Apr 21, 2010

Dezineforce launches HPC simulation appliance for ANSYS

Dezineforce has teamed up with ANSYS, Dell and Microsoft to offer a turnkey HPC simulation appliance, pre-integrated with ANSYS engineering applications. The appliance gives engineers fast and easy access to shared HPC-based simulation capabilities, improving productivity and resource utilisation, and delivering greater insight into product performance.

ANSYS develops engineering simulation software used to predict how products will behave in real-world environments. The Dezineforce HPC simulation appliance for ANSYS is delivered truly engineer-ready, requiring no local HPC management or configuration expertise. Pre-integrated ANSYS software enables engineers to work with familiar tools with the added benefits of HPC performance and scalability. Additionally, Dezineforce simulation manager tools optimise simulation scheduling and provide transparent control over multiple parallel simulations, making the most efficient use of available hardware and license resources.

Gary Panes, VP Sales ANSYS UK, says: “Our customers are looking to high performance computing to make their engineers and design resources more productive. The Dezineforce HPC appliance, coupled with ANSYS simulation applications, delivers an instant increase in performance without any of the headaches traditionally associated with implementing and managing an HPC environment.”

Dezineforce CEO George Shanks adds: “We developed the Dezineforce HPC simulation appliance for companies who need to improve design team productivity by doing more simulation work faster or developing more efficient designs. Pre-integration of ANSYS in our HPC environment allows engineers to be performing faster solves within an hour of installation. The compute power at their fingertips means complex simulations are executed quickly and efficiently allowing the design team to focus on improving product performance, which can yield enormous business benefits.”

The Dezineforce HPC simulation appliance is proactively monitored by a built-in appliance management agent, which constantly checks system health. The appliance management agent alerts Dezineforce about any issues via a secure outbound channel enabling Dezineforce to initiate corrective actions or repairs as necessary. The appliance management agent is part of the Dezineforce service management agreement covering the appliance hardware, operating software, application environment and performance, and provides a single point of responsibility and contact for the customer.