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 subsystems. (

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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