All ANSYS Academic Research and ANSYS Academic Associate products can extend their built-in HPC capability with add-on HPC licenses. ANSYS Academic Teaching products may not extend their built-in HPC capability. There are four types of add-on HPC product licenses as follows:
One task of ANSYS Academic Research/Associate HPC extends the base HPC ability of any one of the solvers that supports HPC that is contained in the base product (see built-in HPC section for more details of what HPC methods are available for each solver). Each task adds another core.
Both SMP, DMP & Domain Decomposition methods are extended to additional cores by the add-on HPC academic products. Please see the Built-in section above for specifics about what bundled solvers support what type of HPC.
For the structural, thermal and fluids academic products, the “add-on” HPC licenses can be used to extend the GPU capability provided by the built-in HPC tasks. Each add-on HPC license (task) can be used to access either a CPU core or a GPU card/slot. (See also the built-in HPC section).