ANSYS

ANSYS

Ansys publishes engineering analysis software across a range of disciplines including finite element analysis, structural analysis, computational fluid dynamics, explicit and implicit methods, and heat transfer.

Component Recommendations

Processor Processor

ANSYS Mechanical + ANSYS Fluent

ANSYS Mechanical and ANSYS Fluent take full advantage of all available CPU cores. Therefore, the more cores the better. We recommend dual processor configurations for maximum performance.

Please note that ANSYS software is relegated to a specific number of cores, therefore you should choose a configuration that will maximize the performance of your core license.

Memory Memory

In general, 3-6GB of RAM per CPU core is recommended. For example, if you select a single 12-core processor, 32GB will suffice for basic tasks or 64GB for more demanding workloads.

Storage Storage

We recommend having two drives which provides the best performance:

  1. Primary Drive: SSD for the operating system and software
  2. Secondary Drive: another SSD, or for better performance, an NVMe Flash Storage Drive (the "HP Z Turbo Drive") for active project files

If you need additional storage for large, infrequently accessed files, we also recommend one or more 4TB, 6TB or 8TB+ hard drives. Hard drives also work well for storing export files as the export/rendering process is generally not write intensive.

Graphics Graphics

ANSYS takes advantage of GPU acceleration, however according to benchmarks, performance gains are more significant with more processor cores vs. using GPU acceleration. Therefore we recommend maximizing your core count instead of going with a high-end graphics cards. We recommend a Quadro M2000 in this situation.

If you're maximized your core count and want added performance, then we recommend high-end Quadro graphics card such as the M5000 or a Tesla accelerator.

Chassis Chassis

The Z840 is recommended if you require dual processors or dual high performance graphics cards. The Z840 can support up to 6 hard drives or 10 SSDs.

The Z640 is recommended if you require a single high-end processor or single high-performance graphics card. You can always add a second processor and double the memory at a later date using the optional Z640 processor riser. The Z640 can support up to 4 hard drives or 6 SSDs.

The Z440 is recommended if you require a single processor with a low core count or mid-range graphics card. The Z440 can support up to 4 hard drives or 6 SSDs.

Configuration Recommendations

HP Z640

  • 10-Core 2.2GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-2630 v4 [10-cores / 20-threads]
  • 64GB (4x 16GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB SATA3 2.5" Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro M2000 4GB

$3300.00

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HP Z640

  • 18-Core 2.3GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-2686 v4 [18-cores / 36-threads]
  • 128GB (4x 32GB) of 2133MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB SATA3 2.5" Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro M2000 4GB

$5100.00

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HP Z640

  • 22-Core 2.2GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-2699 v4 [22-cores / 44-threads]
  • 128GB (4x 32GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB SATA3 2.5" Solid-State Drive
  • 500GB SATA3 2.5" Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro M2000 4GB

$8350.00

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HP Z840

  • Dual 10-Core 2.2GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-2630 v4 [20-cores / 40-threads]
  • 128GB (8x 16GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB SATA3 2.5" Solid-State Drive
  • 500GB SATA3 2.5" Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro M2000 4GB

$6100.00

Customize & Buy

HP Z840

  • Dual 18-Core 2.3GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-2686 v4 [36-cores / 72-threads]
  • 256GB (8x 32GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB SATA3 2.5" Solid-State Drive
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro P5000 16GB

$11450.00

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HP Z840

  • Dual 22-Core 2.2GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-2699 v4 [44-cores / 88-threads]
  • 256GB (8x 32GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB SATA3 2.5" Solid-State Drive
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro P6000 24GB

$19200.00

Customize & Buy

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