BW: API Collaborates With Quadrics to Deliver Highest Performance Linux Supercomputers…

“API, (Alpha Processor, Inc.), a leading architect of
high-performance solutions for high-bandwidth and compute-intensive
applications, today announced its collaboration with Quadrics
Supercomputers World (QSW), a leading provider of supercomputer
technology in Europe, to develop high-performance supercomputers
for Linux. QSW now can offer customers high-performance scaleable
supercomputers with the flexibility to support a wide range of
parallel programming models on the Linux platform.”

“Using API’s 64-bit platform and the Linux open-source
operating system, QsNet, a high-bandwidth, ultra low-latency
interconnect for commodity SMP nodes, offers some of the highest
possible system interconnect performance and scalability
The solution, based on QSW’s third-generation “Elan
and Elite” ASICs and API’s UP2000 Ultimate Performance Series
motherboards, consists of a network interface and a
high-performance multi-stage data network. The system is managed
using QSW’s Resource Management System.”

“John Taylor, Linux product manager at QSW, believes this
partnership makes possible a supercluster architecture combining
Quadrics’ hardware and software cluster environment with the best
microprocessor performance in the Linux market. “With Linux rapidly
gaining acceptance, many of our customers have been waiting for
QsNet to take advantage of Linux’s open code. This partnership
allows us to offer them the increased bandwidth only Alpha Linux
with QsNet provides. Working with API enables us to respond to
customer demands and provide the flexibility needed to operate
powerful, cost-effective computer clusters,” he said.”

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