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Harnessing the Power of Cloud Computing 

Delivering flexible and on-demand access to high-performance computing (HPC) resources via cloud computing takes engineering simulation to the next level.   

Unlock the Power of the Cloud

Cloud computing has a significant role in advancing the latest transformative technological trends, from artificial intelligence (AI) to electrification. It promises to help engineers meet today’s challenges by delivering high-performance computing (HPC) power when and where it’s needed — without the need to invest in costly infrastructure.   

By taking advantage of cloud-based computational power, complex designs can be simulated without sacrificing accuracy or project timelines. With cloud computing, limitations of on-premises computing capabilities are removed and globally dispersed teams can work in a more collaborative and effective manner.

With the right cloud computing solution, even small businesses and startups can increase their productivity and innovation through affordable access to HPC. 

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Driving Digital Transformation

Cloud infrastructures help minimize budgets, maximize profits, and increase collaboration, which helps tie product innovation into digital transformation. Read how the real needs of development teams are met as they leverage the capabilities of cloud computing.

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Racing to Victory: NASCAR Meets an Aggressive Launch Schedule

Because Cloud is a preconfigured, all-in-one hardware and software solution, NASCAR could access best-of-breed technology without the need to invest in, install, and maintain its own computing resources, saving significant time and money. With the ability to run simulations in a robust, stable, and responsive cloud environment, NASCAR could minimize its reliance on physical prototypes and full-scale test crashes, which can exceed $500,000 per test.

Airport Safety Improved 20X Faster

Hitachi Kokusai Electric participated in a government project to develop millimeter-wave radars for detecting foreign objects on runways, using Ansys HFSS and Ansys Cloud. This study was run on an H16mr virtual machine of Microsoft Azure, featuring 16 Intel Xeon E52667 v3 processor cores. Ansys Cloud was 20 times faster than on-premises simulation. 

Turn to the Cloud for Business-Critical Applications

While almost half of cloud users involved in engineering solutions are at large companies, small and medium companies can benefit from the same technology to compete directly with bigger players. Small businesses are especially aggressive in adopting cloud simulation for this reason. Download our infographic to learn seven reasons why switching to the cloud is important for your business.

7 Reasons Why Switching To Cloud Is Important For Your Business

Cloud-Based Innovation

Cloud computing enables engineers to apply the power of high-performance computing to their most complex simulations to save time and improve accuracy.

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A New Cloud on the Horizon

With its enormous data volumes and computational complexity, engineering simulation is ideally suited to a cloud computing environment. By distributing today’s large, system-level multiphysics problems over multiple remote processors, engineers can arrive at high-fidelity solutions faster than ever. Learn about Ansys Gateway powered by AWS, an intuitive, scalable, easy-to-use cloud solution available via AWS Marketplace.

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8 Best Practices for Cloud-Based Simulation

Cloud solutions offer the flexibility to match computing resources to simulation needs without requiring engineers to limit model size or complexity. Multiphysics simulations can be run quickly and thoroughly, while maximizing engineer productivity and providing better results.

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Generating Fast and Accurate Electric Machine Efficiency Maps on Cloud

The combination of simulation and efficiency maps enables motor designers to create a concept of the motor geometry, estimate its performance and efficiency, and assess the boundary of the accessible operating range over torque and speed.

Setting the Future in Motion

Cloud computing levels the playing field by avoiding the need for powerful and expensive workstations on-premises, ensuring teams can work at their best from any location. Everyone on the project can access submitted jobs, enabling easy collaboration within and across teams. With cloud computing solutions, you always have access to the latest, most advanced hardware and software without needing to pay for it when it isn’t in use. Industry leaders are turning to cloud-based solutions to increase simulation throughput and take a leap of certainty.

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How to Transform Cloud-Based Engineering Simulations with Ansys and AWS


Cloud Simulation Will Become the Standard

“According to a study conducted by Peerless Research Group for Ansys, 64% of companies are exploring, transitioning, or have completed the transition to using cloud-based engineering applications. ”



The cloud is one of the most valuable innovations of the century. It’s important for almost every domain you may think about. This technological revolution has enabled companies to use their computing resources without installing and maintaining them on-premises. It helps businesses to lower IT costs, improving agility and scale cost-effectively.

Watch this webinar to learn the top challenges that simulation engineers face during their journey, and the opportunities brought by the cloud that allow engineers to get more value from their simulations. Discover how Ansys brings some innovative solutions through the cloud, with a scalable and cost-effective approach.

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Democratizing Usage and Lowering Barriers with Ansys Cloud

With a global footprint, Astec has design teams in many different countries and time zones. To make simulation available to all these engineers, Astec was looking for a flexible licensing solution that would be easy to use and affordable. With Ansys Cloud, they were able to break down licensing barriers for local engineering teams.


Extending the Life of Critical Assets

Hargrove constructs some of the most complex industrial plants, ensuring the safety of all involved. Leveraging Ansys Cloud, Hargrove runs simulations faster than ever, reducing the development time and overhead costs.

