Linux Networx Provides John Deere Evolocity Cluster for Advanced Engineering Analysis
Posted by Andrea Bingham (Monday October 06 2003 @ 05:05PM EDT) [ ]
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 6, 2003 - Linux Networx announced today John Deere is using a Linux Networx™ Evolocity® cluster supercomputer for next generation product development. The cluster is designed to provide optimum performance for advanced engineering design.

“We required a cost-effective, high performance compute engine,” said David Wolak, Deere & Company Project Manager. “Deere also needed a turn-key solution with 24-hour support to optimize startup time and system operations.”

John Deere is using the Linux Networx cluster for advanced engineering analysis including computational fluid dynamics and structural finite element analysis. The cluster has demonstrated improved computing performance for the company, performing several classes of analysis jobs at more than double their previous speed. The flexibility of Linux cluster technology also allows John Deere to make the cluster available as a central corporate resource to be tuned for multiple applications in the future.

Linux clustering is a method of linking multiple computers together to form a unified and more powerful system. The Linux Networx cluster designed for John Deere uses 24 AMD® Athlon MP processors, Clusterworx® and ICE Box™ cluster management tools from Linux Networx and STAR-CD software from CD adapco Group.

“The cost advantage of clusters is outstanding, and with companies like Linux Networx delivering turnkey clusters optimized for engineering designs, our clients are regularly achieving fast solutions previously accessible only to supercomputers," said Steve Feldman, Director of Software Development for CD adapco Group.

“Linux Networx delivers fully integrated, turnkey Linux clusters optimized for engineering design,” said Eric Pitcher, Linux Networx Vice President, Product Marketing, Government, Industrial and Life Sciences. “Engineering customers like John Deere can see a significant price/performance improvement with Linux clusters, and Linux Networx cluster management software makes the transition easy for system administrators.”

About Linux Networx

Linux Networx provides proven technology, expertise, and services to organizations demanding powerful cluster computing systems. Companies involved in life science research, oil and gas exploration, engineering design, visual effects, and other research fields trust Linux Networx to build productive and reliable cluster systems. Linux Networx provides to customers innovative Evolocity® hardware, award-winning ICET cluster management tools and Certified Cluster Services. Linux Networx designed and delivered the world's fastest Linux supercomputer. For more information about Linux Networx and its complete line of proven solutions, visit http://www.linuxnetworx.com.

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