Interactive Supercomputing Corporation develops Star-P, a software platform that is delivering interactive parallel computing power to the desktop. Here’s the 4-1-1.
Who: Interactive Supercomputing (ISC) launched in 2004 to commercialize Star-P, an interactive parallel computing platform. With automatic parallelization and interactive execution of existing desktop simulation applications, Star-P merges two previously distinct environments — desktop computers and high performance Computers (parallel servers, clusters or supercomputers) –- into one. Based in Waltham, Mass., the privately held company markets Star-P for a range of biomedical, financial, and government laboratory research applications.
What: ISC develops Star-P, an interactive parallel computing platform that enables users to code algorithms and models on their desktops using familiar mathematical tools — such as MATLAB, Python and R — and run them instantly and interactively on parallel high performance computers (HPCs).
Why (you care): Star-P eliminates the need to re-program the applications in low level programming languages like C, C++, and/or Fortran and does not require the user to know the message passing interface(MPI) to run on parallel computers, which typically takes months to years to complete for large, complex and computationally intensive problems.
When: Star-P is available now.
Where: On the ISC Web site, www.interactivesupercomputing.com, you can find additional information about the company and product, as well as recent news and links to videos where users discuss the technology and its benefits.