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Gridgen for Linux released
Posted Thu August 16, 2001 @04:57PM
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News Rick Matus writes "Pointwise Releases Gridgen for Linux Fort Worth, TX, August 20, 2001 - Pointwise today released Gridgen, their mesh generation and pre-processing software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD), for the Linux operating system.

"We're very excited about the Linux port of Gridgen" said Dr. John Steinbrenner, Pointwise's Vice President of Research and Development. "CFD engineers had submitted more requests for Linux than any other hardware platform." Gridgen's Linux port uses the most up-to-date drivers from graphics accelerator vendors to provide OpenGL hardware acceleration.

Scott Percival, a Gridgen for Linux Beta tester at the U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Center's Carderock Division, wrote that "I had all the power and capability of Gridgen on my PC without having to give up Unix" Another Beta tester at Lockheed Martin wrote that "We were very pleased with the Beta version and eagerly await the shipping version of Gridgen for Linux."

Gridgen is a meshing application for CFD that generates hexahedral, tetrahedral, and hybrid (prisms and pyramids) meshes. The software runs on the 5 major Unix platforms, Linux, and Windows operating systems. Gridgen is a complete meshing application and includes trimmed-NURB geometry import from CAD systems, meshing tools, and direct interfaces to CFD solvers such as Fluent, STAR-CD, and CFX. Gridgen reduces meshing time through:

  • Fault tolerant,"repairless" meshing of sloppy CAD models
  • High quality mesh cells - leading directly to high accuracy simulations
  • Responsive and knowledgeable tech support

Further information on Gridgen can be obtained from Pointwise's web site,

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