Startup Combines CAE with the Cloud

Startup Combines CAE with the Cloud

By combining multi-physics solvers with a cloud high-performance computing platform, OnScale offers the tools engineers need to obtain fast results.

Founded earlier this year, OnScale is a startup company with a unique approach: Merge computer-aided engineering (CAE) software tools and multi-physics solvers with cloud high-performance computing (HPC). According to the firm, its solution can be described as an “on-demand scalable cloud CAE tool.” It can also be described as a “CAE in the Cloud” architecture that utilizes a pay-as-you-go subscription pricing model.

With OnScale’s cloud HPC platform, engineers are not limited to using CAE solvers that run on fixed on-premises computers. OnScale instead enables engineers to solve problems by taking advantage of multi-physics solvers with as many cloud HPC resources as needed. One can simply download OnScale and then begin to use it without having to buy CAE tools, pay for maintenance and support, procure HPC hardware, or wait for IT to deploy and maintain CAE systems.

This OnScale analysis of a SAW-based filter illustrates electrodes, materials, and surface-wave behavior.

OnScale’s targeted applications include biomedical, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), Internet of Things (IoT), and 5G communications. With respect to 5G, the company is focused on RF filters and microelectromechanical-systems (MEMS) RF switches. In terms of filters, the design capabilities encompass TC-SAW, FBAR, and SMR filters (see figure). Various filter design examples can be downloaded and then simulated within OnScale.

As mentioned, OnScale has a pay-as-you-go subscription pricing model; several subscription options are offered. The free subscription provides 10 core-hours (CHs) a month to a single user. The Professional subscription costs $300 per month, offering a single user with 50 CHs per month. The third option is the Team subscription, which costs $1,000 per month. This option supports as many as 10 users and provides 200 CHs per month.

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