TERRA SOFT, POWER.ORG HOST CELL HACK-A-THON II
LOVELAND, Colorado - 2 August 2007 - Terra Soft Solutions is proud to announce Hack-a-thon II, to be held in Austin, Texas, September 22-25, two days prior to and then in conjunction with the Power Architecture Developer Conference.
In this 4 day event, Terra Soft will host a 6 node PS3 cluster and hands-on workshop for the installation of Yellow Dog Linux, compute image deployment via Y-HPC, and use of Torque and Moab for job management. Hack-a-thon attendees will be invited to working hands-on with the cluster to test their own parallel and distributed code.
Tim Wilcox, Sales Engineer for Terra Soft describes this four day event as "a unique opportunity to work with a new kind of commodity cluster for development and testing of science and engineering applications for the Cell processor ... the end product readily migrating to the Mercury and IBM Cell systems for even higher performance. I am excited to learn how attendees of the first Hack-a-thon have grown in their Cell programming experience, and to welcome new faces."
Event participants will enjoy:
- Support from Mercury and RapidMind engineers who will
answer questions and assist with code development using
the Mercury MultiCore Plus Cell development libraries and
RapidMind Cell compiler tools.
- Support from IBM engineers and researchers.
- Support from Terra Soft staff.
- Interactive peer-to-peer presentations and forums.
- As with the first Hack-a-thon, an inviting, creative, and
- One free, raffled PS3. Must attend the Hack-a-thon and be
present to win.
- A discount voucher which reduces the cost of attending
the Power Architecture Developer Conference.
Programmers and cluster users of all experience are welcome. Availability is limited due to the number of available Cell systems and facility accommodations, so please register soon.
Power Architecture Developer Conference
About the HPC Consortium
As featured on the cover of the August issue (#160) of Linux Journal, the HPC Consortium provides access to high performance Linux OS systems with an immediate focus on the Cell Broadband Engine found in the IBM, Mercury, and Sony products. The Consortium facilities are free to DoE and university laboratories and to commercial entities for a fee.
For more information, visit www.hpc-consortium.net
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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