VIA EPIA EN-Powered Ainkaboot Octimod Cluster Makes HPC Scalable and Affordable
Subject: Systems | February 19, 2007 - 05:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, 19th February 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that Ainkaboot, a London-based company designing cluster servers for high performance computing (HPC) and high availability computing, is shipping the first ultra compact Octimod MPC7-1500 cluster modules powered by VIA EPIA EN15000 mainboards.
Based on the Beowulf concept of providing HPC using off-the-shelf hardware, Octimod is a power-efficient, modular approach to parallel computing, database replication, batch processing and supercomputing for small, medium and large scale companies, academic institutions, government agencies and research facilities. Its high performance computing services include rapid financial simulations for the banking sector, 3D modeling for the special FX industry and software code compiling and testing, as well as high availability and load balancing for web and database serving or file system clustering.