FOR RELEASE Wednesday, November 30, 2005
PLANO, Texas– UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced it is in the final development stages for porting NX™ software, its comprehensive software solution for digital product development, to Linux® operating system on x64 technology. UGS in cooperation with AMD, a leading microprocessor developer, has provided significant support during the development process to ensure compatibility and performance.
“We are pleased with the rapid progress our development team has made on Linux,” said Bob Brandenstein, director of Technology Management at UGS. “Our team has leveraged AMD Opteron™ processors for performance tuning and compatibility testing as well as compiling, building and testing our NX software on Linux. Support from allies like AMD accelerates our development process so we can quickly bring our products to market and better serve our customers.”
Linux offers a migration path for NX UNIX® customers looking to move to the price-performance benefits available with x64-based systems. 64-bit applications running on AMD64 technology have the ability to address large amounts of memory, allowing the development of large, complex models and improving the time-to-market for design. As an added benefit, these systems are backward-compatible, allowing customers to run the latest 64-bit applications along with any existing 32-bit applications on the same machine.
“AMD 64-bit technology is a perfect fit for a high performance product such as UGS’ NX digital product design software,” said Pat Patla, director server/workstation marketing, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD (NYSE: AMD). “In addition to the large memory address space, customers can experience excellent integer and floating point performance plus benefit from increased processing power offered by AMD’s dual-core technology.”
UGS plans to announce NX availability on Linux by the end of 2005.
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation.
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