Do not do that!

Ansys cooperated with nVidia for cutting coupons in empty space.

In electronics (probably you are speaking about Ansys EDT/HFSS) GPU acceleration works only with Transient solver. And only for simple isotropic dielectrics and metals. As it was 8 years ago, nothing new.

They claimed some conditional GPU support in DrivenModal, but that appeared to be lies, and clever tricking in presentations.

They fail to explain conditions when this code works time and time again... and seems never able to use GPU.


We spent helluvalot of money for newest Quadro hardware, and it is never used in simulation.

If you want "some" acceleration, I would recommend HPC options, if you are ready to pay. And wait for new Intel Xeon generation. BTW, Xeon's, Extremes, and server-socket K-s are recommended because RAM subsystem (like 4-6 channels DDR4,5) makes difference; the same with CPU L3 cache.


What you said really helped me a lot.nI bought a Quadro M6000, and intend to use this GPU card in Ansys Electronics Destop to acceleration Driven modal simulation.nAfter drive and cuda tool installed, I found HFSS can not use M6000 with message like:
GPU Quadro M6000 is excluded for the following reason: not a supported gpu architecture

However, Quadro M6000 is Maxwell-based GPU architecture. In HFSS help document said : Only GPU cards with CUDA Compute Compatibility 3.0 (Kepler) and above should be used.nQudaro M6000 is satisfied. By the way, CST studio 2019 can use Quadro M6000 very well.