SOURCE: MSC Software

MSC Software

May 29, 2012 08:00 ET

Marc 2012 Delivers Dramatic Performance Improvements With Increased Nonlinear Capability Robustness

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - May 29, 2012) - MSC Software Corporation, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced the release of Marc 2012. This new release of Marc provides engineers with significant performance improvements for the desktop and enhanced robustness for a broad range of nonlinear finite element analysis applications. The release will be available for download on May 29th.

Performance for the Desktops
The GPGPU (General Purpose Graphics Processing Unit) capability implemented in Marc 2012 helps users take advantage of the graphics processors available on most desktop machines to achieve significantly better performance. This feature, available for Intel-based Windows 64-bit and Linux 64-bit versions, can create performance improvement in the range of 200% to 500%. By using this capability with the DDM parallelization of Marc, users can solve larger problems faster and achieve higher productivity.

Nonlinear Robustness
Several quality improvements and graphical user interface (GUI) enhancements have been implemented to provide engineers with a more productive experience. This includes enhancements like:

  • Smarter contact detection at hard edges of shell elements for improved accuracy
  • Support for multiple failure indices providing users with additional flexibility in failure modeling
  • Faster dynamic modeling and improved user feedback for actions like duplicate entity removal

For more details about the new release, visit and view the Marc 2012 Release Highlights video.

About MSC Software
MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and the worldwide leader in multidiscipline simulation. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC's technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,000 professionals in 20 countries. For additional information about MSC Software's products and services, please visit:

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