ANSYS 6.0 Running on Next Generation Itanium-based HP-UX: An Insider's View
The Itanium processor family, with its exceptional floating point performance, allows HP to offer next-generation processor technology to computationally demanding CAE users. Early adopters benefit from the cost effectiveness and speed of Intel's microprocessors combined with the robustness and stability of hp-ux. This paper will detail the benefits of ANSYS running on Itanium-based hp-ux servers and workstations. Price/performance and benchmarking results will be detailed along with an insider's view of the engineering teamwork involved in porting ANSYS 6.0 to Itanium. ANSYS was the first CEA code released on IA-64 and thus helped refine the hp-ux development environment for Itanium.