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24Mar/140

Elysium and Nexroot to Provide a Grid Enabled Multi-CAD Data Translation Portal

Southfield, MI (PRWEB) October 14, 2004 - Elysium Inc., a leading global provider of multi-

CAD enabling software, and Nexroot LLC., a provider of software services for product design and development, today announced the launch of CADportal. CADportal is a new, enterprise job management software solution for automatically, checking, healing and translating 3D CAD data. This highly scalable technology is available for enterprise implementations at manufacturers needing to streamline multi-CAD environments.

CADportal is written in Java using Grid Computing architecture to streamline and enable the CAD translation process. Grid technology enables dynamic access to additional computing resources by integrating computers over a network and dispatching jobs in parallel to multiple computer nodes. CADportal has combined this advanced computing power with Elysium’s range of high-end translation technologies, which support bi-directional CATIA V4, CATIA V5, Pro/ENGINEER, Mechanical Desktop, I-deas NX, Unigraphic NX, JT, IGES and Parasolid formats. The Elysium translators also provide advanced healing of 3D data and translation of features within CADportal.

“The strength of Nexroot’s technological excellence with Grid Computing means that manufacturers now have access to an incredibly powerful 3D data translation solution,” stated Ken Tashiro, Vice President & COO, Elysium Inc. “Furthermore, the solution is very scalable and easy to implement and manage, making this kind of super-strength technology available to even the smallest manufacturer.”

“Many of our largest end-users today are running into compute-demand issues whereby secondary platforms and software purchases are required,” Tashiro continued, “With Nexroot’s Grid enabled CADportal, these end-users today can scale compute throughput by simply connecting another cpu and registering the node with the scheduler via the translation control panel.”

CADportal has been developed for easy integration into existing infrastructure and rapid deployment. Once installed, either via hardware appliance or software download, additional compute nodes can typically be installed and running within 15 minutes. The easily-understood interface with CADportal means that administration and use of CADportal can occur very rapidly and with zero training for system administrators or users.

“The use of Grid Computing technology for Elysium’s Multi-CAD data translation is a perfect match and avoids the need for expensive, additional servers and new sets of CAD translation tools when usage increases in an enterprise,” said Dave Maloy of Nexroot. “The taxonomy of being able to use spare cycles on users’ systems within the network means CADportal is infinitely scalable with another simple, 15-minute implementation. This solution means that high-end CAD translation is now within reach of smaller manufacturers who simply could not afford the overheads in the past.”

CADportal’s interface provides intuitive job management, reporting and scheduling tools that make it easy to administer CAD data translation across an organization. It supports Windows 2000, XP, HP-UX and Sun Solaris platforms.

An architecture developed with robust data security is built into the solution:

– Secure hypertext transport protocol (https) from end-user to appliance.

– 3-DES encryption for Scheduler/Client communications and vault data storage.

– Enhanced by firewall-compliant architecture featuring a configurable communication port and passive client communication for DMZ deployment.

Nexroot will continue to work exclusively with Elysium to develop and enhance the underlying technology that makes CADportal so powerful. Elysium will be heading sales and distribution of the solution via its global channel of resellers and partners in North America and Europe.

About Nexroot LLC

Nexroot, LLC. is an independent company serving the engineering community by providing specialized IT services and software solutions that facilitate product design and development. At Nexroot, we’re inspired by finding innovative solutions for everyday problems. Our commitment to that philosophy is evident in our flagship product, CADportal. CADportal establishes a new level of productivity for design collaboration through process automation and resource virtualization.

Based in Canton, Michigan, Nexroot LLC. was founded by a group of experienced professionals from leading engineering and technology firms. We are building the company on a core set of values – customer satisfaction, achieving excellence and developing talent.

About Elysium Inc.

