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HPC Solutions

Understand how scalable high-performance computing (HPC) solutions enable you to perform more high-fidelity simulations in less time on today’s multicore computers.

BIGGER, BETTER, FASTER SIMULATION

Enhanced Insight and Engineering Productivity Enabled by HPC

With the Ansys HPC software suite, you can use today’s multicore computers to perform more simulations in less time. These simulations can be bigger, more complex and more accurate than ever using high-performance computing (HPC). The various Ansys HPC licensing options let you scale to whatever computational level of simulation you require, from single-user or small user group options for entry-level parallel processing up to virtually unlimited parallel capacity.

For large user groups, Ansys facilitates highly scalable, multiple parallel processing simulations for the most challenging projects when needed. Apart from parallel computing, Ansys also offers solutions for parametric computing, which enables you to more fully explore the design parameters (size, weight, shape, materials, mechanical properties, etc.) of your product early in the development process.

Ansys HPC licensing

Quick Specs

Ansys technology enables highly scalable HPC deployment, giving you virtually unlimited capacity for high-fidelity simulation and the detail it provides. You can launch our HPC solutions within a workgroup or across a distributed enterprise —whether using mobile or desktop workstations, departmental clusters, enterprise or cloud-based servers —wherever your resources and people are located.

  • Enabling parallel and parametric processing
  • Scalable, value-based licensing
  • Single solution for fluids, structures and electronics
  • Enabling CPU and GPU based computing

Case Studies

Agility HPC

Thanks to HPC, RJM are Now Able to Run Large Chemical Reaction Systems with Marked Speed Improvements

This customer case study focuses on RJM International, an award-winning specialist provider of emissions reduction and combustion improvement technologies and hardware for leading global power generators, refineries and steelworks. 

Metso Ansys

Ansys tools enabled Metso to design a higher capacity — but not heavier — jaw crusher while reducing design iteration time by 94%

Metso used simulation in the design of previous products, but the geometrical complexity of jaw crushers limited the number of different alternatives that could be explored within time constraints. 

HPC Case Study

Applied Research Associates (ARA) reduced IT support costs and increased solver speeds by 20% with a managed high-performance computing appliance from TotalCAE

The company’s team in Albuquerque, N.M., focuses on design analysis, prototyping and testing of air-delivered weapons systems for the U.S. Air Force. The team relies on Ansys LS-DYNA for the bulk of its simulation work.

Ansys Hargrove Case Study

Hargrove Engineers + Constructors Use Ansys Cloud to Extend the Life of a Client’s Critical Asset

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

HPC Capabilities

Check out the below benchmarking and computing capabilities to convince yourself about the benefits of high-performance computing (HPC) for engineering simulation.

 

Benchmarking Capabilities

Predicting the simulation performance and ROI of a new workstation is complex which can make it difficult for you to convince management to sign off on new hardware. That is why Ansysand Intel have developed an online tool that estimates the performance and ROI of a new workstation running Ansys Fluent or Ansys Mechanical,

Are you looking to find the best hardware solution for accelerating your Ansys simulations? Or are you curious about your simulation model performance on an HPC system versus your own workstation? Once you provide us with your Ansys model, you will receive at no cost a time comparison for an HPC solution versus the configuration of your current workstation.

With an Ansys Cloud trial, you can experience running your own benchmarks in the cloud at no cost. Your trial includes a free subscription to Ansys Cloud service with access to Ansys solvers and cloud hardware.

Ansys benchmarks provide comprehensive and fair comparative information concerning the performance of Ansys solvers on available hardware platforms. The benchmarks can be used to compare performance of different hardware platforms when running Ansys solvers.

 

Computing Capabilities

Ansys workloads have both memory bandwidth and compute-intensive requirements that can vary for many reasons, including the dataset size and the solver used. By working with our HPC partners for many years, we have learned that a balanced hardware solution can provide you with the best return on your hardware and Ansys software investment.

Ansys Cloud is optimized for Ansys solvers including Ansys CFX, Electronics Desktop, Fluent, LS-DYNA, Mechanical, and SPEOS. By eliminating the need for complex software installations or cloud-side setups, you can focus on solving your engineering problems. And you can likely reduce upfront investment and avoid delays because you don’t have to build an in-house solution or rely on third-party vendors.

