Cadence unveils Millennium Platform

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Cadence Design Systems has announced the Millennium Enterprise Multiphysics Platform, the industry’s first hardware/software (HW/SW) accelerated digital twin solution for multi-physics system design and analysis.

This first-generation platform, the Millennium M1 accelerates high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations and is available both in the cloud or on premises. A turnkey solution it includes graphics processing units (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, enabling customers to achieve a 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 across the automotive, aerospace and defence (A&D), energy and turbomachinery industries. Automotive designers, for example, are focused on improving fuel efficiency, reducing drag and noise, and extending electric vehicle range.

Advances in multi-physics 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 Millennium Platform combines best-in-class GPU-resident CFD solvers with dedicated GPU hardware to provide supercomputer-equivalent throughput per GPU of up to 1000 CPU core, reducing turnaround time from weeks to a matter of hours with 20X better energy efficiency compared to its CPU equivalent. 

It’s been built with an extensible architecture and massively scalable Fidelity solvers to provide near-linear scalability on multiple GPU nodes, and the rapid generation of high-quality multi-physics data enables generative AI to create fast and reliable digital twin visualizations of the optimal system design solution.

Commenting Ben Gu, corporate VP of R&D for multi-physics systems analysis at Cadence, said, “The 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.”