January 30, 2004

Linux Labs Releases Clustered PostgreSQL

Linux Labs, the world leader in third-generation Linux-based supercomputers, announced at the LinuxWorld trade show a key stepping stone towards
large-scale deployment of the Linux(TM) Operating System. Called Clusgres(TM), this product has the ability to make standalone applications run in
parallel across a group of computers and act as one, including the Open Source database system PostgreSQL. To date there has been no capability to either increase speed of free database servers for Linux or to allow them to scale past the limitations of a
single server. Despite advances in clustered supercomputing, there has been no capability for a server program running on a single machine, let alone
the PostgreSQL database, to transparently operate across linked computers and to operate as if a single large program. Now, Clusgres(TM), an
implementation of Linux Labs' parallelization libraries called libOPUS(TM) or Open Parallel Unified System, permit any standalone server program to
operate in parallel on a group of computers with no modification to the original program whatsoever. These libraries work closely with the SCI
interconnect technology, an innovative switching circuit or "backplane" from Dolphin Interconnect Solutions. Dolphin's products provide a
high-performance interconnect for multiprocessing. Special features that enable libOPUS(TM) performance are the low latency and efficient handling of
small data communication.

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