Oct. 9, 2019 — ANSYS and Digital Engineering have launched a simulation user survey that provides best practices and adoption insights to those moving to the cloud.
The survey shows that the cloud is taking hold in the simulation world. For instance, 17% of respondents are currently using the cloud and another 20% plan to do so within 12 months.
The growing need for cloud options is fueled by the trend of users increasing the size of their simulations. These large simulations require more high-performance computing (HPC) and data storage resources.
In fact, the survey notes that over a third of users reach peak computing capacity a few times per month. When these moments occur, users can access cloud resources to meet the need of additional storage and HPC.
Respondents were requested to note if they worked for a large, medium or small company. Based on those responses, 42% of those that are already using the cloud for simulation purposes are working for larger companies — while those working for medium and small companies split the remainder evenly at 29% each. However, smaller companies appear to be adopting the cloud faster than others, with 44% of respondents working for small companies reporting that they plan to implement the cloud in the next 12 months — compared to those working for large- and medium-sized companies reporting at 35% and 21%, respectively.
These cloud initiatives are also moving beyond the experimental stage, as 46% of respondents are proficient using simulation-enabled cloud services for production or business-critical workloads.
If an engineering business is going to keep up with the trends, it needs to start adopting simulation-enabled cloud services sooner rather than later.
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Source: Wim Slagter, ANSYS