Founded in 1984, Elysium bridges the gap between CAD systems and enables PDM and product structure synchronization with its industry-leading technologies. Elysium's CADporter, CADdoctor, and CADserver software products enable the translation of all geometry from one CAD system to another with the industry's highest success rate. Platforms supported include, ABAQUS/CAE, ACIS, CATIA, Inventor, I-deas, Metrix Build!IT, One Space Designer, Horizon, JT, Parasolid, Pro/Engineer, SolidWorks, Unigraphics and other major MCAD products. Elysium has successful partnerships with several major software companies including ABAQUS, Autodesk, CoCreate, UGS, Maya Metrix, PTC, SmarTeam, SolidWorks, and Spatial. Elysium is a member of the AIAG and a sponsor of Renault F1 Team.

For additional information about Elysium's products and services, please visit http://www.elysiuminc.com.

CAD•portal, CADporter, CADserver, CADdoctor, CADpdm, and CADfeature are trademarks of Elysium Co., Ltd. and Elysium Inc. All other products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Leanne Olsgaard

Elysium Inc.

+1 (248) 799-9800

leanne.olsgaard@elysiuminc.com

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8Mar/140

Pooch Taps Tiger, Grid, and Web – Pooch Makes Cluster and Grid Computing Even Easier

Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 11, 2005

Dauger Research, Inc., releases version 1.6 of Pooch and Pooch Pro clustering software today. Leveraging new technologies introduced with "Tiger", Apple's newest Mac OS X, the Pooch family introduces new enhancements, including "playlist"-like node lists and network tools, enriching the user experience of supercomputer-compatible cluster computing. Long recognized as a leader in cluster solution providers, Dauger Research delivers an unmatched and powerful solution to manage cluster resources, maximizing the power of clusters for its users.

"While carrying the Macintosh philosophy to supercomputer-compatible cluster computing, we accomplish many 'first's to adopt the latest in desktop technology, such as Bonjour, AppleScript, and drag-and-drop, to make clusters as easy-to-use as possible for users. Leading 'ad hoc' clustering, we continue that spirit with the new Pooch and Pooch Pro.", said Dr. Dean Dauger, President of Dauger Research, Inc. "The Pooch family provides the easiest and most reliable path to parallel computing; we've just made it even better."

The Pooch family leads the way making grid and cluster computing easy-to-use and reliable. A new web interface to Pooch increases the ways users can utilize clustering, making it even easier for users on other platforms to utilize a Mac cluster. As enhancements to its network scan tool, the new Pooch introduces user-defined node lists, much like iTunes' "playlists", in its new Network pane, allowing the user to switch between subnets of the Internet as well as define arbitrary groups of computing nodes for the user's convenience and benefit. Users can access multiple networks of nodes in the new Network view and evaluate queued, running, and terminated jobs through Pooch's native interface or via AppleScript. Pooch's Job window features a new Grid job type, making distributed launching of many single-processor executables as easy as point and click. Independent executables not designed for parallel computing can therefore utilize a cluster through Pooch's GUI.

These features build on the Pooch family's recognized lead over other cluster solutions. Pooch and Pooch Pro can have multiprocessor Macs behave like multiple "virtual nodes". They can utilize logged-out machines for parallel computing with preexisting resources. Pooch supports all execution environments available on current Apple hardware and supports five distinct implementations of the Message-Passing Interface (MPI). Pooch Pro provides the only easy-to-use GUI-based resource management mechanism, securely encrypting user data about CPU time, job limits, and even rollover minutes, another feature unique to Pooch Pro in the cluster world. Dauger Research makes powerful clusters easier than ever to build and run today.

Pooch and Pooch Pro v1.6 are available today. Updates are shipping to Pooch users whose subscriptions are active.

Pooch v1.6 is available for US$ 175 for the first compute node then US$ 125 for each node thereafter. Pooch Pro v1.6 is available for US$ 200 for the first compute node then US$ 150 for each node thereafter. See the web site for special academic pricing. Users may order Pooch and other software using the forms on our web site or online through the Dauger Research Store.

Pooch requires networked Macintoshes and/or Xserves running Mac OS 9 with CarbonLib 1.2 or later, Mac OS X 10.2 or later, and/or Mac OS X Server 10.2 or later with 4 MB of available RAM and 2 MB of disk space. Pooch Pro requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later, and/or Mac OS X Server 10.2 or later.

