OforB: Mandrake Goes For High Performance Clustering
Posted by Ken Farmer, Wednesday June 25 2003 @ 03:53PM EDT
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 (announcement here). 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.
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