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6SigmaET partners with Rescale to bring thermal simulation to the cloud

27 May 2016

6SigmaET has announced a new partnership with Rescale, the high performance cloud computing platform.

Through this partnership, electronics engineers will be able to offload complex CFD simulation to cloud-based servers on demand, drastically reducing simulation times without the need for expensive on-site hardware.

With any thermal simulation, significant computing power is required to solve the complex CFD (computational fluid dynamics) equations used to calculate temperature and airflow. Traditionally, this has required a substantial up-front investment in high performance computing hardware. Through this new partnership, however, 6SigmaET users will gain access to as much as 1,400 petaflops of computing power delivered via Rescale’s 30 data centres and over 8 million servers. This facility will cut up-front investment costs and reduce solve times, regardless of the user’s hardware or locations.

Through the secured Rescale platform web interface, 6SigmaET users will be able to allocate computing resource on an on-demand model-by-model basis, paying for only the cloud processing power they require. This provides access to a near-unlimited computing resource, allowing electronics engineers to solve up to 300 million grid cells in a single simulation. Flexible solver licensing options allow 6SigmaET users to take advantage of this hardware exactly how and when they need to.

Commenting on the new cloud offering, Tom Gregory, Product Manager at Future Facilities, said: “Given the high memory requirements and processing power needed to run an accurate thermal simulation, the move to cloud computing seems like the obvious choice for both our product and the wider CFD industry.”

“Through the new Rescale partnership we will be able to offer our customers lower investment costs, faster solve times and, ultimately, more accurate thermal simulation.”

“Rescale values our strong partnership with Future facilities and is pleased to make 6SigmaET available to our mutual customers on Rescale’s platform,” said Joris Poort, Chief Executive Officer, Rescale.

In addition to 6SigmaET, cloud solving with Rescale will also be rolled out to the company’s sister simulation suite, 6SigmaDCX.

On 15 June, Future Facilities and Rescale will be holding a free webinar, explaining how to set up and run 6SigmaET simulations in the cloud.

For further information about the new partnership, visit

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