Pooch Rides the "Tiger"
DR's Pooch Cluster Software For Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger"
Huntington Beach, CA, USA - April 29, 2005 - Dauger Research, Inc., today
announced that version 1.6 of Pooch (Parallel OperatiOn and Control Heuristic
application) and Pooch Pro clustering software will ship on Tuesday, May 10.
The Pooch family ties into new technologies introduced with "Tiger", Apple's
newest Mac OS X. Enhanced by Automator, Dashboard, Spotlight, and Xgrid, the
Pooch family provides an unprecedented and unmatched combination of powerful
tools to manage and maintain cluster resources via a modern, drag-and-drop,
graphical user interface, maximizing the power of clusters for its users.
"The Pooch family has a long history of leveraging Apple technologies to
benefit users. Pooch was the first to use Apple's Bonjour and SLP
implementations to discover and utilize cluster nodes on a network; it was the
first to employ the Aqua user interface, AppleScript, and drag-and-drop to make
clusters easy to use; it was the first clustering technology to utilize Mac OS
X. Leveraging new technologies in 'Tiger' was the obvious way to go", said Dr.
Dean Dauger, President of Dauger Research, Inc. "Both Pooch and Pooch Pro carry
the Macintosh philosophy to supercomputer-compatible cluster computing."
"With hundreds of breakthrough new features Tiger is the most advanced
operating system in the world," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of
Worldwide Developer Relations. "As a leader in cluster solutions for Mac OS
has delivered an impressive application for parallel
computing on Tiger."
The Pooch family applies Mac OS X's preemptive multitasking to have
multiprocessor Macs behave like multiple "virtual nodes". Pooch and Pooch Pro
can utilize machines at Mac OS X's login window
for parallel computing. Pooch
supports all execution environments available on Apple
hardware: Carbon, Cocoa,
Classic, Mach-O, Unix script, and AppleScript.
It supports five distinct
implementations of the Message-Passing Interface (MPI) available on Mac OS X.
Pooch Pro even utilizes Apple's CDSA implementation for secure data encryption.
Dauger Research, Inc., recently introduced
new extensive tutorials on the Pooch
website outlining the
different types of parallel computing,
descriptions, with example code in Fortran and C, of
basics of writing parallel code. Website visitors
can download GUI and
command-line installers containing a trial Pooch, sample parallel applications
and source code, a
Pooch Software Development Kit, and
Dauger Research makes it easier than ever to write, develop, and run your
parallel code today.
Pooch and Pooch Pro v1.6 will be available on May 10, when updates for Pooch
users whose subscriptions are active will ship.
Pooch v1.6 will be 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 available 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.
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
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