At the International Supercomputer Conference 2003 today,
MandrakeSoft announced its latest entry to the company's growing
portfolio of middle-to-high end server products. MandrakeClustering
is a high performance clustering distribution for IA-32 and AMD64
(Opteron) architectures. IA-64 support should come in September,
the company reported.
"The new distribution is based on the Free Software clustering
project MandrakeSoft has been working on with partners known as
CLIC. According to today's release, the project offers 'both high
calculation performance plus unequaled comfort of use.'
"An interesting highlight of the announcement notes that the
IA-32 version (known as the 'Pentium version') includes Intel's own
GNU/Linux compiler intended for the Xeon processor to enhance
performance. This is the first announcement we are aware of related
to usage of Intel's compiler in a distribution..."