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Ansys has announced that the University of Alberta used Ansys software to aid in interpreting weather data received from the Phoenix Mars lander.

The university employed virtual testing with fluid-dynamics software from Ansys.

‘To make decisions about the prioritisation of data collection, strategic planners sometimes required input based on the results of the simulations, so we needed to quickly simulate new cases,’ said Carlos Lange, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Alberta This short time-response requirement was met by employing the high-performance computing capabilities of Ansys software, running the simulations in parallel on a cluster to achieve super-linear speedup.

The efficiency of high-performance computing capabilities and multi-core hardware together enabled new simulations to be completed within the timeframe required for decision making.

Ansys software aids Mars weather interpretation

Ansys has announced that the University of Alberta used Ansys software to aid in interpreting weather data received from the Phoenix Mars lander.

The university employed virtual testing with fluid-dynamics software from Ansys.

‘To make decisions about the prioritisation of data collection, strategic planners sometimes required input based on the results of the simulations, so we needed to quickly simulate new cases,’ said Carlos Lange, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Alberta This short time-response requirement was met by employing the high-performance computing capabilities of Ansys software, running the simulations in parallel on a cluster to achieve super-linear speedup.

The efficiency of high-performance computing capabilities and multi-core hardware together enabled new simulations to be completed within the timeframe required for decision making.

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