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Breakthrough Performance for ANSYS Software with Panasas
Posted Mon April 06, 2009 @02:12PM
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News Please join a free webinar on Thursday, 09 Apr 09 at 8:30am PDT co-hosted by ANSYS and Panasas that will demonstrate breakthrough ANSYS performance using a parallel file system and storage technology from Panasas.

CAE parallel performance and job turn-around times continue to be an important factor behind engineering decisions to develop FEA and CFD models at higher fidelity. Most parallel CAE simulations use scalable clusters for their HPC requirements, but for certain classes of CAE models, data IO can severely degrade scalability and limit overall CAE effectiveness.

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This webinar will feature speakers from ANSYS and Panasas who will describe the performance advantages when data IO is processed in parallel, and include a preview of FLUENT r12 through a performance comparison with FLUENT 6.3 and serial IO.


  • Barbara Hutchings, Director of Strategic Partnerships, ANSYS, Inc. Barbara Hutchings manages strategic alliances at ANSYS, Inc. and has been involved in the Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software business for 25 years. With direct experience in the application of CAE technology to engineering product development, Barbara is currently involved with strategic partners in the high-performance computing field, with the goal of helping customers get maximum benefit from their CAE investment.
  • Stan Posey, Director of Industry Development, Panasas Stan Posey joined Panasas in 2007 with over 20 years of experience in various roles of CAE and HPC industry and applications development with organizations such as SGI, Control Data Corporation and US DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Stan holds a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and has co-authored several papers for HPC research journals and technical conferences.

Webcast Participants Will:

  • Learn how the combination of application software from ANSYS and Panasas parallel storage for Linux clusters delivers performance and productivity advantages for ANSYS FLUENT and ANSYS Mechanical customers.
  • Preview performance results of ANSYS FLUENT 12 from a recent study conducted with the University of Cambridge for a large transient CFD case using up to 256 processing cores of a cluster with Panasas parallel file system and storage.
  • Learn how a Panasas solution drives CAE performance and scalability, but also provides simplified, appliance-like file system management and improved data reliability.

Who Should Attend?

  • CAE engineers and management concerned with improving the HPC performance of large DOF structural anaylsis and transient CFD modeling - and driving productivity gains into ANSYS CAE workfows
  • CAE industry and research professionals in application software development and IT administration of Linux clusters and storage

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