Release of STAR-CCM+ V5 Heralds New Strategic Partnership for CD-adapco and Microsoft

NEW YORK, NEW YORK AND LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Apr 20, 2010 -- CD-adapco today announced a strengthening of their relationship with Microsoft by announcing tighter support with the Microsoft Operating Systems, Windows 7 and Windows HPC Server 2008, and the integration of STAR-View+ into the Microsoft Office 2010 suite of products.

CD-adapco's flagship product, the recently released STAR-CCM+ V5.02, is the first that CD-adapco has ported directly onto Microsoft Windows 7, giving the engineering community direct access to multidisciplinary engineering simulation from the comfort of this new operating system. Joined efforts between the two companies are underway to incorporate Windows 7 light-up features in STAR-CCM+. For compute-intensive simulations performed over a cluster of Windows computers using Windows HPC Server 2008, STAR-CCM+ will be tightly linked to the job scheduling features, compute node management features, and image deployment capabilities.

Commenting on the strategic partnership Jean-Claude Ercolanelli, CD-adapco's VP Product Management, said: "CD-adapco have been working closely together with Microsoft for many years. The recent releases of Windows 7 and STAR-CCM+ V5 have given us the perfect opportunity to cement this relationship further. The next fruit of our partnership will be the direct inclusion of STAR-View+ into Microsoft Office 2007 and the soon to come MS Office 2010. This will enable our users to distribute their simulation results interactively using MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel: enhancing collaboration between engineering teams by giving everyone access to interactive visualization of simulation results."

"Engineering customers want desktop applications to work seamlessly with their simulation models so we're very excited about the STAR-CCM+ announcement around Windows 7 and Office 2010," said Greg Kirchoff, Director of Vertical Global ISVs at Microsoft.

STAR-CCM+ allows users to distribute post-processed simulation results as "scene files" containing a three-dimensional representation of the stored CAE plot. When viewed using STAR-View+, scene files allow the viewer to zoom, pan and rotate the stored model and post-processing data as well as show and hide features within the scene.

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