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Cloud Computing / High-Performance Computing (HPC)

Cloud computing enables engineers to apply the power of high-performance computing (HPC) to their most complex simulations to save time and improve accuracy.

Engineering Benefits of Cloud Computing

Engineers are frequently tasked with reducing the time required to complete product design cycles while producing more reliable and innovative products. Companies are also trying to reduce costs and work collaboratively with globally dispersed team. But delivering better, more reliable products in less time with a smaller budget is a difficult objective — and engineers in all sectors are feeling the pressure.

Cloud computing promises to help engineers meet these challenges by delivering high-performance computing (HPC) power when and where it’s needed. Now, engineers can simulate complex designs without sacrificing accuracy or project timelines, no matter where they are or what on-premises capabilities they have access to.

With the right cloud computing solution, even small businesses and start-ups can afford to access high-performance computing to increase their productivity and innovation.

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    Secure data storage and handling processes ensure your intellectual property stays yours
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    On-demand HPC access ensures an affordable solution at every scale
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    Integrated cloud computing lets you submit jobs directly from design programs
Engineering Benefits of Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing Levels the Playing Field

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Support a Remote Workforce

Because the cloud avoids the need for powerful workstations on-premises, your team can work at their best from anywhere.

Automatic Software and Hardware Upgrades

With cloud computing solutions, you always have access to the latest, most advanced hardware and software.

Enhance Collaboration

Everyone on the project can access submitted jobs, allowing easy collaboration within and across teams.

Flexible, On-Demand Access and Pricing

Cloud computing lets you access the most powerful technology available without needing to pay for it when it isn’t in use.

Unleash Incredible Power

Ansys Cloud makes it seamless, easy and cost-effective to harness the power of the world’s best simulation software on an as-needed basis — enabling fast, flexible access to both simulation software and the processing capabilities needed to run large simulations.

With cloud computing, you can prepare simulation models on your desktop and submit them to high-powered machines for processing without reducing the model size to meet desktop constraints. Ansys Cloud solutions display 3D results directly in your browser without downloading all the heavy data to deliver performance, no matter your on-premises set up.

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Built-in Cloud HPC access

Ansys Cloud delivers easy access to on-demand high-performance computing resources from within your Ansys environment.

Full Remote Desktop Experience

Ansys Cloud’s In-Browser Interactive Session is a virtual desktop interface (VDI) that delivers workstation-class performance to any computer with an internet connection.

Completely Secure Workflows

Ansys Cloud provides a highly robust and completely secure environment for running simulations in the cloud. At the Microsoft® Azure™ data centers, where simulations are run and data are stored, access is strictly controlled.

Cloud-Based 3D Results Visualization

In addition to the full interactive in-browser desktop applications, Ansys Cloud also provides a web-based results viewer which allows validate the results of your simulations while your data are in the cloud.

Economical On-Demand Pricing

Pay-per-use access to both cloud hardware and Ansys software is available on Microsoft Azure and enabled through Ansys Elastic Licensing.

Job Monitoring

Easily monitor the progress of your HPC job from within the desktop application (when using Ansys Mechanical or Ansys Fluent for example) or from a web-based cloud portal (for Ansys Mechanical, Ansys Fluent and Ansys Electronic Desktop Speos).

Cloud Simulation Will Become the Standard

As manufacturing demands become ever more complex, access to HPC will soon be a requirement – not a luxury.

Cloud Simulation Will Become the Standard

Industry Leaders are Turning to Cloud-Based Solutions to Increase Simulation Throughout.

“Ansys Cloud enables Hytech Ingenieria to calculate large and complicated geometries within hours, instead of days or weeks – resulting in significant time savings.”

Luis Baikauskas Process Engineer, Hytech Ingeniería

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Product innovation is exploding across industries, but new technology requires more complex simulations. The demands of these more sophisticated simulations can easily outstrip the on-premises capabilities of most businesses. In order to stay competitive, you need to make a huge investment in expensive, high-powered workstations and a space to house them – or you need cloud computing.

The cloud offers access to both the hardware you need to execute complex simulations and the software that runs them. All of it is available on demand so you can make the most of your in-house capabilities and support them with high-powered computing as needed. Flexibility and access to powerful computing keeps you competitive in a rapidly evolving technology market.

Turn to the Cloud for Business-Critical Applications

While almost half of cloud users involved in engineering solutions are at large companies, small and medium companies can benefit from the same technology to compete directly with bigger players. Small businesses are especially aggressive in adopting cloud simulation for this reason.

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Businesses cite reduced costs as a primary reason to adopt cloud technology

Businesses cite reduced costs as a primary reason to adopt cloud technology.

Surveys of cloud computing users indicate that as many as 40% of respondents see lower overall costs and 33% see lower maintenance costs.

Surveyed cloud users list shorter development time as the number one engineering benefit of cloud-based solutions

Surveyed cloud users list shorter development time as the number one engineering benefit of cloud-based solutions.

81% of survey respondents say they use cloud-based simulation tools to reduce development time and get products to market faster.

The flexility of on-demand HPC is redefining businesses' ability to react to market fluctuations

The flexibility of on-demand HPC is redefining businesses’ ability to react to market fluctuations.

Cost-effective, on-demand licensing makes it easy to scale operations up and down in response to changes in the market or product development needs.

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Debunking Myths of HPC, Cloud and Licensing

This webcast series shares the knowledge and experience of Ansys experts and our partners, to support strategic decision making related to IT systems for Ansys technology.

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Hardware & Usability Guidelines for Engineering Simulation

Join Ansys and Intel to gain insight into how you can optimize your hardware and software deployments for best performance.

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The Best Hardware for the Fastest Simulation

In this webinar, we reveal our research on all the fast hardware options. You will also hear from a leading authority on HPC from the simulation software industry on what works best for their software.

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Intel Processor Selection for Ansys Mechanical and Fluent Workloads

To assist customers, Intel collaborated with Ansys and with MVConcept to measure the performance of select Intel Xeon Scalable processor families using both single and multi-node Ansys Fluent and Ansys Mechanical official benchmarks spanning a range of size regimes and solvers.


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