How to Boost ANSYS Performance with Intel Technologies

Intel Supercomputing 2017

ISC 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany (copyright Philip Loeper)

My visit to ISC High Performance last month in Frankfurt, Germany re-affirmed my belief that computing innovation shows no signs of slowing down. I participated in an industrial HPC user panel at the event, which has traditionally focused on big supercomputing solutions for government and research institutions. The fact that this year’s ISC broke attendance records and dedicated so much time to industry sessions shows how much HPC has become entrenched in other industries.

We have been working with Intel on a few innovations that I wasn’t at liberty to discuss at ISC, but can now share with you that Intel announced its new processors and improvements to their accompanying technologies yesterday. We have been working with Intel to benchmark ANSYS software on the new technologies before their release, so that our mutual customers can immediately see what benefits they’ll receive. Here’s a sneak peek at the results. Continue reading

Guest Blog – Research Shows Size Does Matter to Cyclists

Anybody who has bicycled with a group on a windy day has enjoyed the benefit of sheltering behind the person in front of them. Similarly, it is well-known in cycling that drafting riders (cyclists who ride behind another cyclist) benefit from the slipstream of the front rider. That is why in races, like the Tour de France, cyclists try to ride in a line to save strength for the final part of the race.

A collaborative research effort was conducted to study cycling aerodynamics with our colleagues at KU Leuven (Thijs Defraeye and Peter Hespel), the Flemish Cycling Union (Erwin Koninckx), ETH Zurich (Jan Carmeliet) and the Dutch-German Wind Tunnels (Eddy Willemsen). We are all now continuing these studies with the ANSYS CFD code to look into the aerodynamic effects in time trial races and in full peloton sprints. Continue reading