Profiled and honored very recently on national television by the William Shatner-hosted "Keeping America Strong" show, Dauger Research, Inc. makes high-performance computation and visualization easy to use and accessible to users. Our award-winning team, to better accomplish our scientific goals, reinvented the cluster computer in 1998, pioneering easy-to-use, high-performance clusters. Dauger Research, Inc., is committed to bridging the divides between the scientifically and technically complex and the mainstream.

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13Jan/130

Cluster Resources Wins Largest Cluster and Grid Management Contract in History Provides Moab Site License to the U.S. Department of Energy

Provo, UT (PRWEB) August 10, 2006

Cluster Resources, Inc., a leading provider of cluster, grid and utility computing software, announced today that the Department of Energys National Nuclear Security Administrations Advanced Simulation and Computing Program has selected Cluster Resources Moab workload and resource management software (http://www.clusterresources.com) as a standard for use across NNSAs high performance computing systems.

The Advanced Simulation and Computing Program (ASC) unites the high performance computing expertise and capabilities of the national labs responsible for ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nations stockpile of nuclear weapons without testing. ASC, also known as Tri-Labs consists of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Sandia National Laboratories. ASC currently has the number 1, 3, 6 and 9 largest systems in the TOP500 Supercomputing list, as well as dozens of other systems equating to approximately 25% of the TOP500s total CPU count (http://www.top500.org).

Cluster Resources is honored to be selected by ASC, said David Jackson, CEO of Cluster Resources, Inc. There is no organization in the world which matches the technical expertise and scope of compute systems found at ASC in terms of scalability and architectural complexity.

This agreement brings two industry leaders together. ASC is widely acknowledged for their leadership in successfully deploying next-generation massive architectures, networks and storage solutions, as well as their research and expertise in scalable middleware. Cluster Resources provides industry leadership in intelligent workload and resource management that orchestrates compute, network, and storage resources, in order to maximize utilization, availability and responsiveness. The ASC/Cluster Resources partnership will push innovation boundaries for the Supercomputing / High Performance Computing (HPC) industry on both current and future leadership-class systems.

Assessing Resource and Workload Management Solutions

ASC initiated the search for a common resource and workload management solution to improve usability and manageability of their diverse resources and to attain an improved return on their significant computing investment. In addition, the program also sought enhanced reporting for managed resources and to optimize resource utilization while maintaining the flexibility required to meet the individual needs of each site and project. ASC has a highly heterogeneous environment with systems that range from large scale Intel and AMD Opteron-based systems provided by IBM, HP, Dell and others, to more exotic and powerful systems such as Crays XT3 and IBMs Blue Gene. Going into the assessment, ASC also had a high degree of knowledge in the resource management space due to their development of advanced resource management and scheduling tools such as BProc, SLURM (http://www.llnl.gov/linux/slurm/), and LCRM.

ASCs expertise, from their own extensive research and development work and from managing the world's largest array of leadership class systems, makes this review and selection a great honor, Jackson said. What makes this selection so meaningful is that this organization knows supercomputing, knows the real world and is able to see through the marketing fluff that can be so prevalent. Not only does this speak well of Cluster Resources Moab product line and our service capabilities, but it also provides significant value to us as we collaborate with these thought leaders to develop capabilities for the next generation of systems and enhance our ability to meet their current and future needs.

The Selected Solution

The awarded contract grants ASC use of Moab software, which provides workload management, system accounting, capacity planning, automated failure recovery, virtualization and a host of other capabilities in cluster, grid, and utility computing environments. In addition, the contract also includes collaborative research and development, consulting, 24/7 support and other professional services.

The Moab solution adds significant manageability and optimization to HPC resources, while providing deployment methods that effectively minimize the risk and cost of adoption. Unique Moab capabilities allow it to be transparently deployed with little or no impact on the end-user; these capabilities include system workload, resource, and policy simulation, batch language translation, capacity planning diagnostics, non-intrusive test facilities, and infrastructure stress testing.

