Los Angeles, CA — MSC.Software Corporation (MSC), a leading developer of simulation software, announced the release of MSC.Nastran DMP (distributed memory parallel) on Linux, the first of its kind Linux simulation appliance, enabling customers to achieve supercomputer performance with PCs.
With MSC.Nastran DMP on Linux, one large task can be distributed to several PCs running in parallel, accelerating the speed of analysis up to 20 times, hence reducing costs and time-to-market.
“This MSC.Software Simulation Appliance is the first optimized turnkey Linux CAE solution in the market,” said Frank Perna, Chairman and CEO, MSC.Software Corporation. “Distributing large simulation tasks amongst many PC computers delivers major cost benefits against the other options available to our customers. Increasing the amount of simulation enables engineers to do more design iterations in less time, directly increasing business impact by decreasing time-to-market and reducing production and warranty costs.”
MSC.Nastran has long been recognized as a standard in aerospace and automotive industries. Other growing industries such as sports and leisure, medical and consumer electronics are beginning to take advantage of this technology. MSC.Nastran is primarily used for computer-aided stress, vibration, heat-transfer, acoustic, and aeroelasticity analysis. The FAA has recognized MSC.Nastran as an accepted standard for airframe manufacturers seeking design certification. MSC.Software’s products enable engineers to simulate and test designs in a digital environment earlier in the design process, further reducing costs while delivering more information to form the basis of design decisions.
MSC.Software is a leading provider of simulation software and services to major manufacturers worldwide. MSC.Software’s software and services are used to enhance and automate the product design and manufacturing process. The ability to model and test software prototypes has cost-effectively enabled manufacturers to design and build everything from sophisticated aircraft and automobiles to electronic products. Simulating product performance reduces development costs, time to market and warranty costs, positively impacting customer profitability. MSC.Software is capitalizing on the advantages of the Linux operating system for high performance computing, and the Web in all of its forms. For additional information about MSC.visualNastran, the company’s ASP, or Linux initiative, visit the company at http://www.msclinux.com , http://www.Engineering-e.com , or http://www.mscsoftware.com .