Overview of SIEMENS on Rescale


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Engineers increasingly need to speed up their product validation process for solving large models or for performing sensitivity analyses over a large number of parameters. To do this with their current infrastructure can be prohibitively time-consuming or computationally intensive. To overcome this challenge, Siemens PLM Software has partnered with Rescale to offer Simcenter solvers for structural, thermal, flow analysis and multi-discipline simulation in a cloud environment so users around the globe can now have easier access to the simulation tools they need.

Supported Products

Simcenter Nastran
Siemens STAR-CCM+
Simcenter 3D
Simcenter Amesim



Ease of Use

Accessing Simcenter on Rescale is very straightforward and intuitive. The user has to simply login to the Rescale platform using a standard web browser, select the desired hardware configuration, upload the input deck and specify the solver. Input decks may be prepared using Simcenter 3D software, Femap™ software or any other preprocessor that can be used to write Simcenter Nastran or STAR-CCM+ input files. Rescale performs a check on the input parameters and then provisions the cluster for the computation step. During the course of the simulation, users are able to monitor the status of the job in real time and view output files on the platform while the job is running. After the job has been completed, the user downloads the output files to their local machine for postprocessing.

Flexible Licensing Options

Siemens software is available on the Rescale platform under two different licensing models:

Platform-as-a-service (PaaS)

Also known as bring-your-own-license (BYOL), you can purchase a license from Siemens PLM Software as you would for a traditional software license, and then use that license in conjunction with the Simcenter 3D solver that is deployed on the Rescale platform. This lets you leverage you existing investments in Simcenter’s solvers.

As part of the bring-your-own-license model, you can use your STAR-CCM+ “Power on Demand” licenses on Rescale. “Power on Demand” lets you access STAR-CCM+ on Rescale by the hour on an unlimited number of cores from any private, public or hybrid cloud. This is ideal for cloud, burst capacity, and infrequent usage and allows you to maximize throughput of large simulations previously not possible due to limited resources.

Software-as-a-service (SaaS)

You can purchase solver usage via a subscription or a per-run per-hour usage model. Both the license and the software are provided by Rescale along with a choice of hardware configurations to run the simulations. The SaaS option may be preferred if you wish to minimize upfront costs associated with purchasing software and hardware.

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