COMSOL First to Offer Free Cluster Support for Multiphysics Simulations with Windows HPC Server
Bernt Nilsson November 16, 2009
Users with floating network licenses can now run high-level simulations on any number of cluster nodes without additional fees.
PORTLAND, OR (November 16, 2009) — Today at the SC09, the premier international conference on High Performance Computing (HPC), COMSOL Inc., the leader in multiphysics simulation software, announced that with the upcoming release of COMSOL Multiphysics version 4.0 for Windows® HPC Server 2008 (HPCS) current users of a COMSOL Multiphysics® floating network license will have free and unlimited access to cluster compute power. The new COMSOL support for cluster computing means that any simulation job can now be deployed to any number of clustered computers at no additional cost to the user. Free support for cluster computing distinguishes COMSOL Multiphysics from other developers of simulation software who price their applications proportional to the number of computers and processors available to the user.
“COMSOL is the first developer of multiphysics software to take this step toward removing the financial barrier to large-scale simulation on cluster computing systems,” comments Bernt Nilsson, Sr. VP of Marketing with COMSOL, Inc. “Since multiphysics simulations can be computationally demanding, we have chosen to ensure our customers success by giving away the ability to run COMSOL Multiphysics simulations on any number of nodes free of charge.”