Headquartered in Livermore, California, Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC) develops LS-DYNA and a suite of related and supporting engineering software products.
LSTC was founded in 1987 by John O. Hallquist to commercialize as LS-DYNA the public domain code that originated as DYNA3D. DYNA3D was developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, by LSTC’s founder, John O. Hallquist.
LSTC’s headquarters comprises three buildings that house offices, meeting rooms, and a state-of-the-art training room with audio and video equipment.
A team of engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists are engaged in the development of LS-DYNA, LS-PrePost, LS-OPT, LS-TaSC (Topology), and LSTC's Dummy & Barrier models for use in various industries, including Automobile Design, Aerospace, Manufacturing, and Bioengineering. LS-DYNA development is focused on one code methodology that includes Implicit, Explicit, SMP and MPP solvers. It is optimized on all platforms including clusters running Unix, Linux, and Windows operating systems.
LSTC is focused on technical excellence and support. The worldwide growth of the LS-DYNA user base is attributable to both the quality of LSTC's software and the extraordinary efforts regularly made by the technical staff to ensure customer satisfaction.
With regard to LS-DYNA pricing, LSTC consistently offers a more competitive product because 90% of the work force is solely dedicated to technical endeavors. LSTC directs its resources towards producing high quality software and supporting licensee's projects.