Industry's first accelerated digital twin delivers performance and energy efficiency

08-02-2024 | Cadence | Test & Measurement

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. has announced the Cadence Millennium Enterprise Multiphysics Platform, the industry’s first hardware/software (HW/SW) accelerated digital twin solution for multiphysics system design and analysis. Aimed at one of the biggest opportunities for greater performance and efficiency, the first-generation Cadence Millennium M1 accelerates high-fidelity CFD simulations. Available in the cloud or on premises, this turnkey solution includes GPUs from leading providers, extremely fast interconnections, and an enhanced Cadence high-fidelity CFD software stack optimised for GPU acceleration and generative AI. Millennium M1 instances can be fused into a unified cluster, allowing customers to accomplish an unprecedented same-day turnaround time and near-linear scalability when simulating complex mechanical systems.

Designing mechanical systems for new levels of performance and efficiency has become a key priority in the automotive, aerospace and defence, energy and turbomachinery industries. To optimise performance and reduce greenhouse gases, automotive designers are focused on enhancing fuel efficiency, decreasing drag and noise, and expanding EV range. Improving efficiency, lowering carbon emissions, and maintenance frequency are top of mind for automotive and turbomachinery design engineers. Advances in multiphysics simulation technology are critical to achieving these goals. Performance, accuracy, capacity and accelerated computing are all essential to enabling digital twin simulations that explore more design innovations, providing confidence that they will function as intended before undertaking prototype development and testing. The new platform addresses these needs.

The solution highlights and benefits include the following:

Performance combining best-in-class GPU-resident CFD solvers with dedicated GPU hardware supplies supercomputer-equivalent throughput per GPU of up to 1000 CPU cores.

Efficiency reduces turnaround time from weeks to hours with 20X better energy efficiency compared to its CPU equivalent.

The solution uses Cadence Fidelity CFD solvers to provide unmatched accuracy to address complex simulation challenges.

Built-in high-performance computing with an extensible architecture and massively scalable Fidelity solvers provide near-linear scalability on multiple GPU nodes.

AI Digital Twin offers a rapid generation of high-quality multiphysics data, enabling generative AI to create fast and reliable digital twin visualisations of the optimal system design solution.

The turnkey solution is the industry’s first solution that couples GPU compute with modern and scalable CFD solvers, delivering an optimised environment for accelerated CFD and multidisciplinary design and optimisation.

Available with GPUs from leading vendors, in the cloud with a minimum eight GPU configurations, or on premises with a minimum of 32 GPU configuration, it provides a flexible and scalable solution to fit each customer’s deployment needs.

“Throughout our 35-year history, Cadence has been focused on increasing performance with no loss of accuracy for the most challenging computational applications. Algorithmic throughput remains a key priority, and we’re now leveraging generative AI to harvest knowledge gained from massive quantities of design and simulation data,” said Ben Gu, corporate vice president of R&D for multiphysics systems analysis at Cadence. “Our revolutionary Millennium platform is a giant leap forward, delivering unprecedented acceleration and scalability of digital twin and AI applications. CFD is poised to benefit greatly from performance and efficiency gains, and the tremendous power of the Millennium M1 is disrupting industries that must explore more design innovations and bring them to market faster.”


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