Powercockpit™ Optimized For AMD Opteron™ Processors
Mountain View Data’s Linux Management Framework—Powercockpit—Adds Support for 64-bit AMD Opteron Processor-based Clusters in HPC Market
Phoenix, Ariz. – SC Global 2003 --
Mountain View Data, Inc. (MVD), a leading provider of Linux management framework software, today announced support for the 64-bit AMD Opteron™ processor architecture in High Performance Computing (HPC) markets. PowerCockpit’s modular framework is already used to provision, configure, and manage 32-bit servers and desktops in enterprise datacenters and research laboratories around the world.
“Provisioning and management solutions, like PowerCockpit from Mountain View Data, make it possible for HPC customers to deploy AMD Opteron processor-based clusters faster and reduce their cost of operation,” said David Rich, AMD’s director of High Performance Computing. "Powercockpit helps customers take full advantage of the simplified transition to 64-bit computing provided by the AMD Opteron processor, while protecting their investment in existing 32-bit applications."
AMD Opteron processors enable HPC customers to rapidly build scientific models and perform simulations by providing a higher performance 64-bit architecture for floating-point calculations and scalable memory.
AMD Opteron processors managed by PowerCockpit let HPC customers focus on their core job – research. AMD Opteron brings cost-effective compute power to HPC customers, reducing the time required to complete complex simulations and models. PowerCockpit enables this compute power to be provisioned rapidly across thousands of computers from a single console. All patches and updates for the operating system and applications can be automatically applied to all nodes in a cluster from a central management console.
“HPC researchers can easily take advantage of the power of 64-bit computing by creating their own customer libraries of full Linux OS images and application stacks and automatically provisioning the images simultaneously to thousands of AMD Opteron processor-based nodes with multicast,” said Cliff Miller, CEO of Mountain View Data.
PowerCockpit is used in high performance computing environments and in enterprise data centers to simultaneously manage up to thousands of Linux-based systems from a single management console. Its modular architecture enables easy integration with a range of data center infrastructure products – including MVD Sync for data replication; MVD NAS for managing and storing Linux, Windows, UNIX and Macintosh data; as well as hardware monitoring to automatically identify and respond to hardware failures. PowerCockpit can provision a Microsoft Windows or Linux server in minutes and its multicast capability can simultaneously deploy security patches, data files, and custom application stacks to thousands of systems in seconds.
About Mountain View Data, Inc.
Mountain View Data (MVD) develops a Linux management framework software suite for high performance computing environments, enterprise data centers and OEM system vendors. The technology, a software architecture called PowerCockpit, is based on concepts originally developed at United States national laboratories. It includes modular software components for data replication, data synchronization, data provisioning and data snapshots, among others. PowerCockpit lowers the cost of computing management and increases reliability. With financial backing from Hitachi and Nippon Ventures, MVD is a private company with offices in the United States, Japan and China. For more information, please visit www.mountainviewdata.com
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