Reno, NV, USA - November 13, 2007 - At Supercomputing 2007, Dauger
Research, Inc., announces version 1.7.5 of Pooch (Parallel OperatiOn and
Control Heuristic application) and Pooch Pro clustering software. Pooch
clustering technology, in both functionality and user interface design,
updates to Apple's Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard". It also supports running
Java code on Mac clusters by supporting
MPJ Express, an MPI-style
implementation for clustering with Java. Pooch technology alone combines
powerful, numerically-intensive parallel-computing clusters with the
famed ease-of-use of the Macintosh, applying the best of cluster and
"We have a long history of growing with renovations to the Macintosh,
and Leopard is no exception", said Dr. Dean Dauger, President of Dauger
Research, Inc. "We bring the best and most flexible user experience to
supercomputer-compatible clusters by being truly 'ad hoc' and supporting
a wide range of configurations. Now we can utilize optimized Java
implementations for clustering too."
Winner of IEEE Cluster's "most innovative" award, Pooch technology
merges a modern graphical user interface with supercomputer-compatible
parallel computing. Version 1.7.5 features updates prompted by the
latest Mac OS X 10.5. Its graphics user interface into the cluster
reflects the refreshed Finder, while its infrastructure updates address
a wide variety of under-the-hood changes in Leopard.
MPJ Express, an
MPI-like Java implementation for distributed-memory parallel computing,
provides a means for Java to enter high-performance computing. Working
with the new Pooch, MPJ jobs can be directed and managed from a modern
user interface. The AppleScript interface is enhanced particularly in
the area of its "playlist"-like node lists to further support
applications of Mac clusters.
Pooch uses Bonjour for automatic node configuration and discovery,
supports multicore by treating each core as a "virtual node", including
Intel Core's, and launches parallelized Universal Applications onto a
cluster, the first and only clustering solution to do so. The
Research Vault presents
eight tutorials extensively describing how to
develop parallel applications and algorithms. Users can access
outlining the different types of parallel computing,
MPI information, and
descriptions, with example code in Fortran and C,
of the basics of writing parallel code. Visitors to the web site can
download GUI and command-line installers containing a trial Pooch,
sample parallel applications and source code,
a Software Development
Dauger Research provides the easiest way to
write, develop, and run your parallel code today.
Dauger Research will release Pooch and Pooch Pro v1.7.5 on November 21,
when updates will ship to Pooch users whose subscriptions are active. At
Supercomputing 2007, the company partners with Advanced Cluster Systems
Exhibit booth #177 and
presents in the Exhibitor Forum room A7 on
Thursday focusing on the
Supercomputing Engine for Mathematica. All
attendees are invited.
Pooch v1.7.5 is available for US$175 for the first compute node then
US$125 for each node thereafter. Pooch Pro v1.7.5 is available for
US$200 for the first compute node then US$150 for each node thereafter.
Users may order Pooch and other software using the forms on our web site
or online through the
Dauger Research Store.
See the web site for special academic pricing.
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 8 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