SOURCE: Linux Networx

November 19, 2007 08:00 ET

LNXI Solution Center Brings the Security of Benchmarking to HPC Users

Ensures Optimal HPC Performance From Day One

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - November 19, 2007) - LNXI (Linux Networx, Inc.), an award-winning provider of Linux-based, production-ready High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions, is pleased to announce its Solution Center as a fundamental component of the Validated Performance Engineering (VPE™) Process. Designed with mid-market HPC needs in mind, the LNXI Solution Center, an industry-leading HPC consultation and benchmarking program, ensures reliable benchmarking so that cluster systems are built to meet the unique needs of every customer and continue to run at optimal performance throughout the life of the system.

Before purchases are made, LNXI engineers use the Solution Center's production-ready HPC systems to assess an organization's HPC needs and provide the best possible support in order to deliver a production-ready solution. LNXI offers access to its Solution Center for use by customers and Independent Software Vendors (ISV), to assist with code development and testing. State-of-the-art software and hardware configurations, updated frequently, are used to test specific ISV codes and ensure the HPC nodes that customers receive are designed as unique, optimal solutions tuned to their specific workloads. LNXI uses the Solution Center to generate detailed reports on a system's performance to assist customers in making the best technology choices.

"The LNXI Solutions Center has been an invaluable resource for CD-adapco," said David Vaughn, Director of the Aerospace & Defense Industry Sector for CD-adapco, a provider of computer aided engineering software for flow, thermal and stress simulations. "We make extensive use of the center for running benchmarks to ensure that our products are developed for maximum parallel efficiency. The Solutions Center also allows CD-adapco and LNXI to provide our joint customers with extraordinary support."

"The LNXI Solution Center offers a high-value asset to our customers that is the result of many years expertise in Linux cluster systems design," said Jack Kenney, CEO of LNXI. "As a component of the VPE process, the Solution Center ensures that our customers receive the very best pre- and post-purchase consultancy and helps us to design and build each and every HPC solution we deliver."

The Solution Center is part of the VPE Solution Development Process. VPE is supported by LNXI's HPC software-stack expertise and backed by its real-world deployment experiences, which span more than 450 cluster systems. The process delivers a hardware- and software-validated, pre-configured cluster 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.

About LNXI

LNXI provides comprehensive high-performance computing (HPC) solutions that enable companies in the aerospace, automotive, government, heavy manufacturing and oil and gas sectors to reach their business-critical goals faster. The LNXI focus is architecting, delivering and supporting HPC cluster solutions based on the customer's unique business and technical requirements. LNXI employs Validated 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.

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