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February 5, 2019
The newly launched ANSYS Cloud enables engineers to obtain high-fidelity simulation results and evaluate more design variations in less time and with a smaller information technology footprint, ANSYS reports.
With ANSYS Cloud, engineering teams can now also access cloud compute resources to increase their simulation throughput to solve larger, more complex models instantly, the company notes. ANSYS Cloud reportedly eliminates the need to deploy additional applications, maintain HPC resources or create new business relationships with third-party cloud vendors.
ANSYS Cloud provides easy and instant access to on-demand HPC in the cloud directly from within ANSYS Mechanical and ANSYS Fluent. Requiring no additional configuration, engineers can access ANSYS Cloud directly from their desktops.
“Altaeros depends on the fast turnaround of dozens of operating points on high-fidelity ANSYS Fluent models to support flight dynamics and mechanical design needs,” says Jon Everitt, principal aerodynamicist, Altaeros. “Cloud computing accelerates time to results and the built-in interface to Microsoft Azure within the ANSYS tools presents a compelling case for its adoption.”
ANSYS Cloud is a secure environment for running simulations in the cloud that combines Azure's productive cloud computing services with additional encryption methods for enterprise-grade security, ANSYS says.
Small and medium-sized businesses now have access to the same simulation throughput previously limited to large engineering enterprises. Larger organizations, with existing investments in on-premise HPC, can also tap into ANSYS Cloud to satisfy peak demand when their on-premise systems are at capacity.
ANSYS Cloud provides flexibility to select from Azure data centers across the globe that meet varying data privacy requirements. From startups to global corporations, companies can devote their resources to business differentiators instead of procurement or ongoing management of HPC resources.
“ANSYS Cloud puts the power of on-demand hardware and software delivered from the cloud in the hands of ANSYS customers to tackle their largest simulation models and provide unprecedented insights into product designs,” says Navin Budhiraja, vice president and general manager, cloud and platform business unit at ANSYS. “ANSYS Cloud uniquely combines ANSYS software with Microsoft Azure services and HPC infrastructure to create completely seamless cloud access, while still providing the robust, secure and high-performance simulation technology our customers expect.”
ANSYS Cloud is available for commercial use.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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