CCLRC Joins LiquidIQ Beta Program
Collaboration challenges performance and scalability barriers of High Performance Computing
Ottawa, ON & Los Altos, CA, November 14, 2005 – Liquid Computing Corp., developer of a new class of scalable server for high performance computing, announced today that the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC) will participate in the LiquidIQ beta program.
The Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils is one of Europe's largest multidisciplinary research organizations supporting scientists and engineers across the UK and world-wide with a wide array of high performance computing infrastructure. In an effort to push the boundaries of scientific research, it has elected to conduct detailed beta testing of Liquid Computing's Interconnect Driven Server, LiquidIQ.
"CCLRC is at the forefront of scientific, engineering and technological research," said Dr. Mike Ashworth, Head of Advanced Research Computing in the Computational Science and Engineering Department. "When we see major technological advancement in the tools of our trade, we conduct rigorous tests to assess the potential benefit to our
customers. The underlying LiquidIQ system architecture gives us reason to believe that key scientific application codes could run dramatically faster and more cost effectively, thus helping us solve the most challenging scientific and engineering problems.”
The underlying importance of high performance computing technology has never been greater. The US Council on Competitiveness and Canada’s Natural Research Council (C3.ca) have sustained initiatives focused on advancing innovation, research and development through investment in high performance computing. “We are pleased to see the research community taking an interest in LiquidIQ” said Brian Hurley, CEO of Liquid Computing. “Since the inception of the company, we knew our product was going to have a dramatic impact on scientific research and innovation. We are excited about working with key industry leaders such as CCLRC.”
This announcement formally launches the LiquidIQ beta program that will roll out in Q1 of 2006. Several industry benchmarks and user specified tests will be conducted with each beta program participant. “Our aim is to exceed all customer expectations with respect to performance, scalability, flexibility and platform availability,” said Mike Kemp, CTO of Liquid Computing. “Given our experience building high performance telecommunications hardware, we expect to bring stunning results to the computing sector.”
Other interested beta candidates are welcome to contact Liquid Computing for more information at www.liquidcomputing.com/beta
Liquid Computing will be featuring the Alpha version of LiquidIQ at Supercomputing 2005 this November in Seattle. The demonstration unit will also feature third party simulation software from the Permedia Research Group.
In addition, Liquid Computing’s CTO Mike Kemp will be giving a presentation entitled “HPC Developers Beware: Know Thy Networks” on Tuesday November 15 at 10:30 a.m. in room 617.
About Liquid Computing
Liquid Computing Corporation is first to deliver a new class of computer system called LiquidIQ™ to meet the needs of the High Performance Computing market. LiquidIQ is an Interconnect Driven Server that delivers a set of managed computing and communications resources. It can be configured with software commands into one or several cluster configurations, shared memory or cache coherent server regions at best life-cycle economics and uncompromising performance, scalability and availability. For more information visit http://www.liquidcomputing.com
About the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils
The CCLRC is one of Europe’s largest multidisciplinary research organisations supporting scientists and engineers world-wide. It operates world-class large-scale research facilities, provides strategic advice to the government on their development and manages international research projects in support of a broad cross-section of the UK research community. For more information visit www.cclrc.ac.uk
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