At the core of this solution is Moab Cluster Suite

5Jul/110

Seattle-based Grid Computing Vendor Expands Product Line to Include Intel Macintoshes

Seattle-based Grid Computing Vendor Expands Product Line to Include Intel Macintoshes











Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 19, 2006

Brain Murmurs, Inc, a Seattle-based software research and development company, continues its commitment to support the Apple platform with the release of Universal Binary versions of its JIVA grid computing clients.

The JIVA Grid System has wide range of applications in many fields including bioinformatics, pharmaceuticals, energy, financial analysis, engineering, and animation.

Both the OS X Client Screen Saver and OS X Client Service can now run natively on either PowerPC- or Intel-based Mac computers.

"The performance enhancements this update brings to the Intel platform are amazing." said Garrett Kelly, senior engineer at Brain Murmurs. "The OS X Client used to run at about 230 MFLOPS (million floating point operations per second) on the Intel Core Duo. We've benchmarked the new package running at up to 497 MFLOPS. That's just about as fast as we've seen anything run on this platform, including optimized C code."

The JIVA Clients are available for immediate download online at http://brainmurmurs.com/products/jiva/downloads

The JIVA Grid Computing Framework is a low cost, secure volunteer computing system that allows businesses and other organizations to run computationally exhaustive work on their unused desktop computers and servers. It runs on a variety of platforms including Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, Sun Solaris, and Linux. JIVA features built-in support for the Visual Numerics JMSL Libraries.

Parties interested in developing applications for the JIVA framework or licensing the framework for their own use are invited to contact Brain Murmurs.

For more information:

Daniel Pasco

Brain Murmurs

206-216-3923

About Brain Murmurs, Inc.

Brain Murmurs was established in 2001 as a parallel supercomputing research and development firm. The company is building a productive suite of development tools and network architectures to enable rapid development of applications for heterogeneous, clustered computing systems. The company is also pursuing innovative design ideas in scientific computing, distributed and embedded systems, and enterprise network services.

Brain Murmurs develops applications for commodity and high-end computer clusters, as well as handheld devices. Brain Murmurs is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and can be found on the web at http://brainmurmurs.com.

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20Apr/110

Understanding Grid Semantics for Virtual Collaboration

Understanding Grid Semantics for Virtual Collaboration










(PRWEB) December 17, 2005

An EU project hopes to realise the ultimate potential of Grid computing by creating a network that is intelligently aware of its components and of the domain it addresses, enabling quick and easy virtual collaboration.

With funding from the European Commission’s IST programme, the project aims to deploy this type of 'smart Grid' for a complex industry like aerospace, shipbuilding or construction, where large numbers of partners need to come together for a single, one-off project.

"We hope that we can augment Grid technology to provide a stable and secure collaboration platform on one hand, and a platform into which players can plug in and get out rather quickly on the other," says Professor Žiga Turk, coordinator of the InteliGrid and researcher at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. "In addition to that, the Grid should be providing ICT resources on demand to support the irregular requirements over the design and production cycle." For this to be effective, however, computers must 'know' what data 'means'. Humans understand what lines stand for and can make intelligent decisions about them.

"But computers don't [understand]. For computers to assist more intelligently in the design process, the design must be composed of higher-level objects, such as walls, windows and so on. Applications and services can assist humans more intelligently if working with these meaningful objects," says Prof Turk.

Similarly, the IT infrastructure for a virtual organisation is quite complex and to manage it the infrastructure itself must know what it consists of, what services are there, and what resources are available to be used. "So we need to bridge the semantics of the IT infrastructure and the semantics of the [industry] domain," Prof Turk says.

In semantic computing computers can deal with meaningful objects. It is a huge topic in Web computing right now. It will have a profound impact on society, perhaps more than the creation of the Internet itself. Information will no longer be tied simply to words that appear on the page. InteliGrid is making bold steps in semantic computing for 'virtual organisations' (VOs) in complex industries. Its concern is not so much words but models of engineering products.

The project has made a lot of progress so far, one year into its three-year cycle. "We have a very clear idea what the architecture of the system would look like and started with the development of some key components. The engineering Grid is set up, one can log into the portal, and there are some essential administration and engineering services already plugged in," says Prof Turk.

