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BW: API Helps Advance High Performance Computing and Application Development On Alpha Linux

Nov 01, 1999, 15:24 (0 Talkback[s])

"API...announced it has contributed Alpha-based systems to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) for the Pants Application Node Transparency System (PANTS) in support of on-going Alpha Linux development. This contribution helps foster education and development of the Alpha platform at the university level."

"API's work in the research community and on special research projects reinforces that Alpha is the leading platform for high performance computing. Alpha systems are used throughout the research industry and are part of a current cooperative venture of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Center for Nonlinear Studies and Theoretical Division. As an example, the 140-node Beowulf cluster project named Avalon is being utilized as a general-purpose supercomputer for applications ranging from astrophysics to molecular dynamics, which continues Alpha's leadership in this market."

"API is emerging as a major supporter of Linux development. We were drawn to them because of their dedication to high-performance technical computing and emphasis on the development of Beowulf clustering technology," said David Finkel, professor in the computer science department at WPI. "This is an exciting time in the evolution of the Linux operating system and API's focus on Alpha Linux allows users with high-performance needs to take advantage of their technology."

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