Data storage

Seagate Expands Use of Ansys Simulation Solutions to Advance Data Storage Worldwide

PITTSBURGH, November 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —

Seagate implements Ansys’ multiphysics simulation software in product innovation, from the smallest chip development units to the largest components of complete hard drive assemblies.

/ Highlights

  • Combining simulation software with data storage solutions improves fidelity and speed

  • Seagate uses Ansys portfolio to improve accuracy of data storage solutions and product advancement

  • Ansys and Seagate Reach New Three-Year Agreement, Expanding Seagate’s Use of Ansys Tools

Building on a longstanding relationship, Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) today announced a multi-year agreement with Seagate Technology to expand Seagate’s use of Ansys simulation solutions worldwide. Seagate, a global leader in mass data storage solutions, applies Ansys’ best-in-class multiphysics simulation software to product innovation, from the smallest chip development units to the largest components of the complete assembly. of hard drives.

The latest three-year contract builds on the existing relationship, incorporating new simulation and optimization capabilities for Seagate’s new use cases. Through the use of Ansys simulation, Seagate reduced the need for late-stage redesigns, resulting in significant savings in time and money.

More recently, Seagate has adopted Ansys tools in the development of its newest recording technology, heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR). With HAMR, Seagate demonstrates a radical increase in data bit density, which will result in significantly higher capacity drives.

HAMR systems are very complex and require sophisticated mechanical, thermal and magnetic models to evaluate the performance of different component designs and drive architectures. Seagate has integrated many Ansys simulation tools for this purpose, including Ansys OptiSLang. Seagate has applied this software to streamline HAMR simulation workflows and accelerate system optimization modeling studies using its AI/ML tools.

Using Ansys’ universal product platform saves time by eliminating the need to use disconnected solutions, allowing Seagate to delve into other areas, including optics, to which they use Ansys Lumerical, the benchmark for modeling nanophotonic devices, processes and materials.

“To meet capacity, performance and environmental goals on time, more simulation is needed across all engineering disciplines,” said Chris Woldemar, vice president of engineering at Seagate. “Ansys’ solutions deliver technical and business value, helping Seagate maximize the potential of data and build trust in our solutions.”

“Ansys is proud to provide tools to advance Seagate’s industry-leading technologies,” said Prith Banerjee, chief technology officer at Ansys. “Simulation is enhanced by premium data storage, while the same data storage solutions are enhanced through simulation. Premium storage strengthens simulation prospects in key areas of optics, chips and the progression of AI/ML.”

/ About Ansys

If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown in an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, walked across a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where Ansys software played a vital role in its creation. Ansys is the world leader in engineering simulation. Through our pervasive engineering simulation strategy, we help the world’s most innovative companies bring radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by imagination. Founded in 1970, Ansys is headquartered south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Visit for more information.

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