SOUTHPOINTE, Pa.-- ANSYS Inc., a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced that Enventure Global Technology, L.L.C. used ANSYS software to design and test their Solid Expandable Tubular (SET) Technology, a new drilling system that eliminates the telescoping effect that has often limited drilling depth.

WESTBORO, Mass.-- Ascential Software Corporation, the enterprise data integration leader, today announced full support for IBM's new DB2 Cube Views software. The Ascential(TM) Enterprise Integration Suite combines with Cube Views to accelerate the development and lower the total cost of ownership for online analytical processing (OLAP) and business intelligence (BI) applications by making them easier to deploy and manage. This new capability works with DB2 Cube Views' dimensional modeling to provide meta data management of information distributed throughout the enterprise.

San Diego – Entropia, Inc., the leading provider of PC grid computing solutions, today announced a strategic development collaboration with BAE SYSTEMS, a leading systems and aerospace company. This relationship combines BAE SYSTEMS’ global expertise in engineering and mechanical design with Entropia’s technological leadership in PC grid computing to further the goal of unifying BAE SYSTEMS’ compute resources under a grid architecture umbrella.

Blacksburg, Va. -- Airbags, which have been saving the lives of automobile passengers for several years, are now planned for use in military helicopters. One concern about this use of airbags is the risk of eye injuries among pilots who may be wearing night vision goggles when airbags deploy. Engineering researchers at Virginia Tech have developed a computer model that can evaluate the potential for such injuries. The results of this project provided the foundation for a multi-year research program that evaluated the risk of ocular injuries to military aviators. By using the computer model, the researchers were able to reduce the number of costly physical experiments. The project was funded by the Army's Aeromedical Research Laboratory.

Wheat Ridge, Colorado Aspen Systems, Inc., a world leader in the custom design, manufacture and service of a wide array of Linux(R)-based high-performance computing solutions, announced today the release of version 2.0 for their turnkey, browser-based software management system, Aspen Beowulf Cluster (ABC) Management Software. ABC 2.0 is built on the foundation of the currently successful ABC 1.2.

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