Conceptualising knowledge

Currently the project is focused on the selection of appropriate ontologies of the IT environment. Ontologies are a crucial element of the Semantic Grid; they are the foundation stones upon which meaning is built. Ontologies are an agreed upon selection of related concepts that denote real world objects within a computer system or a database. A kind of furniture of the world into which real world concepts can be orderly organised.

Ultimately, InteliGrid plans to deliver a demonstration of their system in 2007, when the project ends. It could be huge but there are quite a few uncertainties. "The impact, we hope, will be quite wide. We are accumulating the knowledge, building the infrastructure and the toolkits that will allow for a broad transition of the industry towards semantic, model-based, ontology-committed collaboration," says Prof Turk.

More immediately, the InteliGrid could have a huge impact on the way engineers work. "Some studies show that engineers and designers spend over 70 per cent of their time in non-value adding activities - like finding information, converting or re-keying data. What they like to do and what they are best at is creative designing. Projects like InteliGrid will allow them to spend more time at what they are best at," says Prof Turk.

Prof Turk also believes InteliGrid will make airplanes, buildings and bridges safer and more efficient. And this will ultimately not only benefit the engineers and the architects but the entire population, he says.

Contact:

Professor Žiga Turk

University of Ljubljana, FGG

Slovenia

Tel: +386 1 4768622

Source: Based on information from InteliGrid

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29Mar/110

ING Company Protects Pension Funds with Bitbrains, Grid Dynamics, and Microsoft Solutions

ING Company Protects Pension Funds with Bitbrains, Grid Dynamics, and Microsoft Solutions












Amsterdam and Fremont, Calif. (Vocus/PRWEB) February 10, 2011

ING Insurance Benelux deployed a cloud-based solution that uses a hosted platform from Bitbrains IT Services, Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, and the HPC Excel Acceleration Toolkit (HEAT) solution from Grid Dynamics to significantly speed up financial simulations on insurance risk, saving hours of analysts’ time and increasing the accuracy of important financial information.

ING Insurance Benelux’s key financial models now execute from 10 to 50 times faster by running Microsoft Excel 2010 on a Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 cluster with a high performance infrastructure from Bitbrains and the HEAT solution from Grid Dynamics. Bitbrains IT Services is a leading provider of hosted cloud computing solutions and Grid Dynamics is an authority on systems scalability and cloud computing. Both companies are Microsoft partners.

ING Insurance Benelux, which handles life and non-life insurance, investment, and pension businesses in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, wanted to ensure that the company kept adequate pension fund reserves. It used a liability calculator to determine its hedging measures. Because they were limited to the processing power of stand-alone PCs, the company’s risk managers wanted a faster way to process simulations and obtain the information.

ING Insurance Benelux, Bitbrains, and Grid Dynamics worked jointly to transform the calculator into a 24-core Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 environment and using the Grid Dynamics HEAT solution, which makes it possible to convert complex Excel spreadsheets to run in a distributed, Windows HPC Server 2008 environment.

“The comparative test results were identical, just a whole lot faster in the Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 environment,” explained Hein Brat, program manager, Business Unit Corporate Clients at ING Insurance Benelux. “Our risk managers are hard to impress, but they’ve been really pleased with how well the cluster solution works and how easy it is to use.”

Company decision makers were so impressed that they asked the risk managers to recalculate every simulation that they had run over the previous year—in just two weeks. Bitbrains scaled up the cluster, adding 72 more cores overnight. Not only did the risk managers meet their deadline, but they also conducted a higher number of simulations, thereby fine-tuning the accuracy of the year’s results.

“Companies such as Grid Dynamics and Bitbrains IT Services are an essential part of making technical computing power more broadly available and accessible,” said Bill Hamilton, director, Technical Computing, Microsoft Corp. “With HEAT, Excel, Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, and Bitbrains’ expertise in complex infrastructures, our joint customers will accelerate their time to insight.”

Bitbrains IT Services is providing a cloud infrastructure platform for the application, with a special focus on compliance and security to meet the specific requirements of ING. The company has a creative approach to problem solving in HPC, helping companies with non-standard, complex, and challenging new endeavors. Teaming with leading vendors such as Microsoft and Grid Dynamics, Bitbrains is able to deliver solutions that exceed expectations.

Developed by Grid Dynamics, HEAT helps companies break through performance barriers that are typical with complex, compute-intensive financial models using Excel. HEAT defines the parallelization logic with very little programming effort and time and consequently offloads compute-intensive, time-consuming calculations to a cluster of servers, where the models can be processed much faster. This significantly reduces execution times.

“Combining our experience in managing IT environments with Grid Dynamics’ expertise in application scalability makes a powerful partnership, capable of solving many highly complex problems common to financial services companies,” added Gjalt van Rutten, CEO of Bitbrains IT Services.

“Because compliance and security is essential for financial institutions, Bitbrains’ expertise in application infrastructure for financial services perfectly complements our competence in high performance computing to deliver radical value to ING Insurance Benelux,” noted Victoria Livschitz, CEO, Grid Dynamics.

About Bitbrains IT Services

Bitbrains IT Services designs, builds and supports leading edge cloud computing solutions for companies that require extreme levels of continuity, reliability and scalability for their complex and mission critical applications. Bitbrains’ High performance computing concepts become reality with Extreme Engineering and Adaptive Hosting services. http://www.bitbrains.com.

About Grid Dynamics

Grid Dynamics helps companies achieve better performance, higher availability, faster time-to-market and lower operational costs by scaling mission-critical systems. Using the latest advancements in grid and cloud computing technologies, the company helps customers turn monolithic applications into scalable services; and static, underutilized server clusters into virtualized compute clouds. http://www.griddynamics.com

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26Mar/110

Seattle-based Grid Computing Vendor Releases Server Product For Immediate Download

Seattle-based Grid Computing Vendor Releases Server Product For Immediate Download











Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 24, 2006

Brain Murmurs, Inc, a Seattle-based software research and development company, has made a Windows version of its JIVA Grid Server available for immediate, anonymous download.

The system has wide range of applications in many fields including bioinformatics, pharmaceuticals, energy, financial analysis, engineering, and animation.

The update includes the full version of the JIVA server, a permanent license for four JIVA clients, and a sample benchmark application. Interested parties may download the server immediately from the company's website at http://brainmurmurs.com/products/jiva/downloads.

“I’m very pleased that we’re making this move,” said Nathan Smith, a computer scientist and senior developer at the company. “This will make it easier for companies to explore and experiment with the possibilities of grid computing.”

The JIVA Grid Computing Framework is a low cost, secure volunteer computing system that allows businesses and other organizations to run computationally exhaustive work on their desktop computers and servers during evenings and weekends. It runs on a variety of platforms including Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, Sun Solaris, and Linux. JIVA features built-in support for the Visual Numerics JMSL Libraries.

For more information:

Daniel Pasco

Brain Murmurs

206-216-3923

About Brain Murmurs, Inc.

Brain Murmurs was established in 2001 as a parallel supercomputing research and development firm. The company is building a productive suite of development tools and network architectures to enable rapid development of applications for heterogeneous, clustered computing systems. The company is also pursuing innovative design ideas in scientific computing, distributed and embedded systems, and enterprise network services.

Brain Murmurs develops applications for commodity and high-end computer clusters, as well as handheld devices. Brain Murmurs is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and can be found on the web at http://brainmurmurs.com.

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22Mar/110

Digipede Recognized for Windows Grid Computing Product Excellence

Digipede Recognized for Windows Grid Computing Product Excellence










OAKLAND, CA (PRWEB) January 11, 2006

Digipede Technologies (http://www.digipede.net), the leading provider of distributed computing solutions for the Microsoft Windows platform, has received a 4-star rating from Software Development magazine for its Digipede Network™, an affordable distributed computing solution built entirely on Microsoft .NET that dramatically improves the speed and performance of demanding real-world business applications. The 4-star review appears in the January 2006 issue – on newsstands now – or online at http://www.digipede.com/company/news.html (first link under the “News Links” section).

In the review, titled That Parallel Beat, reviewer Rick Wayne opens by stating that Digipede is "bringing grid computing to the rest of us. The best part: You probably already own all the hardware you need," referring to the product’s powerful capabilities in allowing users to easily grid-enable their applications without having to invest in more hardware or hire expensive consultants.

