Changes Announced for Gridgen's Hardware Support

FORT WORTH, TX (17 March 2005) – Pointwise announced changes to the hardware platforms supported by Gridgen, their CFD meshing software. This announcement adds to and amends announcements previously made on 28 June 2004 and 2 June 2003.

Gridgen will cease support for HP-UX 10.20 on PA-RISC, effective 1 July 2005. Gridgen's HP-UX support on PA-RISC will be upgraded to HP-UX 11.11. Gridgen's support for HP-UX 11.23 on Itanium is unaffected by this announcement.

Gridgen will cease support for Sun Solaris versions prior to version 8, effective 01 October 2005. Versions of Solaris prior to 8 will no longer be supported.

Gridgen support for Compaq/DEC Tru64 will cease after 1 October 2005. This accelerates the previously announced end-of-life for this platform.

Support for IBM AIX will cease on 1 October 2005. This change also accelerates a previous end-of-life announcement.

Support for SGI IRIX prior to version 6.5 will cease after 1 October 2005. This accelerates a previous end-of-life announcement for this platform.

Support for Microsoft Windows is limited to XP and 2000, effective immediately. Gridgen may continue to operate properly on other versions of Windows, but its operation is unsupported.

After all these changes take effect, Gridgen will support the following platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows XP and 2000
  • Linux
  • SGI IRIX 6.5
  • Apple Mac OS X
  • Sun Solaris 8 and higher
  • HP-UX 11.11 on PA-RISC
  • HP-UX 11.23 on Itanium

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today: mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Gridgen runs on Windows, Linux, Mac and Unix; generates structured, unstructured, and hybrid grids; and interfaces with CFD solvers such as Fluent, STAR-CD, and CFX as well as many neutral formats like CGNS ( Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Gridgen as their complete preprocessing toolkit. Further information on Gridgen can be obtained from Pointwise's web site,

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