Ansys provides top-notch engineering simulation software for various design challenges, with a broad range of features and capabilities. To run your structural analysis, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and finite element analysis (FEA) workflows smoothly and efficiently, you require a high-performance Workstation for Ansys.
A custom Workstation from Workstation Specialists is the perfect solution for your ANSYS simulations, as it is tailored to fit your specific workflow and deliver optimal performance and productivity. Contact our technical advisors today for a free consultation on (+44) 0800 180 4801.
ANSYS Simulation And Analysis Workstations
Ansys is highly optimised for parallel computing, meaning it will work best on a Workstation with many cores.
AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Pro and Intel® Xeon® W series are ideal options for Ansys Workstations. They both support high core counts, fast clock speed, ECC memory and multiple GPUs. With these high specifications and flexible solutions, they will have an ideal configuration for your needs.
There are a few types of Ansys licensing, but they are generally based upon how many cores are available to a simulation. To ensure maximum stability and optimised performance, we recommend selecting a processor with at least a few extra cores than your license allows.
Once you have narrowed down the processor options based on cores, you should select the processor with the fastest clock speed. This will ensure you have enough cores to maximise your license’s potential and each of those cores are as fast as possible. By combining high core counts and fast clock speeds your simulations will run as quickly as possible.
What Graphics Card (GPU) Is Best For Ansys
If you plan on performing simulation and analysis on your CPU, your graphics card is only required to power viewports and general display output. An entry-level professional NVIDIA RTX GPU will be more than sufficient for this task.
On the other hand, your GPU can be used to boost your simulation and analysis times further. Graphics cards have thousands of cores that can speed up your ANSYS dramatically.
Like CPU cores, your Ansys license can affect the amount of GPUs and how powerful those cards can be. We recommended configuring your system with as many professional NVIDIA RTX graphics cards as your license allows.
Professional NVIDIA RTX graphics cards are ideal for accelerating an Ansys Workstation. They provide high FP64 performance, critical to achieving the fastest simulation times. They also have ECC memory offering greater stability and accuracy in your workstation.
Best Memory Configuration For An Ansys Workstation
Ansys users need system memory, or RAM, to run their simulations and analysis. The minimum memory we recommend is 32GB, but more is often better. Ideally, you should have 4-6GB of memory for each CPU core to prevent any memory bottlenecks.
We also suggest using Error Correction Code (ECC) memory for an Ansys Workstation if you can. This kind of memory can find and fix errors in data memory without using extra computing power. This helps to make your workstation more stable and ensure the correctness of your simulation results.
Another thing to consider is the number of memory channels. Our internal testing has shown that using more memory channels can boost some simulations’ performance by up to 20%. In other words, having more modules with smaller capacity is often faster than fewer modules with larger capacity. Please contact one of our expert Workstation consultants today to discover the best memory configuration for your needs.
Ansys Workstation Storage
Your Ansys Workstation will benefit from a fast NVMe Solid State Drive (SSD). NVMe SSDs are the best storage options available today and are perfect for installing your Operating System / applications and keeping your active project files.
You could also consider a 2nd SSD to store your active project files. This way, your Ansys files will not have to share bandwidth with any other operations your Operating System and Applications may be doing.
We recommend our customers use a secondary traditional Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or Network Attached Storage for long-term bulk storage. HDDs are much slower than SSDs but offer much more storage space at a lower price.
Mobile Workstations For Ansys
Our WS-M IC-M Pro Mobile Workstation range is our recommendation for ANSYS users on the go. These laptops feature powerful Intel Core processors, DDR5 memory, NVMe SSD storage and professional NVIDIA RTX graphics.
WS-M IC-M Pro Mobile Workstations are perfect for Ansys users. They offer high performance in a dependable, sleek & elegant package.