Cloud hosting partners provide a combination of IT services and infrastructure that enables you to outsource your Ansys implementation in a single-tenant or multi-tenant cloud environment. These partners support the bring-your-own license (BYOL) model as well as the pay-per-use (i.e., Ansys Elastic) licensing model.

HPC LICENSING

Ansys HPC License

The various Ansys HPC licensing options allow scalability to whatever computational level a simulation requires, from small user group options to enable entry-level parallel processing up to virtually unlimited parallel capacity. For large user groups, Ansys facilitates multiple parallel processing simulations, highly scalable for the most challenging projects when needed.

 

License Options

You can use HPC licenses to run a single analysis across multiple processors (cores) and work with most Ansys applications. These licenses are particularly suited for entry-level parallel processing because they provide you with the ability to start small and license only parallel processes needed. You can add multiple CPUs (and GPUs) at a small incremental cost. You can enable GPU acceleration when using HPC licenses with Ansys applications, including Mechanical, Fluent, HFFS Transient, and Polyflow. Other applications are limited to CPU cores only.

HPC Pack licenses can be combined to run a single analysis across a relatively high number of processors (cores) to offer highly scaled parallel processing for your most computationally demanding projects. Alternatively, they can also be separately used to run multiple analyses across multiple processors. Instead of using your solver licenses, HPC Pack licenses can also be used for conducting concurrent simulations of parametric variations (supported by Workbench Design Points, Electronics Desktop, and CFX operating maps). Because HPC Packs are designed to provide virtually unlimited HPC, certain licensing combinations are not possible. For example, individual HPC Pack Licenses cannot be split between multiple users or between multiple analyses. Except for the 4 free, built-in HPC increments per solver license, you cannot combine HPC Pack Licenses with any other type of HPC licenses in the same analysis.

When HPC is used for capacity — the ability to run multiple multi-core jobs — the return on investment (ROI), accordingly, increases in a linear fashion with the cores. HPC Workgroup solutions provide volume access to parallel processing for increased simulation throughput for multiple jobs and/or multiple users. They reward the volume buyer with scaled pricing and improved productivity within a single co-located workgroup. Instead of using your solver licenses, HPC Workgroup licenses can also be used for conducting concurrent simulations of parametric variations (supported by Workbench Design Points, Electronics Desktop, and CFX operating maps). 

HPC RESOURCES & EVENTS

Featured Webinars

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Ansys IT Webinar Series

IT Webinar Series

This webcast series shares the knowledge and experience of Ansys experts, to support strategic decision making related to IT systems for Ansys technology.

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Ansys Cloud Webinar Series

Ansys Cloud Webinar Series

This webinar series is designed for IT Professionals and touches on all relevant aspects of running Ansys in a cloud-partner computing environment.


White Papers

High Performance Computing

The Value of High-Performance Computing for Simulation

Learn how software licensing and pricing models can ensure the highest value for engineering simulation workloads. 


Blogs


Case Studies

Agility HPC

Thanks to HPC, RJM are Now Able to Run Large Chemical Reaction Systems with Marked Speed Improvements

This customer case study focuses on RJM International, an award-winning specialist provider of emissions reduction and combustion improvement technologies and hardware for leading global power generators, refineries and steelworks. 

Metso Ansys

Ansys tools enabled Metso to design a higher capacity — but not heavier — jaw crusher while reducing design iteration time by 94%

Metso used simulation in the design of previous products, but the geometrical complexity of jaw crushers limited the number of different alternatives that could be explored within time constraints. 

HPC Case Study

Applied Research Associates (ARA) reduced IT support costs and increased solver speeds by 20% with a managed high-performance computing appliance from TotalCAE

The company’s team in Albuquerque, N.M., focuses on design analysis, prototyping and testing of air-delivered weapons systems for the U.S. Air Force. The team relies on Ansys LS-DYNA for the bulk of its simulation work.

Ansys Hargrove Case Study

Hargrove Engineers + Constructors Use Ansys Cloud to Extend the Life of a Client’s Critical Asset

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

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