January 30, 2019
We all know that the type and number of cores in a workstation will affect its simulation performance. However, you may not know the return on investment (ROI) of a new workstation or how it will speed up simulation workflows.
This is because the workstation’s performance and ROI are dependent on many factors, including:
As a result, predicting the simulation performance and ROI of a new workstation is complex. This can make it difficult for you to convince management to sign off on new hardware.
To use the Workstation Refresh ROI Estimator, you simply have to answer six quick questions:
The estimator updates the ROI in real-time based on the answers you provide.
The tool then compares recommended workstations to approximations of your current workstation. The comparisons of these workstations are based on their computational times and estimated ROI.
When the ROI analysis is complete, you can download it as a PowerPoint or PDF report. The report can then be shared with management to show how a new workstation can increase productivity and pay for itself. This will make it much easier to get the new workstation you need.
The speed-up improvement obtained by the ROI estimator is based on standard Ansys benchmarks that have been run on a workstation.
However, if you want to know the speed-up improvements of a small HPC cluster running your own simulation models, then join the Free Performance Benchmark Program.