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Ansys customers have another reason to leverage Ansys’ simulation solutions in the cloud with the latest 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors with 3D V-Cache™ technology.

Ansys Cloud, the managed cloud service provided by Ansys and enabled on Microsoft Azure, recently announced availability of 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors with AMD 3D V-Cache technology with HBv3 virtual machines (VMs). The development unites three powerful catalysts of innovation — chip development, simulation, and cloud computing — to offer a more robust, three-layered approach to computing without on-premises hardware restrictions.

“There is more demand than ever for high performance computing. At AMD, we continue to look at providing our partners and customers with the right processor to support the right workload, and the 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processor with AMD 3D V-cache technology does that for technical workloads. We are excited to work with Microsoft Azure and Ansys to create a solution that provides fantastic performance for technical workloads like CFD, FEA, and more.”

— Raghu Nambiar, corporate vice president, Data Center Ecosystem and Solutions, AMD

Designed specifically to accelerate computer-aided engineering (CAE) workflows, the new Azure HBv3 VMs with 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors with AMD 3D V-Cache technology produce unprecedented performance boosts for technical computing workloads. In early testing by Azure, the company saw up to 80% improvement in large-scale computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations and up to 50% improvement in explicit finite element analysis (FEA) crash tests. This means that Ansys Cloud customers can solve CAE problems much faster, leading to better design decisions in a shorter amount of time.

“In every industry and research community, innovation is now a compute-bound problem, which means advances in HPC are now more strategically important to Microsoft Azure customers than ever. Working closely with Ansys, we’re able to quickly bring 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors with AMD 3D V-cache into Azure HPC virtual machines, HBv3, to the benefit of all Ansys Cloud customers. It’s an impressive combination of software tools and one of the most powerful HPC solutions available.”

— Evan Burness, Principal Program Manager for HPC, Microsoft Azure

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With an Ansys Cloud trial, you can experience running Ansys simulations in the cloud at no cost. Your trial includes a free subscription to Ansys Cloud service with access to Ansys solvers and cloud hardware.

Cloud customers already benefit from receiving hardware developments and advancements without having to update their physical systems. But backed by a processor with more speed and upgraded performance, engineers, designers, and product developers will be able to explore more design alternatives and run larger simulations. As another perk, with the release of the upgraded HBv3s, the VM option will appear automatically for Ansys Cloud customers to easily select without further action needed.

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