MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and MUNICH, Germany, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PathScale, developer of innovative software and hardware solutions to accelerate the performance and efficiency of Linux(R) clusters, and ParTec, developer of Linux Cluster performance management solutions, have announced a technology partnership that will enable HPC users to further enhance the speed and performance of commodity-priced AMD Opteron(TM) processor-based Linux clusters. PathScale's new InfiniPath(TM) InfiniBand cluster interconnect is being integrated with and optimized for operation with ParTec's ParaStation4(TM), a robust and efficient cluster middleware solution that consists of high-performance communication tools and a sophisticated software management layer. The seamless interoperability of these two leading technologies will be demonstrated at the International Supercomputer Conference on 22 June through 24 June in Heidelberg, Germany. PathScale is located in Booth B-03. The ParTec Cluster Competence Center is located in Booth I-01. PathScale's InfiniPath HTX(TM) Adapter is the industry's lowest-latency Linux cluster interconnect for message passing (MPI) applications. InfiniPath plugs into standard HyperTransport technology-based HTX slots on AMD Opteron(TM) processor-based servers. Optimized for communications-sensitive applications, InfiniPath has posted an all time record-low MPI latency of 1.32 microseconds and a peak unidirectional bandwidth of 952 MB/s, with half of this peak bandwidth achieved at a message size of 385 bytes (streaming). For applications that rely on IP traffic, InfiniPath achieves TCP/IP throughput of 583 MB/s with a one-way latency of only 6.7 microseconds. "The new PathScale InfiniPath interconnect is setting new standards for high-performance Linux cluster communications," said Hugo R. Falter, COO of ParTec. "Its strength in multi-CPU, multi-core systems means that global organizations searching for faster, more reliable, more cost effective HPC systems will deploy it in large or very large clusters where the capabilities of ParaStation4 will be critical." ParTec's ParaStation4 is a highly-sophisticated and reliable management and communication middleware solution for high performance Linux clusters. The optimized network communication of ParaStation4 increases the performance of distributed applications, ensures rapid cluster deployment and increases stability throughout the entire lifetime of the cluster. "The partnership between PathScale and ParTec furthers our mission to make high performance Linux clusters ubiquitous," said Art Goldberg, COO of PathScale. "By tightly coupling the high performance software stack for InfiniPath with ParaStation4, organizations deploying large Linux clusters will get their systems up and running more quickly and will be able to manage them more effectively." Availability ParaStation4 is available from ParTec Cluster Competence Center GmbH in Munich, Germany, as described at www.par-tec.com. The InfiniPath HTX Adapter card is orderable immediately from systems vendors participating in the PathScale FastPath(TM) reseller program described at www.pathscale.com/authorized_resellers.html. About ParTec ParTec Cluster Competence Center GmbH of Munich, Germany, is the developer of ParaStation4(TM), a proprietary middleware software solution that supports reliable, stable, high-performance parallel environments for Linux clusters. ParTec provides vendor-independent consultancy and a sophisticated choice of products for Linux clusters, including state-of-the-art software tools for managing and monitoring cluster environments up to very large numbers of nodes. ParTec's approach ensures rapid deployment and seamless interoperability of software components. ParTec's technical experts have many years of experience in the development of Linux-based software to enable high productivity cluster and grid computing. For more information, visit www.cluster-competence-center.com. About PathScale Based in Mountain View, California, PathScale develops innovative software and hardware technologies that substantially increase the performance and efficiency of Linux clusters, the next significant wave in high-end computing. Applications that benefit from PathScale's technologies include seismic processing, complex physical modeling, EDA simulation, molecular modeling, biosciences, econometric modeling, computational chemistry, computational fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, weather modeling, resource optimization, decision support and data mining. PathScale's investors include Adams Street Partners, Charles River Ventures, Enterprise Partners Venture Capital, CMEA Ventures, ChevronTexaco Technology Ventures and the Dow Employees Pension Plan. For more details, visit www.pathscale.com; send email to email@example.com or telephone 1-650-934-8100. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. HyperTransport and HTX are licensed trademarks of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium. AMD and Opteron are trademarks of AMD. InfiniBand is a registered trademark of the InfiniBand Trade Association. ParaStation4(TM) is a trademark of ParTec Cluster Competence Center GmbH. PathScale, the PathScale logo and InfiniPath are trademarks of PathScale, Inc. All other product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective owners.