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ANSYS to Acquire LSTC

Today ANSYS announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC), the premier provider of explicit dynamics and other advanced finite element analysis technology. Once closed, the acquisition will empower ANSYS customers to solve a new class of engineering challenges, including developing safer automobiles, aircraft and trains while reducing or even eliminating the need for costly physical testing.

ANSYS Cloud HPC Increases Simulation throughput for Hundreds of Organizations

Engineers are unlocking increased compute capacity to achieve advancements in 5G, autonomous systems, electric vehicles, and other global megatrends thanks to ANSYS Cloud HPC, powered by Microsoft Azure. Available from directly within ANSYS engineering simulation software, ANSYS Cloud is helping organizations rapidly run high-fidelity simulations, shortening development cycles and increasing time to market. “”Organizations benefit from Azure’s vast number of on-demand compute cores to run large parallel and tightly coupled simulations, enabled by infrastructure specifically designed for HPC featuring RDMA InfiniBand. With Azure, ANSYS customers get performance without sacrificing security as sensitive proprietary data remains highly secure and protected by technologies that prohibit unauthorized access.”

Advancing manufacturing with simulation-based digital twins

The concept of a digital twin—the mirroring of a physical object with a virtual object created by simulation-based engineering—has been around since NASA began using numerical simulation technology and comparing the results to ground-based physical models as it developed and managed early spacecraft. “Today, digital twins are hot—a subject of intense interest and investment. Gartner puts digital twins fourth on its list of the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2019.”

Podcast: Rescale powers Innovation in Antenna Design

In this Big Compute podcast, Gabriel Broner hosts Mike Hollenbeck, founder and CTO at Optisys. Optisys is a startup that is changing the antenna industry. Using HPC in the cloud and 3D printing they are able to design customized antennas which are much smaller, lighter and higher performing than traditional antennas.

Supercomputing Aerodynamics in Paralympic Cycling

A project carried out at the National University of Ireland Galway and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and KU Leuven has been exploring the role of aerodynamic science in Paralympic cycling. “This work also opens the door for world-class Paralympic athletes to have the same expertise and equipment available to them as other professional athletes. At the world championships and Paralympics where tenths of seconds can decide medals this work can unlock that vital time!”

Job of the Week: Software Developer at ANSYS

ANSYS in Canonsburg, PA is seeking a Software Developer in our Job of the Week. “The Software Development Engineer involves developing, implementing, and maintaining functionality related to the ANSYS MAPDL application and Mechanical product line.”

UberCloud moves HPC Workloads to the Cloud with ANSYS Discovery Live

In this video, Thomas Francis from the UberCloud leads a discussion on how engineers and IT in the various organizations can benefit from Cloud computing. “UberCloud’s pre-packaged ANSYS cloud solution comes with a fully interactive desktop environment, accessed through a secure browser connection. You can leverage ANSYS’s powerful GUI-based tools such as Design Modeler and Workbench for iterative analysis, and you can also run batch or background jobs when needed using RSM.”

Job of the Week: HPC Software Developer at ANSYS

ANSYS is seeking an HPC Software Developer in our Job of the Week. “The Software Developer II is responsible for assisting in the design, development and maintenance of the next generation, multi-physics coupling engine. This developer can expect to be engaged in all stages of code and capability planning, creation and evolution, and to work closely with other groups as they adopt the coupling infrastructure. Emphasis is on planning and executing work at the iteration (approximately monthly) time scale.”

Oracle Cloud steps up to HPC Workloads at ISC 2018

Over at the Oracle Blog, Karan Batta writes that the company is working to make the Oracle Cloud one of the the best platforms for HPC workloads. “We designed our cloud with HPC as one of the core use-cases, and this influenced everything from our choice of server hardware to our data-center design with nonblocking network to ensure low-latency and high-bandwidth connectivity between compute nodes. Our new managed File Storage service is built with performance as one of its most important characteristics, enabling you to offload the management of a high-performance clustered file system.”

ANSYS Software Powers Additive Manufacturing of Metal Components

Ansys is hoping to transform how industries such as aerospace and defense, biotech and automotive can manufacture metal parts thanks to its new solutions for metal additive manufacturing. “Our technology spurs the efficient creation of parts for some of the world’s most demanding applications, including military machines on foreign soil, spacecraft on other planets and even custom-printed human body parts at hospitals.”