Webcast Series 2013: IT Solutions for ANSYS
The expanding use of Simulation-Driven Product Development places growing demands on the IT infrastructure — for computational power, data storage, networking and effective collaboration across geographically distributed teams. ANSYS works with IT industry leaders to understand and demonstrate solution architectures that support a scalable and cost-effective IT deployment of our software. This webcast series shares the knowledge and experience of ANSYS experts and our partners, to support strategic decision making related to IT systems for ANSYS technology.
Accelerating Time-to-Results with Parallel I/O
As organizations rapidly expand their Linux based compute cluster deployments, many lose engineering productivity when their CFD users must wait for serial read/write operations, and large file transfers to complete. The challenge is to provide a scalable, cost-effective storage solution that can easily deliver high performance concurrent read and write access generated by CFD simulations. In addition, the system needs to scale simply with the increasing volumes of data and continue to scale performance as the storage and clusters grow
Panasas and ANSYS have worked together to optimize ANSYS Fluent to take full advantage of the performance and scalability features of Panasas ActiveStor parallel storage system. Panasas will discuss how high-performance parallel storage architectures and cost-effective, scale-out designs can meet design requirements, along with the results of performance benchmark tests and a description of how ANSYS customers have accelerated their time-to-results while simplifying storage operations and management.
Rex Tanakit, Vice President of Worldwide Systems Engineering, Panasas, Inc.
Rex Tanakit is leading the industry solutions effort at Panasas and interacts daily with researchers and scientists in the high performance computing (HPC) sector globally. Prior to joining Panasas, Rex was Director of Engineering at SGI for nearly 12 years, where he was responsible for performance engineering and benchmarking. Additionally, Rex and his team led the creation of the Global Benchmarking Center (GBC) there, which plays a key role in providing large and next generation system access for benchmarking and development to field sales, applications engineers and ISVs. Rex also worked with NASA on Project Columbia to help SGI deploy the fastest 64-bit supercomputer in the world. Rex has a BS in chemical engineering from UC San Diego and MS from UCLA.
Ramesh Krishnan, Sr. Staff Engineer, CAE/HPC Tools & Processes, ATK Aerospace Systems
Ramesh Krishnan is currently involved in managing CAE and HPC tools and processes for ATK Space Launch Systems. This includes software & hardware needs assessment, planning, budgeting, technology evaluation & insertion, and process improvement. Mr. Krishnan holds a an MS in Structural Engineering from the Univ. of Cincinnati.
Wim Slagter, Lead Product Manager, ANSYS, Inc.
Wim has 18 years of experience in the business of engineering simulation software with management positions in software development, consulting, sales, and product management. Wim holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands.
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