"Linux NetworX, a provider of powerful and easy-to-manage cluster supercomputing solutions, is joining efforts with PolyServe, a next-generation systems software provider, to present a session titled "Clusters in the Enterprise" at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo on February 1, 2002, at 1 p.m. in New York City.
The session will be co-presented by Joshua Harr, chief technology officer (CTO) of Linux NetworX and Michael Callahan, CTO of PolyServe. The presentation will outline the fundamental differences among computational, high-availability and data clusters, as well as the current status of each cluster classification and areas of development.
"Cluster computing is a term that is often generalized and misused, so this presentation will serve as a basic overview to help clarify the different types of clusters that are available," said Harr. "LinuxWorld is a great forum to discuss the development of Linux clusters because attendees come to evaluate and learn about Linux technologies and will leave this presentation with a greater understanding of the different ways Linux clusters are being used."
Both Callahan and Harr have extensive experience with Linux clustering and have made significant contributions to the industry. The presenters will address the functionality and strengths of different cluster configurations, and reasons for the growing adoption of cluster technology.
"Many enterprise customers are aiming to deploy applications on Linux using highly cost-effective, industry standard servers, and clustering technology plays a key role in making this possible," said Callahan. "To do this effectively, it is necessary to understand the different approaches that are available."
The LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will be held January 29 to February 1, 2002, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. For more information, visit www.linuxnetworx.com or www.polyserve.com.
About Linux NetworX
Linux NetworX (www.linuxnetworx.com) brings its powerful and easy-to-manage cluster technology to those demanding high performance and high availability systems. Linux NetworX provides solutions for organizations involved in oil and gas exploration, aeronautical and chemical modeling, biotechnology research, graphics rendering and visual effects, Web serving, ISPs, ASPs, and other technological research fields. Named as one of Computerworld Magazine's "Top 100 Emerging Companies for 2002" Linux NetworX provides innovative Evolocity (TM) hardware, award-winning ICE(TM) cluster management tools and professional service and support. To date, the company has built some of the largest cluster systems in the world, and boasts numerous Fortune 500 customers.
About PolyServe, Inc.
Based in Berkeley, Calif., with a development center in Beaverton, Ore., PolyServe provides infrastructure software that enables enterprise customers to implement manageable, highly available applications based on enterprise-class distributed computing technology. PolyServe has attracted approximately $25 million in investment led by premier venture capital firms Greylock, New Enterprise Associates and The Roda Group.
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