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New partnership with Siemens PLM

Today, NICE is proud to announce that it has become a Siemens PLM Software Partner.

Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions are used by more than 70,000 companies in over 80 countries, to efficiently and effectively produce some of the world’s most innovative and sophisticated products.

NICE products Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) and EnginFrame enable Siemens PLM software solutions, including the Teamcenter, NX, and Solid Edge product lines, to be offered from a centralized infrastructure and to be remotely accessed by any device over any network. Offering Siemens PLM software over the Private or Public Cloud enables optimal IT resource allocation and sharing, reducing IT infrastructure and management costs. Running applications near well connected, consolidated data repositories boosts application performance and simplifies PLM data replication, removing all bottlenecks related to distributed workstations. By enabling any device to access the Siemens PLM software, designers and engineers benefit from increased productivity, mobility and collaboration.

Additional information at:


NICE DCV Test Drive now available on Amazon Web Services

NICE is pleased to announce the availability of a new AWS Test Drive for NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), based the graphics-accelerated G2 instances.

This AWS Test Drive allows potential users to test the performance of NICE DCV using the high performance graphics provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS), preconfigured with sample 3D applications and models to run real life tests on the AWS Cloud.

NICE has worked with AWS to tune the performance of NICE DCV on G2 instances on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), allowing responsive and smooth interaction with highly visual graphical tools, that take advantage of Amazon EC2 hardware acceleration provided by NVIDIA Grid cards. The combination of G2 instances on Amzazon EC2 and NICE DCV uses the AWS Cloud to allow customers to run graphic intensive applications including CAD, Engineering, Geophysical, Medical or Scientific applications, enabling customers to move full High Performance Computing (HPC) processes and other highly demanding applications and workflows in the Cloud.

The new Test Drive can be accessed from NICE Web site at and is initially available on Windows AMIs. The Test Drive lab includes some sample 3D applications and demonstation using the latest DirectX and OpenGL libraries, to immediately experience how very demanding visual applications can perform in the Cloud. Testers need to download the accelerated DCV End-station, available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS/X systems. A Linux Test Drive will be added shortly, to demonstrate the G2 performance on this popular platform as well.

NICE at Ter@Tec in Paris, France (July/1-2)

NICE will have a booth at the Ter@Tec 2014 Forum at Ecole Polytechnique, near Paris.

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If you are attending Ter@Tec, please stop at our booth and speak with the NICE team, learn more about the incoming new versions of NICE EnginFrame and NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), and enjoy our demos!


NICE is hiring in Houston, TX

Senior System Engineer in Houston, TX (cod. 07052014)

NICE USA is seeking an experienced, hands-on System Engineer to implement leading edge Technical Cloud solutions and assist in the sales process to our demanding Enterprise customers.

The SE works closely with our Professional Services and Support team, and is often working remotely via Webinars or on-site at our customers or partners, teaming with their expert system administrators to implement our solutions from Proof of Concept to Production. He also works with the Sales team in executing the technical aspects of the sales process, as well as working towards increasing the acceptance, adoption, and usage of our products and services within our clients and partners, ensuring timely and effective communication of project status, issues, customer feedbacks, etc.

This position requires excellent technical skills, dedication and commitment to customer success, as well as the ability to deliver technical presentations to managers and architects, both in person and via phone/web conferencing. The role involves the development and maintenance of strong technical relationships with our customers, partners and R&D team in order to establish new opportunities and support existing ones.

Along with pre-sales and professional service delivery responsibilities, the SE may also provide software support to our customers, partners and prospects and could collaborate with the R&D team to improve the products' roadmap and features.

This position will initially focus on the US market with particular emphasis on the Oil&Gas vertical, even if activities might include travels abroad. The candidate should be able to commute to Houston, TX daily and be ready to travel about 25-50% of the time, when requested, including intercontinental travel.


