FDS in the Cloud

Get results faster! Run your FDS models in the Cloud with Sabalcore HPC.

Bridge the gap between a PC and a High Performance Computing Cluster. Complete FDS simulations fast with Sabalcore’s HPC cloud service.

Run Fire Dynamics Simulator in the Cloud.

Run in parallel to increase performance. Import your models from PyroSim™. Remote Visualization for Smokeview and file management.


Run FDS in the Cloud with Sabalcore HPC

Sabalcore hosts the popular FDS software as part of our High Performance Computing Cloud for many years. Our HPC Cloud allows fire engineers to easily configure and run FDS simulations in parallel using hundreds of cores depending on the model. Dramatically increase processing power and complete your simulations quickly. In some cases, 10x faster results.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) is a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of fire-driven fluid flow. The software solves numerically a form of the Navier-Stokes equations appropriate for low-speed, thermally-driven flow, with an emphasis on smoke and heat transport from fires.

  • Get results faster
  • Used 1 to 700+ bare-metal processor core per simulation (model dependent)
  • Advanced processor to mesh customization based on your model
  • Up to 16GB of RAM per core, 256GB per compute node
  • Run multiple simulations concurrently
  • Suitable for small to very large projects and on going production
  • Download results in minutes rather than hours with our proprietary file transfer client, GFT new for 2020!
  • Pay-as-you-go pricing model
  • Secure, private, confidential


It’s easy for PyroSim users to run their simulations. After you create the model in PyroSim simply export the .fds file and copy it to your user account at Sabalcore. We provide everything you need to transfer your files.

Choose the number of and type of processors you want for your simulation and submit the job for processing. You can actively control and monitor the progress of your model in real-time using our Remote Visualization capability, or download the completed simulation and view the results locally. You have complete control of the simulation at all times.

Visualize in the Cloud


With our powerful ssClient and remote desktop, you have the ability to visualize your models in real-time, as the model is processing. It’s like having you own workstation in the Cloud.

Get Started Today


Try FDS at Sabalcore today with 1,000 free core-hours  Schedule a hands-on session with a Sabalcore engineer to get your model up and running quickly.

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