Oxford, MS/Annapolis, MD – March 31, 2003 – The Open Source Development Group, Inc, (www.osdgroup.com) and Scyld Computing Corporation (www.scyld.com) have formed a strategic alliance to provide training programs for Beowulf clustering technology.
“The initial Scyld Beowulf training program focuses on installation, configuration and administration of Beowulf clusters,” said Richard Kuebler, VP of sales and marketing for OSDgroup, an open-source training and custom courseware development company. “This multi-day course is designed for both users and administrators who are either constructing or maintaining a cluster. The direct involvement of the Scyld technical team also enables us to address the needs of any level of support and training for Beowulf clusters of any size or complexity.”
Beowulf, and Beowulf clustering are terms that describe a technique of connecting commodity computers together using a modified version of the Linux operating system to create a High Performance Computer. Started in 1993 by Donald Becker of Scyld Computer Corporation and Thomas Sterling, early development was sponsored by NASA. In 1997 Beowulf clusters broke the ten billion operations per second mark, and today can perform over 200 billion operations per second. There are currently tens of thousands of Beowulf clusters installed in government, educational and commercial facilities.
“Beowulf clustering technology has established a firm foothold in many sectors of government, research and corporate IT environments,” said Scyld founder and Chief Technical Officer, Donald Becker. “As more agencies, institutions and corporations build and implement Beowulf clusters, so grows the demand for quality training programs. To meet this demand, Scyld has leveraged its expertise in clustering technologies to develop Beowulf cluster training programs that we will implement through OSDgroup.”
For additional scheduling, pricing or general information on Scyld Beowulf cluster training contact Richard Kuebler at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the OSDgroup website at www.osdgroup.com, telephone 662.236.1794. For additional information on Scyld Computer Corporation, please visit:
About Scyld Computing Corporation
Scyld Computing Corporation is the leading developer of next-generation Beowulf cluster operating systems. Donald Becker, founder and CTO, and other Scyld developers are known in the Linux community for their extensive contributions to the Linux kernel. Based in Annapolis, Maryland, Scyld is a privately held company. For additional information, please visit:
The Open Source Development Group is a custom training and courseware provider. OSDgroup provides training solutions for a variety of open-source software programs including: Linux, Security Enhanced Linux, Apache and Beowulf Clustering. For additional information, please visit: