From news at HPCwire
ANSYS, Inc., a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced that preliminary performance data for its software running on Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 will be highlighted during the 2008 International ANSYS Conference to be held in Pittsburgh, Pa., in late August.
…Early adopters of the solution include Spraying Systems Co., a world-leading manufacturer of industrial spray products for chemical, power, pharmaceutical and other process industries. Spraying Systems Co. invested in a Windows-based cluster in 2007, leveraging their existing Windows-based infrastructure and expertise. “The biggest benefit,” said Rudolf Schick, vice president of spray analysis and research services at Spraying Systems Co., “has been the speed at which the company can achieve even complex computations, which has increased up to 12-fold. Using a dual or quad-core workstation is fine for smaller simulations, but for complex extensive simulations, even multi-core workstations couldn’t complete the computations in a reasonable timeframe. We were delighted to obtain such dramatic results from our investment in a Windows cluster.”