SUPERCOMPUTING 2006, TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Penguin Computing today announced Scyld ControlCenter(TM), systems management software tailored specifically for, and bundled with, Penguin Computing servers to enable fast, easy management and monitoring of cluster hardware from a single, web accessible dashboard. System administrators and key authorized users will have comprehensive but easy-to-use hardware command and control, so organizations can now effectively manage and monitor large pools of server assets with minimal system administration time and cost without compromising security of the overall system. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051012/SFPENGCOMPLOGO ) "Penguin Computing is all about making cluster deployment and management easier so introducing a single console that quickly provides hard working system administrators with a comprehensive view of their cluster hardware, was a logical step," said Pauline Nist, senior vice president, product development and management, Penguin Computing. "Time really is money and the less time customers have to spend on cluster hardware administration, the better the overall value of the cluster. That was why we created a web accessible console that lets customers discover, manage and monitor their hardware, dramatically simplifying cluster hardware administration and saving our customers time and money." Scyld ControlCenter is a comprehensive software tool that allows visibility into hardware assets and enables users to monitor vital statistics such as server type, CPUs, BIOS, memory, network addresses, voltages, and temperature. This allows system administrators to stay informed of events (i.e. blades being inserted or removed), ensure safety margins (i.e., receive warnings when safe operational thresholds are exceeded) and maintain control over the servers (i.e., such as changing their boot method, controlling LEDs and powering on/off/cycling). This remote management console is accessible anywhere on the network that the management server can be accessed so that users can do what they need to do anytime they have access to a browser connection to the management server. In addition, administrators can avoid administration bottlenecks by setting permissions to give some amount of control over to key users without compromising the security of the overall system. The software also enables them to represent their servers in both actual physical tree view as well as arbitrary logical groupings that make sense for the customer, enabling group functions to be executed or general management to be focused by the logical group (i.e. power down all the web servers at midnight). Key tasks can be scheduled for full flexibility and email notification and a full searchable log of any events that occurred in the system or on a particular hardware asset ensures peace of mind for the IT administrator. Scyld ControlCenter(TM) is available now, integrated at no cost with Penguin Computing's BladeRunner(TM) Linux blade server, and will be available with all Penguin Computing rackmount servers in the first quarter of 2007. About Penguin Computing Penguin Computing is the leader in Cluster Virtualization, delivering virtualized cluster systems driven by Scyld ClusterWare(TM) its unique Linux software, which makes large pools of Linux servers appear and act like a single virtual system. Through a single point of command/control, thousands of systems can be managed as if they were a single, consistent, virtual system, dramatically simplifying deployment and management and significantly improving server performance and data center resource utilization. Focused on the high performance computing, enterprise consolidation and web hosting markets, the company has an extensive customer base including Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and educational institutions. Founded in 1998, Penguin Computing is headquartered in San Francisco, California. To learn more about High Performance Computing Linux and Web Clustering, please visit Penguin Computing at http://www.penguincomputing.com. Scyld Control Center Features and Benefits Features Benefits Web-based client access Access anywhere on the network one single management console for all managed elements in a comprehensive view Both physical and user-defined Intuitive, instant visualization of the logical representation of resources according to how you use them managed servers/chassis as well as how they are physically laid out. Operate on groups of servers with a single action request Intuitive, powerful task Execute and fully track, one-time and operation on managed scheduled operations to automate elements remotely otherwise time-consuming manual tasks interactively Wide variety of event capture Key personnel will instantly know when with event notification anything of importance occurs in the mechanisms system Individual user accounts with Administrators can control who does device-by-device access controls what, when, to which managed elements while giving flexibility and self- sufficiency to key users in the organization. Privilege-levels for Save bottlenecks, increase use administrators and users satisfaction, maintain control and security Standards-based implementation Easily fits into the existing with support for XML, CIM, management ecosystem with a high degree HTML, SNMP, IPMI of user familiarity Rich asset repository Instant visibility into the entire collected from all relevant system's state and critical event information about your filtering critical resources Powerful control features Efficient centralized configuration and such as remote power control, management conveniently available boot methodology, blink LEDS, remotely change active/standby roles Commercial support Expert assistance when you need it Penguin Computing and BladeRunner are registered trademarks and Scyld ControlCenter is a trademark of Penguin Computing, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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