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Primeur weekly 2014-11-10

Special

Explicit Vector Programming with OpenMP 4.0 SIMD Extensions ...

Focus

BIG project develops roadmaps to respond to Big Data opportunities in Europe ...

Embassy Cloud is bringing bio-informatic data analysis to computing and data services infrastructure ...

ANSYS to introduce engineering simulation applications in the Cloud ...

The Cloud

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New research lights the way to super-fast computers ...

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Two photons strongly coupled by glass fiber ...

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Industry collaboration drives 100G foundation for supercomputer infrastructure ...

TACC to expand with $20 million new building in 2016 ...

NVIDIA announces financial results for third quarter fiscal 2015 ...

Stream Integration Announces Availability of the Stream Grid Workbench ...

Oracle announces latest release of Oracle Database Appliance software ...

Eurocom's mobile supercomputer now supports the most powerful graphics, NVIDIA GTX 980M in SLI ...

ANSYS to introduce engineering simulation applications in the Cloud

30 Sep 2014 Heidelberg - At the ISC Cloud'14 Conference in Heidelberg,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Wim Slagter, Lead Product Manager at ANSYS, based in The Netherlands, about the Best Practice Enterprise Cloud for Engineering Simulation. ANSYS is a CAE engineering simulation provider. At ISC Cloud, Wim Slagter shared with the audience best practices for moving engineering simulation in the Cloud and experiences with customers and Cloud partners. The experience ANSYS has learned is that, in order to bring simulation into the Cloud, you better leave your engineering data in the Cloud, in a secured environment. For this, it is good to have a Cloud provider who has both compute facilities as well as storage solutions for that matter.

If you leave the data in the Cloud, another best practice is to get graphical access, rendering graphics for engineering applications, making use of remote display tools. ANSYS has learned these best practices based on UberCloud experiments which are running already for two years by now. ANSYS has seen customers also adopting these best practices and they can clearly benefit from it for daily use of engineering simulation in the Cloud.

Primeur Magazineasked in how many different HPC UberCloud experiments ANSYS participated up till now.

Wim Slagter explained that in total ANSYS has been engaged with ten team projects, consisting of end users of ANSYS applications. Most of them were computational fluid dynamics applications, together with an HPC Cloud provider and obviously a co-ordinator from the team itself. ANSYS has learned through these experiments over the years.

The experiments were also a good basis to build out the ANSYS ecosystem of Cloud partners in this area because ANSYS customers have regional preference for working with Cloud partners and ANSYS can accomodate this through its network of Cloud partners.

Primeur Magazineobserved that the Cloud is relatively something new. Can it be easily adopted by ANSYS customers? Are these experiments really useful to help them adopt to this technology?

Wim Slagter explained that it is not easy enough. ANSYS is working on that, clearly. It is no push-button application at the moment for running ANSYS in the Cloud. ANSYS still relies on working with Cloud partners who are very knowledgeable in the area of HPC, knowledgeable in remote hosting, in security aspects. You need that combination of having a secure environment with people who are knowledgeable in HPC and remote hosting to run your applications in the Cloud.

It is all doable and it can be deployed rather quickly. ANSYS has Cloud partners who can set it up in a couple of days but it is still not a push-button application. ANSYS is still working on that.

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Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-11-10

Special

Explicit Vector Programming with OpenMP 4.0 SIMD Extensions ...

Focus

BIG project develops roadmaps to respond to Big Data opportunities in Europe ...

Embassy Cloud is bringing bio-informatic data analysis to computing and data services infrastructure ...

ANSYS to introduce engineering simulation applications in the Cloud ...

The Cloud

ConPaaS team to release ConPaaS 1.4.2 ...

IBM unveils industry's first intelligent Cloud security portfolio for global businesses ...

EuroFlash

ISC 2015 programme to offer greater diversity ...

Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm ...

New research lights the way to super-fast computers ...

University of Edinburgy - EPCC to issue Call for Participation for the Exascale Applications and Software Conference ...

Two photons strongly coupled by glass fiber ...

HP and Wind River partner to create carrier grade HP Helion OpenStack solutions for NFV ...

Bull to issue Q3 financial results ...

USFlash

Chematria launches search for new Ebola treatments using artificial intelligence ...

HP delivers Flash Storage performance and efficiency without complexity of rip-and-replace ...

Industry collaboration drives 100G foundation for supercomputer infrastructure ...

TACC to expand with $20 million new building in 2016 ...

NVIDIA announces financial results for third quarter fiscal 2015 ...

Stream Integration Announces Availability of the Stream Grid Workbench ...

Oracle announces latest release of Oracle Database Appliance software ...

Eurocom's mobile supercomputer now supports the most powerful graphics, NVIDIA GTX 980M in SLI ...