How can HPC speed up my simulations?
Lumerical Products are not only capable of utilizing all of your local computer's or workstation's resources to the fullest, but they can also utilize the resources of multiple machines (a cluster) to drastically reduce your "time-to-results".
There are two main ways that a cluster can be utilized to speed up your simulations (as well as a 3rd hybrid configuration):
- Concurrent Computing: Running multiple simulations in parallel (ie. sweeps and optimizations).
- Distributed Computing: Running a single simulation, spread across multiple nodes (FDTD and varFDTD).
How can I get started with HPC?
Using cloud and cluster computing services are a great way to increase the speed and throughput of your workflows.
Use our AWS quick-start guides to easily start running your simulations on AWS. These guides will help you identify the type and amount of computing resources necessary for your workload.
Customers with an on premise cluster may refer to Configuring your own cluster from scratch for help.