Aspen Systems to Present Beowulf Clusters for Scientific Applications at Bio-IT World Expo
Posted by Leslie Cook (Tuesday March 23 2004 @ 01:54PM EST) [ ]
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., March 23, 2004 – Aspen Systems, Inc., a leader in the custom design, manufacture and service of a wide array of Linux(R)-based high performance computing (HPC) solutions, will showcase Beowulf clusters for scientific and mission-critical applications March 30 – April 1 at Bio-IT World Expo, the life science industry’s first comprehensive event for information technology professionals, in Boston, MA.

This is the first time Aspen Systems will participate in this trade show, which attracts over 3000 senior-level scientists, engineers, executives, and IT professionals from major pharmaceutical, biotechnology, government and academic organizations. These individuals are responsible for their organizations’ business and technical IT requirements and want to learn about the latest IT tools and services enabling advances in genomics, proteomics, and drug discovery.

“We see the impact that information technology has had in the life sciences marketplace and believe that this event will provide us with an exceptional opportunity to demonstrate our custom Beowulf clusters specifically designed for scientific and mission-critical applications to an entire family of organizations from the life sciences industry,” stated company CEO Steve Spring.

At Bio-IT World in booth number 320, Aspen Systems will demonstrate a Glacier Dual Xeon Beowulf cluster running ABC Management Software. Aspen Systems’ Glacier Dual Xeon Beowulf clusters are customized for the customer’s strategic business needs and life science application requirements. By offering 100% custom configurations, including a choice of processors, servers, and disk and network configurations, Aspen Systems Beowulf clusters provide uncompromising performance with an unbeatable price to performance ratio.

Aspen Systems’ ABC Management Software provides scientists and other end-users the power to manage, monitor, and control all supported devices within their cluster, thus increasing the availability and reliability of their cluster. With Aspen Systems’ ABC Management Software, scientists now have an easier way to setup and maintain their cluster for faster and more effective utilization of the data captured by scientific and mission-critical applications.

About Aspen Systems

Aspen Systems, Inc., a privately held corporation, has been serving the high-performance, technical computing community with expertise in custom computer hardware design, manufacturing and service for over 20 years. Their expertise includes a variety of high-performance technical computing disciplines with emphasis on serving the needs of advanced technical computing users and corporations that use the most demanding applications. Aspen Systems has built their reputation, as a leading provider of Beowulf clustering solutions by offering multiple configurations with a choice of processors and connectivity for specific performance needs. First class technical support and state-of-the-art products allows Aspen Systems to create and support the high-performance solutions that customers in the Weather Modeling, Financial Modeling, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Bio-tech, and Geophysics Research fields (among other compute-intensive parallel markets) demand. For more information about Aspen Systems, visit their website at

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