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PRNewswire: ANSYS, Inc. Announces Strategic Alliance With SGI for Linux Initiative

Jun 07, 2000, 18:46 (0 Talkback[s])

"ANSYS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANSS) and SGI (NYSE: SGI) (SGI) today announced they have formed a strategic alliance to supply ANSYS, Inc.'s cutting-edge engineering simulation software on the SGI Linux operating system using SGI's Intel IA-64 based server products."

"ANSYS, Inc. is the driving force behind the collaborative revolution in computer-aided engineering (CAE) and offers engineering simulation tools to fit the needs of users throughout the design process. This SGI Linux port is one more way that ANSYS, Inc. combines forces with industry partners to meet customer demand. The consortium of ANSYS, SGI, Linux, and Intel IA-64 provides users of engineering simulation software the ability to run large models on high-performance workstations."

"The Linux operating system, supported and supplied by SGI, represents the opportunity to deploy computational servers with a competitive price- performance ratio. These systems will provide customers flexibility for implementation as Web or LAN servers, running the ANSYS(R) engineering simulation software. Customers also can gain the inherent cost advantage of Linux based computational clusters to address the needs of the CAE market," said Paul Bemis, vice president, ANSYS, Inc. "We are fortunate to have such an outstanding partner in SGI. Through this partnership, our customers will be among the first to realize the price-performance benefits of ANSYS operating on Linux, powered by the powerful Intel IA-64 microarchitecture."

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