Voltaire InfiniBand Interconnect and Mandrakesoft Linux clustering solutions have been successfully deployed by HP in Europe’s biggest Utility Computing Center 2005-03-15
CEBIT EXPO, GERMANY and BILLERICA, Mass. – March 14, 2005 – Voltaire, the leader in interconnect solutions for high performance grid computing, today announced that HP has deployed Voltaire InfiniBand interconnect to power a high performance computing cluster at HPC1, Europe’s first on demand computing center. Customers leasing processor time from HPC1 can now leverage the 10 Gbps performance of Voltaire InfiniBand interconnect to run complex calculations and simulations faster and more efficiently than ever before.
Located near Paris, HPC1 uses the latest industry standard technologies to offer services in scientific computing and open source by leasing CPU cycles to customers in industries such as oil and gas, manufacturing and bioinformatics. HP selected several Voltaire ISR 9024, twenty-four port InfiniBand switch routers to power a 240 CPU cluster running Mandrakesoft’s Mandrakelinux, the leading European Linux distribution.
“InfiniBand clusters running Linux significantly increases the speed of compute jobs submitted by our customers,” said Jean-Marie Verdun, Linux Business Development Manager for HP France. “Not only do our customers appreciate the improved performance, but so do we, as it has positive revenue implications because we can provide services to more customers in a given time period.”
HPC1 offers support for many software vendors including Mandrakesoft, Platform Computing, and GridXpert. Mandrakesoft and Voltaire recently reciprocally certified their solutions to collaborate on delivering clustered solutions to the enterprise and HPC markets. The combined InfiniBand-Linux solution is was tested and tuned for large clusters and grids that require a scalable networking storage infrastructure.
“InfiniBand is an increasingly important technology for Linux clusters and utility computing grids,” said Frédéric Lepied, CTO, Mandrakesoft. “Moreover, the acceptance of InfiniBand to the Linux kernel is a testament to the maturation and stability of the technology and we expect to see continued widespread adoption.”
“We are extremely pleased to have completed joint certification with Mandrakesoft, a leader in the Linux business community,” said John Asher, vice president of EMEA sales, Voltaire. “Working with Mandrakesoft, we look forward to delivering InfiniBand Linux cluster solutions that meet the demanding compute requirements of customers around the globe.”
Voltaire is the leader in interconnect solutions for high-performance grid computing. Voltaire’s InfiniBand-based interconnect solutions deliver significant return on investment to the data center by improving the performance and utilization of clustered databases, shared servers and storage. For HPC customers, Voltaire leads the industry with the largest InfiniBand switch to support clusters scaling from hundreds to thousands of nodes. With business headquarters near Boston, Massachusetts, Voltaire is certified by the IBTA’s Integrator’s List. More information about Voltaire is available at www.voltaire.com or by calling 1-800-865-8247.
Mandrakesoft is the publisher of the popular Mandrakelinux operating system, one of the most full-featured and easy to use Linux systems available. The company offers its enterprise, government and educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux and Open Source software and related services. Mandrakesoft products are available in more than 120 countries through dedicated channels and also from Mandrakestore.com, the company's online store. Number 1 in several countries, Mandrakesoft has won many awards for quality and technical innovation. "Born on the Internet" in late 1998, Mandrakesoft has offices in the United States and France. Mandrakesoft is traded on Paris Euronext Marché Libre (ISIN Code: FR0004159382/MLMAN; Reuters code: MAKE.PA) and the US OTC market (stock symbol MDKFF).
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