Terra Soft Debuts Xserves with Yellow Dog Linux at Cluster 2002: Press Release 2002 09/25
TERRA SOFT SOLUTIONS DEBUTS XSERVES WITH YDL
Chicago, Illinois -- 25 September 2002 -- Terra Soft Solutions, Inc., the
leading developer of integrated PowerPC Linux solutions is pleased to
showcase 1U Apple Xserves running Yellow Dog Linux at the IEEE Fourth
International Conference on Cluster Computing.
On the show floor Terra Soft is showcasing three dual 1GHz Xserves and a dual
867MHz PowerMac. The PowerMac is performing as the Black Lab v2.1 Cluster
Management Server with the Xserves processing nodes. Black Lab allows for the
rapid creation of cluster nodes with automated netbooting, reformatting, and
installation; then subsequent cluster control through BProc 3.x and Supermon.
The Apple Xserve is a 1U rackmount server available in single and dual 1GHz
CPU configurations with 4 hot-swap drive bays, dual PCI slots, AGP, and CD.
This marks the first public presentation of Yellow Dog Linux running on the
Xserves. The modified kernel will be available for download from Terra Soft's
mirror sites soon.
Xserves and other Apple computers may be purchased with YDL pre-installed from
Terra Soft's online Store at http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/store/
About Cluster 2002
Cluster 2002 provides a forum for researchers to share recent results and new
developments in hardware, software, and applications. The conference is held
in Chicago, September 23-26, 2002. Cluster 2002 is sponsored by the IEEE Task
Force on Cluster Computing and organized by Argonne National Laboratory and
the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
More information is available at http://www-unix.mcs.anl.gov/cluster2002/
About Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
Terra Soft Solutions, Inc. is a leading developer of integrated solutions for
PowerPC. Yellow Dog Linux, the flagship product, has boosted viability of
Linux on PowerPC microprocessors with support for Apple Xserve, GVS 9000, the
briQ, and other PowerPC-based desktop, embedded, and HPC computers. Black Lab
is an HPC cluster node build and management suite.
More information is available at http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/