SpyderByte: WinHPC.org EnterpriseLinux.org BigBlueLinux.org
 The #1 Site for News & Information Related to Linux High Performance Technical Computing, Linux High Availability and Linux Parallel Clustering
Home About News Archives Contribute News, Articles, Press Releases Mobile Edition Contact Sponsorship Search Privacy
More Links
  • Printer friendly version
  • Share this story

  • Research and Services
    Cluster Quoter
    Windows HPC News
    Cluster Builder
    Hardware Vendors
    Software Vendors
    Training Vendors
    Golden Eggs
    High Availability

    Submit News/Article/PR
    Latest News
    News Archives
    Search Archives
    Featured Articles
    User Groups
    Higher Education
    Cluster List
    Linux HPC News Update
    Stay current on Linux related HPC news, events and information.
    LinuxHPC Newsletter

    Other Mailing Lists:
    Linux High Availability
    Beowulf Mailing List
    Gelato.org (Linux Itanium)

    Linux HPC Links
    Beowulf Users Group
    Cluster Monkey
    High Performance Computing Clusters
    The Aggregate
    Cluster Benchmarks
    Cluster Computing Info Centre
    Coyote Gultch
    Linux Clustering Info Ctr.
    Robert Brown's Beowulf Page
    Sourceforge Cluster Foundry
    HPC DevChannel
    HPC User Forum
    News Feed
    LinuxHPC.org.org has an RSS/RDF feed if you wish to include it on your website.
    Mobile Edition

    Linux Cluster RFQ Form
    Reach Multiple Vendors With One Linux Cluster RFQ Form. Save time and effort, let LinuxHPC.org do all the leg work for you free of charge. Request A Quote...

    LinuxHPC.org is Looking for Interns - If you have experience with Linux clusters and/or cluster applications and you're interested in helping out with LinuxHPC.org let me know. I can promise the experience will be rewarding and educational, plus it'll make good resume fodder. You'll work with vendors and cluster users from around the world. We're also looking for writers and people to do hardware/software reviews. Contact Ken Farmer.

    Latest News

    Linux Labs Releases Clustered PostgreSQL
    Friday January 30 2004 @ 01:12PM EST

    Linux Labs Releases Clustered PostgreSQL Database for Enterprise Computing; New Technology Fills Scalability and Performance Void

    Linux Labs, the world leader in third-generation Linux-based supercomputers, announced at the LinuxWorld trade show a key stepping stone towards large-scale deployment of the Linux(TM) Operating System. Called Clusgres(TM), this product has the ability to make standalone applications run in parallel across a group of computers and act as one, including the Open Source database system PostgreSQL.

    To date there has been no capability to either increase speed of free database servers for Linux or to allow them to scale past the limitations of a single server. Despite advances in clustered supercomputing, there has been no capability for a server program running on a single machine, let alone the PostgreSQL database, to transparently operate across linked computers and to operate as if a single large program. Now, Clusgres(TM), an implementation of Linux Labs' parallelization libraries called libOPUS(TM) or Open Parallel Unified System, permit any standalone server program to operate in parallel on a group of computers with no modification to the original program whatsoever. These libraries work closely with the SCI interconnect technology, an innovative switching circuit or "backplane" from Dolphin Interconnect Solutions. Dolphin's products provide a high-performance interconnect for multiprocessing. Special features that enable libOPUS(TM) performance are the low latency and efficient handling of small data communication.

    The Clusgres(TM) technology which creates cluster capability of PostgreSQL, an SQL-94 compliant database system, permits large amounts of queries to be sent to a database cluster and, instead of being processed in serial by one server (as if in one long line), they are distributed in parallel to every "compute node" and answered simultaneously. Using libOPUS(TM), one additional single-processor node to a cluster creates near double performance to a standalone database server. The Linux Labs system was programmed by their chief programmer, Suchindra Katageri, and runs in the low-level C language. Clusgres(TM) will be offered for both corporate and educational applications, and Linux Labs will be offering the system as a hardware/software combination, a co-located database service, and as ready-to-use cluster computers. These clusters are joined together using Linux Labs' Nimbus(TM) cluster operating system which makes all "nodes" in a group of computers appear as one large computer and permits "checkpointing," where tasks can be stopped and restarted at will.

    "Rarely has a set of reference libraries been able to benefit so many applications without them being completely reprogrammed. We are hoping that the emerging Linux industry can benefit by these tools for enterprise-level scaling of the upstart operating system," said Steven James, Director of Research for Linux Labs.

    Further information about Linux Labs can be found at http://www.linuxlabs.com . The Clusgres(TM) home page is at http://www.linuxlabs.com/clusgres.html , and the Nimbus(TM) home page is at http://www.linuxlabs.com/nimbus.html . Further information about the Dolphin Interconnect Solution products can be found at http://www.dolphinics.com .

    < HP Reliable Transaction Router (RTR) V4.2 Now Available for Linux Frontends | Grid computing -- Next-Generation Distributed Computing >



    Stay up-to-date on the Progress of Microsoft's Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003

    Golden Eggs
    (HP Visual Diagram and Config Guides)
    HP Integrity Family Portrait, IA64
    rx1620 1600MHz 2P MSA1000 Cluster IA64
    rx2620 1600MHz 2P MSA1000 Cluster IA64
    rx4640 1600MHz 4P MSA1000 Cluster IA64
    DL140 3060MHz 2P IA32
    DL140 G2 3600MHz 2P EM64T
    DL145 2600MHz 2P Opteron
    DL145 G2 2600MHz 2P Opteron Dual Core
    DL360 G4 3400MHz 2P EM64T
    DL360 G4p 3800MHz 2P EM64T
    DL380 G4 3800MHz 2P EM64T
    DL385 2800MHz 2P Opteron Dual Core
    DL560 3000MHz 4P IA32
    DL580 G3 3330MHz 4P EM64T
    DL585 2800MHz 4P Opteron Dual Core
    CP3000 32x DL140G2 & DL360G4p GigE EM64T
    CP4000 32x DL145G2 GigE Opteron, Dual Core
    CP4000 64x DL145 GigE Opteron
    CP4000 102x DL145 GigE Opteron
    CP4000 32x DL145 Myri Opteron
    Rocks Cluster 16-22 DL145 Opteron
    Rocks Cluster 30-46 DL145 Opteron
    Rocks Cluster 64-84 DL145 Opteron
    LC3000 GigaE 24-36 DL145 Opteron
    LC3000 Myri 16-32x DL145 Opteron
    LC3000 GigaE 16-22x DL145 Opteron
    LC2000 GigaE 16-22x DL360G3 Xeon
    MSA500 G2, SCSI
    MSA1510i IP SAN 48TB, SCSI and SATA
    MSA1500 48TB, SCSI and SATA
    Dual Core AMD64 and EM64T systems with MSA1500

    Linux Magazine
    At Newstands Now!Linux Magazine

    Click for King, North Carolina Forecast

    PageRank is Google`s measure of the importance of this page!


    Home About News Archives Contribute News, Articles, Press Releases Mobile Edition Contact Sponsorship Search Privacy
         Copyright © 2001-2006 LinuxHPC.org
    Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds
    All other trademarks are those of their owners.
      SpyderByte.com ;Technical Portals