There are a number of changes and advancements going on in CAE. No other has had more controversy and impact than the introduction of the cloud. Many new vendors have sprung onto the market to offer an attractive alternative to desktop CAE. In addition, some of the traditional CAE vendors are providing alternative offerings to leverage the power of the new paradigm that the cloud brings to the table.
The cloud brings to the table the potential for Infinite Computing. Infinite in comparison to what we have on desktops and servers today. Infinite in the idea that the offering is elastic. We are able to use what we need when we need it. It’s more than simply a change in technology and workflow, its around the impact the business model brings to users. When we look at the number one reason that users have reported why they don’t simulate more. It almost always comes down to time. There is a finite amount of time and resources available and we tend to make due with what we have available to us. What if we removed barriers of computation, opened the doors to allowing you to explore? Automate the process of optimization?
That is what the cloud brings to the table. Yes, it can likely solve larger models. Yes, it can provide access to more physics. But, the pure power of the cloud is around elasticity. Elasticity breaks down some of the common barriers we face around Design Exploration.
In a recent survey we conducted, it was listed that engineers are running 4-5 simulations per design. When we probed how many design changes were made based on the simulation results, the answers ~2-3. What if you could do 10x more in the same amount of time. What if you could simply double your throughput?
No question that there are some barriers to adoption. But, all of the security discussions aside. Are you looking for access to more computing power? Are you content with the amount of simulations you are able to do today? If not, what are you doing about it?