Addressing Trends in Analysis & Simulation Software

Dale Berry, Director of Technical Marketing, Dassault Systemes SIMULIA


altThe value of simulation is the insight provided to designers about what works and what doesn’t work. This intellectual property should be and is being managed today by customers using PLM-like functionality within their data management software.

We see a continued emphasis on products and their interaction with humans, a trend that is driving development of realistic human simulation – more accurate simulation of the motion, response, and action of the human body and tissue to external interaction.

Mike Peery, President and CEO, Tecplot, Inc.


altThe data for a single CFD case is growing as fast as the number of CFD cases and projects. If I run my CFD in the cloud, my very large amount of data is also out in the cloud. I need that data to extract the information and plots needed to analyze the results of each run as well as the variation across many runs. So, my post-processing needs to run on the cloud as well.

Another trend we anticipate to see in 2012 is the continued increase in hardware speed. The merging of the central processing unit (CPU) with the graphics processing unit (GPU) and general-purpose computation on graphics processing units (GPGPU) will begin to surface.

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