Paracel Announces Paracel Cyclone Linux cluster
Posted by Cassidy Guyer (Wednesday November 19 2003 @ 12:37PM EST) [ ]
Paracel Introduces the Paracel Cyclone - a Comprehensive Linux Cluster Solution

PHOENIX, AZ - November 18, 2003 - Paracel, Inc.®, a business unit of the Celera Genomics Group of Applera Corporation and a leading provider of applied high-performance computing solutions, today announced the general availability of Paracel CycloneTM, a new turnkey Linux cluster system. A fully integrated solution, the Paracel Cyclone delivers outstanding reliability and performance at a very competitive price. The system is tremendously flexible, making it suitable for a wide range of computationally demanding applications. Paracel will be demonstrating Cyclone at Booth #534 at SuperComputing 2003, November 18-20 .

"Paracel is pleased to extend its line of high-performance computing offerings with the Paracel Cyclone," said Joe Borkowski, vice president of product management at Paracel. "Our experience providing integrated systems for computationally demanding applications in life science research and text analysis gives us the unique ability to provide solutions suited for solving real-world problems."

About the Paracel Cyclone

The Paracel Cyclone is a turnkey Linux cluster solution, pre-configured with everything needed to deploy the system quickly and easily. The Linux operating system is pre-installed on every node and optional industry standard cluster management software can also be installed and configured prior to delivery. All networking and power supply components are included and an integrated LCD Monitor/Keyboard unit is available so that the system can be managed directly.

Available in an array of configurations and with virtually unlimited scalability, the Paracel Cyclone can accommodate a wide range of applications. The system is configurable with the fastest processors from Intel® and Advanced Micro Devices*, high-speed interconnects such as Myrinet®, Dolphin*, and Gigabit Ethernet, a range of memory and large-scale RAID storage options.

Rigorous testing and quality component selection ensure that the Paracel Cyclone provides ultimate performance and reliability. The result is extended node life, high system availability, and a low total cost of ownership.

8-CPU Paracel Cyclone systems start under $12,000. Additional product information and technical specifications are available at .

Dedication to Service and Support Paracel is dedicated to providing its customers the highest quality service and support. From optimizing performance for specific applications to counseling on migration path issues, Paracel's experienced technical support staff is available Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST to answer customer questions. Enhanced support options are available, including 24x7x365 telephone support and next day on-site service. The Paracel Cyclone is backed by a three-year hardware warranty.

About Paracel, Inc.

Paracel, is a leading provider of applied high-performance computing solutions to solve the most technically challenging problems. For more than a decade, Paracel has supported mission-critical applications, discovery and engineering by making supercomputing accessible to end-users. Currently, Paracel has over 500 hardware and software installations at Fortune 500 companies and large government agencies worldwide.

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