Altair Launches Display Manager for Remote Visualization of Big Data
Nov 15, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Altair announced that it unveiled Display Manager, a new portal for remote visualization of extremely large models developed from Big Data resources.
According to a release, Display Manager, which will become generally available in the near future, enables users to run graphics-intensive applications on their cluster while visualizing those applications on their desktop. Because applications run directly from the data center, users can take advantage of shared, GPU-enabled hardware in the data center and use their Web browser to view, edit, interact with and control the graphical apps remotely. As a result, the enterprise can buy fewer graphics systems, and avoid purchasing a costly graphics desktop for each engineer. Display Manager enables sharing of HPC-class systems housed in the datacenter (or in an HPC cluster) among all the engineers in the enterprise.
Because Display Manager shows graphical applications directly from the cluster via a browser, Big Data files remain on the cluster, with no copying required, for faster, easier, more efficient operation. This also increases data security, since proprietary data remains inside the data center at all times.
"Remote visualization is a key Big Data technology, allowing huge datasets to be manipulated from thin clients," said Bill Nitzberg, chief technology officer for PBS Works at Altair. "Display Manager leverages Altair's deep knowhow in modeling and visualization from our globally acclaimed HyperWorks suite to deliver an amazing remote visualization experience directly from the Web browser, without the need to install any apps on the desktop."
In addition, the company noted that multiple users can collaborate directly from within Display Manager by simply sharing sessions. Authorized users can all view and control a single session without downloading any files. This virtual-team productivity feature can save the costs associated with expensive face-to-face meetings and eliminate the need for multiple users in different sites to download Big Data files.
Display Manager can adjust fidelity to match network bandwidth and latency, continuously providing real-time responsiveness, whether operating on a LAN or a wide-area network. Its open architecture is compatible with any of the user's existing Altair or third-party applications; no additional application investments are required and no modifications are necessary.
PBS Works, Altair's suite of on-demand cloud computing technologies, allows enterprises to maximize ROI on existing infrastructure assets.
Altair is a provider of technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information.
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