Solution Improves Engineering Simulation Speed and Accuracy
SOUTHPOINTE, Pa., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ANSYS, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies
designed to optimize product development processes, today announced that the
upcoming releases of its multiphysics simulation software - ANSYS(R) 11.0 and
FLUENT(R) 6.3 - will include support for Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster
Server 2003. Enabling high-performance computing (HPC) on the Microsoft
Windows platform, the new solution helps customers deploy computer-aided
engineering (CAE) at a higher level than in the past, decreasing the time
required for simulations and increasing the accuracy of results.
ANSYS 11.0 and FLUENT 6.3 take advantage of the Microsoft Message Passing
Interface (MPI) software layer in Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 for data
communication between processors on the cluster. The new releases also use
the Microsoft Job Scheduler in Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003, providing
an off-the-shelf solution for launching and controlling jobs on the cluster.
"Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 represents a breakthrough in bringing
high-performance computing into the mainstream of CAE," said Ferit Boysan,
vice president and general manager at ANSYS, Inc. "Many customers are already
using Microsoft Windows, and an easily deployed cluster solution that
integrates with their current environment and skill-set allows them to
increase the value they derive from simulation. We see great scaling on
clusters using Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003, so customers can
dramatically reduce the time spent waiting for engineering insight."
Using Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 on an HP ProLiant cluster,
ANSYS, Inc. recently solved a 100 million-degree-of-freedom structural
analysis problem to validate its commercial robustness. "Before 64-bit-
enabled Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003, our customers would need a shared
memory machine or Linux cluster to solve 100 million-degree-of-freedom models
and beyond. It's very exciting to deliver this type of performance with
Microsoft Job Scheduler integrated with ANSYS(R) Workbench(TM) to our
customers," said Mike Wheeler, vice president and general manager at ANSYS,
"We believe cost and complexity shouldn't be barriers to innovation and
discovery," said Kyril Faenov, director of high-performance computing at
Microsoft Corp. "We are pleased to be working with ANSYS to offer HPC
solutions that are easier to deploy, operate and integrate with existing
infrastructure and tools."
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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
countries. Visit www.ansys.com for more information.
About Fluent Inc.
Fluent Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ANSYS, Inc., the world's
largest provider of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and consulting
services. Fluent software is used for simulation, visualization and
prediction of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer and chemical reactions. It
is a vital part of the computer-aided engineering (CAE) process for companies
around the world and is deployed in nearly every manufacturing industry.
Using Fluent software, product development, design and research engineers
build virtual prototypes and simulate the performance of proposed and existing
designs, allowing them to improve design quality while reducing cost and
speeding time to market.
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product and service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of ANSYS,
Inc. or its subsidiaries located in the United States or other countries.
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