IRVINE, CA, Aug 29th, 2005 -- PSSC Labs announced the completion and delivery of their 400th Linux-based Beowulf cluster. The company's PowerWulf brand of Linux clusters are currently installed and running in the world's most prestigious computing environments. PSSC Labs PowerWulf clusters can be found in many major academic institutions, government agencies, Fortune 500 corporations and small / medium sized businesses.
PSSC Labs PowerWulf clusters have been at the forefront of advanced supercomputing solutions. "Clustering is now recognized as a less expensive and more reliable way to conduct research," asserts Alex Lesser, PSSC Labs Vice President. "Our clusters continue to provide scientists with the power they need at a fraction of the cost of traditional supercomputers." PSSC Labs clusters are used in several diverse computing environments on important projects involving: computational fluid dynamics; quantum chemistry; oil and gas exploration; signal processing; genetic research; weather modeling; rendering farms and visualization walls. "We are extremely proud to offer the highest level of support and service to all of our end users," asserts Mr. Lesser, "we believe it is this commitment to end user satisfaction that has allowed us to achieve this amazing milestone of PowerWulf deliveries."
The company, which has extensive experience in building advanced supercomputing clusters has developed an optimal cluster software environment, known as CBeST, which is custom configured for each end user’s specific needs. The company's typical cluster installation includes: setup of the operating system including a custom kernel for performance optimization; message-passing and scientific software libraries; high performance compiler suites; custom scripts for node reboot; poweroff & file copy across the cluster; cluster monitoring utility and graphical user interface tools; Security patches; remote installation/update of software across the network ; batch scheduling system and processor temperature/fan monitoring utilities.
Each cluster is built and tested in the company's new 12,000 sq. ft. office. The new facility possesses twenty tons tons of HVAC and over sixty 20AMP circuits. Explains Mr. Lesser, "Our new facility is a tremendous advantage. We have complete control of the entire process; allowing PSSC Labs Cluster Technicians to build, test, install and ship the PowerWulf clusters from one facility. This gives our end users a single point of contact and allows our technicians immediate access to the information required."
About PSSC Labs
PSSC Labs (Professional Service Super Computers) provides high performance workstations, servers and Beowulf supercomputing solutions to the world's most prestigious and demanding organizations. Since 1989, these organizations have relied upon PSSC Labs for solutions to their High Performance Computing and High Speed Interconnect needs. Each system is custom configured to our customers' specific requirements, be it scientific research, visualization, real-time simulations or financial modeling. PSSC’s knowledge of hardware, LINUX software, cluster management tools and unsurpassed lifetime support ensure that PSSC Labs customers receive the best possible solution at the most competitive price. For complete details please call PSSC Labs at 949-380-7288 or visit http://www.pssclabs.com .