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Simulation in the Cloud: Analysis, Optimization, Collaboration, and More!

Cloud-based simulation is the future of design. Not only does it allow for faster, more efficient designs, but it also allows users the ability to collaborate with teams in a visual collaborative environment. This webinar will introduce attendees to the new Inspire Unlimited platform, will discuss its key benefits, walk through a real-world demo, and show attendees how they can design, optimize, verify, and analyze faster and more efficiently than ever before!

Date: September 28, 2017
Time: 10 AM EDT (7 AM PDT)
Duration: 1 hour
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The recent proliferation of cloud computing has enabled a whole new world of possibilities. Common uses include data storage, backup, disaster recovery, the increased ability to harness the benefits of big data, and more. Recent advances have even enabled the cloud to offer SaaS (Software as a Service) with software running completely on distributed cloud servers, and accessed through a user's web browser. Examples of this include video gaming, graphic design tools, office productivity tools, and CAD tools. With the release of Inspire Unlimited, solidThinking is now bringing high-end simulation tools to the cloud.

The release of Inspire Unlimited is just the start of things to come. Leveraging the power of the Microsoft Azure enterprise-grade cloud computing platform, Inspire Unlimited democratizes simulation by bringing the industry leading structural analysis and optimization technology, solidThinking Inspire to the cloud. The new Unlimited platform builds on Inspire's award-winning interface and robust optimization and analysis tools to add a number of features, including: visual collaboration with peers, an instant-on experience, the ability to leverage the computational power of the cloud, and robust and secure data management.

This webinar will introduce attendees to the new platform, will discuss its key benefits, walk through a real-world demo, and show attendees how they can design, optimize, verify, and analyze faster and more efficiently than ever before!

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn how to leverage the computational power of the cloud to design faster, smarter and lighter
  • Understand the benefits of cloud based simulation and optimization
  • Learn how the Inspire Unlimited Platform enables visual team collaboration
  • Discover how to get started with the free beta today


Sam Mahalingam, Chief Technology Officer, Altair

Srikanth (Sam) Mahalingam is the Chief Technical Officer for Altair's cloud computing and high-performance computing strategy, with the primary responsibility of applying the newer cloud and mobile technologies to the digital simulation, high performance computing world and identifying and mentoring talented individuals within the organization.

With more than 20 years of experience in software development, software architecture, technical management and project management, Mahalingam's role focuses on shaping the current products and identifying newer products and solutions to ease the cloud adoption and mobile strategies for Altair customers both in the Simulation Lifecycle Management and High Performance Computing Lifecycle Management arenas.

Mahalingam joined Altair in 1994 and worked on various products and projects both in the custom services and product teams. He then joined a technology start-up as a joint promoter for launching disruptive virtual try-on product into the market that was later acquired by a large software services firm in India. He rejoined Altair in 2005 to spear head newer product initiatives that includes the cloud platform and eventually became the thought leader within Altair for the Enterprise Software Strategy.

Mahalingam holds a bachelor of engineering degree in Computer Science and Engineering and executive masters of business administration from the Indian School of Business.

Lindsey Wickman, Application Engineer, Altair

Lindsey is an Application Engineer with Altair Engineering. In this role, Lindsey designs and conducts Altair product presentations and demonstrations, which include but are not limited to question and answer discussions with the customer and partner's technical staff. Lindsey's role requires her to maintain contact with prospects, customers, and partners to discuss current and new-release product features and uses, and up-sell Altair's FEA product suite. Prior to working at Altair, Lindsey worked as a Research Assistant at Robert A.W. Carleton Strength of Materials Laboratory where she assisted with large-scale tensile testing for a major bridge project in the tri-state area and cable testing for an international bridge project contract.

Lindsey holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Columbia University and a degree in Physics from Hastings College.