Greg Creamer writes "Terra Soft Extends HPC Offerings with IBM p5 Servers
LOVELAND, Colorado, - 6 June 2006 - Terra Soft Solutions, leading provider of high performance, integrated solutions built upon the Power architecture
today announced the addition of the IBM p5 to its turn-key offerings.
For the past four years Terra Soft has provided PowerPC solutions as a top-tier Apple Proprietary Solutions provider, Value Added Reseller. Terra Soft
is capitalizing upon its expertise with the Power architecture by adding IBM Power products, including BladeCenter JS21, OpenPower, and now the p5
The p5 line-up starts with the p5 185 tower, a 32/64-bit replacement for the Apple G5 PowerMacs running Linux. The 505, 510, 520 offer dual and quad
core, 64-bit configurations in 1U, 2U, and 4U rackmounts with a variety of on-board, high-throughput storage options. Higher-end p5 systems offer as
many as 64 cores in a single configuration with massive on-board storage and I/O options.
"We are improving our Power architecture offerings with the addition of the IBM p5 systems. As showcased in the Top500.org, Power holds a prominent
14% of the 2005 list. This bodes well for Terra Soft's historic and current plays in the HPC space. In particular, the 64-bit memory addressing of the
p5 is well suited for the large data sets associated with bioinformatics and Y-Bio, our suite of tools for gene sequence analysis," states Greg
Creamer, VP Sales Terra Soft Solutions.
Terra Soft has for four years maintained a high profile customer base, building mission critical, HPC systems for the Departments of Defense and
Energy built upon Yellow Dog Linux and Apple G4/G5 systems. The embrace of IBM p5 series substantiates Terra Soft's dedication to the Power
architecture and steadfast recognition of an improving HPC architecture.
Now in development, Yellow Dog Linux v5.0 is being built against the Fedora Core 5 foundation with support for the JS21, OpenPower, and p5 series
products. Also in development, Y-HPC v2.0 will enable rapid cluster construction and powerful management of heterogeneous configurations, including
the IBM BladeCenter and p5 systems.
For more information about the IBM p5 products:
Quotes for p5 & JS21 systems may be obtained from Terra Soft:
About Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
Terra Soft is a leading Board Support Package and Integrated Solutions Provider with proven expertise in the Power Architecture and Linux OS platform.
As an IBM, Mercury, Genesi, and Apple Value Added Reseller, Terra Soft provides turnkey workstations, servers, and HPC clusters. Terra Soft's Y-HPC is
widely accepted as a preferred cluster construction suite for Xserve clusters. Y-Bio provides an elegant interface to the leading genome sequence
analysis tools and powerful data/user management suite for bioinformaticists.
For more information, visit www.terrasoftsolutions.com
Power is a trademark of IBM. Y-Bio is a trademark of Terra Soft Solutions. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Additional
product and company names mentioned may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders."