of innovative software and hardware solutions to accelerate the performance and
efficiency of Linux® clusters, and ParTec, developer of Linux Cluster performance
management solutions, have announced a technology partnership that will enable
HPC users to further enhance the speed and performance of commodity-priced AMD
Opteron processor-based Linux clusters. PathScale's new InfiniPath InfiniBand
cluster interconnect is being integrated with and optimized for operation with
ParTec's ParaStation4, a robust and efficient cluster middleware solution that
consists of high-performance communication tools and a sophisticated software
The seamless interoperability of these two leading technologies will be demonstrated
at the International Supercomputer Conference on 22 June through 24 June in Heidelberg,
Germany. PathScale is located in Booth B-03. The ParTec Cluster Competence Center
is located in Booth I-01.
PathScale's InfiniPath HTX Adapter is the industry's lowest-latency Linux cluster
interconnect for message passing (MPI) applications. InfiniPath plugs into standard
HyperTransport technology-based HTX slots on AMD Opteron processor-based servers.
Optimized for communications-sensitive applications, InfiniPath has posted an
all time record-low MPI latency of 1.32 microseconds and a peak unidirectional
bandwidth of 952 MB/s, with half of this peak bandwidth achieved at a message
size of 385 bytes (streaming). For applications that rely on IP traffic, InfiniPath
achieves TCP/IP throughput of 583 MB/s with a one-way latency of only 6.7 microseconds.
"The new PathScale InfiniPath interconnect is setting new standards for high-performance
Linux cluster communications," said Hugo R. Falter, COO of ParTec. "Its strength
in multi-CPU, multi-core systems means that global organizations searching for
faster, more reliable, more cost effective HPC systems will deploy it in large
or very large clusters where the capabilities of ParaStation4 will be critical."
ParTec's ParaStation4 is a highly-sophisticated and reliable management and communication
middleware solution for high performance Linux clusters. The optimized network
communication of ParaStation4 increases the performance of distributed applications,
ensures rapid cluster deployment and increases stability throughout the entire
lifetime of the cluster.
"The partnership between PathScale and ParTec furthers our mission to make high
performance Linux clusters ubiquitous," said Art Goldberg, COO of PathScale.
"By tightly coupling the high performance software stack for InfiniPath with
ParaStation4, organizations deploying large Linux clusters will get their systems
up and running more quickly and will be able to manage them more effectively."
ParaStation4 is available from ParTec Cluster Competence Center GmbH in Munich,
Germany, as described at http://www.par-tec.com .
The InfiniPath HTX Adapter card is orderable immediately from systems vendors
participating in the PathScale FastPath reseller program described at http://www.pathscale.com/authorized_resellers.html .
ParTec Cluster Competence Center GmbH of Munich, Germany, is the developer of
ParaStation4, a proprietary middleware software solution that supports reliable,
stable, high-performance parallel environments for Linux clusters. ParTec provides
vendor-independent consultancy and a sophisticated choice of products for Linux
clusters, including state-of-the-art software tools for managing and monitoring
cluster environments up to very large numbers of nodes. ParTec's approach ensures
rapid deployment and seamless interoperability of software components. ParTec's
technical experts have many years of experience in the development of Linux-based
software to enable high productivity cluster and grid computing. For more information,
visit http://www.cluster-competence-center.com .
Based in Mountain View, California, PathScale develops innovative software and
hardware technologies that substantially increase the performance and efficiency
of Linux clusters, the next significant wave in high-end computing. Applications
that benefit from PathScale's technologies include seismic processing, complex
physical modeling, EDA simulation, molecular modeling, biosciences, econometric
modeling, computational chemistry, computational fluid dynamics, finite element
analysis, weather modeling, resource optimization, decision support and data
mining. PathScale's investors include Adams Street Partners, Charles River Ventures,
Enterprise Partners Venture Capital, CMEA Ventures, ChevronTexaco Technology
Ventures and the Dow Employees Pension Plan. For more details, visit http://www.pathscale.com ;
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