Recommended Computing for Ansys Products

The Ansys engineering software suite is fully supported on Windows 11, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2019 (check out this link for Ansys hardware and OS roadmap). This platform gives the analysis community great computing capacity while delivered at commodity pricing. A multicore 64 bit processor system can address large amounts of RAM and allow large file sizes. A suggested analysis system may be something like:

Woman using a Dell computer with Ansys software on the screen
  • A processor with at least 4 cores (each product of the current Ansys product line uses 4 cores with no additional charge. Additional cores can be utilized with HPC licenses).

  • Windows 11 or Windows 10 Operating System

  • 4 GB (or higher) graphics card (DRD has had good experience with the latest generation NVIDIA cards. Please check the ANSYS website for an updated list of supported hardware).

  • 16-128 GB of RAM based on problem size

  • Two 1 TB PCIe hard drives in a RAID 0 configuration. This is the fastest performance configuration and should provide space for analysis models.

  • 17″ or larger flat panel display. Dual monitors are often desirable.

If you wish, contact DRD technical support ( for further hardware configuration assistance when ordering a new computer.

Whether the simulation is structural, fluid, or electronic, the Ansys HPC product is needed for parallel processing with greater than 4 cores. A computer with a single processor of six cores is considered as six cores. Similarly, a dual ten core machine would be considered a 20 core computer. Please consult with your DRD sales representative for the appropriate Ansys HPC licensing for the best price/performance ratio on these multicore platforms..

Ansys software is obtained by downloading via a web browser.