Autodesk CFD is a computational fluid dynamics simulation software that engineers and analysts use to intelligently predict how liquids and gases will perform.
The fundamental difference between running CFD simulations locally and running in the cloud is where simulations are run. When running on the desktop, all simulations are run on local or remote computers on a local network, and a traditional software licensing system meters usage. When running on the cloud, simulations are run on the cloud, and Autodesk® meters usage through Cloud Credits. Note that to run on the cloud, your account name must have a Cloud Service Entitlement and you must have sufficient Cloud Credits.
Benefit of cloud usage
A locally solved job may appear to run faster than the same job solved on the cloud through the scalable solver. The upload and download are extra time expenses that are not present in the local solve.
A single License can solve only one simulation at a time on local machines. Large analyses may also cause machine performance degradation.
Running on the Cloud offloads the strain on your local resources and runs simulations in parallel.
The scalable solver can be used in the cloud providing 16 times the computing resources at four times the cost.