TERRA SOFT HOSTS CELL HACK-A-THON
LOVELAND, Colorado - 10 January 2007 - Terra Soft Solutions is proud to host the first ever Cell processor "hack-a-thon" at Terra Soft's headquarters in Loveland, Colorado, January 20-26.
Glen Otero, Ph.D., Chief Scientist at Terra Soft describes this week long event as, "A gathering of researchers from all over the globe who wish to port science and engineering applications to the Cell processor and create the initial knowledge base of Cell-optimized code. Code authors have the option to release code through the newly formed HPC Consortium, making it available to researchers everywhere. The hack-a-thon is the Consortium's launch pad, setting the tone and pace with a week of fast-paced coding, Cell-centric software development instruction, personal support from industry experts, and recreation in the snow covered Rocky Mountains near Terra Soft's headquarters."
With on-site support from IBM, Mercury, and RapidMind, event participants will enjoy opening day presentations, daily tutorials, and assistance while working in the recently completed 3000 sq-ft HPC facility at Terra Soft's Loveland, Colorado headquarters.
PLAYSTATION(R)3s, Mercury and IBM Cell products will be available on-site. An inviting, creative atmosphere will be supported by home cooked catering, a continuous flow of warm beverages, and nearby outdoor winter activities.
To learn more about the hack-a-thon:
The hack-a-thon calendar of events:
Anyone who desires to learn about programming for the Cell processor is welcome, free of charge. Availability is limited due to the number of available Cell systems and facility accommodations.
About Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
As the recognized leader in Linux for Power since 1999, Terra Soft provides turn-key, integrated solutions built upon IBM, Mercury, and Sony systems, board support packages for Power OEMs, and cross-architecture Linux applications for high performance computing. Terra Soft develops Yellow Dog Linux, the leading 32/64-bit Linux OS for the Power architecture, first to market with support for the Cell processor; the Y-HPC cross-architecture cluster construction suite; and Y-Bio, a cross-architecture gene sequence analysis suite for both workstations and clusters.
For more information, visit www.terrasoftsolutions.com
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