Gridgen Ported to Silicon Graphics Prism Deskside

FORT WORTH, TX (3 April 2006) – Pointwise announces the availability of their CFD meshing software, Gridgen Version 15.09, on the Silicon Graphics Prism Deskside workstation.

"The first SGI workstation to which Gridgen was ported was a Model 2400 back in 1987," said John Steinbrenner, Pointwise's Vice President of Research and Development. "We are very excited to continue our 19 year relationship with SGI on their latest workstation, the Prism. Gridgen has been available on Linux for 5 years now and it remains our fastest growing platform. The result of combining Linux and SGI's hardware is a platform that's well suited for Gridgen." Gridgen's port to the Prism was facilitated by the QuickTransit software from Transitive.

"SGI is helping to advance a growing class of CAE engineers and scientists who are moving from proprietary architectures to industry standard technologies that drive value and efficiencies into their CAE workflow," said Stan Posey, SGI manager of business development for CAE applications. "We are delighted in our joint-collaboration with Pointwise as we focus on the availability of Gridgen for the Prism high-performance architecture to further enhance CAE capabilities for our customers."

Other new features released in Gridgen V15.09 include solid modeling, a deformation-based scheme for pyramid cell generation in hybrid meshes, a new native interface to the FrontFlow flow solver, upgraded native interfaces to the FIELDVIEW CFD postprocessor and the Cobalt and STAR-CD flow solvers, and a port to AMD Opteron (Windows and Linux).

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today: mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Pointwise's Gridgen software generates structured, unstructured, and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers such as FLUENT, STAR-CD, and ANSYS CFX as well as many neutral formats such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), Mac, and Unix; and has a scripting language that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Gridgen as their complete CFD preprocessing toolkit. More information about Gridgen is available on Pointwise's website, www.pointwise.com.

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