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Business: 11% Growth Predicted for Graphics Workstation Market
Posted Tue April 02, 2002 @06:15PM
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Hardware A research firm for multimedia and graphics, Jon Peddie RESEARCH, announced the results of a recent study that once again demonstrates that the graphics sector outstrips technology industry trends with 11% growth predicted for the graphics workstation market in 2002.

The study also found that more NVIDIA graphics boards were shipped in Q3 & Q4 2001 than any other supplier.

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New Software: CFD-PLASMA-2002
Posted Mon April 01, 2002 @02:20PM
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News CFDRC, world leader in computational fluid dynamics and plasma simulations, announces the release of CFD-PLASMA-2002, a comprehensive software tool for plasma engineering.

CFD-PLASMA-2002 offers:

  • Comprehensive fluid model for 3D simulations of Inductively Coupled Plasmas (ICP), Capacitively Coupled Plasmas (CCP) and direct current (DC) discharges for a variety of applications that include pulsed, atmospheric and multi-frequency discharges
  • Full 3D Maxwell solver and advanced Filament model for simulations of electromagnetic fields in complex coil configurations in time and frequency domains
  • Deterministic Boltzmann solver for simulations of non-local Electron Energy Distribution Functions (EEDF) and electron induced reaction rates
  • Enhanced Chemistry Models and Expanded Database for Gas Mixtures commonly used in Semiconductor Manufacturing
  • Interface to feature scale simulators SPEEDIE and EVOLVE for semiconductor manufacturing applications
  • Expanded set of eight tutorials and a dozen of demonstration problems for a variety of applications including semiconductor manufacturing, lighting, feature scale etch, multi-frequency CCP, Plasma Display Panels, and thermal plasmas (arcs & torches)
  • Interface to Matematica 4 -for advanced analysis and post-processing of results
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    Buying the Perfect PC Workstation
    Posted Thu March 28, 2002 @05:54PM
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    Hardware Cadence has an article for PC buyers entitled The Workstation You Deserve. The article gives a brief, but decent introduction to the standards you should look for when purchasing an engineering workstation PC.
    Buying computer hardware can be confusing--not only do you need to worry about performance and price, but you also want assurance that it will work well with your current system, as well as with tomorrow's. Now's the time to learn how to shop.

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    Business: Trading Halted in PTC After Earnings Warning
    Posted Thu March 28, 2002 @12:38PM
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    News Stock trading in Parametric Technology was halted yesterday after a severe drop in stock price due to a second quarter earnings warning.

    Citing continued weakness in worldwide manufacturing, the Needham, Mass.-based company said it expects revenue for the second quarter ending March 30 to be about 5% to 10% lower than the $208 million consensus estimate.

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    ELSA Releases New Graphics Cards
    Posted Tue March 26, 2002 @02:52PM
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    Hardware ELSA has released the Synergy4 (entry-level) and Gloria4 (high-end) families of graphics cards.

    The Synergy4 boards are based on NVIDIA's Quadro4 550 XGL professional graphics processor. The card features a unified memory architecture that dynamically allocates memory between graphics subsystems such as the frame buffer, texture memory and vertex memory. This second-generation Lightspeed Memory Architecture™ (LMA) II load balances across NVIDIA's patented crossbar memory controller for optimal memory bandwidth usage.

    The Gloria4 boards are based on NVIDIA's Quadro4 (700,750, and 900) XGL professional graphics processors. The new graphics accelerators offer a combination of dynamic memory bandwidth management, highly optimized OpenGL® and DirectX® drivers, the industry's most efficient occlusion culling and an architecture that renders an astonishing 60 million lit, shaded and trilinear-textured triangles per second. The ELSA GLoria4 Quadro4 900XGL has reached an undisputed world record with a ProCDRS score of over 100.

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    New Software: Visual Solutions Announces ParaVista 1.0
    Posted Mon March 25, 2002 @02:16PM
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    Post Processing Visual Solutions, Inc. today announced the successful release of ParaVista version 1.0. This initial offering will provide product engineers with a powerful tool for interactively visualizing and better understanding the performance of their designs.

    ParaVista is a state-of-the-art visualization software system that operates on an entire set of parametric analysis data files rather than just a single steady-state solution. For visualizing parametric data, ParaVista replaces the tedious process of paging through several individual plots with the ability to interactively fly through the parametric data space while viewing the results.

    ParaVista 1.0 gives engineers doing parametric studies the ability to visualize their design analysis results in a more efficient and comprehensive way than previously possible.
    -- Fergus Merritt, Technical Director of Visual Solutions, Inc.

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