High-performance computing (HPC) is an important consideration for academia. Complex research projects often involve simulating large assemblies, or even entire systems, which demand considerable computational resources when rapid results are required. The widespread availability of multicore processors, even in laptops, allows for impressive performance gains for medium- to large-numerical problem sizes. The Ansys Academic products meet these HPC requirements by providing two levels of HPC:
- Built-in HPC: For Teaching, Research and Associate licenses HPC capability is built into each task of the Academic base licenses. This is both shared and distributed memory HPC capability for up to 4 cores, plus GPU access is enabled for Ansys Mechanical, Fluent and Electronics solvers. For bundles including Research and Associate products there are 12 additional cores per license provided to be used across these two products.
- Add-on HPC: For Research and Associate licenses, the HPC capability can be extended by purchasing additional Ansys Academic HPC licenses. For most physics solvers, the shared and distributed memory HPC and GPU capability can be extended.