[yellowdog-announce] Terra Soft Offers Platform LSF HPC for Y-HPC: 11 November 2004

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Thu Nov 11 08:50:24 MST 2004


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- 11 November 2004 -- Terra Soft Solutions(R), Inc., 
the leading developer of high performance, integrated PowerPC Linux solutions 
today announced it is now offering IBM PowerPC 970 based clusters with 64-bit 
Y-HPC and Platform Computing's Platform LSF HPC.

IBM's 970 provides a new foundation for advanced cluster computing. Terra 
Soft's Y-HPC with 64-bit support for both Apple G5 and IBM JS20 products not 
only enables simultaneous use of more than one brand of PowerPC hardware, but 
also the integration of otherwise disparate architectures to function under a 
relatively seamless Linux umbrella. Coupled with Terra Soft's work with SBS 
for a 64-bit InfiniBand PowerPC Linux driver and IBM's beta XL compilers, 
Platform LSF HPC enables maximum application performance.

"With the relatively recent introduction of the IBM 970 CPU, commodity 64-bit 
PowerPC computing has opened doors into large scale clusters where primarily 
Alpha, Intel, SGI, and AMD systems used to compete," said Kai Staats, 
co-founder and CEO, Terra Soft Solutions. "This has lowered price points 
thereby increasing the size and scope of clusters, making it imperative the 
management layer be best of class. By offering Platform LSF HPC, we are using 
the industry's leading, commercially available workload management software 
for high performance computing."

Steve Salkeld, Director of Services, Government, Platform Computing, said 
"Platform LSF HPC offers the most efficient and effective means of 
distributing work across distributed and parallel clusters. We anticipate 
Y-HPC and IBM 970 based systems to play a significant role in near-future HPC 

To learn more about Platform LSF HPC, visit:

To receive a quote for Platform LSF HPC, visit Terra Soft's on-line Store and 
select the Custom Config option from any of the hardware selections: 

About Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
Terra Soft is a leading Integrated Solutions Provider with proven expertise in 
the PowerPC architecture and Linux OS platform. As an Apple Authorized 
Proprietary Solutions Provider and IBM Business Partner, Terra Soft provides 
turnkey and build-to-order portables, desktop workstations, application and 
network servers, and HPC clusters. Terra Soft offers both 32-bit and 64-bit 
PowerPC Linux distributions.

For more information, visit http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/

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