Mountain View, CALIF. — MSC.Software Corp., an established information technology software and services provider helping companies worldwide develop better products faster, and SGI announced that two popular MSC.Software simulation products will be provided on the Linux operating system. By offering MSC.Nastran on Linux, MSC.Software and SGI make their powerful computer-aided engineering and advanced graphics solutions available to a wider market through powerful Intel Itanium servers.
MSC.Nastran is used in numerous industries to analyze and improve both simple and complex designs – from wheel bearings and bass guitars to planes, trains and automobiles. The results from MSC.Nastran are so trusted that airplane manufacturers use the results to get FAA certification. MSC.Nastran’s availability on the open-source Linux platform enables MSC.Software to address the critical design needs of companies that rely on this stable and reliable operating system.
“The Linux operating system has created a great deal of excitement among MSC.Software users because of its low-cost, high-performance applications. MSC.Software has taken the lead in offering Linux technology to companies that require engineering and design to help them bring products to market better, faster and cheaper,” said Frank Perna, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of MSC.Software. “We’re pleased with our relationship with SGI and believe that SGI will be a important factor in our success with MSC.Nastran on the Itanium Processor.”
MSC.Software is porting MSC.Software products to the new Intel Itanium processor. SGI is making MSC.Nastran available on SGI servers based on Pentium III processors and Linux operating system, releasing the powerful simulation tool on the new Intel Itanium 64-bit chip.
“This relationship will allow SGI to participate in the MSC.Nastran development and optimize system performance on Itanium processor-based Linux clusters, as we have in the IRIX operating system running on a MIPS processor environment,” said Ken Jacobsen, vice president of ISV Partner Programs at SGI. “SGI has had an excellent, long-standing relationship with MSC.Software and we look forward to working together to provide outstanding performance on SGI servers based on Linux.”
SGI provides a broad range of high-performance computing and advanced graphics solutions that enable customers to understand and conquer their toughest computing problems. A strong advocate for open technology, SGI is committed to contributing technology from its core competencies in visualization and high-performance computing to the open source community to help solve the toughest computing problems. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., with offices worldwide, the company is located on the Web at http://www.sgi.com .
MSC.Software is a leading supplier of simulation software to major manufacturers worldwide. MSC.Software develops, markets, and supports software tools that simulate the performance of a product design before manufacture. 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. For additional information visit http://www.mscsoftware.com .