August 11, 2005

Scyld Software and Cluster Resources Form Alliance

Amber Webb writes "Linux
World, Booth #432, San Francisco, Calif. (August 8, 2005) — Scyld Software,
the leader in scalable Linux clustering software, today announced an agreement
with Cluster Resources, Inc., an
innovator in advanced workload and resource management software. The two
companies have joined forces to extend the virtualization and system management
capabilities of Scyld BeowulfTM
Linux clustering software to include a powerful workload management toolset,
the Scyld TaskMasterTM Suite. 
This extension of the Scyld
product family, known for being the most elegant Linux clustering
solution for high performance computing (HPC), sets a new standard for simplicity
of deployment, ease of use and Linux cluster utilization.  The result of this new alliance represents a
significant advance towards a comprehensive virtual environment for Linux
clusters.  Scyld
is previewing the new software at Linux World 2005 booth #432.

Scyld TaskMaster Suite provides end users and system administrators with a
sophisticated workload policy manager, advanced scheduling and highly intuitive
graphical user interface ¾ accessible locally or through a remote Web
portal.  Scyld Beowulf’s world-class resource provisioning and single point
of management, combined with the Scyld TaskMaster capabilities provide the best
of all worlds ¾ ease of use, flexibility and scalability for
system administrators plus intuitive, optimized cluster usage for scientists,
design engineers and researchers.  Users
are able to concentrate on their project priorities instead of struggling with
the complex infrastructure of workload and system management. (See the attached
product overview for more details).

using the new capabilities of Scyld TaskMaster Suite will reap the combined
benefits of Cluster Resources’ acknowledged expertise in next-generation
workload and policy management and Scyld Software’s expertise in delivering the
most advanced and robust commercial-grade Linux cluster environment.  Cluster Resources’ customers have experienced
significant performance improvements with system utilization levels in the 90%
to 99% range, and Scyld Software’s customers have experienced total cost of
ownership savings approaching 50% compared to alternative clustering
approaches  ¾ including open source options like
Rocks.  Together, Scyld Beowulf and the Scyld TaskMaster Suite provide a fully
integrated and virtualized HPC cluster environment that is robust and scalable,
yet works out of the box.

"Scyld Beowulf is known for dramatically
simplifying the deployment and management of Linux clusters," said Marco
Annaratone, general manager of Scyld Software. "The new policy based task
management capabilities of the Scyld TaskMaster Suite are a huge step towards
delivering a fully virtualized environment for HPC users. The graphical user
interface and Web based access allow engineers, scientists and researchers to
spend more time focused on critical development efforts rather than cluster and
workload management issues, improving overall productivity, quality and time to

alliance between Scyld Software and Cluster Resources is a signal event for the
HPC community” said Michael Jackson, president of Cluster Resources, Inc.  “Scyld’s elegant design takes the complexity
out of clusters, delivering an easy to use, unbounded virtual resource.   The integration of highly intuitive, intelligent
workload management enables HPC users to align their computational needs with
individual and organizational priorities. Best of all, this powerful solution
works out of the box, a ‘Linux cluster to go’ package.”

Scyld Beowulf Series 29 Linux clustering software
is available today and is currently deployed at over 180 organizations,
supporting thousands of nodes. The Scyld TaskMaster Suite will be available in
September 2005.

About Scyld

Software, a subsidiary of Penguin Computing, develops the industry leading Scyld Beowulf™ Linux clustering
software, a commercial-grade cluster solution tailored for high performance
computing.  Scyld Beowulf™ provides extraordinary ease of deployment,
management and scalability for administrators and end users alike.  The company’s customer base includes Fortune
1,000 companies, government agencies and educational institutions. Founded in
1998, Scyld Software is headquartered in San
Francisco, California.
To learn more about Linux
clustering software, please visit Scyld Software at


About Cluster
Resources, Inc.

Resources, Inc.TM is a leading provider of workload and resource
management software and services for cluster, grid and utility-based computing
environments. As the developers of the popular Maui SchedulerTM
and the next generation Moab
Workload ManagerTM, Moab
Grid Scheduler
TM, and other associated products, Cluster
Resources has come to be recognized as a leader in innovation and return on
investment. With well over 1,500 clients worldwide, and drawing upon over a
decade of industry experience, Cluster Resources delivers the software products
and services that enable an organization to understand, control, and fully
optimize their compute resources. For additional information, visit Cluster
Resources at


Scyld Beowulf is a trademark
of Scyld Software Corporation. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus
Torvalds. Cluster Resources, Inc., Maui
Scheduler, Moab Cluster Manager and Moab
Grid Scheduler are trademarks of Cluster Resources,
Inc. Other
names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their
respective companies.




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