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Running FEKO remotely in the "3D Cloud"

Asti, Italy & Stellenbosch, South Africa – December 10th, 2012. NICE s.r.l. and EM Software & Systems – S.A. (Pty) Ltd announce the qualification of FEKO to run on NICE DCV platforms.
Running FEKO remotely in the "3D Cloud"

High end graphics applications in the cloud

Users of graphic, CPU and memory intensive applications such as FEKO often express the need to share high end computer resources located in a remote data centre. It is with this requirement in mind that NICE and EMSS S.A. are very excited to announce that EMSS S.A. has been working with NICE to bring FEKO users an advanced solution for remote access to FEKO 3D simulations and models. Through the use of NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), FEKO users now have the possibility to access their FEKO application and 3D model over LAN, WiFi and WAN from a broad range of clients including standard PCs, laptops tablets and Mac OS X devices.

EMSS S.A. thus leverages DCV to deliver a fluid, seamless, remote visualization experience directly from the FEKO instance to a user without the need to install graphics cards or other expensive hardware on the local client. This means FEKO can be manipulated while being run in a remote data centre.

DCV will take advantage of shared, powerful, Nvidia GPU-enabled hardware in the data centre while customers use a simple thin client to view, modify and interact with the FEKO models remotely. The combination of virtualization and remote access allows FEKO users to take advantage of powerful high-end Nvidia GPUs for the most complex models and effects and leverage the high speed network of the data centre.

NICE DCV is the only technology on the market that allows users to share the same GPU among different clients, both on Linux or, using multiple VMs, on Windows. In addition, multiple users can collaborate directly on a FEKO model using DCV to share sessions.

Thanks to the extensive testing carried out by EMSS S.A. and NICE, EMSS S.A. is confident and pleased to recommend DCV as a tool to run graphics-intensive FEKO models on a cluster while visualizing such models directly on a desktop (Mac, Windows or Linux), laptop, tablet or iPad.

Please contact your local FEKO distributor or NICE for more information if you are interested in exploring NICE DCV as virtualisation option.


NICE delivers Cloud and Technical Computing / HPC solutions for companies and institutions. This includes the industry leading EnginFrame web portal, the CloudFrame solution and the Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) remote 3D protocol.

NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) addresses computer limitations leveraging the power of server-side GPUs, and delivering hardware-accelerated 3D graphics over a standard TCP/IP network using dynamically adjustable image quality to allow users to experience fluid 3D interaction over LAN, WiFi and WAN, from standard PCs or mobile devices.  The combination of virtualization and remote access allows off-the-shelf 3D applications to be consolidated in a Public or Private "3D Cloud", rendering the most complex models and effects with negligible overhead compared to native GPU performance, while leveraging the high speed network of the data centre to work faster, leaving the data where it's best managed and performing.

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About FEKO and EM Software & Systems - S.A. (Pty) Ltd

FEKO is a comprehensive computational electromagnetics code (CEM code) used widely in the telecommunications, automobile, space and defence industry. FEKO offers several solution techniques (MoM, MLFMM, PO, GO (Ray Launching), UTD and FEM) under a single licence.  Hybridisation of these techniques enables the efficient analysis of a very broad spectrum of EM problems e.g. 3D antenna design, antenna placement on electrically large structures, microstrip antennas, microstrip circuits, EMC, biomedical and scattering. With the MLFMM, and the true hybridisation of the solvers, FEKO is considered the global market leader for antenna placement analysis.  FEKO has a well‐established global distribution and technical support network with subsidiary companies in North America, Europe and China and representatives in various other countries.  EMSS was started in 1994 as an engineering company consulting in general electromagnetic problems.

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