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KISTI Selects ANSYS as a Key Supplier in Engineering Simulation

Korean Supercomputing Center to Provide Increased High-Performance

Computing Resources to Korean Industry and Academia

SOUTHPOINTE, Pa., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ANSYS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced that the Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), one of the world's largest supercomputing centers, has selected software from ANSYS to strengthen its standing as an international engineering simulation and science technology information center. As a result, KISTI will be able to provide increased computing resources to academia and industry in Korea.

KISTI has driven its Supercomputing Project for more than a year to develop a high-quality computing environment for customers in need of practical high-performance and large-scale computer-aided engineering (CAE) and science simulations. As part of the overall procurement, KISTI selected software from ANSYS for its functionality and superb parallel performance. Product support will be provided by Advanced Technology Engineering Service Co., Ltd. (ATES), which has more than 15 years experience supporting software from ANSYS in Korea.

"This is the largest supercomputing project ever completed in Korea. The overall cost of the computer and software is approximately 60 million U.S. dollars. We have already finished the introduction of this high-performance computing system, and we will start supporting customers' ANSYS simulations at the middle of this month," said Sik Lee, Ph.D., a leader at the KISTI Supercomputing Applications Team. "As part of the software procurement, we evaluated many commercial CAE codes, but the stability of products from ANSYS and the customer care provided by ATES gave us much confidence."

KISTI is planning to introduce a second supercomputing system by March 2009. "Its scale will be 280 teraflops," said B.T. Yang, Ph.D., a president at KISTI. "If this project is completed as planned, we expect that our supercomputing center will be ranked in the top 10 of 'Top 500 Supercomputer Sites,' which is the most well-known project that records the size of supercomputing sites worldwide."

"The KISTI Supercomputing Project reaffirms the ANSYS commitment to high- performance computing and the significant value it provides to users of engineering simulation at all levels. Our software has performance scalability specifically engineered into its design, such that our customers see tremendous performance gains with a corresponding increase in computing power," said Joe Fairbanks, vice president for global sales and support at ANSYS, Inc. "Korean organizations have long realized the benefits that can come from simulation-driven design, research and development, and their usage of simulation software from ANSYS continues to grow rapidly. ATES and ANSYS have worked closely with KISTI to provide this world-class organization with our software, which will be used by both Korean academia and industry for large-scale simulations. The project will be especially valuable to organizations with limited computational resources, which will be able to discover the benefits of performing large-scale CAE simulations with software from ANSYS."

"We intend to provide KISTI with generous high-quality support to ensure that they get the very best out of the software from ANSYS and to further increase their usage of this and other ANSYS software solutions," said H.H. Ahn, general sales manager at ATES.

About Korean Institute of Science & Technology Information

KISTI, organized in 1962, is a government supported research institute dedicated to the promotion of national competitiveness through the establishment of a science and technology information (STI) R&D infrastructure. As a national core institute for STI infrastructure, KISTI collects, analyzes, and provides scientific, technological and industrial information. In addition, the organization builds and operates R&D supporting infrastructures, such as supercomputing and research networks. For more information, visit

About Advanced Technology Engineering Service Co., Ltd.

ATES, located in Seoul, Korea, has distributed and supported FLUENT(R) solutions since 1990. The company was authorized as a CFD solution channel partner with ANSYS, Inc. in May 2006. ATES distributes the commercial CFD codes FLUENT, ANSYS(R) CFX(R), ANSYS(R) ICEM CFD(TM) and all other CFD products from ANSYS. In addition, the company performs engineering services and project consulting. In 2007, ATES opened its regional offices in Dae-jeon and Busan to provide technical support to customers throughout Korea. For more information, visit

About ANSYS, Inc.

ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries. The Company focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost- conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. The Company and its global network of channel partners provide sales, support and training for customers. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., with more than 40 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ approximately 1,400 people and distribute ANSYS products through a network of channel partners in over 40 countries. Visit for more information.

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