Pre-integrated and best-in-class software tools help deliver faster and more accurate cluster deployment
Milpitas, CA -- 6/3/2008– Appro, a leading provider of high-performance enterprise computing systems today announced that Xtreme-X1 Supercomputer is Intel Cluster Ready Certified. The Intel® Cluster Ready certification solution uses an automated and systematic diagnostic tool methodology to enable Independent Software Vendor (ISV) applications to run across certified cluster platforms providing an outstanding out-of-the-box experience.
Intel Cluster Ready is a program and technology that helps simplify the deployment, usage and management of clustered computer systems by providing a standardized and replicable way to build clusters and run "off-the-shelf" high-performance applications. Intel Cluster Ready also includes a software registration process for compatible HPC applications and a hardware certification process that utilizes the Intel® Cluster Checker. This tool checks the cluster hardware and software components to ensure they correctly interoperate. Intel Cluster Checker also includes fault isolation, helping to improve early detection of cluster problems that can decrease productivity and increase support costs.
“IT departments in all high performance computing organizations need to accommodate the pressure for shorter life cycles with a limited budget for software and hardware expenses,” said Daniel Kim, CEO of Appro. “Appro Xtreme-X1 Intel® Cluster Ready-certification helps simplify deployment of high performance computing clusters achieving faster and more accurate time-to-results.”
"With Appro Intel Cluster Ready deployment, Appro customers can now purchase their clusters with the confidence of knowing that the equipment and applications are certified to work together,” said Richard Dracott, Intel’s HPC Division General Manager. “Intel Cluster Ready allows software developers to validate just one time across multiple hardware platforms, speeding their development and time-to-market. This simplifies and accelerates the deployment of high performance computing solutions achieving quicker time to results and time to computing.”
Appro is a leading developer of innovative workstations, density-managed servers, clusters and supercomputers. Appro is uniquely positioned to support High-Performance Computing markets focusing on medium to large-scale deployments where lowest total cost of ownership is a primary consideration. Appro accelerates technical applications and business results unlocking the value of IT through outstanding price/performance, balanced architecture, open standards and engineering expertise. Appro headquarters is in Milpitas, CA, with an R&D/manufacturing center in Asia and a sales and service office in Houston, TX. To learn more go to http://www.appro.com