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Enterprise Linux Today: SGI and Platform Computing Unveil EDA-Ready Linux Technical Compute Farm

Mar 26, 2001, 20:27 (0 Talkback[s])

"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 offering."

"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."

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