DELL servers used in Cornell Theory Center -- 2-AU-99. Thanks to J. D. Main|
To: Sig who wrote (138320)
From: J. D. Main
Monday, Aug 2 1999 6:52PM ET
Respond to Post # 138321 of 138370
ALL....."Hello Parma Lane, more Servers please"------>
GIGANET'S CLAN PRODUCTS ENABLE 256-PROCESSOR SERVER CLUSTER IMPRESSIVE
CLUSTER TO BE INSTALLED AT THE CORNELL THEORY CENTER
CONCORD, Mass. Aug 2, 1999 -- Giganet, Inc., a leader in server scalability for the Internet age, today announced that
the company's cLAN products are the key enablers for a 256-processor Cluster being deployed at Cornell's Theory
Center (CTC). Giganet has deployed server-to-server interconnects within the cluster, which incorporates products from
Dell Computer Corporation, Intel Corporation and Microsoft Corporation, to enable this very large, high-performance
The cluster will be available for CTC's research community and the Advanced Cluster Computing Consortium (AC3),
announced on July 26, 1999. The Consortium was established for corporate, higher-education and government agencies
interested in the effective planning, implementation and performance of commodity-based software, systems and tools.
Giganet is a member of the Consortium, which also includes Dell, Intel and Microsoft. The Cluster has been designated the
"This impressive computing resource reaffirms that increased scalability and availability are achieved when clustering
multiple Windows NT servers and in fact, large clusters are a very viable alternative to expensive, mainframe- class
systems," said Gareth Taube, Giganet's Vice President ofMarketing.
The cluster consists of 64 Dell servers, each with a quad Intel Pentium III Xeon 500 mhz processor with 2MB cache. The
servers are interconnected with Giganet's cLAN host adapters and cluster switches.
Giganet's cLAN products are uniquely optimized to maintain a high- performance link among servers, enabling them to
synchronize and replicate information at high speeds with little or no performance penalty. This level of efficiency enables
clustered servers to dedicate resources to serving the application and ultimately the end user. cLAN's plug-and-play
capabilities also enable organizations to scale clustered servers incrementally and transparently, simply plugging in additional
systems on demand to increase power -- while still maintaining optimal performance.
About Giganet, Inc. Giganet is the leader in enabling server scalability for the Internet age. Giganet's award winning,
high-performance cLAN products enable the creation of effective Intel(R) Architecture-based server farms. The
cLANproducts increase the speed and efficiency of server-to-server communications for mission-critical applications such
as e-commerce, enterprise messaging, parallel databases, high availability and scientific computing. Giganet is a privately
held corporation, headquartered in Concord, Mass., with offices in New Jersey and California.