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
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."
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.