PSSC Labs Reaches Milestone of 250 Linux-Based Clusters Delivered
Beowulf Builders Create Custom Systems for Universities, Government
Agencies and Private Corporations
LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2003 - PSSC Labs announced the
completion and delivery of their 250th Linux-based Beowulf cluster. The
company, which has built NASA's largest Intel/Linux cluster named
Thunderhead, a 536-processor weather modeling system, continues to
develop innovative supercomputing solutions for the world's most
demanding research institutions and corporations.
As a long-term provider to the open source computing community, PSSC
Labs clusters have been at the forefront of advanced supercomputing
"Clustering is now recognized as a less expensive and more reliable way
to conduct research," asserts Alex Lesser, PSSC Labs Vice President.
"Our clusters continue to provide scientists with the power they need at
a fraction of the cost of traditional supercomputers."
PSSC Labs clusters are used in several diverse computing environments on
important projects involving: computational fluid dynamics; quantum
chemistry; oil and gas exploration; signal processing; genetic research;
weather modeling; rendering farms and visualization walls.
Stated Peter Bucklin, Administrative Computing Manager at the University
of California at Irvine, "You can not find a better computer company.
PSSC is not like any other computer company I have dealt with. They are
friendly, responsive and will exhaust all resources to find the answers
to my questions. If that wasn't enough, their prices are extremely
competitive compared to other vendors."
The company, which has extensive experience in building advanced
supercomputing clusters has developed an optimal cluster software
environment which is custom-configured for each end user's specific
needs. The company's typical cluster installation includes: setup of the
operating system including a custom kernel for performance optimization;
message-passing and scientific software libraries; high performance
compiler suites; custom scripts for node reboot; power off & file copy
across the cluster; cluster monitoring utility and graphical user
interface tools; security patches; remote installation/update of
software across the network; batch scheduling system and processor
temperature/fan monitoring utilities.
Additionally, PSSC Labs configures each cluster with an industry-unique
DVD bootable recovery disk that provides a level of back up that is
unparalleled by other vendors. Each cluster ships with a custom user
manual with complete instructions on using, maintaining and upgrading
"We're proud that word-of-mouth in the open source community has been
responsible in building our business. We have a great group of customers
and frequently, they are our best salespeople," said Lesser.
About PSSC Labs
PSSC Labs provides high performance workstations, servers and Beowulf
Supercomputing solutions to the world's most prestigious and demanding
organizations. Since 1989, these organizations have relied upon PSSC
Labs for solutions to their High Performance Computing and High Speed
Interconnect needs. Each system is custom configured to our customers'
specific requirements, be it scientific research, visualization,
real-time simulations or financial modeling. PSSC's knowledge of
hardware, LINUX software, cluster management tools and unsurpassed
lifetime support ensure that PSSC Labs customers receive the best
possible solution at the most competitive price. For complete details
please call PSSC Labs at 949-380-7288 or visit http://www.pssclabs.com .