Applications like ANSYS CFD are at the heart of CFD simulations. Microsoft Azure "Big Compute" can provide thousands of cores on demand to ANSYS customers to run their complex CFD simulation projects. These simulations will be backed by HPC infrastructure in Azure enabled by RDMA and InfiniBand technology available for both Linux and Windows.
"ANSYS and Microsoft Azure have been working closely on a Proof of Concept (POC) with a large customer to run ANSYS CFD workload on Azure," said Ray Milhem, vice president of enterprise solutions at ANSYS. "The POC proved very successful and the data showed excellent scalability running ANSYS CFD up to 1024 cores."
ANSYS' cloud offering addresses a complete spectrum of pain points and needs, without forgetting its small- to medium-sized business customers or the young students who embrace computer-driven engineering simulation for the first time.
As part of the ANSYS cloud initiatives, ANSYS has been working closely with partners Microsoft Azure and FRAME to provide free cloud access to the ANSYS Student product for the tens of thousands of students attending the massive Open Online Course: "A Hands-on Introduction to Engineering Simulations" organized by Cornell University and edX.
"Microsoft is the productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world," said Jean-Roch Trannoy, global ISV alliance lead at Microsoft Azure. "The work done with ANSYS and FRAME on Microsoft Azure is a fantastic illustration on how Microsoft reinvents productivity to empower students around the world to get better engineering simulation and achieve more."