January 7, 2002

Linux NetworX announces expanded Professional Services Group

Author: JT Smith

Linux NetworX, a provider of powerful and easy-to-manage cluster supercomputing solutions, announced today plans to expand its Professional Services Group to help lower the barriers to adopting Linux-based cluster systems. Existing services include on-site cluster integration and 7 x 24 support, while expanded services will include application porting and optimization, and cluster training/certification.

"The Linux NetworX Professional Services Group will help make cluster computing more widely available to those organizations with limited technical resources, while allowing all of our customers to get the most out of their clustering investment," said Clark Roundy, vice president marketing and professional services for Linux NetworX. "The benefits of the expanded services include easier-to-manage and more efficient systems that further reduce the total cost-of-ownership for our customers."

The application porting service to be offered by Linux NetworX is vital in helping organizations change from traditional supercomputer or UNIX-based system, to using a Linux cluster supercomputer. For most organizations the return-on-investment for porting the application is realized well within the first year because of the enormous price-to-performance advantage Linux clusters deliver.

Linux cluster supercomputing, sometimes called parallel processing or distributed computing, is a method of linking multiple computers together to form a unified and very powerful system. By taking advantage of standard computer components, Linux NetworX clusters can match the performance of supercomputers for a fraction of the cost. Despite all of the benefits of clustering, there are some challenges, including the need for in-depth technical knowledge, and application compatibility.

Linux NetworX currently offers system integration, training and on-going support services. Application porting and optimization services will be available Feb. 2002, while Linux cluster certification training will be available May 2002. For more information, please e-mail services@linuxnetworx.com, or refer to http://www.linuxnetworx.com.

About Linux NetworX
Linux NetworX (www.linuxnetworx.com) brings its powerful and easy-to-manage cluster technology to those demanding high performance and high availability systems. Linux NetworX provides solutions for organizations involved in oil and gas exploration, aeronautical and chemical modeling, biotechnology research, graphics rendering and visual effects, Web serving, ISPs, ASPs, and other technological research fields. Through its innovative Evolocity hardware, ICE? cluster management tools and professional service and support, Linux NetworX provides end-to-end clustering solutions. To date, the company has built some of the largest cluster systems in the world, and boasts numerous Fortune 500 customers.

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