CST And Acceleware Announce Next Generation Hardware Acceleration For CST Microwave Studio®
Honolulu, Hawaii – June 5, 2007 – Computer Simulation Technology (CST) and Acceleware Corp. (trading symbol "AXE" TSX-V) are pleased to announce the latest generation of integration between Acceleware's hardware acceleration solution for CST's market and technology leading Time Domain solver within CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® 2006B and soon to be released CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® 2008 (CST MWS). RF design engineers involved in the electromagnetic design and optimization of passive components such as antennas, filters and connectors, as well as those interested in signal integrity or electromagnetic compatibility effects, can combine the simulation accuracy of CST's proprietary Perfect Boundary Approximation (PBA)® and the latest GPU computing performance from Acceleware.
"The computation power, which Acceleware unleashes, is stunning," commented Dr. Bernhard Wagner, Managing Director, Sales & Marketing, CST. "In combination with the accuracy provided by CST's PBA technology, this is truly a giant leap ahead."
"CST and Acceleware continue to invest in creating compelling value for CST MICROWAVE STUDIO? customers," said Ryan Schneider, CTO of Acceleware. "Acceleration technology enables customers to take full advantage of CST's accurate 3D EM simulations in dramatically less time than using software alone."
R&D departments struggle daily with the challenge to create and design new products that demonstrate excellent quality, at minimum cost within extremely tight timelines. Dedicated, professional software tools have tremendously eased the product development and engineering process through extensive use of computer design and simulation. This success has raised customer expectations to new highs, fuelling ever-growing industry demands. Acceleware's technology significantly reduces simulation run times for design and development engineers relying on the accuracy and versatility of CST's market leading Time Domain solver, while delivering unprecedented flexibility and capability for engineers at the desktop. Compared to a two processor, dual-core-per-processor computer, the latest integration of CST MWS with Acceleware's Accelerator™ A30 achieves a speed-up factor of up to seven times for many real-life examples. Using a ClusterInABox™ Dual D30, performance increases further still and the fully accelerated simulation capacity doubles.
Availability: Acceleware's Accelerator A30 and ClusterInABox Dual D30 are available today from CST for the transient solver in CST MICROWAVE STUDIO 2006B and soon to be released CST MICROWAVE STUDIO 2008.
CST develops and markets software for the simulation of electromagnetic fields in all frequency bands. Its success is based on the implementation of unique, leading edge technology in a user-friendly interface. Furthermore, CST's "complete technology" complements its market and technology leading time domain solver, thus offering unparalleled accuracy and versatility for all applications.
CST's customers operate in industries as diverse as Telecommunications, Defense, Automotive, Electronics, and Medical Equipment, and include market leaders such as IBM, Intel, Mitsubishi, Samsung, and Siemens.
Timely, local support is provided through CST's direct sales and technical support forces. Together with its highly qualified distributors and representatives, CST supports its EM products in over 30 countries.
CST's flagship product, CST MICROWAVE STUDIO (CST MWS) is the leading edge tool for the fast and accurate simulation of high frequency (HF) devices such as antennas, filters, couplers, planar and multi-layer structures and SI and EMC effects. CST MWS offers considerable product to market advantages such as shorter development cycles, virtual prototyping before physical trials, and optimization instead of experimentation. Further information about CST is available on the web at www.cst.com.
Acceleware specializes in the development and marketing of special purpose software/hardware acceleration products used to reduce design simulation and data processing run-times of High Performance Computing (HPC) applications such as cell-phone design, seismic data processing, printed circuit board design, drug discovery, photonic/communications devices design, oil reservoir simulation, lithography mask design, bio-medical imaging and others.
Acceleware products are distributed by Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software companies to end-users at the world's largest organizations in a wide range of industries. In each vertical market, Acceleware's third-generation board-level and engineering workstation products accelerate simulation and processing algorithms by a factor of 10 times or more, on average, reducing runtimes from multiple hours to minutes. Acceleware is a public company on Canada's TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol AXE.