Siemens adds Simcenter Cloud HPC software to Xcelerator

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Simcenter Cloud HPC software Siemens Digital Industries Software’s scalable, on-demand simulation capabilities have been added to its Xcelerator as a Service product offering.

As part of the ongoing collaboration between Siemens and Amazon Web Services (AWS), the new service is hosted on AWS, optimised for Simcenter solver technologies and managed by Siemens.

Siemens says that this service is able to reduce the costs traditionally associated with on-premise high performance computing (HPC) deployment, allowing organisations of all sizes to access the benefits of advanced simulation, gain deeper insight into the performance for their products, and drive more informed engineering decision making.

“Having access to sufficient HPC resources is essential to get the most value from engineering simulation and this issue is a constant challenge for engineering departments with evolving needs,” said Jean-Claude Ercolanelli, senior vice president, Simulation and Test Solutions, Siemens Digital Industries Software.

“By providing flexible, accessible and scalable HPC resources in the cloud, we are offering our customers a new freedom to rapidly scale up or down as their business requires, avoiding locked capital and paying only for what is used.”

Simcenter Cloud HPC is accessible from the desktop simulation tool with no additional configuration necessary, providing what Siemens claims as ‘immediate access to near-unlimited compute capacity’, while avoiding the need and cost of accessing third-party cloud services.

The launch is aimed at all levels of organisation, from small and medium-sized businesses that would struggle to justify the cost of on-premise hardware, to larger enterprises that Siemens says can supplement existing on-premise clusters with near-unlimited cloud compute when extra capacity is needed