By Chris O'Neal -- John Picklo, Manager for High-Performance Computing at DaimlerChrysler, will kick off the ClusterWorld Conference with an opening keynote address Tuesday, June 24 at 9 a.m. Mr. Picklo is responsible for systems software and hardware for all of the engineering mainframes and supercomputers at the Chrysler Group. His background includes 25 years of experience working with information technology in various technical and consulting roles. Mr. Picklo's automotive background includes experience designing and managing systems to support computer-aided design at DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, Nissan, and Toyota. Supercomputing Online interviewed Mr. Picklo to learn more.

SOUTHPOINTE, Pa. -- ANSYS Inc., a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced the release of CFX-5.6 which provides increased accessibility to advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD). CFX is used by companies around the world in a wide range of industries including aerospace, chemical processing, power generation, automotive, oil and gas, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and many others to improve processes, solve performance issues and vastly reduce product time to market.

SOUTHPOINTE, Pa. -- ANSYS Inc., a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, announced the release of AI*Environment(TM), a robust pre- and post-processing tool to support complex and advanced simulation problems faced by engineering analysts. By applying the company's ICEM CFD Engineering technology to the structural modeling problem, AI*Environment is designed to provide a direct path from CAD to analysis and reduce time and efforts required in preparing data for large simulations.

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