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BW: MSC.Software and NEC Systems... Will Deliver Manufacturing Industry Solutions on LINUX...

Apr 07, 2000, 18:34 (0 Talkback[s])

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"MSC.Software Corporation (MSC)(NYSE:MNS) and NEC Corporation (NEC)(Nasdaq:NIPNY), Japan, have agreed to form a shared resource alliance to support MSC's manufacturing industry applications on the LINUX operating system using NEC's IA-64 based server family."

""The LINUX operating system provides an emerging, multibillion dollar market opportunity for extreme performance computing to address the needs of the scientific markets," said Frank Perna, Jr., chairman and CEO of MSC.Software. "We are fortunate to have such an outstanding partner in NEC. Through our technology leadership in this area, our customers will be the first to realize the price-performance benefits of Intel hardware coupled with LINUX.""

""This alliance will allow companies to take full advantage of the future Intel(R) IA-64 computing architecture and Intel(R) Itanium(TM) based 64-bit servers soon to be available from NEC," said Paresh Pattani, Vice President, Advanced Technical Computing Center (ATCC), NEC Systems, Incorporated. "NEC is fortunate to collaborate with our long term partner, MSC.Software, to offer MSC.Marc and MSC.Nastran family of products running on NEC's LINUX based systems.""

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