Why do CFD in the cloud?
CFD eats CPU cycles, there are no two ways about it, the better the simulation you want, the more crunch power you’re going to need. CFD that runs on your desktop may seem like a great idea at the time but sooner or later you’re going to need that desktop to do all the jobs you originally bought it for & there’s only so much coffee you can drink whilst waiting for your latest & greatest simulation to finish.
Offloading your CFD to the cloud makes sense to us for a whole heap of reasons, most of which we’ll leave for another post, but we can pretty much boil it down to these two:
- Price - if you aren’t using it then you aren’t paying for it - and who likes paying for something they don’t use?
- Scalability - forget queueing systems & waiting for simulations to start - whether you need 1, 10 or 100 simulations, just fire up an instance for each simulation & get cracking.
It might not fit with the current CFD paradigm but there’s change coming & we want to be in the leading pack.