SRAC Certifies COSMOS/ Suite of Analysis Software On AMD Athlon XP and AMD Athlon MP Processor-Based Systems

LOS ANGELES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 19, 2002--Structural Research & Analysis Corp. (SRAC), a subsidiary of Dassault Systemes S.A. (Euronext Paris # 13065, DSY.PA, Nasdaq: DASTY), today announced that COSMOS/Works(TM), the best-selling design analysis program for SolidWorks® software, and COSMOS/DesignSTAR(TM), a powerful design analysis program that works with all popular 3D CAD programs, such as Solid Edge and Autodesk Inventor®, are now certified on systems using the AMD Athlon(TM) XP and AMD Athlon(TM) MP processor for workstations and servers.

The AMD Athlon XP processor features the new, patented QuantiSpeed(TM) architecture, which can deliver up to a 25-percent performance advantage versus competitive PC processors on a broad array of real-world applications, including computer aided engineering. The new AMD Athlon XP processor offers a significant performance advantage compared to the standard AMD Athlon processor. The AMD Athlon "XP" modifier is designed to convey the extreme performance AMD Athlon XP processors deliver for the upcoming Microsoft Windows XP operating system.

Based on the state-of-the-art AMD Athlon MP processor and the AMD-760(TM) MP chipset, AMD's multiprocessing platform supports Double Data Rate (DDR) memory technology and incorporates AMD's latest innovation, Smart MP technology. Smart MP technology enables the combined power of the processor and chipset to deliver better overall performance on widely available, x86-based, dual-processor platforms.

Engineering design analysis applications such as COSMOS/Works and COSMOS/DesignSTAR involve the computation of thousands of mathematical algorithms while running simultaneously with the mechanical CAD system -- a perfect candidate to benefit from the increased performance of the AMD Athlon XP and AMD Athlon MP processors.

"The COSMOS/(TM) suite of analysis products are powered by Fast Finite Element (FFE) solvers, the fastest solvers in our industry. FFE combined with the speed of the new AMD Athlon XP processor allows engineers to quickly solve even the most complex problems," says Suchit Jain, VP of Marketing for SRAC. "With COSMOS/ and AMD, engineers now have a powerful, cost effective solution that can handle the most difficult engineering problems faster than ever."

"COSMOS/ suite of applications and engineering analysis products are used by design engineers around the world," said David Kaplowitz, Senior Division Developer Relations Manager for AMD. "CAD engineers require superior processor performance, reliability and stability to be productive with this industry's processor-intensive software. AMD is committed to the computer-aided design and engineering markets, and with support from COSMOS/, will continue to provide powerful engineering tools to the mechanical computer-aided engineering market."

About AMD

AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor's 500 company, produces microprocessors, flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD - news).

About Structural Research & Analysis Corporation

A wholly owned subsidiary of Dassault Systemes S.A. (Euronext Paris # 13065, DSY.PA, Nasdaq: DASTY), Structural Research & Analysis Corporation develops and markets the COSMOS/ suite of design analysis software products for the mechanical computer-aided engineering market. Since its inception in 1982, SRAC has contributed innovations that have had a significant impact on the evolution of FEA. For more information and a product demonstration, contact your local COSMOS/ distributor or reseller today, or call SRAC directly at 1-800-469-7287 (outside of North America, call 1-310-207-2800). For the latest news and information from SRAC, see the company's web site

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