Canonsburg, PA — ANSYS, Inc. announces Hewlett-Packard Company’s Visualize X-Class Personal Workstation, powered by the new Pentium III Xeon processor, has passed the certification benchmarks for running ANSYS/Multiphysics, a coupled-field, multidisciplinary finite element analysis program. Simulation of real world products requires increasingly powerful computer systems, and the new dual-processor machines have proven to be twice as fast as Pentium II-based systems with performance gains of up to 800 percent across a suite of 18 tests.
Certification means that a hardware vendor’s workstations and graphics cards meet or exceed the technical requirements for running ANSYS, Inc.’s high-end simulation software. The series of tests, which are administered through the ANSYS Partner Program, have been carefully designed to mimic the ways in which ANSYS customers use their workstations.
ANSYS, Inc. is among the first software providers to complete performance benchmarks on the HP X-Class workstation. “These results are a great vote of confidence in HP’s new Visualize X-Class Personal Workstations,” said Paul Bemis, vice president of Marketing at ANSYS, Inc. “The performance gains this year are due to continuing efforts to optimize ANSYS on strategic partner platforms,” he added.
HP Visualize Personal Workstations with HP Visualize graphics subsystems feature the latest Intel Pentium III and Pentium III Xeon processors. These leading edge machines are ideally suited to ANSYS users who demand the fastest processors and advanced, yet cost-effective, 3D graphics.
“With Xeon processors running at 500 MHz or 550 MHz, the X-Class Personal Workstation ran the ANSYS benchmarks eight times quicker than the previous HP certified system. Thus, achieving a new standard in high-end computing,” said Joe Manich, director of Development Services at ANSYS, Inc. “This level of performance ensures that even the most complex multiphysics models will be solved quickly and efficiently,” he added.
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