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SOUTHPOINTE, Pa., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ANSYS, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies
designed to optimize product development processes, today announced the
availability of an enhanced high-performance computing (HPC) benchmark suite.
Designed to guide customers who are adopting HPC systems for simulation, the
improved benchmark suite has been used by ANSYS partners to assess performance
of software from ANSYS on the latest HPC systems and technologies. The new
benchmark suite provides updated simulation workloads for structural analysis
and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), exercising a variety of simulation
solution methodologies and addressing bigger simulation tasks, which
increasingly have become the norm as engineering organizations tackle more
detailed and complex simulations. The resulting performance data assists
customers seeking to understand the benefit of HPC for specific simulation
tasks and model sizes.
The expanded HPC benchmarking suite includes a set of simulation models
that are representative of the breadth and depth of ANSYS software
capabilities. Including 15 simulation models in the mechanical modeling area
and seven in the fluids modeling area, the suite provides customers with
performance metrics for a variety of model sizes and solver methods, while
reflecting the trend toward larger models and comprehensive multiphysics
Performance results for the suite of benchmarks have been generated by
AMD, HP, Intel, Mellanox Technologies and other partners, and they are
available on the ANSYS Web site at http://www.ansys.com/benchmark. The posted results
demonstrate the excellent performance scalability of software from ANSYS on
the latest HPC technologies, including new quad-core processors from Intel and
AMD, as well as the new ConnectX InfiniBand adapters from Mellanox. The
results reflect the ongoing research and development focus by ANSYS and its
key partners concerning software performance on HPC systems, which yielded
significant improvements to distributed memory parallel solvers and I/O speed
in the ANSYS(R) 11.0 and FLUENT(R) 6.3 releases.
"The new benchmark suite is a reflection of our commitment to working with
key partners in the HPC industry to optimize and demonstrate performance of
our software on the latest computing technologies," said Jim Cashman,
president and CEO of ANSYS, Inc. "This focus helps ensure that our customers
can adopt new HPC solutions that enhance the overall value of simulation, by
enabling faster turnaround time and larger, more detailed simulations. The
combination of ANSYS software with HPC leads to a simulation process that can
reliably impact engineering decision-making in the time frame our customers
need. The new performance results show that HPC is now within the reach of all
our customers, whether on the desktop, servers or clusters."
Intel used the new ANSYS benchmark suite to demonstrate the performance of
its Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5400 series, released in November 2007. "ANSYS
has set a high standard within the computer-aided engineering (CAE) industry
for HPC benchmarking and reporting," said Richard Dracott, general manager of
Intel's High Performance Computing Organization. "The new benchmark suite
provides a reliable and consistent methodology to measure the performance of
our latest platforms. Our close collaboration with ANSYS on benchmarking,
tuning and optimization enables ANSYS to take full advantage of Intel's latest
processor capabilities and to deliver innovative product releases that provide
customers with exceptional value."
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About ANSYS, Inc.
ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering
simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers
across a broad spectrum of industries. The Company focuses on the development
of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly
on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost-
conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and
validation. The Company and its global network of channel partners provide
sales, support and training for customers. Headquartered in Canonsburg,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A., with more than 40 strategic sales locations throughout
the world, ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ approximately 1,400 people
and distribute ANSYS products through a network of channel partners in over 40
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