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Enterprise Linux Today: Scyld Announces First Commercial Release of Next-gen Beowulf Cluster OS

Jan 30, 2001, 19:27 (0 Talkback[s])

"Scyld Computing Corporation today released the first commercial version of its Scyld Beowulf Next Generation Cluster Operating System software. The first of quarterly planned releases, the Scyld Beowulf software provides simplified cluster integration and setup, easy administration, and seamless scalability."

"Beowulf-style cluster systems are computers running open-source operating systems that are networked together to form a parallel processing supercomputer. The Scyld Beowulf distribution is the next generation Beowulf operating system. It includes an enhanced Linux kernel, libraries, and utilities specifically designed for clustering. The Scyld Beowulf system provides a stable, standard, supported platform for the deployment of advanced clustering applications."

"The Scyld Beowulf release and Scyld's formation is in response to a driving market need for a cluster operating system for high performance computing. The operating system is the next generation of Beowulf style computing originally architected by Donald Becker, Scyld's CTO, along with other Scyld developers who were also part of the original Beowulf project at NASA."

"Joe Barr of Linuxworld states, "The most amazing thing I saw on the exhibit room floor (of ALS) was probably the transformation of the email garden into a Beowulf cluster. Honest. And it only took about 10 or 15 minutes for Scyld Computing to convert the machines on the LAN into a supercomputer."

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