SOURCE: Cycle Computing

December 15, 2009 12:18 ET

Purdue University's DiaGrid, a Cycle Computing Customer, Honored as One of the Top 100 IT Projects of 2009 by the InfoWorld 100 Awards

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - Cycle Computing, providing proven, secure and flexible high performance computing (HPC) and open source solutions in the cloud, today announced that Purdue University's DiaGrid project was selected by IDG's InfoWorld as one of the top 100 IT projects of 2009 in its InfoWorld 100 Awards. DiaGrid, which utilizes the Condor distributed computing system and Cycle Computing's CycleServer management tool, aggregates the idle compute power of nearly 30,000 processors across Purdue University and other North American campuses. Generating 177 teraflops of power, DiaGrid contributes more than two million hours to research projects each month -- the equivalent of a $3 million supercomputer that would require several thousand square feet of data center space.

Companies around the world rely on technology to enable and enhance their business operations and deliver on their business strategies. The InfoWorld 100 Awards recognize each year the 100 most innovative uses of IT initiatives to further business goals. Selections are based on the excellence and quality of the work environment. The entire list of winners can be found here.

"This year's recipients of InfoWorld's highest honor are shining examples of IT projects undertaken by tech leaders committed to pushing their organizations forward," said Jason Snyder, features editor, InfoWorld.

Led by Dr. John P. Campbell, Purdue's associate vice president of information technology, DiaGrid is the largest research- and education-focused Condor pool in the world. Driving compute idle time to an unprecedented 1-2 percent, DiaGrid benefits faculty, researchers and students who can perform demanding engineering, science, bioinformatics and social science research and computationally intensive tasks like rendering high-resolution pictures and video. DiaGrid also is available internationally through the NSF TeraGrid and Open Science Grid. To learn more about DiaGrid visit An animated video about the project is available at

About Purdue University:

Purdue University is a public, doctoral-granting research university founded in 1869. Purdue University's statewide system includes its main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, four regional campuses, and numerous teaching and research sites throughout Indiana. Purdue has a system-wide enrollment of more than 69,000 students from 50 states and 130 countries. Purdue's main campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates and more than 70 master's and doctoral programs. The university also has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations.

About Cycle Computing:

Cycle Computing delivers proven, secure and flexible high performance computing (HPC) and open source solutions in the cloud. With its unparalleled expertise in compute-intensive environments, Cycle helps clients maximize existing infrastructure and increase compute power by provisioning large-scale, secure HPC clusters on demand in the cloud. Unlike other vendors, Cycle leverages open source technologies to deliver more innovative and flexible grid functionality and to quickly execute complex calculations without the need for IT staff, data center space or upfront equipment costs. Cycle clients experience faster time-to-market, decreased operating costs and unprecedented service and support. The company has deployed proven implementations at Fortune 500s, SMBs and government and academic institutions across a variety of industries for companies such as JP Morgan Chase, Eli Lilly and Lockheed Martin.

About InfoWorld Media Group:

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach, including online, events, research and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at

About International Data Group:

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers and decision makers. IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events, including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at

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