CFX-5 Extends Support of 64-Bit Itanium Platform
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CFX-5 Extends Support of 64-Bit Itanium Platform

Industry-Leading CFD Application from ANSYS Now Available on Intel Itanium 2-Based Workstations Running HP-UX 11i

SOUTHPOINTE, Pa., June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continuing its longstanding relationship with HP, ANSYS Inc. , a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced that CFX(R)-5.6, the latest version of the company's best-in-class computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, is now available on 64-bit Intel Itanium 2-based workstations running HP-UX 11i.

The move will give CFX customers access to more computing power, reducing the time required to optimize all aspects of fluid-flow analysis within their overall product design and manufacturing processes. CFX-5 is already the technology leader with its coupled multi-grid solver that simultaneously solves the full system of hydrodynamic equations. HP's Itanium-based workstations give engineers the power they need to tackle much more complicated problems than previously possible on 32-bit machines.

"With the release of CFX-5.6, we have added support for the Itanium 2 64- bit chip, running HP-UX 11i," said Dr. Michael Raw, vice president of product development for ANSYS' fluids business. "HP's 64-bit Itanium platforms represent an important step forward in advanced computer hardware, and are well suited to the demands of compute-intensive applications like CFD. With this release of CFX-5, we continue to show our commitment to advanced high- performance computing platforms. This announcement reinforces our strong relationship with HP. We worked closely with HP's Itanium team to ensure the rapid availability of our software on workstations like their zx2000 and zx6000, and received excellent support from them during our porting efforts."

"ANSYS customers want a stable, fast platform for their simulation needs. HP's Itanium servers and workstations, combining Intel's powerful Itanium chip with the time-tested HP-UX operating system, meets their computational needs quite nicely," said Lynn Lewis, CAE Segment Manager of HP. "ANSYS 6.0 was one of the first computer-aided engineering software product available on our Itanium-based HP-UX platform, and this is yet another sign of the commitment ANSYS has to our industry-leading workstations."

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ANSYS Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries. The Company focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost- conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania U.S.A. with more than 20 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS Inc. employs more than 650 people and distributes its ANSYS(R), DesignSpace(R), AI*NASTRAN(TM), ICEM- CFD Engineering and CFX products through a network of channel partners in 37 countries. Visit for more information.

ANSYS Inc.'s Fluids Business was created upon the acquisition of CFX, a leading supplier of CFD software and services to the chemical, manufacturing and power generation industries. ANSYS CFX functions as a business unit within ANSYS with resources dedicated to improving customers' efficiency and profitability by delivering outstanding CFD solutions and support. Visit for more information.

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CONTACT: Chris Reeves, ANSYS CFX, +1-519-886-8000 or
Email Contact; or Liz Erk, Topaz Partners, +1-781-388-7900 x204 or
Email Contact, for ANSYS; or Lynn M. Lewis, Jr., Hewlett Packard,
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