Project EnergyPlus Cloud to graduate to Insight 360

Since I mentioned Project Boulder’s planned graduation into a future version of InfraWorks 360, I would be remiss if I did not mention the fate of Project EnergyPlus Cloud.


Project EnergyPlus Cloud was our technology preview for running EnergyPlus simulations in the cloud faster than on an average desktop computer. EnergyPlus is the most advanced whole building energy simulation program that engineers, architects, and researchers use to model energy and water use in buildings. EnergyPlus is widely used for high-performance building design, code compliance, and evaluation of advanced energy efficiency measures.

The goals of the technology preview included:

  • Provide rapid analysis results for EnergyPlus annual simulations by several times faster than desktop simulations.
  • Manage the EnergyPlus run process in the cloud without requiring any local computing resources.
  • Provide an API to submit input files and receive simulation results

The technology preview has ended.


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