SOURCE: Scyld Software

May 17, 2005 11:00 ET

Scyld Software Demonstrates Easy Deployment of Biocomputing Clusters With Newly Shipped Scyld Beowulf™ Series 29 cz-5

Powerful, Simple Solution Allows Researchers to Manage Complex Applications From a Single Point

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 17, 2005 -- BIO-IT WORLD CONFERENCE, BOOTH # 201 -- Scyld Software will demonstrate the newly shipping Scyld Beowulf™ Series 29 cz-5 for the first time at the Bio-IT World Conference, showing bioscience researchers and system administrators how popular bioinformatics applications can be deployed on Linux clusters and easily managed using the industry leading Linux clustering software, Scyld Beowulf.

Powerful scientific computing algorithms can address complex problems, but typically require large and expensive computing power such as supercomputers or large UNIX systems for numerical computation. This demonstration of Scyld Beowulf Series 29 cz-5 shows how researchers within the life sciences and other compute-intensive areas can use their high performance computing (HPC) applications on powerful Linux clusters to overcome these challenges and decrease the compute time and administrative overhead of running complex calculations.

With its single point of deployment and management, unified process space and completely integrated software toolset for HPC, Scyld Beowulf has been designed from the ground up to make Linux clusters easy.

Bio/Life Science Applications

At the Bio-IT World Conference, Scyld Beowulf™ Series 29 cz-5 will be demonstrated with the widely used AMBER (Assisted Model Building with Energy Refinement) simulation software for molecular dynamics. Scyld Beowulf is exceptionally well suited to parallel applications involving complex simulations such as BLAST, GROMACS, HMMer, mpiBLAST, NAMD, and Phylip, to name a few. With its powerful unified process space, Scyld Beowulf Series 29 allows scientists and researchers to run these applications in the same way as they are used to with large SMP machines -- but at a fraction of the price.

"While the sheer compute power and excellent price point of Linux clusters have always been attractive to the scientific computing markets, the ease with which widely used bioscience applications can be deployed and managed with Scyld Beowulf clustering software makes Scyld by far the best choice for these critical applications," said Marco Annaratone, general manager of Scyld Software. "Scientists and researchers can scout the design space on smaller departmental clusters before moving to massive ones for final production runs. With Scyld Beowulf scaling so effectively, users migrate their runs from small to large clusters without ever leaving the familiar Scyld environment."

Linux clusters are an increasingly popular platform for scientific computing applications. Whether the challenge is in virtual drug screening or comparative genomics, now more than ever before, Scyld Beowulf delivers a powerful, elegantly simple solution for bioinformatics and genomic researchers who need to focus on the job in hand rather than managing technology infrastructure.

About Scyld Software

Scyld Software, a subsidiary of Penguin Computing, develops the industry leading Scyld Beowulf™ Linux clustering software, a commercial-grade cluster solution tailored for high performance computing. Scyld Beowulf™ provides extraordinary ease of deployment, management and scalability for administrators and end users alike. The company's customer base includes Fortune 1,000 companies, government agencies and educational institutions. Founded in 1998, Scyld Software is headquartered in San Francisco, California. To learn more about Linux clustering software, please visit Scyld Software at

Scyld Beowulf is a trademark of Scyld Software Corporation. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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