GPU Solutions

GPU Solutions

A single GPU offers the compute power of up to 100 CPUs, enabling scientists to solve problems that were once thought impossible. Altair’s solutions for GPU allow customers to optimize design to improve product performance and end-user experience, conduct advanced monitoring and predictive maintenance, reduce operating costs, and extend product life. GPUs are invaluable tools in modern high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning application frameworks.

NVIDIA & ALTAIR

The Next Level of AI in Science Powered by NVIDIA GPUs

NVIDIA's Dr. Dai Yang and Michael Liebenthron discuss the next level of artificial intelligence and simulation in science with the DGX A100, the world's first AI system built on the NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU.

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Optimize Design to Improve product performance and end-user experience

Optimize Design to Improve Product Performance and End-user Experience

Utilizing GPUs to accelerate numerical simulation means more opportunities to explore and fine-tune designs and make decisions faster based on more accurate results. Multiple physics can be accurately simulated on GPUs, realizing an elastic-hybrid environment – on-premise or in the cloud – to explore and evaluate alternatives overnight and significantly speed up design workflows.

Reduce operating cost and extend product life

Reduce Operating Cost and Extend Product Life

GPUs deliver significant increases in speed and throughput to reduce time to market. Customers are free to deploy more energy-efficient computing systems, and establish a flexible, hybrid environment for design and simulation onsite or in the cloud.

Conduct advanced monitoring and predictive maintenance

Conduct Advanced Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance

Stay a step ahead of your products in the real world with up to a six-times faster execution of the most intensive computational operations compared to an equivalent CPU configuration.

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Make Your Renderings Come to Life

As render complexity and quality increases, designers, engineers and artists across industries strive to produce more visually rich content faster than ever, but grapple with the boundaries of inefficient CPU-based solutions.

Altair’s physics-based global illumination renderer delivers near perfect scalability on GPUs, offering multiple engines to create stunning photorealistic scenes and complex animations. Harnessing the power of GPUs, Altair offers the most efficient, comprehensive rendering solutions, from interactive sessions in the desktop to final batch renderings in the data center.

Altair is an NVIDIA Elite Partner

Altair is an NVIDIA Elite Partner

Harnessing the computational capabilities of the GPU is a cornerstone of Altair’s mission to empower designers. As an NVIDIA Elite Partner*, Altair offers clients expert advice and services to select and commission customized GPU solutions that power successful research and computing.

GPUs: GPUs offer the compute power of up to 100 CPUs in a single GPU, enabling scientists to solve problems that were once thought impossible.

19" Rackmount Server: Inspired by the demands of deep learning and analytics, NVIDIA rackmount systems are essential instruments for AI research, hosted in a data center to serve teams of researchers.

Workstations: NVIDIA-powered data science workstations give data scientists everything they need to tackle complex workflows in any location and without requiring data center installations.

*Services offered in Europe only

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Featured Resources

GPU Acceleration of an FEM-based Commercial CFD Solver

CUDA Acceleration of ACuSolve, A FEM-based Commercial CFD Solver

Presentations

Ultra-Fast High-Fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics on GPUs for Automotive Aerodynamics

In this white paper, we present the innovative commercial GPU-based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solver Altair ultraFluidX. This work features simulations of the DrivAer model, a generic, publicly available vehicle geometry that was developed by the Chair of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics at the Technical University of Munich and which is widely used for testing and validation purposes. The DrivAer model features rear end, underbody designs, and underhood flow. This model was then used to perform both wind tunnel tests and numerical simulations of the 40% scale open cooling geometry using perforated aluminum sheets with different opening ratios to mimic different radiator properties. Within, we will compare some of the results from these wind tunnel tests with numerical results obtained with Altair ultraFluidX.

Technical Papers

Fallbrook Technologies

Traction-based, patented NuVinci® transmission is a continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology enabling performance and efficiency improvements for machines that use an engine, pump, motor, or geared transmission systems. Fallbrook Technologies has been working on improving oil flow inside the NuVinci products as it affects the transmission’s efficiency, durability, power, capacity, and cost. Altair worked with Amazon Web Services (AWS), a secure cloud services platform, to provide an integrated solution to Fallbrook including advanced GPU hardware, high-performance computing (HPC) and the nanoFluidX software through industry-leading workload management and job scheduler Altair PBS Professional™.

Customer Stories

GPU-Accelerated Architectural Visualization with Denoising

Photorealistic rendering has become a cornerstone for architectural visualization. Altair’s developers have collaborated with NVIDIA to leverage NVIDIA OptiX™ denoising technology to maximize the speed-up without compromising quality for both exterior and interior rendering scenes. We'll walk through some of the most recent benchmarks of Altair Thea Render™, showing performance gain on NVIDIA RTX hardware.

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