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Linux NetworX to provide `best-of-breed' Linux clustering solutions with HP.



Linux NetworX recently announced that it is partnering with HP to expand each company's Linux cluster supercomputing solution offering. As part of the agreement, HP will now offer Linux NetworX ClusterWorX software as a cluster supercomputing management tool and Linux NetworX will offer HP Itanium 2-based systems running Linux to customers wanting 64-bit capability for meeting their high-performance technical computing High Performance Technical Computing (HPTC) refers to the application of high performance computing (HPC) to technical, as opposed to business or scientific, problems (although the lines between the various disciplines are necessarily vague).  needs. Linux NetworX will continue to offer its turnkey Evolocity Linux cluster solutions.

The agreement strengthens the cluster offerings for both organizations, falling in line with a best-of-breed approach popular with customers in the high performance computing computing - computer  (HPC (Handheld PC) A palmtop computer that weighs less than one pound and runs specialized versions of popular applications. Microsoft coined the term for its Windows CE operating system, which is an abbreviated version of Windows. See Pocket PC. ) industry. HP is the hardware vendor with the most systems on the Top500 supercomputer supercomputer, a state-of-the-art, extremely powerful computer capable of manipulating massive amounts of data in a relatively short time. Supercomputers are very expensive and are employed for specialized scientific and engineering applications that must handle very  list, while Linux NetworX and HP have both designed and built clusters that rank among the ten fastest supercomputers in the world.

"By offering the leading Linux NetworX ClusterWorX software in conjunction with our powerful Itanium 2-based systems and industry-standard HP ProLiant server line, HP helps simplify and reduce cost of ownership to our customers," said Judy Chavis, worldwide Linux director, HP Industry Standard Servers. "HP selected the ClusterWorX software to further expand our portfolio of offerings so customers may choose the best solution to meet their high-performance technical computing needs."

Linux clustering is a method of linking multiple computers together to form a unified and very powerful computing system. Linux NetworX designs clustering solutions for use in HPC and high availability Also called "RAS" (reliability, availability, serviceability) or "fault resilient," it refers to a multiprocessing system that can quickly recover from a failure. There may be a minute or two of downtime while one system switches over to another, but processing will continue.  (HA) applications. HP and Linux NetworX have both designed and built multiple TeraFLOP (unit) teraflop - 10^12 flops.

Intel beat Hitachi to the record of 1.06 teraflops, on 04 Dec 1996, unofficially in Beverton, Oregon, using 7264 Pentium Pro chips.
 Linux clusters, systems that are capable of performing trillions of calculations per second.

"This agreement with HP will allow Linux NetworX to offer a leading 64-bit solution to our customers and further the distribution of our ClusterWorX software," said Stephen Hill, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Linux NetworX. "By making comprehensive Linux cluster tools like ClusterWorX more widely available to the HPC community, we believe this will further accelerate the adoption of Linux clusters--you no longer have to be an expert in Linux and clustering to take advantage of this industry-changing technology."

Linux NetworX brings its powerful cluster solutions and empowering management tools to those demanding high performance and high availability systems. Linux NetworX provides solutions for organizations involved in oil and gas exploration, aeronautical aer·o·nau·tic   also aer·o·nau·ti·cal
adj.
Of or relating to aeronautics.



aero·nau
 and chemical modeling, biotechnology research, graphics rendering and visual effects, Web serving, ISPs, ASPs, and other technological research fields. Through its innovative Evolocity hardware, ICE cluster management tools and professional service and support, Linux NetworX provides end-to-end clustering solutions.
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