Nanorex at Penguicon
Mark Sims, President of Nanorex, Inc. will present about their open-source nanotech simulation software at Penguicon 5.0 in 2007.
The world's first nanotech CAD/CAE software is developed locally to Penguicon, runs on Linux, and is open source under the GPL. And Mark Sims, president of Nanorex, will present about it at Penguicon!
Nanorex is a company based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan that employs K. Eric Drexler, the Father of Molecular Nanotechnology, as Chief Technical Advisor. (Dr. Drexler telecommutes from his home in California.) Other advisors include names I recognize from frequent mentions on Nanodot, the blog of Penguicon's 2007 Science Guest of Honor Christine Peterson-- names such as Ralph Merkle, J. Storrs Hall, and Robert Freitas, Jr.
Their product is Nanoengineer-1, which uses a detailed and accurate model of the laws of physics to simulate atomic interactions in 3D. Engineers can design and test nanosystems in this software rather than use trial and error with the expensive and slow mechanosynthesis process of one real, physical molecule at a time. It is for Windows, Mac and Linux. It is open source under the GPL.
Again: the world's first nanotech CAD/CAE software is developed locally to Penguicon, runs on Linux, and is open source under the GPL! And you get to see it at Penguicon 5.0!