EXN/Aero is a whole new kind of CFD solution. In this article, we lay out some of the key arguments sure to convince any engineer to embrace our on-demand, cloud-hosted simulation software, ultimately saving time and money.
You're a kind, devoted engineer, passionate about CFD and staying abreast of all the latest advances and trends in the industry. With the festive season just around the corner, you're probably already thinking of ways you can spread a little cheer and share your generosity - right?
One of the most generous things you can do this winter is to encourage a fellow engineer to check out EXN/Aero. Why? Well, you'll probably be saving this friend/coworker/engineering acquaintance time and money, while increasing their simulation capability. While you wouldn't dream of giving to receive, they'll probably owe you a huge thank you in return - just saying!
While most engineers want more affordable access to CFD simulation power, what we do is fairly new, so it sometimes requires a little explaining. To help you out, we've prepared some great talking points to get you started.
Oh, and if you're so impressed that you want a free demo of EXN/Aero yourself. If so, click the link below to register today:
Your line: "You're probably not totally satisfied by your current CFD setup and could be being held back"
Back it up: Well, from our recent CFD survey we know just 14% of respondents are satisfied with their current simulation setup. In many cases, engineers are 'working with what they have', potentially limiting their capability, extending project times, and even reducing their overall competitiveness.
Your line: "Being reactive is no longer a viable option. You need to be proactive with CFD software such as EXN/Aero"
Back it up: The traditional way of reacting to increasing simulation needs has been to invest in expensive hardware, even to sacrificing accuracy for speed. Here at Envenio, we've always believed there's a better way of doing things, and instead adopted a proactive approach to embrace the many emerging HPC trends. By utilizing the cloud, our software is made for the future, allowing engineers access to more affordable simulation power when they need it.
Your line: "EXN/Aero has already embraced the HPC revolution"
EXN/Aero was designed from scratch to accommodate the evolution of high-performance computing CFD toward heterogeneous computing architectures, which involves diversity in both memory organization and the type of computing core. Therefore EXN/Aero can solve HPC CFD problems using traditional multicore CPUs, or manycore GPUs or a combination of CPU’s and GPUs. Load balancing of the CFD solution over manycore CPU/GPU resources applies to all computational tasks in the solution.
Your line: "EXN/Aero embraces the manycore factor"
Back it up: Anticipating the increased computing power with manycore computing, along with increasing latency costs with data transfers, additional parallelization is built into EXN/Aero by employing domain decomposition both in space and in time. Domain decomposition in time is characterized by low overhead in communication cost and can be used to maximize the use of available computing core on devices such as GPUs. A recent article explored HPC's time of change and the manycore era, considering what this change could mean for the world of simulation. Intel also presented a paper on the future of manycore computing for the wider I.T world - just in case you really need to explain in detail!
Your line: "You can use structured, unstructured or hybrid meshing"
Back it up: To maximize computing performance EXN/Aero allows problems to be setup isolating structured mesh regions, that can be more efficiently transferred, stored and executed on manycore hardware such as GPUs, from regions using unstructured meshes. Problems can be run entirely structured or entirely unstructured, or a combination of both data types.
Your line: "The ability to identify single or double precision areas further improves computing performance"
Back it up: To further improve computing performance, EXN/Aero, on top of subdividing problems into structured and unstructured regions, allows regions to be identified as single or double precision. Double precision requires double the memory and data transfer overhead than single precision, along with decreased floating point performance. Limiting double precision numerics only to regions where needed improves computing performance.
Your line: "The cell and interface design creates a natural organization of data and provides a high-level of flexibility for incorporating multi-physics models"
Back it up: EXN/Aero employs a high-level object oriented design breaking problems up into a collections of cell and interface objects (interfaces connect cell objects and also connect to the outside world), with each object type have a set of attributes which can among many things include destination computing resources (based on CBMM load balancing) and data type (structured/unstructured) and precision (single/double). Executions of tasks on the cell and interface objects data involves straightforward low-level programming, supporting efficient computing and ease in code development.
Your line: "You'll enjoy ultimate flexibility, and you won't be restricted with expensive annual licenses"
Back it up: Unlike many traditional CFD options, EXN/Aero's cloud-hosted model comes without the expensive annual licenses, allowing engineers to access high performance CFD on-demand. Essentially this flexibility enables engineers to punch above their weight when it comes to simulation power, for an affordable monthly fee without the tie-in. Additionally, engineers can choose to use EXN/Aero only when a client or project demands.
Your line "It's quick to sign-up and you'll be starting simulations in no time"
Back it up: Because there's no waiting times to procure workstations and no need to negotiate licenses, you'll be running simulations in no time. Once you've had a free demo with one of our friendly engineers, you're ready to go, accessing high performance software from your desktop computer.
Your line "The solver will allow you to better manage your cash flow"
Back it up: While our solver can't manage your finances for you, the on-demand model means you will be spending much less on your CFD software. For the first time, CFD expenses can be accounted for in operating expenditure budgets rather than capital expenditure budgets.
Your line "You can try it for free"
Back it up: Our friendly, experienced engineering team are proud of EXN/Aero and are always happy to provide a free walkthrough demo to showcase its key features. You can sign up for a demo trial right here.
If that doesn't convince them...nothing will.
Our general purpose, cost-effective CFD, cloud solver reduces simulation times by up to 20x, and the platform includes a meshing tool, the solver, and a post-processing tool, as well as plenty of storage for your files. If your friend or colleague still isn't convinced, then it's probably best they give us a call. We'll be able to close the deal and you'll still get the credit for recommending EXN/Aero!