CPFD Software announces Barracuda Virtual Reactor’s new metered licensing feature. Metered licensing provides virtually unlimited overflow licensing capacity up to the number of hours allocated on the meter. Metered licensing allows the global Virtual Reactor user community to achieve the following:
- Run multiple additional simulations concurrently, beyond the number of tokens available through their base licensing arrangement.
- Augment existing licenses to add chemical reactions or GPU parallel tokens.
- Run in multi-GPU mode.
- Run broad parametric studies or link with optimization and machine learning tools.
Many Virtual Reactor clients use a few simulations on an ongoing basis, but encounter times of peak demand when numerous simulations must be run as quickly as possible to meet schedule requirements. Metered licensing was developed to meet this need.
“I am excited our customers can now run Barracuda the same way we do here on CPFD’s support and service teams,” said Sam Clark, Barracuda Virtual Reactor Product Manager. “We often compare many cases at once, and now our clients can do the same regardless of the number of base licenses available. And, since metered licensing is cloud served, clients can run on premise, on the cloud, or utilize a mixture of both.”
Metered licensing was first formally released with Barracuda Virtual Rector 22.0, and 22.0 or newer is required for use with metered licensing.
All in-person attendees at the Barracuda Virtual Reactor Users’ Conference 2022 were given a trial of metered licensing, and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Metered licensing certificate holders are reminded to complete their no-cost trial prior to certificate expiration on September 30, 2022.