While distributed computing has been around for many years, the cost and complexity of other grid offerings has kept most workgroups, small to mid-sized companies and even large organizations out of the grid market. Because the Digipede Network is radically easier to buy, install, learn and use than other grid offerings, those that have been priced out of the market can now benefit from distributed computing. Digipede’s customers are now able to focus on solving their key business and research problems rather than sitting on the sidelines or wasting time developing a distributed computing infrastructure on their own.

The in-depth review by Software Development magazine examines how organizations can use the Digipede Network to grid-enable compute-intensive applications with their existing Windows PCs instead of a supercomputer or Linux cluster. In addition, the application used for the review – Precision Agriculture Landscape Modeling System (PALMS) – was not designed for parallel computing. The review reveals how easily organizations can solve this problem by using the Digipede Network to create a compute farm with minimal requirements, technical expertise and administrative effort.

"We are pleased to have our software recognized by Software Development magazine. The 4-star review further validates the value that the Digipede Network offers customers,” said John Powers, CEO of Digipede. “Early on, we realized that many real-world business applications could benefit from distributed computing and that most businesses had Windows-based hardware that was underutilized, but there was no real solution available. So we set out to make grid computing accessible to all who needed improved application performance and speed. This unmet need led to the creation of the Digipede Network, which began shipping in the middle of 2005 and has been well received by our customers, analysts, and other industry influencers.”

The Digipede Network is available in two editions: the Digipede Network Team Edition meets the needs of small departments and labs that may only have up to 20 computers, while the Digipede Network Professional Edition supports large departments and enterprises with hundreds or thousands of desktops, servers, and cluster nodes across a network. Both editions include the Digipede Workbench, which is designed to shorten the learning curve so that users can become productive immediately. Through a familiar Windows user interface, users can run distributed computing jobs with ease. Wizards assist users with learning and using the system quickly, and powerful designers provide access to greater system functionality. No complex scripting is required.

Availability and Pricing

The Digipede Network is available now directly from Digipede Technologies. The Digipede Network Team Edition starts at $ 995 for a system licensing one Digipede Server and five Digipede Agents. The Digipede Network Professional Edition starts at $ 4,000 for a similar configuration. Additional Agents work with either edition, and can be licensed for $ 199 each. Current customers of the Digipede Network Team Edition can upgrade to the Professional Edition at a discount. Both editions of the Digipede Network include the Digipede Framework SDK at no additional charge. For additional information about pricing and configuration options, visit Digipede’s online store at http://www.digipede.net, or contact Digipede at sales@digipede.net.

About Digipede Technologies

Digipede Technologies is the leading software provider of grid computing solutions for the Microsoft .NET platform. Digipede is led by a proven team of technology visionaries who have developed best-in-class Windows applications for more than 15 years. Digipede is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. Headquartered in Oakland, California, Digipede is expanding rapidly. For more information visit http://www.digipede.net.

Digipede™, "Many Legs Make Light Work"™, and the Digipede logo are trademarks of Digipede Technologies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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10Mar/110

JIVA Grid Network Suite Supports Windows, OS X…and now Linux



Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 2, 2006 —

Brain Murmurs, Inc, a Seattle-based software research and development company, has released a Linux version of its JIVA Grid Client for immediate, anonymous download. The new Linux Client joins the existing family of products for Windows and OS X, greatly advancing the platform independence of JIVA grid networks.

The JIVA grid network has a wide range of applications in many fields including bioinformatics, pharmaceuticals, energy, financial analysis, engineering, and animation.

The client, which is shipped as a Redhat Package Manager (RPM) installer runs as a plugin for the popular Xscreensaver framework and is currently supported on Fedora Core 4 Linux, with other distributions to be supported in the coming weeks. A second version of the client, which runs as a background service, will be available for download by Monday, June 5th.

The client can be downloaded for free from the Brain Murmurs website at http://brainmurmurs.com/products/jiva/downloads.

