure. This helps engineers and scientists develop more innovative products by performing research and development much faster. Rescale, a Siemens PLM Software solutions partner, offers users numerous workflow options including executing one job at a time, running multiple jobs in parallel, and performing Designs of Experiment (DoE) simulations that execute hundreds of individual runs for varying parameters across the design space. Engineers run DoE simulations to better understand the effects of parameter variations on the robustness of their designs or to evaluate a broader design solution space. The new on-demand platform makes large DoE simulations significantly more affordable and practical due to a volume pricing model that provides higher discounts with an increasing number of runs.
“We are excited to partner with Siemens PLM Software to provide NX Nastran on our simulation platform,” said Joris Poort, chief executive officer, Rescale. “By offering flexible hourly pricing models for its leading CAE solution, Siemens PLM Software reinforces its position as a technological and thought leader in the industry.”
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