March 24, 2009 -- ANSYS, Inc. has announced the addition of large-scale high-performance computing (HPC) systems from HP that will enhance the companyís software research and development efforts. The new HP solution expands the organizationís computing capacity and is key to ensuring the continued position of ANSYS in engineering software for HPC scalability.
Two HPC systems, totaling 76 server nodes with 576 cores, are being deployed to support increasingly compute-intensive engineering simulation workloads. The systems include 28 HP ProLiant DL 165/160 server nodes located in the United States and 48 HP ProLiant BL465c blade server nodes in Germany. The systems are based on quad-core processors from AMD and Intel.
The HPC systems provide ANSYS with the capacity and throughput needed for support of large-scale industrial problems being addressed by a wide range of ANSYS customers. "As our user community demands more and more from simulation, we implement greater depth and breadth into our multiphysics technology, which together provides functionality that mirrors the real world. These improvements require more computational resources. Todayís state-of-the-art systems are handling simulations of a size that we could not even imagine a few years ago. It is a critical area for continued research and investment by ANSYS," said Jim Cashman, President and CEO of ANSYS, Inc.
The HP clusters deployed by ANSYS are being used for software tuning and performance testing, using large-scale industrial simulation workloads. "The new systems underscore our strong technical and commercial involvement with HP and provide us with outstanding ability to support our mutual customers. We expect the demand for large-scale simulation to grow, and these additional resources position us to ensure that we have the infrastructure and the foresight to drive areas of future opportunity for our customers," Cashman added.
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