Summary: “The most important factors that Simerics considered when selecting RLM were the support of floating and node-locked licenses on multiple platforms and RLM’s reasonable price structure for their new startup company.”
About Simerics, Inc.:
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Simerics, Inc., based in Huntsville, Alabama, develops, markets, and supports a software product called “PumpLinx” which is a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tool for the three dimensional analysis and design of fluid pumps. Simerics was founded in 2006 and began shipping its product in April of 2007.
The software is sufficiently accurate, easy-to-use, and fast that it can be used by designers as a practical alternative to hardware tests. PumpLinx allows engineers to improve designs, fix problems, and integrate the pump into a system in less time and with less cost. (see inset of water jet pump). It uses CAD data as input and is able to accurately model the full range of pump dynamics, including cavitation. Output includes engineering data relevant to the pump engineer, including flow, cavitation, pressures ripples, loads, torques, and power.
The software is aimed at industries that design and/or utilize pumps, including the automotive, hydraulic, aerospace, and petroleum industries.
Simerics offers various license types for PumpLinx including Commercial, Evaluation, Distributor and Training License versions. The software is also offered in multiple configurations based on the functionality purchased. They use the Reprise License Manager (RLM) to control which set of functions are enabled.
Simerics designed a custom RLM hostid based on CPU type / HDD ID / Network card addresses. It is used to ensure that the software is used only on machines that are licensed to run it.
The most important factors that Simerics considered when selecting RLM were the support of floating and node-locked licenses on multiple platforms and RLM’s reasonable price structure for their new startup company.
To learn more about Simerics and its products, please visit their website.