Posted by Dana Booze, Thursday August 23 2007 @ 08:42AM EDT
IT Director: HP made several announcements this month at LinuxWorld 2007. The company announced the release of the HP-developed Parallel Compositing Library visualization software into the open source community. HP stated its Parallel Compositing Library addresses the demand for Linux and open source in high-performance computing for organizations with complex computational needs but also require solid performance with balanced cost considerations. Customer references included The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Partners HealthCare who are using these technologies to help accelerate drug discovery as well as MD Anderson who has invested in creating the largest dedicated oncology research system in the United States that investigates new techniques in bioinformatics, epidemiology, and radiation treatment modeling.
HP also announced the addition of Xen and guest operating system support for Debian to the HP Partner Virtualization Program that enables ISVs to build and verify applications in a secure, virtualized environment. Through the program, partners will have access to HP's entire server portfolio using HP Integrity, ProLiant and BladeSystem platforms running a broad range of operating systems and virtual machines. In addition, HP also announced the expansion of its Pay-Per-Use flexible pricing structure for Linux running on HP Integrity servers, whereby computing capacity is readily available to customers, who are then billed for only what they use. The addition of Linux completes the PPU offering across all operating systems on the HP Integrity platform, including HP-UX, Windows, and OpenVMS.
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