SOURCE: Applied Math Modeling Inc.
March 11, 2008 09:03 ET
Applied Math Modeling Partners With ANSYS to Distribute and Support CoolSim
Modeling Airflow With CoolSim Improves Data Center Thermal Efficiency, Reduces Costs and Helps Eliminate Heat-Related Equipment Failures
CONCORD, NH--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - Applied Math Modeling Inc. announced today that
it has entered into an exclusive agreement with ANSYS, Inc. for the
distribution, support and ongoing development of CoolSim™, a product
focused on modeling the thermal environment of data centers. CoolSim is a
hosted product that utilizes advanced ANSYS® CFD solvers to compute the
temperature, pressure and airflow within a data center. With the recent
increased focus on data center cooling and efficiency, CoolSim has shown to
be an effective tool for predicting the effect of changes in the data
Paul Bemis, CEO of Applied Math Modeling, said: "According to the EPA,
companies can achieve up to 30 percent greater energy efficiency simply by
improving the airflow within the data center. With data centers consuming
an estimated $4.7 billion in 2006 according to the EPA's most recent report
to Congress, the opportunity for cost savings and improved efficiency is
significant. With CoolSim, data center facility managers and planners can
easily optimize rack and computer room air conditioning (CRAC) unit
placement. They can also quickly identify potential thermal troublespots,
which can lead to equipment failure and downtime. The market opportunity is
significant, and we are pleased that ANSYS has chosen us as a strategic
partner to help IT organizations solve these important challenges. We look
forward to continuing the development and support of CoolSim."
CoolSim uses an easy to use graphical interface enabling users to quickly
create a model of their data center. The model is then automatically
submitted to a hosted server for processing where results in the form of
HTML output reports and 3D visual images are produced and sent to the user.
This mechanism allows users to perform multiple "what-if" studies of their
data centers to determine the optimal placement of equipment, or the effect
of adding equipment to an existing data center.
"Up to this point, the facilities and IT planning functions have not had an
ability to model the effect of additional servers or cooling equipment on
the data center," said Bemis. "CoolSim is an excellent planning tool,
providing the ability to model the performance of new data center designs
or changes to existing centers, therefore greatly reducing the risk of
equipment failure due to heat."
"We are very pleased to enter into this strategic relationship with Applied
Math Modeling for the distribution, support and ongoing development of
CoolSim," said Chris Reid, vice president of marketing at ANSYS. "This will
enable the ANSYS CoolSim solution to reach a much broader audience by
providing additional focus and domain expertise in the key target
application of data center thermal modeling."
About Applied Math Modeling
Applied Math Modeling Inc. develops and supports engineering simulation
applications for specific target markets. As a strategic "value added"
partner to ANSYS, Applied Math Modeling develops unique graphical user
interfaces (GUI) for target markets that require specific modeling tasks,
driven by the rich set of industry proven ANSYS simulation engines. These
applications are then delivered to the market using a hosted "Software as a
Service" (SaaS) model that is particularly well suited for periodic or
occasional users. This unique approach reduces end user IT complexity and
cost, Visit www.coolsimaudit.com for more information or email@example.com.
About ANSYS, Inc.
ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering
simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers
across a broad spectrum of industries. The Company focuses on the
development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze
designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast,
efficient and cost-conscious product development, from design concept to
final-stage testing and validation. The Company and its global network of
channel partners provide sales, support and training for customers.
Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., with more than 40
strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. and its
subsidiaries employ approximately 1,400 people and distribute ANSYS
products through a network of channel partners in over 40 countries. Visit
www.ansys.com for more information.
ANSYS and CoolSim are registered trademarks or trademarks of ANSYS, Inc. in
the United States and other countries.