PTC and HP have announced the availability of Windchill PDMLink 8.0 on HP Integrity servers powered by Intel Itanium 64-bit processor architecture. Windchill PDMLink, the PTC content and process management solution, enables manufacturers to expertly manage all forms of product data, including mechanical, electrical, and software throughout the product development lifecycle.
PTC is the first company to deliver support for its product lifecycle management (PLM) solution on the Intel Itanium platform, providing customers with greater flexibility and interoperability through additional platform choices.
Manufacturing companies are faced with an increasingly complex product development environment that typically includes geographically dispersed product development teams, heterogeneous CAD systems, and integrations with other enterprise applications. To satisfy these challenges, companies require increased flexibility from their PLM solutions.
By supporting the HP Itanium platform, PTC helps enable users to further leverage the interoperability of Windchill with applications for HP-UX, OpenVMS, Linux or Microsoft Windows on a single platform. This eliminates the limitations that result from platforms restricted to a single operating system.
Additionally, the 64-bit architecture of the Itanium platform provides the capability to handle massive datasets, delivering scalability, performance, and lower total cost of ownership.
According to Hewlett-Packard, the availability of Windchill PDMLink 8.0 on HP Integrity servers gives PLM customers flexibility, reliability and high performance. The 64-bit architecture removes size limitations, making it easier to manage the data for large, complex assemblies and supports future growth.
Porting Windchill to the Itanium platform provides PTC customers additional options for realizing value from their PLM system. PTC is to work with strategic partners like HP who are committed to deploying solutions that help PTC’s customers to achieve their business goals and attain competitive advantage.