IBM Systems and Technology Group
Richard Perrone
Program Director, New Routes Marketing

Atul Gupta
Global ISV Sales



IBM delivers a complete portfolio of advanced high-performance computing systems, clusters, storage and HPC management software for running computationally intensive ANSYS software at peak efficiency — and delivering the results design engineers expect.

By partnering with IBM, ANSYS enables customers to choose a single, reliable source for world-class simulation solutions that optimize product performance and longevity — while accelerating development and removing cost from critical processes.

IBM Intelligent Cluster

The centerpiece of the IBM HPC portfolio is the IBM® Intelligent Cluster integrated solution, which features industry-leading IBM® System x® servers, storage, software and third-party components that allow for a wide choice of technology within an integrated, delivered solution. These solutions can be optimized to meet specific requirements of ANSYS clients. They offer significant price/performance advantages and can reduce power and cooling costs up to 50 percent while maximizing performance density — which is critical for HPC workloads.

As an integral part of the IBM Intelligent Cluster portfolio, the IBM Platform HPC comprehensive management solution lets clients quickly put the system to work with minimal effort and skill. Platform HPC optimizes resources automatically to maximize utilization, and the easy-to-use web-based tools make application deployment and ongoing management simple.

With IBM Intelligent Cluster, clients can focus their efforts on maximizing business value, instead of consuming valuable resources to design, optimize, install and support the infrastructure required to meet business demands.

IBM Application Ready Solutions

IBM Application Ready Solutions take the guess work and complexity out of deploying, managing and using high-performance clusters, grids and clouds in industries such as automotive, aerospace, life sciences, computational chemistry and petroleum. Performance optimized for key ISV applications and backed by reference architectures, these systems help you reduce risk and improve time to value.  

IBM Application Ready Solutions for ANSYS – Speeds deployment and optimizes performance for the most demanding ANSYS Fluent flow modeling and ANSYS Mechanical structural and dynamics simulation environments, including support for remote 3D visualization

IBM Platform Computing

When you need to run more iterations, simulations, analysis and get business results sooner, you need to maximize the potential of your computing power and the supporting infrastructure to accelerate your applications at scale, extract insight from your data and make better decisions faster. You need IBM Platform Computing high-performance, low-latency systems management solutions and services to pool your technical computing resources, manage them efficiently across multiple groups and get the most out of your IT investment.

IBM Smarter Storage

IBM® Smarter Storage is an approach defined by three attributes: Efficient by design, Self-optimizing, and Cloud agile. These attributes help IBM Storage Systems efficiently harness huge amounts of engineering data, using optimization features such as IBM Real-time Compression™, built-in IBM Easy Tier® and IBM Active Cloud Engine™. These unique architectural capabilities are highlighted in IBM Storwize® Family, IBM SONAS and IBM FlashSystem™ Storage. IBM® Smarter Storage supports strategic IT initiatives and delivers higher service levels at lower costs enabled with rapid storage deployments, reduced complexity, higher utilization, and improved performance.

Learn more about the latest IBM server, storage and software solutions for ANSYS applications:

Solution Briefs

IBM Application Ready Solutions Brief

ANSYS and IBM: Storage Solutions for Engineering Simulation Data Management Brief

View the IBM-ANSYS Structural Mechanics Solution Brief

Optimize your ANSYS environment with Platform HPC


IBM Application Ready Solutions Reference Architecture for ANSYS

IBM Information Technology Guide for ANSYS Fluent Customers

IBM Benchmarks for HPC Workload on the IBM System x3750

Find out how IBM addresses Engineering Simulation Data Management (SDM) challenges


Scalable Storage and Data Management for Engineering Simulation

High-Performance Cluster Configurations for ANSYS Fluid Dynamics


Scalable Storage and Data Management for Engineering Simulation

High Performance Cluster Configurations for ANSYS Fluid Dynamics

IBM views on Integration, Centralization and Cloud for Engineering Needs- presented by David Coutts, CTO, DE & STG Industrial Sector, IBM Systems & Technology Group

To learn more about the combined power of IBM and ANSYS solutions, please contact your IBM representative or