"SGI and Platform Computing today announced the availability of
the SGI Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Technical Compute Farm
for Linux, a complete solution designed to bring enhanced speed and
power to the burgeoning EDA Linux operating system-based market.
Platform LSF (Load Sharing Facility) software, an industry leader
for batch job management, will be a key component of the
"The SGI EDA Technical Compute Farm for Linux provides
performance in a compact and affordable package, high featuring a
complete system of industry-leading hardware, software and support.
The compute farm is based on the power-packed SGI 1100 server,
featuring 32 1 GHz Pentium III processors, the fastest Intel
processors available in an efficient dual-processor 1U form factor.
The SGI EDA Technical Compute Farm for Linux includes a large 2GB
memory per node and a Cisco Catalyst 3524-PWR XL Gigabit Ethernet
switch, providing efficient job distribution and data access for
all nodes. Also included are Red Hat Linux 6.2 and SGI Advanced
Cluster Environment (ACE) for simplified systems management. This
is an ideal configuration to run today's complex EDA applications
and, with LSF, is an ideal engine to run hundreds and thousands of
design tests with outstanding throughput."