YELLOW DOG LINUX PRE-INSTALLED ON QS22 CELL BLADES
TOKYO, Japan - 1 July 2008 - Terra Soft Solutions of Loveland, Colorado, USA and Argo Graphics of Tokyo, Japan today announce a collaborative effort to bring enterprise level support to Linux for Power architecture systems in Japan, with immediate support for the IBM PowerXCell 8i 3.2 GHz based QS22 blade and the IBM Cell SDK.
Argo Graphics, an IBM Business Partner and long standing provider of HPC systems for the Japanese market is moving to improve the quality of its Power architecture offerings by incorporating Yellow Dog Enterprise Linux (YDEL) from Terra Soft Solutions.
Yoneo Sawada, President and COO of ARGO GRAPHICS states, "We see potential to improve our current offering by providing a Linux OS whose engineering team is dedicated to the support and improvement of the Power architecture. Terra Soft's track record is proven, a well suited partner for the existing and new Argo customer base."
Terra Soft has provided Argo Graphics with license to pre-install both Yellow Dog Enterprise Linux and Y-HPC. Argo will continue to engage customers with direct, hands-on support while Terra Soft provides Argo with engineering and customer support for the Yellow Dog Linux operating system and Y-HPC. An unbeatable, just-works solution.
- Yellow Dog Linux (YDL) is a CentOS/RHEL based operating system built and maintained for ten years with 100% focus on the Power architecture. First to market with a commercial distribution for Cell, YDL is the only Linux to include the open portion of the IBM Cell SDK and install the runtime environment by default. YDEL is readily installed onto a complete chassis of 14 QS22 blades in less than 3 hours from an x86 or Power architecture headnode, saving time and resources over the competition's longer configuration requirements.
- Yellow Dog Enterprise Linux (YDEL) couples Terra Soft's operating system with in-house engineering expertise and support for the IBM QS22 product line, providing an exceptional end-user experience.
- Y-HPC is Terra Soft's cluster construction suite which enables scalable, rapid node image deployment across both x86-64 and Power architecture compute nodes. Argo's incorporation of Y-HPC improves the ease with which Argo may build and support its customers' clusters.
Kai Staats, CEO of Terra Soft Solutions states, "With the recent release of the next generation IBM Cell Broadband Engine blades and the POWER6 chipset, we are pleased to partner with such a capable company as Argo which moves to expand its reach into the technically innovative Japanese market place."
IBM BladeCenter QS22, PowerXCell 8i based-blade, is a high performance blade that extends and deepens the high performance scientific computing solution. The QS22 provides very high performance with 460 single precision GFLOPS and 217 double precision GFLOPS per blade.
Argo is now taking orders for both IBM POWER and QS22 systems with YDEL.
About Argo Graphics Inc.
As the leading solution provider in PLM and HPC since 1985, Argo Graphics provides the computer systems to each domestic manufacturing industry company, in order to perform design of parts or products, and to verify of those performances or quality. And Argo Graphics provide the required technical services in order that the customer may employ those systems efficiently and stably. Moreover, in addition to the CAD system, for government institutes and universities, Argo Graphics provide the High Performance Computing System for various kinds of scientific computing, and is also performing maintenance business of the computing infrastructure including network.
For more information, visit www.argo-graph.co.jp
About Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
As the recognized leader in Linux for Power since 1999, Terra Soft provides Yellow Dog Linux board support for Power architecture chip vendors and OEMs; turn-key, integrated solutions built upon the PowerStation and systems from IBM, Mercury, and Sony; cross-architecture Linux applications for high performance computing, including Y-HPC Cluster Construction Suite and the Y-Film Asset Management System.
For more information, visit www.terrasoftsolutions.com
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