Optiwave has developed a Full Service Cloud Compute solution that allows users to effortlessly run Optiwave design files on Amazon EC2 Instances.

Starting February 18th, 2019:  OptiFDTD 15.0+ users will be able to export FDTD designs to Linux files (.fdu) and simulate them using our new Cloud Compute service. There is no need to signup for an AWS account, example files will be provided, and full functionality & access is given to all interested users. In the future, we plan to also integrate OptiSystem & OptiSPICE.

The Process:

  1. Create an Optiwave website account (https://optiwave.com/register/)
  2. In your Profile, navigate to Profile Options > Cloud Compute
  3. Add funds via Credit Card or from your promotional gift card
  4. Load your .fdu Linux simulation files (must be FDTD v15)
  5. Select your Amazon instance
  6. Start Simulation

Once the simulation finishes, you will receive an email containing the download links to the results files & simulation videos.  And that’s it, you’re done!

Important Notes:

* Our beta goes LIVE on February 18th, 2019 and will include all core functionality.

* The official Optiwave Cloud Compute 1.0 will be released on April 1st, 2019.  All the fancy hooks & options will be available at this time.

* For Early Access, please email your request to info@optiwave.com

* $50 Cloud Compute Gift Cards will be handed out at our booths @ Photonics West 2019 & OFC 2019.  In exchange, we require your business card (or badge scanned). Offer only valid for the first 500 visitors (handed out on a first-come, first-served basis).

* Security is of utmost importance:  Data is securely uploaded/downloaded via SSL endpoints using the HTTPS protocol. Server-Side Encryption (SSE) is then used to encrypt data stored at rest. Each object is encrypted with a unique key employing strong multi-factor encryption. As an additional safeguard, it encrypts the key itself with a master key that it regularly rotates. Amazon S3 server-side encryption uses one of the strongest block ciphers available, 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-256), to encrypt your data.