SOFTWARE

Display Manager

2 January 2013

Altair Engineering

Altair has unveiled Display Manager, a new portal for remote visualisation of extremely large models developed from Big Data resources. The product, which will become available in the near future, enables users to run graphics-intensive applications on their cluster while visualising those applications on their desktop.

Because applications run directly from the data centre, users can take advantage of shared, powerful, GPU-enabled hardware in the data centre – and use their web browser to view, edit, interact with and control the graphical apps remotely. As a result, the enterprise can buy fewer high-end graphics systems, and avoid purchasing a costly high-end graphics desktop for each engineer. 

Furthermore, because the portal 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 centre at all times.

'Remote visualisation 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 know-how in modelling and visualisation from our globally acclaimed HyperWorks suite to deliver an amazing remote visualisation experience directly from the web browser, without the need to install any apps on the desktop.'

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