SOURCE: Linux Networx
November 14, 2007 08:00 ET
LNXI Announces Validation and Performance Engineering™, a Continuous Solution Development Process for the High-Performance Computing Market
VPE Offers Reliable, Stable, Application-Tuned and Production-Ready HPC Systems From Day-One
SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - November 14, 2007) - Linux Networx, an award-winning provider
of Linux-based, production-ready High-Performance Computing (HPC)
solutions, is pleased to announce its Validation and Performance
Engineering (VPE™) Solution Development Process for the mid-market HPC
computing space. Linux Networx' VPE Solution Process truly delivers on
"easy to design, implement and deploy" claims so casually made by competing
vendors, providing proven, tested and validated HPC systems from day-one.
With VPE, Linux Networx has developed a unique and robust HPC cluster
performance benchmarking and optimization process designed to provide
customers with a fully-functional, production-ready clustered system that
has been validated to deliver the required system results. Linux
Networx' VPE Solution Process is the only continuous process that ensures
customers will receive the comprehensive HPC solution they need to quickly
reach their business goals and also get dedicated support throughout the
entire implementation lifecycle.
Linux Networx' VPE Solution Process features four key steps that enable
each and every HPC cluster solution to achieve top performance and meet the
business objectives of customers from the moment of installation:
-- Customer-Driven Product Development: Linux Networx leverages the
company's extensive HPC expertise, experience and vendor relationships long
before first engaging a potential customer, delivering market driven HPC
software and products which are then tailored and architected into an HPC
solution based on the customer's business and technical requirements.
-- Recommended Solution Plan: From the very first engagement, Linux
Networx works closely with the customer to understand their business and
technical HPC cluster requirements. From this information, Linux Networx
synthesizes requirements to match appropriate products to their Linux
Networx' HPC solution, ensuring that the customer's technical requirements
and business goals are met. The result is a dynamic recommended solution
plan, which is constantly supported through the Linux Networx Solution
-- Production-Ready HPC Solution: Linux Networx executes on the customer
Recommended Solution Plan through a quality-controlled fulfillment process
which, when completed, delivers to the customer a production-ready solution
that is reliable, productive and performance driven.
-- Life-Cycle Solution Support: Linux Networx' premier support and
service infrastructure meets the continuous needs of Linux Networx'
customer base. Life-cycle support includes remote administration; customer
specific project management; requirement system review; weekly and
quarterly customer management calls; and quarterly VPE life-cycle tuning,
on- and off-site.
VPE is supported by Linux Networx' HPC software stack expertise and backed
by its real-world deployment experiences which span more than 500 clusters.
The process delivers a hardware and software-validated, pre-configured
clustered system to enable IT managers and system administrators to
confidently roll-out a production-ready, performance-tested cluster
resource across the organization -- without making it necessary to learn
the intricacies of Linux and clusters prior to deployment.
"Many HPC providers claim to offer a performance-oriented, production-ready
Linux cluster, but none come with the level of expertise that Linux Networx
can offer -- and our Linux Networx VPE Solution Process is a testament to
our many years designing Linux cluster systems for the HPC space," said
Jack Kenney, CEO of Linux Networx. "The VPE process enables us to take a
unique and different approach towards the design and building of each and
every cluster solution we deliver, resulting in reliable, stable,
application-tuned and production-ready systems. VPE offers a continuous
process that's integrated and incorporated into the very core of our
About Linux Networx
LNXI provides comprehensive high-performance computing (HPC) solutions that
enable mid-market companies in the oil and gas, aerospace, automotive,
government, and heavy manufacturing sectors to reach their business
critical goals faster. The LNXI focus is architecting, delivering and
supporting HPC cluster solutions based on the customers' unique business
and technical requirements. LNXI employs Validation and Performance
Engineering™ to ensure all system components are optimized and fully
tested, resulting in a production-ready cluster that is up and running in
hours -- not weeks. By accelerating the time to productive use and
supporting customers throughout the product lifecycle, LNXI clusters enable
greater scientific and engineering productivity and performance, faster
innovation, and increased competitive advantage.
With a customer base that includes industry leaders Boeing, BMW,
DaimlerChrysler, AG, Audi, Caterpillar, John Deere, Total, Schlumberger,
Shell, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and
the Departments of Defense, Energy and Agriculture, LNXI is a trusted
provider of HPC solutions.