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LinuxPR: Alta Technology Enhances Linux Clusters

Jun 28, 1999, 12:26 (1 Talkback[s])

"Alta Technology has announced the immediate availability of Pentium III based AltaCluster systems. Using Pentium III processors at speeds of up to 550 MHz, the AltaCluster combines high performance and unique packaging to form scalable and reliable multi-processor systems. Targeted for use in complex data processing and analysis applications, the AltaCluster uses standard PCI technology and the popular Linux operating system to provide supercomputer performance at a lower cost of ownership."

"In addition to cost savings over conventional supercomputers, a major advantage of the AltaCluster system is its scalability." As a company grows and the need for greater performance is increased, more nodes are easily added to the system."

"AltaCluster systems are fully integrated with Linux, which is quickly becoming the defacto standard for clusters."

AltaCluster systems also implement Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM) and Message Passing Interface (MPI) technology, facilitating the creation of a scalable, high performance architecture capable of very efficient parallel processing. AltaCluster systems may also be equipped with PBS for batch job scheduling, Mosex for cluster load balancing, and Global File System (GFS) a network attached storage system. Systems can be used as virtual servers, high availability systems, and render farms."