SOURCE: Myricom

June 09, 2006 13:15 ET

Myricom 10-Gigabit Networking Solutions Support Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 for High-Performance Computing Applications

ARCADIA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 9, 2006 -- In concert with Microsoft's announcement that Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 has been released to manufacturing, global High-Performance Computing (HPC) leader Myricom announced software support for its Myrinet-2000 and Myri-10G networking products on Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003. Myricom networking solutions for Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 deliver excellent user performance while maintaining the Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 advantages of plug-and-play installation and application compatibility.

"Clusters have become the dominant computer architecture for satisfying the growing demands for increased processing power for HPC users and for enterprises," says Dr. Chuck Seitz, founder and CEO of Myricom. "Microsoft's increased efforts in HPC, particularly the introduction of Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003, will help stimulate the development of additional cluster application programs, and will promote the use of clustering among the enormous base of systems powered by Microsoft Windows."

By simplifying deployment and management, Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 extends the advantages of clusters beyond traditional research-driven HPC applications to address the growing demands of finance, oil and gas, bioscience, manufacturing, and other vertical industries. Similarly, Myricom's Myri-10G solutions have achieved success bridging the gap between specialty cluster interconnects and globally ubiquitous Ethernet. A convergence of specialized HPC networking and 10-Gigabit Ethernet, Myri-10G Network Interface Cards (NICs) and switches combine high-performance and complete interoperability at compelling price points.

Long-Standing Relationship Evolves With Market

For nearly a decade, Myricom and Microsoft have delivered fast, affordable, turnkey solutions for demanding cluster applications. Deployment options include running internet protocol (IP)-over-Myrinet via the Windows IP protocol stack and using the new Myri-10G products, either 10-Gigabit Myrinet or native 10-Gigabit Ethernet. Myricom solutions support a broad range of popular middleware libraries including Message Passing Interface (MPI), Direct Access Programming Library (DAPL) and Sockets.

"Microsoft and Myricom are simplifying the deployment model and improving the economics of High-Performance Computing solutions in a variety of demanding scenarios from government research and academic facilities to Fortune 100 data centers," said John Borozan, group product manager, Windows Server Division at Microsoft Corp. "Customers deploying solutions from both companies can do so with the confidence that comes from years of experience and technological influence."

Both Myricom's new-generation Myri-10G solutions and its widely deployed Myrinet-2000 cluster-network technology have been tested extensively with Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003. The first public demonstrations featuring a beta version of Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 with Myri-10G networking occurred at Supercomputing 2005 conference in November 2005.

About Myricom (

Founded in 1994, Myricom, Inc. created Myrinet, the High-Performance Computing (HPC) interconnect technology used in thousands of computing clusters in more than 50 countries. With its new Myri-10G solutions, Myricom achieves a convergence at 10-Gigabit data rates between its low-latency Myrinet technology and mainstream Ethernet. Myri-10G bridges the gap between the rigorous demands of traditional HPC and the growing need for affordable computing speed in enterprise data centers. Myricom solutions are sold direct and through channels. Myri-10G clusters are supplied by OEM computer companies including IBM, HP, Dell, and Sun, and by leading cluster integrators worldwide. Privately held and based in Arcadia, California, Myricom achieved and has sustained profitability since 1995 with eleven consecutive profitable years through 2005.

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