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Downing Quick Connect System Speeds Wellhead Installation

In their drive to bring new technology to the marketplace, Downing engineers wanted to develop a Quick Connect system so a worker could lower the connecting equipment on top of the wellhead and run screws around the periphery, eliminating the bolted flanges. The new design saves significant assembly time per flanged connection for batch drilling scenarios and servicing blowout preventers (BOP).



A Break in the Clouds: The Cost Benefits of Ansys Cloud

To clear up confusion and demonstrate that the cloud delivers a total cost of ownership that is lower than on-premises computing, Ansys has published “A Break in the Clouds: The Cost Benefits of Ansys Cloud.”  The white paper illustrates how Ansys Cloud delivers all the speed and efficiency that customers expect from HPC in the cloud ― along with Ansys’ software ― at a cost lower than an on-premises approach.

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Ansys Cloud - Architecture and Security Overview

This white paper describes the architecture of Ansys Cloud and details the security measures that are taken to keep all data safe. Topics include regions and geographies, data residency, data retention and deletion policy, functionality, scalability support and threat modeling.

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Intel Processor Selection for Ansys Mechanical and Fluent Workload

To assist customers, Intel collaborated with Ansys and with MVConcept to measure the performance of select Intel Xeon Scalable processor families using both single and multi-node Ansys Fluent and Ansys Mechanical official benchmarks spanning a range of size regimes and solvers.



Fast Fluid Simulation on the Cloud

To perform analyses rapidly and affordably, Toyo Advanced Technologies engineers used Ansys Fluent via a cloud service for model-based CAE, instead of installing a high-performance computing system in their own facility.

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Elastic Compute & Big Data Analytics Tackle Physical Verification Complexity

Larger, more complex silicon designs are straining verification methodologies and slowing time to results and time to market. Xilinx engineers wanted to leverage big-data analytics to simplify their verification flow on leading-edge chips, and they looked to Ansys for answers.

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Engineering Agility in the COVID-19 Era

Ansys’ customers faced daunting productivity obstacles at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unable to access their office’s on-premise HPC resources, how could engineering teams run complex simulations? Ansys Cloud offered a solution. 



Did you see Ansys HFSS on Veritasium? Here's how it all Happened

Veritasium is one of the most successful channels on YouTube that provides the element of truth in everything that’s science and engineering. Here is a story on one of their videos that shows "How Electricity Actually Works" and a super demonstration of how simulation can be leveraged to answer the most contentious questions in physics.

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Our Heads Are in the Cloud

Before the end of this year, we will have enabled our customers to use our core software products from any location, on any hardware, and via their own choice of cloud service provider, giving our customers direct control over the management of their cloud resources, while still enabling them to maximize the use of our technology to solve their engineering challenges.

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Powering Innovation with Chip Development, Simulation, and Cloud Computing

Ansys customers have another reason to leverage Ansys’ simulation solutions in the cloud with the latest 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors with 3D V-Cache technology. The development unites three powerful catalysts of innovation — chip development, simulation, and cloud computing.


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What is Cloud?

Engineering simulation has long been constrained by fixed computing resources available on a desktop or cluster. Today, however, cloud computing can deliver the on-demand, high-performance computing (HPC) capacity required for faster, high-fidelity results offering greater performance insight.

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Ansys Cloud: A Quick Demonstration

Watch this brief demonstration of Ansys Cloud, the Ansys-managed cloud service developed in collaboration with Microsoft Azure. It provides on-demand access to high-performance computing (HPC) directly from within Ansys Mechanical and Ansys Fluent.

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Ansys Cloud used by Eindhoven University of Technology for Easy Access to On-demand Cloud HPC

Watch this video to learn how Professor Bert Blocken and his team at  Eindhoven University of Technology & KU Leuven use Ansys Cloud to access on-demand HPC in the cloud to solve their computationally demanding Ansys simulations.

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How Liftra Uses Cloud Based Simulations to Speed up the Creation of Wind Turbines Cranes by 5X

Engineers can purchase expensive HPC cluster or increase local computational resources, but this is a very costly solution and waste of resources when not used. To be a leader on the market, Liftra is using structural simulation running on Ansys Cloud with HPC capabilities provided by Microsoft Azure and leveraging Intel hardware.

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Hardware and Usability Guidelines for Engineering Simulation

This webinar provides insight into how you can optimize hardware and software deployments for best performance. Hear from Ansys and Intel, and explore alternatives to a hardware implementation and find out how cloud computing can deliver on-demand, high-performance computing (HPC).

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Ansys Speos and Ansys Cloud: Speeding Optical Simulation

Optical simulation has long been constrained by fixed computing resources available on a desktop or local cluster. This 30-minute webinar explores how the new connection between Ansys Speos and Ansys Cloud accelerates optical simulation time to get your results up to 60X faster.

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