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January 5, 2022

Enabling Faster Ansys Discovery GPU Simulation on Ansys Cloud Thanks to NVIDIA and Microsoft Azure

We’ve all heard the phrase "Faster than a (fill in the blank),” but what is the value of speed when it comes to bringing a product to market? 

As Ansys SVP and CFO Nicole Anasenes says, “You can’t have innovation without simulation.” Imagine if simulation was as fast as the on switch for every electronic household item, or as instantaneous as the flip of a light switch? 

What if you could get the same instantaneous response in validating your complex engineering designs, a notoriously slow process known in the product development process, or leverage Ansys’ artificial intelligence (AI) technology to simultaneously generate and lightweight a design in real-time?

By combining interactive modeling and multiple simulation capabilities in a first-of-its-kind GPU base solver, one word to describe Ansys Discovery is fast. It enables you to address design questions earlier in the design process. Taking an upfront approach to simulation saves time and effort on prototyping as you explore multiple design concepts in real time with no need to wait for simulation results.

So how can fast get faster? Let’s put this in perspective, when automotive engineers developed cars decades ago, they claimed they built the fastest production car. But what happened? It got faster. People claimed in the 1970s going 0-60mph in less than seven seconds was impossible.  Well, as time evolved, cars got faster, and so did hardware. Think about this, the new Tesla Model S Plaid goes from 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds. So how can a fast GPU get faster?  

Well, we’re making the impossible, possible here at Ansys. Partners like NVIDIA and Microsoft are helping make our real-time simulation, more real time. Introducing infinite computing through Ansys Cloud and overcoming any GPU hurdle users might have makes this speed boost possible.

Hardware challenges are common across all industries, and addressing these concerns opened the opportunity with NVIDIA and Microsoft, providing a best-in-class hardware infrastructure and security.  Why leverage the cloud you might ask?  We say in the industry, “Put the customer first.”  This alliance between hardware and software companies ensures our customers have a ready-to-perform solution always available from anywhere without hardware barriers, providing the accessibility and scalability on demand.

Whether you’re running Discovery, or any other Ansys product, this flexibility for customers leads to increased efficiency and innovation. The ability to do more faster and better with a GPU solver, can increase your resources by 10x.  Imagine going fast and then the turbo kicks in; that’s what the cloud can do.

Speaking of fast, hear from Predator Cycling on how they leverage GPU solvers within Ansys Discovery to cut their product development process in half. 

To learn more about what Ansys, Microsoft, and NVIDIA are doing together, hear from a customer at the Ignite Microsoft Event on how the education sector is leveraging Ansys Cloud and Discovery. 

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