10 February 2019
- Last edited 10 February 2019
There are two separate functions that have hardware support: Graphics cards to support the display and GPU Accelerators to support computation. Those two functions require separate cards.
The link you provided is for the graphics cards that support the display and you have purchased a tested display adapter, the P4000 Quadro. This means that your display will function properly. The display adapter uses GPU cores to help it write pixels to the display to provide smooth rotation of the display.
A second hardware card is used to accelerate the computation of the solution using GPU cores and there is a separate list of supported cards for that. Look at the full hardware support list. It clearly lists Graphics Cards separate from GPU Accelerator support.
Here is the list of supported GPU Accelerators. Notice that different cards have been tested for Mechanical vs. Fluent.
It looks like you are solving Structural models. When I tested GPU accelerators back on ANSYS Mechanical 15, the benefit of a GPU was less than adding one core on the main CPU processor on 8 of my 9 benchmark models. These GPU cards are more expensive than the display adapters. Before you purchase a P100 to accelerate your Mechanical models, I recommend you test how much acceleration it provides for your models. It may be less than you hope for and may not be worth the cost.