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Ansys and Nvidia Debut Commercial GPU-Accelerated Fluid Dynamics Solver

February 14, 2014

Ansys announced users can now leverage Nvidia graphics processing units (GPUs) to speed up fluid dynamics simulation and quickly handle large, complex simulation models.

According to a release, available for the first time with Ansys Fluent 15.0, the jointly developed GPU-accelerated commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver broadens support for Nvidia GPUs across the Ansys simulation portfolio, building upon the previous success with GPU support in Ansys Mechanical.

Ansys noted its technology leadership in HPC scale-up and NVIDIA's best-in-class hardware come together to augment traditional multi-core central processing unit (CPU) parallel computing with GPU accelerator technology. One customer taking advantage of this new solver is Parametric Solutions Inc., which specializes in the design, manufacture, test and assembly of gas turbine components and modules.

"Ansys has worked with Nvidia to make sure our joint customers can leverage cutting-edge GPU hardware for fluid dynamics simulation," said Barbara Hutchings, director of strategic partnerships at Ansys. "Ansys is investing deeply in GPUs as an emerging and powerful technology, which is why ANSYS has expanded its GPU support with Nvidia through new high-performance computing (HPC) licensing that takes advantage of both central processing units (CPUs) and GPUs, and new GPU support from Ansys electromagnetic simulation solution, HFSS Transient. Customers can now apply GPUs to speed up fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, and electromagnetic simulations expanding the value of Ansys HPC capabilities."

Ansys is a company focused on engineering simulation.

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