Ansys, AWS expand HPC in the cloud to advance EDA
The collaboration, says the company, will enable deployment of its products on AWS – making simulation workloads more user friendly, while offering scalability and flexibility with easy access to software and storage solutions from anywhere with a web browser. By leveraging connected ecosystem applications in a cloud environment, users will reduce time to market, reduce costs, and innovate faster.
The newly formed collaboration will provide a browser-based, location-independent solution for the company’s customers – particularly product developers, designers, and engineers that have traditionally utilized on-premises high-performance computing (HPC) resources. Customers will manage and advance their complete computer-aided engineering (CAE), electronic design automation (EDA), and computer-aided design (CAD) product development in the cloud by leveraging scale, flexibility, elasticity, and global reach of AWS.
AWS offers an extensive framework, including products ranging from compute, storage, internet of things (IoT), Digital Twin, analytics and machine learning that Ansys can integrate.
“Cloud computing accelerates and expands simulation by removing hardware barriers and computer restrictions, streamlining all processes and workflows,” says Shane Emswiler, Senior Vice President of Products at Ansys. “By leveraging Ansys Gateway powered by AWS customers will have a stronger, three-layered approach to boost their innovation and efficiency by doing more simulations, faster, and with more flexibility on AWS.”
With Ansys Gateway powered by AWS, users will be able to access Ansys applications, enabling faster, flexible, and highly-scalable engineering simulations. In addition to reducing time to market, users will be able to reduce costs by paying for cloud resources only when they are being used.
Ansys Gateway powered by AWS will be available in the AWS Marketplace, allowing customers to access their existing Ansys software applications and will be able to create, customize, and connect Ansys software with 3rd party applications using minimal technical skills via a user-friendly interface.
Bill Vass, Vice President of Engineering at AWS adds, “This is an exciting opportunity to combine the forces of Ansys and AWS to help customers innovate faster. This work will make it easier for customers to use Ansys’s comprehensive portfolio of engineering simulation products leveraging a secure, reliable and agile cloud. It will remove barriers to scale globally for customers and they can perform more simulations and they can do so earlier in the design process.”
The benefits of cloud computing are far reaching with the ability to deploy globally in minutes to all target platforms. As an added benefit, says the company, users maintain full control of their data throughout all projects, ensuring security.