HyperWorks Unlimited Physical Appliance

A private cloud solution that is optimized for CAE with properly configured hardware and software, offering unlimited use of all Altair software within the appliance. Altair is the only company to offer best-in-class application software, high-performance computing (HPC) workload management tools, and industry leading licensing and business model to fit growing simulation needs.

The HyperWorks Unlimited Physical Appliance is optimized for CAE and designed to solve performance requirements economically. Completely managed by Altair, the appliance creates a secure private cloud environment allowing unlimited use of Altair’s entire HyperWorks® CAE software suite while also providing an open environment to add 3rd party tools to meet all engineering requirements.

Why HyperWorks Unlimited Physical Appliance

Develop Superior Products Faster:
Explore concepts and the solution space more deeply, decrease CAE cycle times, and make faster decisions with confidence to improve quality, reliability and profitability. Access to sufficient HPC resources, solving the problem of compute resources and cost.

Robust Design Capabilities:
Get unlimited access to Altair’s industry leading simulation and optimization technology. Receive the support of engineering experts representing a wide range of industries in both CAE and HPC domains.


HyperWorks Unlimited Physical Appliance allows companies to expand CAE computing capacity and quickly utilize HPC so that they can intelligently manage resources efficiently. HyperWorks Unlimited delivers a unique value to organizations by providing finite element analysis (FEA) tuned hardware, off-the-shelf software and combined FEA and HPC support needed to integrate engineering processes. Essentially, Altair is productizing HPC for any company to leverage so that this type of capability is no longer only possible for large organizations.

Features & Specifications:

Delivered as a leased turnkey appliance, the HyperWorks Unlimited Physical Appliance is value priced for businesses just beginning with CAE as well as larger enterprises looking to cost-effectively scale simulation and to support growing CAE demands.

In addition to the Computation and Graphical Nodes (optional), every configuration of HyperWorks-Unlimited comes with a head node that serves as the connection point to the network and acts as the management server for the HPC infrastructure. The computation nodes and the graphical nodes are networked with Infiniband interconnect for massive parallel computation.

Software Stack:
HyperWorks Unlimited Virtual Appliance is powered by HyperWorks and PBS Works software applications. HyperWorks Unlimited comes with unlimited access to Altair products and can be integrated with third party software applications as well.

Altair strives to provide a flawless experience to users and provides next business day support for hardware, 24 by 7 support for other requests via the client portal, and proactive support.

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