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Dezineforce launches HPC simulation appliance for ANSYS

The Dezineforce HPC appliance is delivered pre-installed with ANSYS simulation software

Out-of-the-box, engineer-ready HPC simulation appliance instantly improves engineer productivity and overcomes barriers associated with specifying and implementing HPC platforms

Dezineforce, a provider of advanced high performance computing (HPC) platforms for engineering simulation and optimisation, has teamed up with ANSYS, Dell and Microsoft to offer a turnkey HPC simulation appliance, pre-integrated with ANSYS engineering applications. The appliance gives engineers fast and easy access to shared HPC-based simulation capabilities, improving productivity and resource utilisation, and delivering greater insight into product performance.

ANSYS develops engineering simulation software used to predict how products will behave in real-world environments. The Dezineforce HPC simulation appliance for ANSYS is delivered truly engineer-ready, requiring no local HPC management or configuration expertise. Pre-integrated ANSYS software enables engineers to work with familiar tools with the added benefits of HPC performance and scalability. Additionally, Dezineforce simulation manager tools optimise simulation scheduling and provide transparent control over multiple parallel simulations, making the most efficient use of available hardware and license resources.

Gary Panes, VP Sales ANSYS UK, says: “Our customers are looking to high performance computing to make their engineers and design resources more productive. The Dezineforce HPC appliance, coupled with ANSYS simulation applications, delivers an instant increase in performance without any of the headaches traditionally associated with implementing and managing an HPC environment.”

Dezineforce CEO George Shanks adds: “We developed the Dezineforce HPC simulation appliance for companies who need to improve design team productivity by doing more simulation work faster or developing more efficient designs. Pre-integration of ANSYS in our HPC environment allows engineers to be performing faster solves within an hour of installation. The compute power at their fingertips means complex simulations are executed quickly and efficiently allowing the design team to focus on improving product performance, which can yield enormous business benefits.”

The Dezineforce HPC simulation appliance is proactively monitored by a built-in appliance management agent, which constantly checks system health. The appliance management agent alerts Dezineforce about any issues via a secure outbound channel enabling Dezineforce to initiate corrective actions or repairs as necessary. The appliance management agent is part of the Dezineforce service management agreement covering the appliance hardware, operating software, application environment and performance, and provides a single point of responsibility and contact for the customer.


About Dezineforce:

Dezineforce has developed a high performance computing (HPC) platform for running engineering simulations designed to improve design engineer productivity and provide easy and transparent access to HPC processing resources. Deployable as an in-house, fully managed HPC appliance or an on-demand cloud-based service, the Dezineforce solution comes pre-integrated and ‘engineer-ready’, helping organisations meet the competitive challenges of today’s market by achieving better, more reliable and more cost-effective designs faster.

The development team at Dezineforce includes Professor Simon Cox, director of the Microsoft Institute for High Performance Computing, University of Southampton, and Professor Andy Keane, director of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre for Computational Engineering, University of Southampton. The equivalent of over 100 man-years of research forms the bedrock for Dezineforce\'s technology.

Dezineforce customers come from a range of industries including aerospace, energy, civil engineering and automotive, and include Arup, Contour, Nucon Industries, Hyde Engineering and Enabling Technologies.

Dezineforce is an active member of a number of industry associations including NAFEMS, the International association for the engineering analysis community, Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) and the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA).

Dezineforce is privately held and headquartered in Fareham, Hampshire, UK.

For additional information contact Dezineforce on +44 1489 611 842 or visit


Date: April 20, 2010