  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Good teamwork, interpersonal and customer relations skills and strong commitment to customer satisfaction.
  • Required skills: 3+ years of Linux and Windows system administration, understanding of Enterprise networking and security architectures, shell scripting, XML, XSLT, HTML, CSS, Javascript and JQuery.
  • Preferred skills: High Performance Computing, Cloud and Virtualization, 2+ years experience in Oil&Gas market.
  • The ideal candidate will possess an entrepreneurial spirit, a creative attitude and curiosity for customer engineering processes.

About NICE

NICE is a software producer and solution provider in the Technical Cloud market, helping out customers to implement innovative solutions for design, engineering, analysis and simulation. We serve hundreds of major enterprises and institutions worldwide in Oil&Gas, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Government, Education, including leading companies like Anadarko, BHP-Billiton, Boeing, ConocoPhillips, ENI, Maersk Oil or Schlumberger. We also have a rich network of value-added partners that distribute our products and complement our offering, delivering state of the art High Performance Computing and Remote 3D Visualization solutions.

Additional Info

Date:May 07 2014
Location:Texas - USA
Job Id:07052014



NICE DCV 2013.0 released during SC'13

NICE is excited to announce the new major release of NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV).

NICE DCV 2013.0 has been extensively tested with the latest NVIDIA Quadro and GRID cards and, thanks to the support for DirectX, OpenGL 3.x and OpenGL 4.x APIs, it greatly increases the number of supported applications.

Additionally included:

  • Integration of NICE 's virtual GPU technology inside Microsoft RDP/RemoteFX sessions
  • New installation procedure that greatly simplifies deployment on Linux environments
  • Automatic load-balancing of configured graphic cards
  • Support for IPv6 connections
  • Improved compression and decompression performance leveraging multicore CPUs
  • DCV console support for lossless compression mode

Customers with current support and maintenance coverage are eligible to a free upgrade.

NICE DCV 2013.0 will be available for download at NICE download center.

NICE at SC13 in Denver, Colorado (Nov/17-22)

NICE will have a booth at the International Conference & Exhibition for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis - SuperComputing 2013 in Denver.

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If you are attending SC, please stop by booth #3517 (on the same corridor as IBM and Adaptive Computing) and speak with the NICE team, learn more about the new 2013 versions of NICE EnginFrame and NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), and enjoy our remote, collaborative visualization demos at various locations during the show, as we are also presenting in.

  • NVIDIA - Booth #613
  • Adaptive Computing - Booth #3113
  • EUROTECH - Booth #1105

On Wednesday 20th Andrea Rodolico, NICE USA CTO, will give a speech about "HPC and Visualization Tools: Remote Access to Your Simulation". This is an opportunity to better understand our products and remain current on the Technical Cloud evolution.

SGI presents VizServer system, a solution powered by NICE

SGI VizServer system with NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization™ (DCV) software is a commercially supported hardware and software solution that delivers efficient and optimized remote access to graphic-intensive, off-the-shelf 3D applications running on both Windows® and Linux® desktop environments, including major CAD, CAE, Petro-technical, medical and scientific visualization software.

Key Features

  • Hardware and software solution for optimized remote 3D visualization
  • Full GPU acceleration for off-the-shelf OpenGL® applications
  • GPU sharing across multiple users
  • Collaborative session sharing of remote 3D data


NICE DCV is the first software product on the market to allow sharing of a single physical GPU between multiple Windows and Linux sessions, while maintaining full OpenGL application acceleration and workstation-class performance: this makes SGI VizServer servers with NICE DCV the ideal choice for remote working and collaboration, allowing a better utilization of available hardware resources and enabling an efficient and responsive 3D Cloud experience.

SGI VizServer server with NICE DCV is integrated into NICE EnginFrame™ Views to provide 2D/3D session management via a web browser including the ability to share an interactive session with others for collaborative working. When coupled with EnginFrame HPC functionalities, engineers and researchers benefit from a user-friendly, web-based experience across their complete workflow, including state-of-the-art data and batch job management using their job scheduler of choice.

