Flexible licensing allows unlimited parallel processing
Power-Sessions and Power-on-Demand: unique licensing options allow STAR-CCM+ to be distributed across an unlimited number of processors for a fixed cost.
  • The velocity streamlines on a cross-section plane are showing the complex aerodynamics in the wake of the cab of a commercial truck.

  • The STAR-CCM+ overset mesh capability makes moving mesh computations easy as shown here with a NASCAR overtake simulation involving multiple vehicles.

  • At the heart of STAR-CCM+’s post-processing toolset is the ability to extract and analyze engineering data. Here, an harmonic balance (HB) simulation was performed on a multistage axial compressor and the relative Mach mumber on the blades was displayed.

  • This image shows the tangential velocity fields and surface pressures from aerodynamic interactive coupling effects between unmanned aerial vehicles flying in close proximity to each other.

  • The trimmed hexahedral surface mesh and velocity vectors showing the ground effect and the complex flow field around the helicopter blades are displayed in this STAR-CCM+ simulation of an Apache attack helicopter.

As computer power has increased, the cost of hardware has reduced. The STAR-CCM+ approach to licensing enables you to fully utilize your computing resources by breaking the link between software price and processor count.

This allows you to harness the power of STAR-CCM+ for applications such as optimization, where analyses typically require a large number of simulations to be run concurrently, and to utilize the speed of modern processors which increase by virtue of the number of multicore processors rather than the clock speed, without being penalised by requiring additional software licenses.

STAR-CCM+ is available with the following license options:

  • The revolutionary Power-Session license allows STAR-CCM+ to be run on an unlimited number of cores for a fixed cost.
  • Power-On-Demand is your gateway to fully flexible computing with usage counted by the hour and not by the process or core, meaning that extra licensing capacity is available at times of high demand or when cloud computing is chosen.
  • Power Tokens: When using Optimate, users have a certain number of Power Tokens, which are used during the simulation run. It counts as a session of STAR-CCM+ or STAR-HPC. Each token represents a process job on a CPU. The Power Tokens can be split between jobs or concentrated in one job, as the user sees fit. For example, if a user has 100 Power Tokens, he could conceivably do one concurrent job on 100 CPUs, 10 concurrent jobs on 10 CPUs each, or 100 concurrent jobs on one CPU each. The Tokens are reusable, so once a job is completed, the user can run other jobs again. The goal of Licensing is to allow a user to run many concurrent jobs from the same parent .sim file.

All of these licensing options enable you to maximize ROI by reducing the simulation cost.

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