Microsoft: ANSYS CFD and Microsoft Azure perform best HPC scalability in the cloud

Datetime:2016-08-23 05:27:51         Topic: Windows Azure  HPC          Share        Original >>
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Over past several months we have made announcements with different partners in the simulation ecosystem about the overall performance of various solver technologies on Microsoft Azure Big Compute. Today we are delighted to announce the addition of ANSYS computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solvers to this ecosystem.

Independent software vendor (ISV) 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 CFD software enables engineers to perform multi-physics analysis, including fluid forces, thermal effects, structural integrity and electromagnetic radiation to assess and fully optimize their products.

“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.”

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