New Ansys Enterprise Cloud aims for smarter simulation on demand

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Ansys Enterprise Cloud looks to take the simulation of complete virtual prototypes to a new level by providing a full suite of engineering simulation solutions on a cloud platform

Ansys customers are being offered the chance to deploy consistent enterprise-specific simulation workflows and data to more engineers, regardless of location with the launch of Ansys 16.1 and Ansys Enterprise Cloud.

The new solution, running on Amazon Web Services, aims to simplify and accelerate the transition to cloud-based simulation by providing a reference architecture for end-to-end simulation that can apparently be deployed within days – “minimising risk while boosting productivity”.

Users who adopt the Enterprise Cloud should be able to scale their simulation capacity on demand, including infrastructure and software assets, which should suit those with constantly changing requirements for optimisation.
Delivered in a single-tenant environment that promises to secure customer data, the solution supports 3D interactive graphics workloads and auto-scaling high-performance computing, so results don’t need to move between end users and the cloud datacenter.

“Ansys has supported cloud solutions for a number of years, but Ansys Enterprise Cloud takes the simulation of complete virtual prototypes to an entirely new level by providing our full suite of comprehensive engineering simulation solutions on a global cloud platform,” said Jim Cashman, Ansys CEO.

“Customers don’t want to be saddled with specifying, procuring, deploying and managing simulation infrastructure. That’s where Ansys Enterprise Cloud excels. Outsourcing the simulation datacenter allows customers to focus on developing breakthrough products while freeing up capital for other investments.”


In addition to the cloud offering, ANSYS 16.1 delivers advancements in the area of parametric optimisation. Elsewhere genetic aggregation in Ansys DesignXplorer automates the selection of best response surface algorithm.

The promised result is a highly accurate response surface, created automatically and quickly, enabling users to realise their best designs quickly and with confidence.

Ansys 16.1 also introduces distributed machine processing, which should enable simulation of the largest and most modern IC designs that can be solved fast on hardware found in typical clusters and servers.