Huntington Beach, CA, USA - January 10, 2005 - Dauger Research, Inc., announces
version 1.6.5 of Pooch (Parallel OperatiOn and Control Heuristic application)
and Pooch Pro clustering software today. Combining the best of cluster and grid
computing, Pooch is the only solution that merges a modern graphical user
interface with supercomputer-compatible parallel computing. Long recognized as
a leader in cluster solution providers,
Dauger Research delivers an unmatched
combination of powerful tools to manage and maintain cluster resources,
maximizing the power of clusters for its users.
"Providing the easiest, most reliable, and most powerful path to 'ad hoc'
clustering, the Pooch family is a cluster technology leader. Evidenced by our
long history leveraging the latest desktop computing technologies, such as
Bonjour, AppleScript, drag-and-drop clustering, multiprocessing, multiple MPI
library support, and OS X, we have a long history of growing with renovations
to the Macintosh. We continue to innovative with the latest platform
transitions in Pooch and Pooch Pro, making clusters as easy-to-use as possible
for users", said Dr. Dean Dauger, President of Dauger Research, Inc. "We bring
Macintosh-style computing to supercomputer-compatible clusters, producing the
best and most flexible user experience in parallel computing."
The Pooch family last introduced new enhancements, including "playlist"-like
node lists and network tools, enriching the user experience of
supercomputer-compatible cluster computing. Pooch's Job window features
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. Pooch supports
all execution environments available on current Apple hardware and supports
five distinct implementations of the Message-Passing Interface (MPI). Pooch
leverages major Tiger technologies, including
Dashboard where it reports the
status of the cluster's job activity in an aesthetically pleasing environment.
The new Dauger Research Vault presents
how to develop parallel applications and algorithms. Users can access
outlining the different types of parallel computing,
descriptions, with example code in Fortran and C, of the
basics of writing parallel code. Visitors to the new web site can
and command-line installers containing a trial Pooch,
applications and source code, a
Pooch Software Development Kit, and
documentation. Dauger Research makes it easier than ever to write, develop, and
run your parallel code today.
Pooch and Pooch Pro v1.6.5 will be available January 18, when updates will ship
to Pooch users whose subscriptions are active. The latest version delivers
enhancements, particularly to Pooch Pro's administrative features, as well as
minor behavioral changes and fixes.
Pooch v1.6.5 is available for US$175 for the first compute node then US$125 for
each node thereafter. Pooch Pro v1.6.5 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.