SCIENTIFIC'S Paradise(R) Now Available for Mac OS X
New Haven, CT, August 6, 2001: Scientific Computing Associates, Inc.
(SCIENTIFIC) today announced the availability of its Paradise middleware
product for Mac OS X, enabling distributed networking computing for
users of Apple's next generation operating system. Paradise is used to
create high performance ensemble applications by enabling the
coordination of separate, independent computational processes via the
real time sharing of data in its Virtual Shared Memory (VSM). Processes
may be implemented in C, C++, Java, or Python. An important example
application is TurboBLAST® from TurboGenomics, which is a parallel, high
performance implementation of the popular NCBI BLAST program used in
"We are pleased to make Paradise available to Mac OS X users, extending
productivity and increasing return on investments," said Beverly
Thalberg, CEO and President of Scientific. "Idle CPU cycles can be
recycled and aggregated to provide a 'free' virtual supercomputer for
"Mac OS X is a robust platform that delivers unprecedented power, speed
and stability to scientific computing," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice
president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "SCIENTIFIC's Paradise
software and Mac OS X make enabling distributed networking computing
environments easier and we are delighted to receive SCIENTIFIC's
continuous commitment to our platform."
The Piranha feature in Paradise brings easy to use Peer-to-Peer (P2P)
computing to networks of Mac OS X machines. Piranha delivers performance
and throughput gains by tapping into the huge reserves of computational
power that is available on most networks. As new computational tasks
come and go, Piranha automatically and transparently allocates
computational resources to meet the changing demand.
Worldwide distribution of Paradise for Mac OS X is from Scientific
Computing Associates, Inc., New Haven, CT; www.LindaSpaces.com; Voice
203-777-7772; Fax 203-776-4074. Pricing starts at $3000 for academic
and $10,000 for commercial users.
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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