SOURCE: Linux Networx

November 13, 2006 09:38 ET

Linux Networx Performance Tuned Supercomputing Supported by Industry Leaders

ABAQUS, AMD, ANSYS, Inc., CD-Adapco, CEI, LSTC and Others Reaffirm Partnership

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 13, 2006 -- Linux Networx, The Linux Supercomputing Company, today announced industry support for its Performance Tuned (LS-P) Linux Supersystems. The LS-P Series is a family of turnkey, production-ready systems that power industry-leading application throughput and significant reductions in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for leading technical product design applications. Each system is performance tuned for essential computational fluid dynamics (CFD), crash/impact analysis and structural analysis. Visualization software from CEI is also supported as a tuned, integrated application.

"Linux Networx is at the forefront of delivering standardized, turnkey Linux Supersystems that deliver rapid time-to-production," said John Fruehe, worldwide business development manager for Opteron™ products, AMD. "We are pleased to extend our partnership with Linux Networx, and to collaborate on a family of performance tuned systems that will power CFD users to achieve faster time-to-results while minimizing their total cost of ownership."

By optimizing system definition prior to customer engagement, Linux Networx is delivering turnkey systems that begin processing customer applications and data models within days of delivery. The LS-P family eliminates the customer time and expense associated with installing, integrating and tuning application software, as well as hardware and system software integration and tuning. Performance tuned by Linux Networx and leading supercomputing partners, the LS-P family delivers new levels of application performance and system throughput, while accelerating time-to-productivity. In customer environments, the systems have demonstrated a 20+ percent reduction in TCO and improved application throughput up to a factor of 10. The LS-P systems feature Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® processors and Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors.

ISV Support:

The following are examples of industry support for Linux Networx LS-P Linux Supersystems. Linux Networx expects to announce additional partners and support in the future.


"We are pleased to extend our partnership with Linux Networx and support their mission of creating specific, ABAQUS-tuned systems that deliver production-at-power-up in a reliable, stable and repeatable configuration," states Ken Short, vice president, strategy and marketing, SIMULIA. "These turnkey systems assist in reducing the complexity traditionally associated with Linux clusters. This allows customers to focus on performing realistic simulations to improve product development instead of system management."


"Linux Networx has a strong history of working with our customers to deliver production-ready computing solutions for our engineering simulation software, including FLUENT®, ANSYS®, and ANSYS CFX®," said Chris Reid, vice president, marketing at ANSYS, Inc. "Given the intricacies of the various hardware and software technologies that go into defining a stable, application-tuned supercomputing cluster, the expertise that Linux Networx provides is a real value to our customers who require a tuned HPC infrastructure for computer-aided engineering."


"CD-adapco has always worked closely with Linux Networx to assure that our mutual customers benefit from the best application throughput in production-ready systems that simplify the complexity of traditional clusters," said Dennis Nagy, vice president, marketing and business development for CD-adapco. "Our CFD customers want systems that will be easy to deploy and manage and that will reliably deliver results for their specific flow and thermal (CFD) simulation working environments. Linux Networx' proven history of delivering systems that are tuned and optimized for STAR-CD has enabled our customers to accelerate their time-to-results while reducing acquisition and management costs."


"Linux Networx has repeatedly demonstrated its commitment to providing our customers with fully integrated, tuned, record-breaking visualization systems. We are pleased to recommend them as our platform of choice for distributed memory visualization solutions," said Kent Misegades, CEO of CEI. "Likewise, we are thrilled to extend our close collaboration with Linux Networx as they develop their new family of standard systems, tuned and optimized for specific industry requirements."


"We are excited to continue to work with Linux Networx to deliver Linux supercomputing clusters that eliminate customer complexity and drive price/performance value for LS-DYNA® application environments," said John O. Hallquist, president, Livermore Software Technology Corporation. "Customers neither have the time, nor the resources, to spend on defining, validating and deploying Linux clusters. By creating systems optimized to meet the industry-specific application and supercomputing requirements of our customers, Linux Networx is empowering them with systems to deliver ultimate total application throughput."

About Linux Networx

For over a decade Linux Networx has delivered production-ready Linux Supercomputers. The company's Linux Supercomputing offerings power value in price/performance and utilization, overall system reliability, uptime and Total Cost of Ownership. The company has delivered over 500 supercomputing systems to more than 200 supercomputing customers around the world. In 2005, the company achieved record growth in orders. Our global customer base represents supercomputing leaders ranging from Boeing in aerospace; BMW, DaimlerChrysler AG, Audi, Caterpillar and John Deere in heavy manufacturing; Total, Schlumberger and Shell Oil in the Oil and Gas industry; and Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and the Department of Defense in the government arena. In 2005 the company was awarded three HPCWire Editor and Reader's Choice Awards -- for Most Innovative Technology in two categories and for Best Price/Performance. For more information about Linux Networx, visit

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