MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- SGI (NYSE: SGI) and AEA Technology today announced that they are cooperating to provide best-in-class solutions for fluid flow analysis compatible with the new 64-bit Itanium(TM) processors. The solution will take place on the latest generation of SGI(TM) computers. The AEA Technology(TM) CFX(TM) suite of software products for CFD (computational fluid dynamics) and the new generation of SGI computers are based on the Intel(R) Itanium processor. They have been designed to address the demanding needs of researchers and engineers in a range of sectors, including the automotive, aerospace, energy, chemical, rotating machinery, ventilation, and process industries. Itanium is the first product in the Itanium family of processors. It incorporates many leading-edge features specifically designed to address the expanding needs of the workstation user, such as the highest floating-point performance and large memory capabilities. "Jointly with SGI, AEA Technology is porting and optimizing CFX to the new Itanium processor-based SGI platform so that users can take full advantage of the new SGI technology and the industry-leading efficiency of the CFX software to solve complex fluid flow problems," said Dr. Georg Scheuerer, vice president, CFX Development for AEA Technology. "The new generation of SGI workstations and servers with an optimized version of CFX for the Itanium and the Linux operating system represents a huge benefit to the CAE market," said Dr. Ken Jacobsen, vice president of Worldwide Developer Programs for SGI. "This will create completely new opportunities for fluid flow analysis in industry and research that will reinforce our success with the MIPS microprocessors running on the IRIX operating system software." About SGI SGI provides a broad range of high-performance computing and advanced graphics solutions that enable customers to understand and conquer their toughest computing problems. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., with offices worldwide, the company is located on the Web at www.sgi.com. About AEA Technology AEA Technology is a leading engineering software and consulting company that develops and license the CFX software for fluid flow analysis, offers consulting services, performs application projects and participates in development and research projects funded by either industrial clients or public institutions. For more information on AEA Technology Engineering Software and CFX, visit the web site at www.aeat.com. NOTE: IRIX is a registered trademark and SGI and the SGI logo are trademarks of Silicon Graphics, Inc. Intel is a registered trademark and Itanium is a trademark of Intel Corporation. CFX and AEA Technology are trademarks of AEA Technology Engineering Software. MIPS is the trademark of MIPS Technology, Incorporated. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries, licensed exclusively through X/Open Company, Ltd. MIPS is a registered trademark of MIPS Technologies, Inc., used under license by Silicon Graphics, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.