MSC Nastran 2012 Harnesses Power of NVIDIA GPUs to Transform Structural-Design Simulation
BEIJING, Dec 14, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --GTC ASIA -- NVIDIA today announced that MSC Software Corporation, a
leader in multi-discipline simulation software solutions, has
launched a GPU-accelerated version of the MSC Nastran 2012, Finite
Element Analysis (FEA) application, which is used in a wide range of
engineering simulation tasks.
The new GPU-accelerated MSC Nastran 2012, available for both Windows
and Linux systems, delivers performance improvements of up to 5x
compared with the previous version. Users will benefit from more
realistic models and higher quality simulations, opening the door to
design breakthroughs for aircraft and spacecraft, and for a range of
other mission critical systems.
"GPU-enabled performance improvements have the potential to transform
engineering analysis and design-optimization procedures," said Dr.
Ted Wertheimer, senior director of product management at MSC
Software. "CUDA-based GPU acceleration in MSC Nastran 2012 will speed
up performance by 1.5-5x for a range of models and industries,
helping customers improve their workflow and deliver better products
to market, faster."
Design engineers using models with predominantly solid elements --
such as the simulation of engine structures -- can capitalize on the
improved performance by introducing more complexity and realism into
their models, leading to more accurate simulations and ultimately
higher quality, and safer product designs.
"With support for single- and multi-GPU acceleration, MSC Nastran
2012 allows users to significantly reduce simulation turnaround
times, create more high-fidelity simulations, and improve design
quality," said Andrew Cresci, general manager of strategic alliances
at NVIDIA. "We are expanding our joint development with MSC to
include GPU acceleration of complex math kernels, allowing us to
address NVH and large dynamics problems for our customers."
MSC Nastran 2012 supports single- and multi-GPU configurations and is
available today for MSC customers to download. For more information
on MSC Nastran 2012, visit MSC Nastran for Integrated,
Multidiscipline FEA Solution.
To learn more about Tesla(TM) GPUs, visit the Tesla web site. To
learn more about the NVIDIA(R) CUDA(R) programming environment, visit
the CUDA web site.
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NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to computer
graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Today, its processors
power a broad range of products from smart phones to supercomputers.
NVIDIA's mobile processors are used in cell phones, tablets and auto
infotainment systems. PC gamers rely on GPUs to enjoy spectacularly
immersive worlds. Professionals use them to create visual effects in
movies and design everything from golf clubs to jumbo jets. And
researchers utilize GPUs to advance the frontiers of science with
high-performance computing. The company holds more than 2,100 patents
worldwide, including ones covering ideas essential to modern
computing. For more information, see www.nvidia.com.
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