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ALGOR Offers Multi-Platform Support for Windows, Linux and Unix.

PITTSBURGH -- ALGOR, Inc., a leading provider of design, analysis and simulation software, announced support for the following hardware platforms: 64-bit Microsoft Windows(R), 32- and 64-bit Linux(R) and 64-bit UNIX(R) workstations. This expansion of supported platforms allows users to analyze larger, more complex models faster than ever especially in multi-computing environments.

With ALGOR's multi-platform support, users can build a finite element model on a standard personal computer (PC); send the model to a high-performance 64-bit computer for computationally intensive analysis; and then examine the analysis results on the standard PC. Using a high-performance 64-bit computer for analysis along with a standard PC for pre- and post-processing makes computer-aided engineering more efficient and cost-effective.

ALGOR's multi-platform expansion began with V18, the most recent software release, which provides linear static stress analysis capabilities that are optimized for 64-bit operating systems. By the end of 2005, ALGOR will support 64-bit Windows and 32- and 64-bit Linux for all analysis types, allowing users to apply the power and speed of these hardware platforms to ALGOR's wide range of simulation capabilities including static stress and Mechanical Event Simulation (MES) with linear and nonlinear material models, linear dynamics, fatigue, steady-state and transient heat transfer, steady and unsteady fluid flow, electrostatics, piping and full multiphysics. Future releases will support 64-bit UNIX workstations from Hewlett-Packard Company, Sun Microsystems, Inc. and IBM Corporation.

"I have noticed a significant speed increase for linear static stress analysis on my Windows XP 64-bit workstation," said Tommy Breaux, Vice President of Engineered Casting Repair Services, Inc./Metalock Corporation in Denham Springs, Louisiana. "The expansion of ALGOR's solver support for all analysis types on 64-bit hardware platforms will be particularly valuable for providing faster run-times during complex analyses such as nonlinear MES."

"This multi-platform support provides increased flexibility and performance to our customers by allowing them to continue working within our easy-to-use Windows interface while leveraging their hardware platform of choice for analysis," said ALGOR Product Manager, Bob Williams. "Future development will support distributed processing, where the analysis can be spread out over a number of computers to achieve a solution even more rapidly. This all leads to true virtual prototyping, where complex multiphysics simulations involving motion, impact and large deformation can be solved and the results viewed as close to real time as possible."

For more detailed information, contact an ALGOR account manager or visit the company's web site - www.ALGOR.com.

ALGOR, Inc. provides cost-effective solutions for design, analysis and simulation and enables engineers to virtually test and predict real-world behavior of new and existing product designs, speed up time to market and make better, safer products at a lower cost. The company serves more than 20,000 customers in over 95 countries in organizations such as 3M, The Boeing Company, Delphi Corporation, DuPont, General Electric Company, General Motors Corporation, Goodrich Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM Corporation and NASA. Partnerships with other leading software companies offer data exchange with products from Alibre, Inc.; ANSYS, Inc.; Autodesk, Inc.; IronCAD, LLC; Kubotek USA, Inc.; MSC.Software Corporation; Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC); Robert McNeel & Associates; Solid Edge from UGS; SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. company; and others. Educational support and customer service includes the use of Internet audio/video technology for distance learning and free, live software demonstrations. For additional information, please visit our website at www.ALGOR.com.

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