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ANSYS Joins European @neurIST Project
Posted Fri June 16, 2006 @04:04PM
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News ANSYS, Inc., a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced ANSYS Europe Ltd.ís participation in the @neurIST project, whose ultimate goal is to provide a new way to understand and manage cerebral aneurysms. ANSYS Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of ANSYS, will work in tandem with other @neurIST partners to collect data, conduct basic and clinical research, develop patient risk assessments and suggest methods for improved treatment protocols and medical devices.

The project, titled Integrated Biomedical Informatics for the Management of Cerebral Aneurysms, is being carried out by a consortium of 29 public and private institutions of 12 European countries. It also includes several organizations from the U.S.A., New Zealand and Japan as external collaborators.

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Free Multiphysics Proceedings CD
Posted Thu June 15, 2006 @01:09PM
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News COMSOL is making available for free a CD that contains all the papers and PowerPoint presentations from its series of Multiphysics User Meetings last fall.

This Proceedings CD has 229 papers, 137 sets of user presentation slides, 44 sets of keynote presentation slides, and even 30 ready-to-run models.

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Business: NIKA GmbH to be Acquired by Flomerics
Posted Thu June 15, 2006 @10:00AM
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News NIKA GmbH, the leading provider of general purpose fluid flow and heat transfer simulation software for engineers, today announced the proposed acquisition by Flomerics Group plc

The companies will merge their businesses and market their combined product portfolio of simulation tools around the world. Flomerics as the market leader in thermal analysis for electronics with its flagship product FLOTHERM has a well established global sales network and will help NIKA to significantly expand sales into countries such as the USA and the UK.

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Events: Automotive Preprocessing Enhancements Workshop
Posted Tue June 13, 2006 @07:24AM
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News Fluent Inc. will host a Preprocessing Enhancements Workshop for the Automotive Industry from 10am-2pm on Wednesday, June 28th, 2006 at St. Johnís Conference Center in Plymouth, MI.

In addition to improvements in existing tools like prism grows and surface intersection, TGrid 4.0 offers a new surface wrapper tool. The wrapper provides faster turnaround time for meshing (from CAD to volume meshing) in complicated geometry while retaining excellent mesh quality and including more complex geometry details.

Through testing trials for front-end underhood applications, the wrapper, as compared to the traditional method of meshing, has proven to reduce the turnaround time from seven weeks to only one week.

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ATI FireGL V7350 Graphics Card Reviewed
Posted Tue June 13, 2006 @07:15AM
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Hardware Ron LaFon at Cadalyst has reviewed the newest workstation graphics card from ATI Technologies. The ultra high performance ATI FireGL V7350 comes with 1GB of memory, the first readily available graphics card to offer that much base memory.
On the ProE-03 viewset from Spec ViewPerf 8.10, the V7350 produced a weighted geometric mean score of 58.32. Although these are not the highest scores I've seen on these benchmarks, they are respectable. If you have large or particularly complex models that can take advantage of the 1GB of memory on the V7350, you'll likely see significant performance benefits.

The ATI FireGL V7350 carries an MSRP of $1,999.

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New Software: CoolitPCB v2.0 Adds Traces and Transient Flow Capability
Posted Mon June 12, 2006 @05:04PM
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News CoolitPCB, the price shattering CFD software for board level analysis, is delivering major new functionality in its latest release. Now shipping, V2.0 simulates traces, a feature unique for CFD software. The user can import board artwork directly for thermal analysis.

V2.0 also delivers the ability to handle transient flow, which augments the software's existing capabilities to test for standard JEDEC forced, free convection, slots as well as custom setups. CoolitPCB also reports component junction temperature, case temperature, as well as detailed 3D airflow and temperature distribution.

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