Scientific's Linda® Now Available for Mac OS X
New Haven, CT, July 19, 2001: Scientific Computing Associates
(SCIENTIFIC), experts in parallel and distributed computing with more
than 21 years of experience, today announced Linda for Mac OS X.
SCIENTIFIC's Linda is a unique programming tool which allows developers
to parallelize existing applications to run efficiently on a parallel
computational cluster. SCIENTIFIC is committed to continue development
on current and future versions of Mac OS X.
"Linda-enabled applications running on Mac clusters typically scale
almost linearly," said Beverly Thalberg, CEO and President of
SCIENTIFIC. "Users can speed their times to solution and also attack
problems which have been intractable up to now."
"Power, stability and elegance make Mac OS X the ideal platform for
programming and scientific computing," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice
president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "SCIENTIFIC's Linda
software and Mac OS X make the ultimate clustering solution for
high-end, clustered computing environments and we are delighted that
SCIENTIFIC is bringing this capability to the marketplace."
Linda, introduced in the mid-1980s, was the first commercial product to
implement virtual shared memory (VSM) for supercomputers and large
workstation clusters. The Linda VSM is content-addressable, not
address-based, which makes it easy to build applications, and fully
utilize hardware capacity. Cost-effectiveness, speed and ease of use are
just some of advantages Linda provides.
Linda for Mac OS X extends the traditional elegance and usability of the
Mac platform to clusters or networks of Macs for use as parallel
supercomputers. With Linda and Mac OS X, developers now are able to
create exciting new parallel applications; they will use clusters in
ways previously unforeseen.
Worldwide distribution of Linda for Mac OS X is from Scientific
Computing Associates, New Haven, CT www.lindaspaces.com
Voice 203-777-7772, Fax 203-776-4074.
Pricing starts at $1500.
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.
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