Personal Supercomputing Arrives with Mathematica(R) Personal Grid Edition
and Quad-Core Computers
Champaign, Illinois--November 14, 2005--With Mathematica Personal Grid
Edition and new cost-effective quad-core computers, personal supercomputing
is now a reality. Mathematica Personal Grid Edition eliminates the barriers
to using parallelism as part of your daily workflow--with no administrative
overhead and no contending for shared resources--and opens the door to new
possibilities in high-performance computing. You can easily tackle larger
problems and investigate parallel approaches at any stage of the
problem-solving process--right at your desk and at your own convenience.
Mathematica Personal Grid Edition combines the computational capabilities of
Mathematica with high-level parallel language extensions to create an
optimal computing framework for quad-core machines, instantly changing the
supercomputing landscape. Mathematica's high-level language and
state-of-the-art numeric and symbolic solvers make it ideal for doing
exploratory technical computing in a wide range of fields, resulting in
increased productivity and letting you push the limits further than ever
The Mathematica 5 series (5.0, 5.1, 5.2) provided numerous performance and
scalability enhancements to the software of choice for demanding technical
computing applications. All-platform 64-bit computing has broken the memory
barrier, while fast machine-optimized dense and sparse linear algebra gives
Mathematica unparalleled numerical speed. These versions also incorporate
major new functionality for connectivity--including built-in universal
database link, web services, and numerous file format converters--as well as
hundreds of new numerical and symbolic algorithms.
gridMathematica(TM) extends this high-level framework to enterprise parallel
computing. Now Mathematica Personal Grid Edition is the only solution to
bring high-performance supercomputing to the individual desk, continuing the
Wolfram Research commitment to cutting-edge innovation.
"Traditionally, parallel computing has been the realm of specialist
programmers with limited understanding of different application fields.
Researchers had to cross multiple barriers--including prohibitive cost,
administrative overhead, remote locations, and hard-to-use APIs--to perform
parallel computations, often putting this resource beyond their reach," said
Roger Germundsson, director of research and development at Wolfram Research.
"Now parallel computing can directly be used by individual researchers as an
integral problem-solving method. With Mathematica Personal Grid Edition and
a quad-core machine, you have an immediately useable environment for
exploring parallelism at any level."
Mathematica Personal Grid Edition offers performance improvements of up to
300% over standard Mathematica, with only minimal code modifications. For
more-intensive parallel applications, programs can run unchanged on grids or
clusters of any size using gridMathematica. This also makes Mathematica
Personal Grid Edition the perfect prototyping environment for large-scale
parallelism, and adds another dimension to Wolfram Research's ability to
conveniently handle all of your supercomputing needs within the same basic
Mathematica Personal Grid Edition is available for Windows (32-bit, 64-bit),
Mac OS X (32-bit, 64-bit), Linux PC (32-bit, 64-bit), Solaris (SPARC,
x86-64), Linux Itanium, HP-UX, IRIX, AIX, HP Tru64 Unix, and compatible
systems. The suggested commercial price is $3945 US and includes one year of
full service; the academic price is $1840. Volume discounts are available.
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