NATICK, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 12, 2007— The MathWorks today announced a new version of SystemTest, its test management and analysis software for system verification and validation.
Engineers can now automatically distribute independent tests or
simulation runs of Simulink(R) models to multiple processors, without
requiring manual coding, because SystemTest 2 works seamlessly with
Distributed Computing Toolbox, also from The MathWorks. The
enhancements in SystemTest 2 dramatically reduce the time needed for
testing, leading to faster production of high-quality system designs.
SystemTest 2 is especially useful for engineers who run multiple
iterations of Simulink models. Previously, to leverage the computing
power of multiprocessor environments, these engineers needed to
hand-code scripts to distribute Simulink test cases to each processor,
which is a time-intensive and error-prone process.
With SystemTest 2 and Distributed Computing Toolbox, users can
automate the distribution of Simulink tests to up to four simultaneous
Simulink sessions on one machine through a simple graphical user
interface. Engineers who have MATLAB(R) Distributed Computing Engine
can also take advantage of multiple processors in a computer cluster,
using the same simple interface. By distributing test cases to
multiple processors and eliminating hand-coding, the total test can be
conducted more quickly and accurately.
"Multicore, multiprocessor technology has advanced at a rapid pace
in recent years, providing tremendous opportunity to the engineers and
system designers who can find effective ways to harness its
potential," said Brett Murphy, technical marketing manager for
verification, validation, and test at The MathWorks. "With SystemTest
2, we're enabling our customers to apply the power of computing
clusters to their verification and validation efforts, resulting in
time and quality gains bound only by the number of processors they can
The distributed computing features in SystemTest 2 build on the
tool's capabilities for developing and executing tests for MATLAB
algorithms and Simulink models. With SystemTest 2, engineers are
provided a framework for setting up and executing tests, managing
input/output data, and analyzing results. The tool efficiently
analyzes multidimensional data sets to give designers a complete
picture of the system being tested. SystemTest 2 also provides the
ability to reload the results of simulations and measurement sequences
for further analysis and comparison.
Pricing and Availability
SystemTest 2 is available immediately on Microsoft Windows, Linux,
and Macintosh platforms. U.S. list price starts at $2,000.
U.S. list prices start at $1,000 for Distributed Computing Toolbox
and $6,000 for MATLAB Distributed Computing Engine. Further
information is available at
About The MathWorks
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computing and Model-Based Design software for engineers and scientists
in industry, government, and education. With an extensive product set
based on MATLAB(R) and Simulink(R), The MathWorks provides software
and services to solve challenging problems and accelerate innovation
in automotive, aerospace, communications, financial services,
biotechnology, electronics, instrumentation, process, and other
The MathWorks was founded in 1984 and employs more than 1,400
people worldwide, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts. For
additional information, visit www.mathworks.com.
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