ANSYS® Application Benchmarking on Dell PowerEdge VRTX

A large number of departmental workgroups run engineering simulation software on desk-side workstations. Popular software for such simulations include the mechanical suite of applications and Computational Fluid Dynamics codes Fluent and CFX from ANSYS which benefit from parallel processing. Although workstations are powerful machines that provide some parallel processing capability and large memory footprint they are ultimately limited in the number of processor cores, memory and IO performance providing an upper boundry to the capacity and capability of the simulation platform available to the engineers. Additionally, a workstation running engineering simulations will consume all available CPU and memory resources and therefore cannot be used for any other day-to-day tasks until the simulation has completed.