Huntington Beach, CA, USA - May 16, 2006 - Dauger Research, Inc., introduces
the Parallel Computing Manager (PCM) software for running and and managing
clusters in the enterprise. From a long-recognized leader in cluster solution
providers, PCM is an unmatched combination of powerful tools to manage and
maintain cluster resources, maximizing the power of cluster computing for its
corporate and institutional clients. Today PCM debuts as a Universal
"Derived from eight years of experience in clustering, PCM provides administrators the way to control productive, reliable, and powerful clusters", said Dr. Dean Dauger, President of Dauger Research, Inc. "By short-circuiting the aggravation of complex configuration, fragility, and arcane commands, PCM provides institutional customers powerful, scalable tools to best support and manage computational resources for supercomputer-compatible clustering."
Using IEEE award-winning, industry-leading technologies, PCM debuts with features like those at supercomputing centers. IT administrators can use PCM to assign users quotas and password-based cluster access. PCM technology has users share cluster resources by configuring user accounts, groups, and users' access to computational power, all configurable in a straightforward, easy-to-use, graphical user interface. PCM even utilizes Apple's CDSA implementation for secure data encryption of its the user database as well as during launch and forwarding of parallel jobs. PCM also features a client version, from which users can only launch jobs into the cluster.
The Dauger Research Vault presents
eight tutorials extensively describing how
to develop parallel applications and algorithms using the MPI standard.
Visitors to the web site can
download GUI and command-line installers
containing a trial PCM, sample source code, a
Software Development Kit, and
PCM explicitly supports clusters configured with a head node protecting compute
nodes as a firewall and NAT router in a Linux-style network topology. The
software can launch jobs onto such a cluster, check its status, and retrieve
jobs via the head node. PCM's multiprocessing support enables users to
customize the "virtual node" count for any individual node, including Intel
Core's. PCM supports a Grid job type for distributed launching of many
single-processor executables with point and click, all execution environments
(Carbon, Cocoa, Mach-O, Classic, Unix script, AppleScript, and Universal)
available on current Apple hardware and supports five distinct implementations
Message-Passing Interface (MPI) industry standard. Finally, PCM uses
Bonjour to ease node cluster configuration.
PCM is available today for US$250 for the first compute node then US$200 for
each node thereafter. Customers may order PCM using the forms on our web site
online through the Dauger Research Store.
PCM requires networked Macintoshes and/or Xserves running Mac OS X 10.3.9 or
later and/or Mac OS X Server 10.3.9 or later with 4 MB of available RAM and 2
MB of disk space.