Acceleware and CST Announce Faster Electromagnetic Simulations with NVIDIA's CUDA



    
    CST MICROWAVE STUDIO(R) Users Can Gain up to 40% Performance Improvements
    for Electromagnetic Simulations with Acceleware's Next Generation of
    Software Acceleration Products
    

    CALGARY and DARMSTADT, Germany, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - Acceleware(R) Corp.
(TSX-V: AXE), a leading developer of high performance computing applications,
and Computer Simulation Technology (CST), a supplier of leading edge
electromagnetic (EM) simulation software, today announced a new CUDA (Compute
Unified Device Architecture) based Acceleware solution for accelerating EM
simulations with CST MICROWAVE STUDIO(R) (CST MWS). Trial tests of this new
acceleration product have delivered performance gains of up to 40% compared to
the current product. This faster version is compatible with current generation
GPUs, delivering significant speed-ups to CST customers without having to
upgrade hardware.
    "CST MWS users already benefiting from our acceleration solutions will
experience significant performance improvements with a simple software
update," said Ryan Schneider, CTO of Acceleware. "This combined offering
enables Acceleware and CST to deliver the first ever CUDA powered solution to
solve electromagnetic problems."
    The new Acceleware software uses NVIDIA's CUDA programming language that
was designed to solve complex computational problems, enabling users to access
multi-core parallel processing technology. Engineers and product designers who
value the CST MWS time domain solver's efficiency, accuracy and user-friendly
interface, will benefit from increased acceleration to help them tackle larger
simulation problems and meet production deadlines.
    "NVIDIA Tesla products in combination with CST and Acceleware's software
provide an accelerated design environment for end users to reduce the time
spent simulating products," said Andy Keane, General Manager of the GPU
Computing Business at NVIDIA. "Acceleware's use of CUDA in its libraries to
harness the parallel architecture of the GPU will provide compelling value and
considerable speed-ups for designers who frequently perform EM simulations."
    Acceleware's CUDA enabled solvers take advantage of highly parallel
NVIDIA compute hardware to offer performance gains while performing lengthy EM
design simulations. Users will be able run their CST MWS simulations even
faster while supporting the same accelerated feature sets that designers use
today including open boundaries, lossy metals, Thin Sheet Technology
(TST)(TM), Perfect Boundary Approximation (PBA)(R), dispersive materials, and
far field monitors. Single card, dual card, and quad card configurations are
supported.
    "Acceleware's hardware acceleration solutions have been well received by
our customers. Achieving an accurate solution in a shorter time frame is
instrumental in bringing their products to market earlier," commented
Jonathan Oakley, VP of Sales and Marketing, CST of America. "We are really
excited by the prospect of offering them an even faster, CUDA enhanced
solution as part of their regular maintenance."

    Availability

    The CUDA enabled solver is expected to be available by the end of 2008.
CST and Acceleware end users will benefit from this development as part of
their maintenance contract. All 30 series products will be supported. The
range of hardware acceleration products may be extended in the future. For
more information please visit www.acceleware.com or www.cst.com

    About CST

    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,
Defence, 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.

    About Acceleware

    Acceleware develops and markets solutions that enable software vendors to
leverage heterogeneous, multi-core processing hardware without rewriting their
applications for parallel computing. This acceleration middleware allows
customers to speed-up simulation and data processing algorithms, benefiting
from high performance computing technologies available in the market such as
multiple-core CPUs, GPUs or other acceleration hardware.
    Acceleware solutions are deployed by companies worldwide such as Philips,
Boston Scientific, Samsung, Eli Lilly, General Mills, Nokia, LG, RIM,
Medtronic, Hitachi, Fujifilm, FDA, Mitsubishi, Sony Ericsson, AGC, NTT DoCoMo,
and Renault to speed up product design, analyze data and make better business
decisions in areas such as electronic manufacturing, oil & gas, medical and
security imaging, industrial and consumer products, financial, and academic
research. For more information about Acceleware, please visit
www.acceleware.com.
    Acceleware is a public company on Canada's TSX Venture Exchange under the
trading symbol AXE.

    
    The TSX Venture Exchange Inc. does not accept responsibility for the
    adequacy or accuracy of this release.
    

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For further information:

For further information: Reader Contacts: Charlee Forbrigger, Acceleware
Corp., (403) 249-9099 ext. 287, charlee.forbrigger@acceleware.com; Ruth
Jackson, CST - Computer Simulation Technology, +49 6151 7303-752,
ruth.jackson@cst.com; Investor Contact: Thomas McMillan, The Equicom Group,
(403) 536-5903, tmcmillan@equicomgroup.com

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