Altair to supply TU Delft with high-performance software and simulation solutions

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A multi-year campuswide license agreement has been signed between Altair and TU Delft that will see approximately 25,000 students and 6,000 employees in an array of departments – including engineering and technology – benefit from an available pool of one million Altair Units. The pool will enable users to access the company’s extensive portfolio of simulation, data analytics, artificial intelligence and high-performance computing software solutions.

By investing in Altair’s toolset, the university, the oldest and largest public technical university in the Netherlands, will be able to provide advanced technology to students and staff, significantly improving research environments at TU Delft. Altair Units – Altair’s patented, units-based subscription licensing model – will complement the university’s recent installation of DelftBlue, a powerful supercomputer which aids users in solving complicated physics, mechanics and dynamics problems.

“We are thrilled to announce our new agreement with TU Delft, underscoring our joint commitment to top-level research and high-quality education that prepares future engineers, data scientists and developers for success,” said Sam Mahalingam, chief technology officer, Altair. “The flexibility Altair Units gives users access to any Altair solution they need, creating excellent conditions for both students and staff at TU Delft to use Altair’s comprehensive toolset more extensively. We look forward to seeing TU Delft use Altair’s portfolio to achieve outstanding results.”

“Altair and TU Delft share a long collaborative history of providing students and staff with the industry’s best-in-class technology solutions like Altair HyperWorks and have used it for teaching, student projects, and research in the mechanical and electrical engineering departments. After the installment of DelftBlue, more students and faculty members became interested in simulation,” said Frans Broos, Information and Communication Technology manager at the Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science faculty and Delft High Performance Computing Centre, TU Delft.

“It made sense for us to pursue a campuswide license that would give everyone easy and affordable access to all of Altair’s solutions. Additionally, beginning in early 2023, we plan to use Altair software for research and education in our aerospace, material science and industrial design departments.”

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