Please download the "White Paper about SGI VizServer Systems with NICE Software

NICE at ISC 2013 in Leipzig (Jun/16-20)

NICE is excited to partecipate to the International Supercomputing Conference ISC 2013 in Leipzig, Germany. NICE will be co-exhibitor with NVIDIA at booth #220 and with Transtec at booth #401 and will showcase remote collaborative visualization demos.

If you plan to be at the event, our team on the show floor will be happy to meet and update you on the new versions of NICE EnginFrame and NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV).

NICE EnginFrame 2013 Redefines Management of 3D and 2D Remote Visualization Sessions in the Technical Cloud

NICE, leading developer of HPC and Technical Cloud solutions, today announced the release of EnginFrame 2013.0, the new enhanced version of its popular high-performance computing (HPC) application portal. 

Based on the solid foundations of the previous versions and on the outcomes of several Enterprise-class customers projects, EnginFrame 2013.0 now offers built-in management of 3D and 2D remote visualization sessions, improved data transfer capabilities and a great number of new features and enhancements addressing both end users’ and system administrators’ needs.

Designed for technical computing users in a broad range of markets (Oil&Gas, Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, Finance, Research, and more), EnginFrame simplifies engineers’ and scientists’ workflows through its intuitive, self-documenting interfaces, increasing productivity and streamlining data and resource management. 

Leveraging all the major HPC job schedulers and remote visualization technologies, EnginFrame translates user clicks into the appropriate actions to submit HPC jobs, create remote visualization sessions, monitor workloads on distributed resources, manage data and many more.

Among the new version's highlights are:

  • Creation, management and sharing of 2D/3D Remote Visualization Sessions: enables enterprises to deploy “engineering-friendly” virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) throughout their organization.
  • Multi-cluster and multi-scheduler support: connects the same EnginFrame server to multiple clusters, even running heterogeneous job schedulers.
  • Integrated service scheduler: allows the unattended execution of EnginFrame services.
  • Multi-protocol, parallel and reliable file transfers: allows the users to efficiently and reliably upload huge files from their client to the data center.
  • Automated management of included files: parses the input data to discover and automatically upload included files.
  • Improved “Remote File Browser” functionality: enables the user to efficiently browse their remote data.
  • Enhanced administration portal: enable the administrators to monitor server load, license usages and other usage statistics.

 Furthermore, two important new components have been added to the EnginFrame product:

  • EnginFrame Views: a powerful but intuitive VDI broker, perfectly integrated with NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) and other popular remote display protocols.
  • NEUTRO: a flexible remote task executor for Windows visualization clusters.

 In addition, EnginFrame 2013.0 includes several bug fixes and usability enhancements. 

With EnginFrame 2013.0 we have further strengthened our technology leadership in the HPC Portal market” , said Giuseppe Ugolotti, CEO of NICE. “NICE EnginFrame is a critical component for anyone who wants to create a technical Cloud that can run at the same time both HPC and interactive workload.

Customers with current support and maintenance coverage are eligible for a free upgrade.

For further information please visit:

 You can download this new product release and the release notes at the NICE download center:


About NICE

NICE delivers comprehensive Technical Cloud Products and Solutions. NICE product portfolio boosts productivity of Private and Public Clouds by increasing usability and user-friendliness, without sacrificing flexibility and control, delivering CPU and graphics intensive applications to global user communities. NICE global customers include leading companies in Automotive, Aerospace, Industry Manufacturing, Oil&Gas, Life Science, Financial Services, Universities and Scientific Research.

Running FEKO remotely in the "3D Cloud" - Asti/Stellenbosch (December 10, 2012)

Asti, Italy & Stellenbosch, South Africa – December 10th, 2012. NICE and EM Software & Systems – S.A. (Pty) Ltd announce the qualification of FEKO to run on NICE DCV platforms.

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.

 NICE DCV Architecture

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.

About NICE and NICE DCV:

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 center to work faster, leaving the data where it's best managed and performing.

Further information is available at
Request a trial license of DCV to run with FEKO:

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.

Further information is available at

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