COMSOL Multiphysics 3.4 from COMSOL features an engineering and scientific software environment for modeling and simulating any physics-based system. New multicore processor support, key to version 3.4, provides engineers and scientists performance, solver speed, and accuracy in multiphysics simulations. The COMSOL Multiphysics 3.4 model pictured illustrates the deformation and self contact of a boot seal used in automotive applications to protect moving parts from dust and similar infiltrators. In addition to applying parallel computing throughout the solution process, the product introduces new fluid dynamic solver methods for simulating very large problems in chemical engineering, heat transfer, or microfluidics applications. The software environment offers enhancements throughout its suite of discipline-specific modules for such specialized simulations as chemical engineering, RF, reaction engineering, and structural mechanics.