Category: Analytics


VisSim™ 9.0 Accelerates Model-Based Design of Embedded Systems

Recently, Altair released VisSim 9.0 with a variety of new features and improved robustness.  VisSim is an innovative visual language used by scientists and engineers around the world for model-based embedded development of complex dynamic systems. VisSim’s tightly integrated development environment makes it … Read More


Altair SAO: Usage Variance

Altair software asset optimization (SAO) tracks license usage for a software feature over time. One of these measures is Peak Usage (total number of licenses or tokens in use at the same time). SAO provides a report named Daily Usage … Read More


Altair SAO: License Usage

Shared licenses provide a pool of licenses and are controlled by a license manager. The license file has a total license count. The license manager grants or denies a license based on license availability. If all licenses are checked out … Read More


Altair SAO: Software Usage Metrics – 1

The prime objective of Altair SAO is to collect software usage data and retrieve objective metrics through analytics for the express purpose of driving decisions to maintain optimal software inventory – not too much, not too little.

A Maturity Model for Simulation

Recently I was on a panel at the CIMdata Simulation & Analysis Council Workshop in Cincinnati. I was asked about Simulation Governance (managing simulation as a strategic competence) and specifically how to raise management’s awareness of the importance of simulation. Something … Read More

Two Directions for Numerical Simulation

Where does numerical simulation go? Even during the past decades, the details of the simulation models were following increasing computer speed. The faster the computers became, the bigger the models became. It is great that we can cover more and … Read More

Muscle Cars, Hybrids and Stochastics

  There was a story in USA Today this week with the headline “American muscle cars outselling fuel-thrifty hybrids despite $4 gas”. It is a pretty entertaining fact and while for the month of May it was true that Ford … Read More