Seamlessly integrated with Flood Modeller, Flood Cloud is an innovative service that enables you to run your model simulations in the cloud. It empowers users to run compute-intensive simulations faster, at greater scale, and more cost effectively than ever before.
Accelerates running large numbers of simulations, providing results fast
Allows greater analysis enabling improved calibration and a better understanding of uncertainty
Allows more options to be assessed enabling better designs
Seamlessly integrated within Flood Modeller's intuitive user interface
A fully automated solution that manages the entire process at the click of a button
Doesn’t require a Flood Modeller licence (fees include access to the software)
Multiple user accounts can be established for different offices or projects
Until recently the required outputs from flood modelling were typically selected water levels and flood extents from a handful of simulations. Now, a much richer set of results are required, perhaps covering ten or more annual exceedance probabilities, with various climate change scenarios and a range of flood management options. This, together with the move towards detailed 2D modelling, has resulted in a step change in the computational resources needed to undertake flood modelling.
Flood Cloud provides the solution by providing an infinitely scalable resource pool of on-demand processors and software licences. Once you have set up your model locally, you can send it for processing on high performance hardware in the cloud directly from within Flood Cloud. If your simulations are grouped together you can instantly start all of these runs concurrently on dedicated machines.
“Flood Cloud enabled our project team to run approximately 100 simulations in just two days, instead of 70. The time savings enabled us to build more precise models with better and more accurate model calibration”
Alastair Worsley | Senior Civil Engineer
Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure
Flood Cloud allows you to do so much more. You can run a model with multiple parameters to better understand uncertainty, whilst improving confidence and model suitability, or improve calibration through greater exploration of parameter values. It allows you to run multiple design options to help you optimise design parameters or scale up your processing power and move from deterministic event-based analysis to probabilistic analysis and continuous simulation.
Empower your team with Flood Cloud
Newton Stewart flood defence scheme, Scotland
Flood Cloud enabled more than 300 Flood Modeller simulations (1D-2D linked model) to be completed in just a few hours. Processing time was reduced from 31 days to 2.5 hours, significantly reducing the programme and cut costs for the project.
Keadby pumping station appraisal, England
Flood Cloud enabled more than 100 simulations to be completed in two days instead of 70 days. This significant saving enabled the modellers to build more precise models with better and more accurate calibration and investigate more scenarios to gain greater confidence in their design solution.