WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 2007—Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI), a leading manufacturer that sets the benchmark by providing superior structural support to organize, store and secure IT infrastructure equipment teamed up with software developer ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, to incorporate CPI's TeraFrame™ Cabinet System and Vertical Exhaust Duct System into their new CoolSim™ 2.2. (CoolSim technologies are now part of the ANSYS suite, from the ANSYS acquisition of Fluent, Inc. in 2006.)
CoolSim 2.2 is an interactive CFD tool that facilitates quick and accurate simulations of airflow and temperature distribution throughout a data center, by allowing users to include unique variables for specific configurations. This software saves customers time and money by pinpointing problems such as hot spots and airflow re-circulation so that the appropriate changes can be implemented in the data center to reduce downtime, extend the life of equipment and optimize energy costs. By including a pre-configured cabinet like CPI's TeraFrame and a passive cooling solution such as the Vertical Exhaust Duct System into the new version of CoolSim, customers are able to easily design and justify more cost-effective spaces for high-density deployments.
"The management of hot and cold streams is the key factor in obtaining effective and desired cooling performance in the data center," explained Dr. Kishor Khankari, Project Manager, CoolSim, ANSYS, Inc. "CPI's Vertical Exhaust Duct System technology is one of such measures to keep the hot and cold streams separated in the data center spaces. The instant availability of this technology in CoolSim software will help data center professionals to visualize and verify the benefits of this technology."
CPI's TeraFrame Cabinet System was designed to solve thermal issues in the data center and offers patent pending thermal control with zero points of failure. The Vertical Exhaust Duct System, a CPI Passive Cooling™ Solution, allows users to move hot exhaust air from the rear of the cabinet to a drop ceiling plenum or high point in the room. CoolSim 2.2 now demonstrates the powerful cooling capabilities that proper airflow can achieve using the TeraFrame and Vertical Exhaust Duct System, supporting thermal densities 3-5 times higher than conventional wisdom has previously indicated possible.Simulating and creating a fully functional data center is now easier than ever with CoolSim 2.2. The dimensions and specs required to configure a solution using TeraFrame Cabinets that accommodate CPI's Vertical Exhaust Duct System have been programmed into the CoolSim 2.2 software. This offers customers a pre-configured cabinet from the drop-down menu which achieves a high-density cooling solution without the hassle of having to enter dimensions and specs for a solution.
About ANSYS, Inc.
ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), 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 www.ansys.com for more information.
About Fluent Inc.
Fluent Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ANSYS, Inc., one of the world's largest providers of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and consulting services. Fluent software is used for simulation, visualization and prediction of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer and chemical reactions. It is a vital part of the computer-aided engineering (CAE) process for companies around the world and is deployed in nearly every manufacturing industry. Using Fluent software, product development, design and research engineers build virtual prototypes and simulate the performance of proposed and existing designs, allowing them to improve design quality while reducing cost and speeding time to market. Visit www.coolsimaudit.com for more information about CoolSim.
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