Critical Software announces WMPI II Linux - The MPI-2 standard middleware
is now available for a large number of Linux and Windows platforms.
Critical Software Inc, San Jose, CA, and Coimbra, Portugal, announces that
its leading MPI-2 middleware product - WMPI II - now provides support for a
wide range of Linux platforms.
In 2003, WMPI II was the first MPI-2 implementation for Microsoft Windows
to be commercially available in the market. Today, with the release of WMPI
II Linux for a wide range of Linux platforms, Critical Software has become
the provider of the most comprehensive MPI-2 offering in the market,
spanning both reference platforms.
WMPI II now supports a large number of Linux distributions including
versions from Red Hat, SuSE, Mandrake, Turbolinux, Debian, Slackware and
Gentoo, as well as Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, XP, and 2003 Server.
Furthermore, Linux and Windows nodes can interoperate transparently using
Some key features of WMPI II are:
ˇ Full MPI-2 Standard Compliant
ˇ Heterogeneous Cluster Support
ˇ Thread-safe, OpenMPT Ready
ˇ Internally Multithreaded, No Polling
ˇ Extensive C++ & Fortran Compiler Support
ˇ Remote distributed Installation and Automatic Configuration
WMPI II is the high-end of Critical Software's suite of middleware products
for HPC, which already include WMPI (based on version 1.2 of the standard)
and Patent MPI. These products have achieved high recognition among the HPC
community in the past and are being used by a wealth of customers in the
telecom, defense, aeronautics, finance, automotive, and energy industries.
Companies where Critical Software middleware runs include Deutsche Telekom,
IBM, Landmark Graphics, British Aerospace, Chevron-Texaco, Hitachi, BP
Amoco, among many others.
Critical MPI middleware has been also adopted by a large number of OEM's and
ISV's providing cluster-enabled specific applications for the sectors above.
"The comprehensive support for Linux was the missing piece in our middleware
offer. This is why this release pushes our product portfolio a leap forward
and turns Critical Software into the only vendor with a compatible and
fully-featured MPI-2 implementation, simultaneously for Windows and Linux",
Délio Almeida, Marketing and Sales Manager, said.
Critical Software is providing a trial version of the software in its web
site at http://www.criticalsoftware.com/HPC. The trial provides a
full-featured version WMPI II, limited to 4 CPUs and 40 days.
WMPI II supports both TCP/IP and shared memory devices. The company also
provides a wide range of support, consulting, and training services for WMPI
About Critical Software
Critical Software Inc, San Jose CA, and Coimbra, Portugal, is a leading
provider of middleware for High Performance Computing. The company has
develops dependable solutions and technologies for mission and business
critical systems where performance play a key role. The company has grown
from 3 to 80 engineers from 1998 to 2004 dedicated to solutions engineering
and product development in several sectors and markets.
Critical Software HPC business started in the year 2000 with the release of
the entry-level WMPI product providing an MPI standard 1 implementation for
Windows clusters. The takeover of Patent MPI from Genias Gmbh in 2001
enhanced its offer in the HPC middleware market and enabled the company to
diversify its markets. WMPI II for Windows and Linux, released today, is a
major breakthrough for the company.
For more information:
Critical Software SA
Mr. Délio Almeida
Tel. +351 239 801 304