ANSYS and Rescale Offer On-Demand, Pay-Per-Use ANSYS Software on Rescale’s ScaleX Cloud HPC Platform

SAN FRANCISCO–()–Rescale, the leading provider of enterprise big compute and cloud HPC, is pleased to announce that ANSYS Elastic Licensing can now be purchased directly through Rescale’s ScaleX, a SaaS platform purpose-built for solving the world’s most challenging engineering, scientific and mathematical problems with HPC in the cloud. ANSYS Elastic Licensing is an on-demand, pay-per-use licensing model which unlocks the full ANSYS engineering simulation portfolio including structures, fluids, and electronics solutions. The delivery of ANSYS simulation software on ScaleX provides organizations in virtually every industry with the ability to transform the way products are engineered and brought to market.

Rescale has enabled customers to use ANSYS Elastic Units (AEUs) in the cloud, backed by more than 60 data centers worldwide, since their introduction by ANSYS in 2016. AEUs can now be purchased directly through Rescale’s ScaleX platform, providing an efficient, single-vendor procurement of on-demand access to cloud HPC and simulation software. ANSYS Elastic Units are available in three pack sizes, which provide lower unit cost with larger volumes.

With Rescale, customers achieve the ultimate flexibility by being able to run existing traditional licenses and purchase pay-per-use licensing on ScaleX, as well as access a variety of hardware architectures via bare metal and virtual servers and their on-premises infrastructure. In addition, the ScaleX administration portal allows company administrators to monitor and control their company’s AEU usage by setting budgets at the user, project, and company levels.

“Pay-per-use licenses from ANSYS have been very popular with Rescale customers since we introduced ANSYS Elastic Licensing to the platform in 2016. Now we’re delivering the additional flexibility of being able to seamlessly purchase elastic units on-demand directly through the Rescale platform. I’m confident that our customers will be delighted by the frictionless on-demand and flexible licensing experience,” said Joris Poort, CEO of Rescale.

“Simulation is becoming ubiquitous, allowing engineers to assess more design possibilities and make better decisions throughout the product life cycle. Access to ANSYS on the ScaleX platform can be deployed in hours to increase their simulation throughput – empowering companies to innovate more and increase product quality while cutting costs and time to market,” said Todd McDevitt, Director, Product Management at ANSYS. “We also see tremendous value in the Rescale administrative portal, which provides IT and engineering managers detailed usage metrics and control to manage hardware and software budgets.”

ANSYS customers interested in purchasing on-demand ANSYS Elastic Licensing through Rescale should contact their Rescale account executive.

About Rescale

Rescale is the global leader for high-performance computing simulations and deep learning in the cloud. Trusted by the Global Fortune 500, Rescale empowers the world’s top scientists and engineers to develop the most innovative new products and perform groundbreaking research and development faster and at lower cost. Rescale’s ScaleX platform transforms traditional fixed IT resources into flexible hybrid, private, and public cloud resources—built on the largest and most powerful high-performance computing network in the world. For more information on Rescale’s ScaleX platform, visit www.rescale.com.

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