Quadrics, global leader in high speed interconnect for High Performance Computing (HPC) Linux clusters, today announced its new software release, ‘Hawk’, which includes support for Rocks v3.3.0. A new version of RMS, RMS 3.x, the Quadrics cluster management toolkit that provides job launch and resource management, is also being released.
Quadrics Hawk not only provides support for RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 and Fedora Core 3 and has been tested on the standard Red Hat™ Advanced Server and SuSE™ distributions, it significantly improves the performance of intra-node MPI with single-copy process to process memory copies without the need for shared memory FIFOs.
Quadrics kernel patches are available when user’s production use require added functionalities such as the ability to communicate from pageable virtual memory without locking down memory used in inter-process communication; however the most recent releases of the Quadrics device driver modules provide support for use of the QsNetII (Elan4) hardware with standard, unpatched Linux kernels.
The new Quadrics software release has also been fully tested with the Rocks base and standard kernel and HPC roll. The Rocks Quadrics Roll will be available for download on the Rocks website http://www.rocksclusters.org and from Quadrics’ website http://www.quadrics.com .
“We are very excited to see QsNet’s outstanding messaging performance being made available as a Rocks roll where all the details of Elan4 device driver compilation, message-passing library compilation and network configuration are completely automated for the user.” Philip Papadopoulos, Program Director for Grids and Clusters at SDSC.
Building a Quadrics-based high-performance Rocks cluster is now much easier with the availability of the Quadrics Roll for Rocks (V3.3 and V4.0),” said Laurence Liew, CTO of Scalable Systems. “Scalable has enjoyed working closely with Quadrics to develop the Quadrics Roll for the Rocks community, and will continue to bring state-of-the-art Rocks cluster technology such the Rocks web-console and the new Rocks web-services framework to the Rocks community. “
“Quadrics continues to invest in hardware and software development to enable our customers to obtain the maximum possible productivity from their Linux Clusters,” commented Cristoforo Romanelli, CEO of Quadrics. “System administrators, especially in corporate IT departments, will appreciate the benefits of Quadrics Hawk software release and the integration with the Rocks cluster environment. We are grateful to the support of Scalable Systems in providing this integration capability.”
Quadrics (www.quadrics.com) is a leading supplier and developer of high performance networking products and software for parallel systems. Leading vendors and system integrators as well as major supercomputing centres have selected Quadrics. Headquartered in the UK, and with offices in the US and Italy. Quadrics is fully owned by Alenia Aeronautica, one of Europe's leading corporations part of the Finmeccanica Group http://www.finmeccanica.com .
ABOUT SCALABLE SYSTEMS
Scalable Systems Pte Ltd http://www.scalablesystems.com is a leading provider of high performance and grid computing solutions and services in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. Scalable Systems is a co-developer of Rocks (since 2001) contributing Parallel Virtual Filesystem, Grid Engine and various drivers and mathematical libraries integration into Rocks. Scalable Rocks includes a web-based cluster management interface and a web-services framework for Rocks clusters management. Scalable Rocks is today deployed in production clusters worldwide in USA, Europe and Asia Pacific.
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