Linux NetworX Announces Support For AMD's Multiprocessor Architecture
AMD-760™ MP Multiprocessing Chipset to Enhance High Performance Linux Clusters
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH --
Linux NetworX, a leading provider of powerful and easy-to-manage Linux cluster computing solutions, announced today support through its Evolocity™ cluster systems for the new AMD Athlon™ MP processor and the AMD-760™ MP multiprocessing chipset. Evolocity is a complete turnkey cluster solution, which incorporates computational hardware with Linux NetworX cluster management software called ClusterWorX®.
"The AMD Athlon™ MP platform with Smart MP technology is a good fit for high performance computing on Linux NetworX cluster systems," said Clark Roundy, vice president of Linux NetworX. "Space and system density are issues with large-scale Linux cluster solutions. The AMD multiprocessor platform is a nice addition to our high density, high performance Evolocity family of cluster systems."
"The AMD Athlon MP platform is an excellent choice for enterprise-based servers and workstations," said Kevin Knox, AMD Director, Enterprise Segment Marketing & Business Development. "Linux NetworX has already employed the award-winning AMD Athlon processor in its high performance compute engines used in scientific research in Fortune 500 companies, as well as academic institutions. We applaud the success of Linux NetworX, and plan to continue to offer them support in the future."
Rebel Arts LLC ("Rebel Arts"), a technology and software developer focused on massively multiplayer online server solutions for the game industry, is the first Linux NetworX customer to order an Evolocity cluster solution based on the AMD Athlon MP processor with Smart MP technology. Based in Calabasas, Calif., Rebel Arts is using this technology to develop its Versatile Accelerated Server Technology ("VASTSM") system which is designed to bring significant improvements in design and performance, as well as increased cost efficiencies and affordability to massively multiplayer online gaming.
"The biggest problem for developers of massively multiplayer online games is the high cost of building out and managing their server infrastructure," said Paul Villadolid, CEO, Rebel Arts. "Linux NetworX, with its ClusterWorX management software and leadership position in building large scale clusters, and AMD's high performance processors are the keys to the solution in our VASTSM system."
"We can deliver the performance needed to handle the high demands of a massively multiplayer system, at a lower price point, thanks to the AMD-760 MP chipset, DDR memory, increased bandwidth, full-speed cache and transaction buffering," added Larry Hess, CTO, Rebel Arts.
Cluster technology is a method of linking multiple computers, or compute nodes, together to form a powerful, unified system. Linux NetworX designs clustering solutions including computational hardware and management software for use in high performance computing (HPC) and high availability (HA) applications.
Linux NetworX designed and delivered the world's first commercial Linux cluster system in 1997. Today, Linux NetworX systems are used in a variety of industries including oil and gas exploration, biotechnology research and modeling, graphics rendering, gaming, and aeronautics.
About Linux NetworX
Linux NetworX (www.linuxnetworx.com) brings its powerful cluster technology to those demanding high availability and high performance systems. With the use of cluster computer technology, Linux NetworX provides solutions for companies with high performance and high-computing needs, including research, industry, government, graphics rendering, Web serving, ISPs, ASPs, and other technological fields. Through innovative hardware, complete cluster management software and solid 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 has developed unique hardware and versatile software to facilitate overall system management.
About Rebel Arts LLC
Based in Calabasas, California, Rebel Arts LLC (www.rebelarts.com) is a technology and software developer with an advanced server platform that brings significant improvements in design, performance and cost-effectiveness to massively multiplayer online gaming. Rebel Arts' Versatile Accelerated Server Technology ("VASTSM") system was developed to be the standard server platform for online gaming, helping to perfect the subscription-based, massively multiplayer online gaming business model. The VASTSM system's design enables both large and small game publishers to profitably participate in the massively multiplayer online market. The company is privately held.
About the AMD Athlon™ MP Processor
The AMD Athlon MP processor features 384 KB of on-chip, full-speed cache with hardware data pre-fetch (256KB of on-chip level (L2) cache and 128 Kbytes of on-chip level (L1) cache), a superscalar floating-point unit, and support for AMD's 3DNow!™ Professional instructions for enhanced multimedia capabilities.
The AMD Athlon MP processor with Smart MP technology is compatible with AMD's Socket A infrastructure, and supports the advanced 266MHz AMD Athlon front-side bus. AMD Athlon MP processors are manufactured using AMD's 0.18-micron copper process technology in Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy awarded AMD an ENERGY STAR® Certificate of Recognition for its energy-efficient processors, including the AMD Athlon MP processor. These processors help manufacturers meet stringent ENERGY STAR specifications for a variety of appliances, equipment and other products. Products with the ENERGY STAR label are designed to use less energy, save money and help protect the environment.