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Ansys Licensing

Flexible Licensing Solutions to Meet Customer Needs

Ansys offers licensing solutions that meet our customers’ varying needs. We offer concurrent licensing on an annual or perpetual basis for customers that will use Ansys software frequently and consistently. We also offer Ansys Elastic Licensing for pay-per-use access across the Ansys portfolio, both on-premises and in the cloud. Ansys Elastic Licensing is a flexible, pay-per-use licensing model that enables usage-based licensing for software, computing power and Ansys Cloud hardware. It complements and augments the value of other licensing solutions, removing access barriers like number of users, product access and HPC capacity.



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Understand how scalable licensing enables you to perform more high-fidelity simulations in less time on today’s multicore computers.


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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).

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