Scientific Computing Associates and Compaq Partner to Provide High Performance Computing Solutions for ProLiant Servers
July 3, 2001 - New Haven, CT. Scientific Computing Associates, Inc.,
providers of Linda®, Paradise®, and Enfuzion® middleware products used
for distributed and parallel computing application development and
processing, today announced that it is partnering with Compaq Computer
Corporation's Linux Beowulf Clustering Solutions Initiative.
SCIENTIFIC, under this agreement, will provide certified solutions on
Compaq's ProLiant line of Intel servers and associated storage
Founded in 1980, SCIENTIFIC has pioneered the commercial use of parallel
and distributed computing. With its introduction of Linda in the
mid-1980's, the Company was the first to offer to businesses a
cost-effective, packaged commercially supported product to harness the
potential of supercomputing. Its years of research and design in the
area of distributed computing finally culminated in a new model, a
Virtual Shared Memory, which was realized in the Linda family of
products. Linda was the first commercial product to implement VSM for
single computers and large workstation clusters.
The Company's expertise and ongoing research into these fields include
various government contracts, and development and marketing partnerships
with numerous companies. SCIENTIFIC specialized in applying new ways of
thinking to interesting and challenging problems. It provides an
enterprise-wide framework for building distributed systems across
networks of computers. The intent is to leverage existing or new
ProLiant server infrastructures or clusters. Customers will save
hundreds of thousands of dollars in hardware expenses in dealing with
applications which before were designated only for supercomputer class
machines. SCIENTIFIC's suite of parallel development middleware helps
reduce development costs and speed delivery of complex problem
solutions, allowing software developers to focus on their applications,
not on time-consuming and expensive cluster enablement.
Martin Schultz, Founder of SCIENTIFIC, in signing the Solutions Alliance
agreement stated, "It is time for clusters industry standard servers to
take their place in parallel computing. The power and
cost-effectiveness of such clusters will revolutionize the use of high
performance computing and create new operational paradigms in business
and R&D. In working with the industry leader, Compaq, we feel very
fortunate to be a part of their High Performance Computing initiatives."
About Scientific Computing Associates, Inc.
SCIENTIFIC was founded in 1980, and was a pioneer in the then, brave new
world of distributed computing by a group of Yale University computer
scientists. SCIENTIFIC's products embody the functionality required to
completely satisfy those who actually build systems. They provide a
powerful framework for building distributed systems that meets the needs
of an entire organization and includes a comprehensive user interface
geared for building industrial-strength applications.
SCIENTIFIC also provides training and system development services for a
broad range of high performance computing vendors and users, and fully
supports its parallel and distributed computing products with a variety
of training and maintenance options.
About Compaq Computer Corporation
Compaq Computer Corporation, a Fortune Global 100 company, is the second
largest computer company in the world and the largest global supplier of
computer systems. Compaq develops and markets hardware, software,
solutions, and services, including industry-leading enterprise computing
solutions, fault-tolerant business critical solutions, networking and
communication products, commercial desktop and portable products, and
consumer PCs. The company is an industry leader in environmentally
friendly programs and business practices.
Compaq products are sold and supported in more than 100 countries
through a network of authorized Compaq marketing partners. Customer
support and information about Compaq and its products are available at
or by calling 1-800-OK-COMPAQ. Product information
and reseller locations are available by calling 1-800-345-1518.
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