“This is a tremendous step forward,” said Daniel Pasco, Executive Vice President of the company, “the new client allows us to support mixed networks of Windows, Linux, and Macintosh computers. The performance of our product on Linux is excellent and we are excited to add support for Linux networks to JIVA.”

The JIVA Grid Computing Framework is a low cost, secure volunteer computing system that allows businesses and other organizations to run computationally exhaustive work on their desktop computers and servers during evenings and weekends. It runs on a variety of platforms including Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, Sun Solaris, and Linux. JIVA features built-in support for the Visual Numerics JMSL Libraries.

For more information:

Daniel Pasco

Brain Murmurs

206-216-3923

dan @ brainmurmurs.com

Investor Contacts:

Lisa Hartin

206-216-3923

lisa @ brainmurmurs.com

About Brain Murmurs, Inc.

Brain Murmurs was established in 2001 as a parallel supercomputing research and development firm. The company is building a productive suite of development tools and network architectures to enable rapid development of applications for heterogeneous, clustered computing systems. The company is also pursuing innovative design ideas in scientific computing, distributed and embedded systems, and enterprise network services.

Brain Murmurs develops applications for commodity and high-end computer clusters, as well as handheld devices. Brain Murmurs is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and can be found on the web at http://brainmurmurs.com.

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Grid Dynamics Completes Work on Mentor Graphics Center of Excellence, Transfers Management of Facility to Mentor Graphics



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Foster City, CA (Vocus) December 10, 2009

Grid Dynamics (formerly known as Mirantis) today announced it has completed the transfer of Mentor Graphics’ (Nasdaq: MENT) Center of Excellence (CoE) to Mentor Graphics after Grid Dynamics built the CoE, operated it while preparing Mentor Graphics for the transfer, and integrated the CoE fully into Mentor Graphics’ day-to-day operations.

Mentor Graphics is a worldwide leader in electronic design automation (EDA) with over 70 offices around the world. The CoE, which was established to further the company’s work in photolithography, is located in Moscow, Russia. Grid Dynamics and Mentor Graphics worked jointly on the project for three years. The CoE was established and staffed by Grid Dynamics, which gradually transferred operational and technical expertise to Mentor Graphics. The project culminated with Mentor Graphics taking over full ownership and operation of the CoE.

“Mirantis (now Grid Dynamics) has been an exceptional partner throughout the process,” said Juan Rey, senior engineering director for Mentor Graphics’ Calibre Division. “Their engineers and project managers were extremely knowledgeable and professional, and they made it a priority to get us up to speed by sharing their domain expertise and best practices. It was true teamwork and we couldn’t be happier with the results. We now have a CoE that provides us with a significant advantage in a very competitive industry.”

This is the latest success for Grid Dynamics’ proven build-operate-transfer (BOT) process that is designed specifically to integrate highly skilled teams of engineers into the business operations of Fortune 1000 companies. The Mentor Graphics project follows the completion of a similar Center of Excellence that Grid Dynamics implemented for Cadence Design Systems. That CoE is one of the biggest development centers operated by Cadence.

“A key factor in our ability to deliver consistent results with our BOT process is our focus on close collaboration with our customers,” said Alex Freedland, former CEO of Mirantis. “Technical excellence is only one ingredient. We also help companies like Mentor Graphics integrate a CoE into the larger organizational structure, culture and business processes. When we hand off the operations of a CoE, we expect the facility to be a seamless part of the customer’s organization, and we expect it to be a significant addition to the customer’s R&D program.”

Grid Dynamics sets up, staffs and manages strategic Centers of Excellence for companies in financial services, life sciences, and the technology industry. Customers utilize Grid Dynamics services to shorten time to market for new products, improve the efficiency and predictability of operations, and increase the yield from their in-house personnel.

About Grid Dynamics

Grid Dynamics is the global leader in scaling mission-critical systems. The company helps customers architect, design and deliver business systems that handle peak loads, scale on demand and always stay up. Grid Dynamics offers thought leadership and technical know-how to deliver results from design practices and methodology to application roll-out. For more information about the company, please contact Christine Dinh-Tan, PR Manager, or visit our website: www.GridDynamics.com.

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