|| ||"Communications" <communications-AT-clusterresources.com>|
|| ||Cluster Builder 1.1 press release|
|| ||Wed, 10 Aug 2005 14:40:57 -0600|
Spanish Fork, UT * An expanded version of Cluster Builder was released
today, (http://www.linuxhpc.org/clusterbuilder) extending the site's
scope beyond basic cluster components to include grid middleware and
industry specific applications.
Cluster Builder*a Web site highlighting high performance computing
(HPC) software and hardware*helps administrators, evaluators and users
discover available clustering options and solutions. LinuxHPC.org
(http://www.linuxhpc.org) and Cluster Resources, Inc.
(http://www.clusterresources.com) jointly released this latest
version of Cluster Builder version 1.1 as a part of their continued
effort to provide a comprehensive library of clustering information and
research on the Internet.
"As the industry grows, so does the number of unique applications and
middleware that one must keep track of," said Ken Farmer,
editor-in-chief of LinuxHPC.org. "Cluster Builder's additional coverage
of industry-specific applications and grid middleware furthers our
objective to provide a complete package of HPC solutions, news and price
The industry specific applications section helps the scientist,
researcher or computer animator discover and compare the best tools
available for them to use on a cluster. This section contains
applications organized by field, industry or use, such as entertainment
3D rendering, DNA/genetics research, chemistry and many other fields.
The Grid Middleware section helps those with multiple clusters discover
solutions for integrating their clusters to create a grid. The
categories include information on grid resource management, grid
portals, data staging tools and many others.
One of ClusterBuilder's most popular pages, LinuxHPC.org's
Request-For-Quote (RFQ) service
(http://www.linuxhpc.org/pages.php?page=Quote), also received some
important changes, such as a more in-depth submission form and
additional vendor options. The RFQ service allows those purchasing a
cluster to submit one form, which is personally sent to the vendors of
their choice, instead of submitting a form to each vendor individually.
Since the release of Cluster Builder at the end of June, RFQ submissions
have increased by more than 50 percent.
The Applications and Grid Middleware sections, combined with three
other new hardware categories*racks, cooling and UPS* increase the
content on Cluster Builder by more than 150 Web pages. Cluster Builder
continues to incorporate feedback from government, academic and
commercial sources into this ever growing effort.
LinuxHPC.org is a Web site for system administrators, architects,
developers, and business line managers, that offers recent industry
news, events, research materials, mailing lists and links related to
high performance technical computing for Beowulf clusters and grids. It
also provides a free cluster quoting service where evaluators can
complete one request-for-quote form and have it sent to multiple
For more information, visit http://www.linuxHPC.org.
About Cluster Resources, Inc.
Cluster Resources, Inc.* is a leading provider of workload and resource
management software and services for cluster, grid, hosting center and
utility-based computing environments. Cluster Resources'
high-performance computing solutions enable administrators to control
and optimize parallel and serial computing resources. Its professional
Moab product line provides HPC sites with the most advanced workload
management, scheduling and policy control (e.g., advanced reservations,
backfill, checkpoint, preemption, fairshare, prioritization, etc.). Moab
is compatible with batch resource managers such as Platform's LSF,
Altair's PBS Pro, and IBM's LoadLeveler, and open source tools including
TORQUE, OpenPBS and others. Moab runs on Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X
environments, and is also accessible from Windows.
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