BOSTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Ammasso, Inc. today announced that OSC-
Springfield has selected the Ammasso 1100 Ethernet Adapter for their newest
High Performance Computing cluster, which is distributed over multiple sites
and interconnected via a WAN. Ammasso is the leading provider of RDMA over
Ethernet networking solutions for server-to-server applications including High
Performance Technical Computing (HPTC), grid computing, and IP storage.
OSC-Springfield focuses on data-intensive supercomputing, large-scale data
mining, regional and global climate modeling, materials science,
nanotechnology, bioinformatics, and high-energy physics. It is a fully
scalable center that acts as a resource for Ohio's scientists, engineers, and
research community. Ohio's Third Frontier Network, a statewide IP-compatible
optical network, provides the WAN connectivity.
"We looked at several options for high performance cluster interconnect
and chose RDMA over Ethernet for its WAN capabilities," said Kevin Wohlever,
Project Director, OSC-Springfield. "Utilizing the Ammasso 1100 adapter and a
WAN connection, we can more easily bring distributed clusters to bear on
complex computational problems, similar to a grid."
The Ammasso 1100 is the industry's first cluster adapter to implement the
IETF iWARP protocol suite. iWARP combines the performance acceleration of
RDMA, with the Internet compatible Ethernet and IP protocols. RDMA streamlines
application communication between computers over a network. Before iWARP, the
benefits of RDMA were only available on special-purpose, non-routable networks
such as Infiniband.
"OSC-Springfield is a great example of a cluster environment that benefits
from iWARP's ability to leverage ubiquitous IP infrastructure," said Alan
Litchfield, CEO of Ammasso. "Efficiently pooling geographically separated
computing resources has tremendous potential for commercial value, including
disaster tolerant scale out computing."
Ammasso also announced the availability of a software update for the
Ammasso 1100 Ethernet Adapter. With this release, the Ammasso 1100 now
seamlessly supports routed networks such as WANs. The software only update,
Version 1.2 Update 1, also added support for the industry standard Direct
Access Provider Library (DAPL) and expanded the list of tested Linux(R)
distributions, including the latest offerings from Novell(R) SUSE(R), and Red
Pricing and Availability
The Ammasso 1100 version 1.2 adapter is available now at a list price of
$495. For product and ordering information, go to
http://www.ammasso.com/contact/howtobuy.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ammasso provides industry-leading IT professionals with advanced network
protocol acceleration to ensure unparalleled price-performance, availability
and manageability of their next-generation computing and storage
architectures. Ammasso's patent-pending technology powers the industry's first
RDMA-enabled Ethernet adapter, enabling highly scalable cluster applications.
Current applications include high performance technical computing, grid
computing and IP storage. Founded in 2002, Ammasso is privately held and based
in Boston, MA. Investors include Prism Venture Partners, Inflection Point
Ventures and Velocity Equity Partners.
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