Nor-Tech Showcases Leading-Edge Demo Cluster for CAE/CFD/FEA Applications at SC15.

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Nor-Tech just announced the availability of a cutting-edge Demo Cluster for CAE/CFD/FEA applications. The cluster allows clients and prospects to test out their simulation software and see benefits firsthand of transitioning from a workstation to a supercomputer.

Nor-Tech President and CEO David Bollig

Nor-Tech President and CEO David Bollig

The difference in performance between a workstation and a supercomputer isn’t just incremental—it is a giant leap.

Nor-Tech (Northern Computer Technologies) just announced the availability of a cutting-edge Demo Cluster for CAE/CFD/FEA applications. The cluster allows clients and prospects to test out their simulation software and see the cost-saving and time-saving benefits firsthand of transitioning from a workstation to a supercomputer. This is a no charge, no obligation opportunity.

Nor-Tech President and CEO David Bollig said, “The idea was born out of necessity—we knew how thrilled our existing clients were with the increased speed and cost-savings of their high performance clusters; we wanted to give prospects a real world demonstration of the benefits of transitioning from a workstation to an HPC. We are one of the only custom supercomputer builders I know of that offers this.”

Bollig continued, “The difference in performance between a workstation and a supercomputer isn’t just incremental—it is a giant leap. Clients who have made the transition see significant improvement in run times; better resolution; better utilization of their engineering staff; a more efficient use of CAE software licenses and often a reduction in license count; and shorter time to market. This all becomes immediately apparent when prospects run their simulation software on our Demo Cluster.”

When the client is ready to begin the demo, Nor-Tech will reconfigure the hardware and software and provide access to the Demo Cluster. The client will run the software under Nor-Tech’s supervision during the mutually agreed upon timeframe, which could be hours or days. In circumstances where there is sensitive information involved, Nor-Tech will typically sign an NDA.

Although Nor-Tech isn’t bringing the actual Demo Cluster to SC15, their experts will be on hand to discuss benefits, specific situations, and client successes; and schedule SC15 attendees to use it.

“In addition to the cost and timesaving benefits, working with the Demo Cluster is an excellent opportunity for people to see just how easy it is to deploy, use and manage an HPC,” Bollig said. “If you can use a desktop, you can use one of our HPCs.”

Demo Cluster simulations run on the latest Intel Xeon CPU and accelerators like the Intel Xeon Phi and NVIDIA GPUs. Nor-Tech’s engineers will configure the Demo Cluster to run a range of CAE simulation applications/utilities including:

Applications

  •     ANSYS: ANSYS Fluent – CFD,
  •     ANSYS: Mechanical – FEA,
  •     ANSYS: CFX – CFD
  •     LS-DYNA – FEA,
  •     Altair: PBS Pro – Resource Management & Scheduler,
  •     Altair: Hyperworks – Suite of CAE software
  •     CEI Software: Ensight
  •     Convergent Science: Converge CFD – Meshless CFD
  •     Cradle-CDF: scSTREAM, scTetra
  •     Dassault Systemes – Simulia: Abaqus – FEA
  •     Lumerical: FDTD Solutions – Photonic Design Tools
  •     MSC Software: Marc Nonlinear – FEA MSC Nastran
  •     Moldex3D: eDesign – Plastic Injection Molding Simulation
  •     COMSOL: COMSOL Multiphysics

Cluster Utilities

  •     Rocks Cluster Management Suite
  •     NICE: DCV Remote Visualization
  •     NICE: EnginFrame GUI for Job Scheduler & Resource Mgr
  •     Ganglia
  •     IPMI management
  •     OGS/GE based on (Sun Grid Engine), Torque
  •     Bright Cluster Manager
  •     Windows Server 2012/HPC
  •     Intel: Compilers & Libraries
  •     Altair PBS Pro, Compute Manager & Display Manager and other Altair products

For more information on Nor-Tech and the Demo Cluster—including a contact form, visit: http://www.nor-tech.com/solutions/hpc/demo-cluster/. Or call 952-808-1000/toll free: 877-808-1010. Watch a new video produced by Nor-Tech and Dassault about the benefits of transitioning from a workstation to a cluster.

Winner of Microsoft’s prestigious Most Valuable System Builder Partner award and a 2015 HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award finalist, Nor-Tech (Northern Computer Technologies) is an industry-leading technology builder and reseller best known for providing turnkey, people-friendly high performance computing (HPC) solutions and Ansys HPC integration. In addition to HPCs, their custom technology includes workstations, desktops, and servers for a range of sectors including computer-aided engineering (CAE) and computer-aided design (CAD). Nor-Tech’s engineers average 20+ years of experience. They have been in business since 1998 and are headquartered in Burnsville, Minn. just outside of Minneapolis. Clients include some of the largest organizations in the world. To contact Nor-Tech call 952-808-1000/toll free: 877-808-1010 or visit http://www.nor-tech.com.

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