HP announces Cluster Platform Workgroup System for mid-market

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SC07: HP announced its Cluster Platform Workgroup System today from SC07 in Reno. Built on the HP BladeSystem c3000 the systems are designed to bring HPC to small and medium-sized businesses.

HP logoBuilt on the HP BladeSystem c3000, the system delivers almost a teraflop per second of computing power while occupying only two square feet of floor space.

…HP also announced the first of several planned Solution Blocks available via HP’s application resellers to offer midsize customers additional support and easy deployment.

For customers in life and materials sciences, the Accelrys Materials Studio solution, configured with the CP Workgroup System, Linux and XC Cluster management software, is delivered ready to go by HP and Accelrys certified resellers.

For CAE customers, the ANSYS FLUENT CFD solution configured with the CP Workgroup System and Windows Compute Cluster Server is promoted by ANSYS and its channels. The ANSYS FLUENT CFD applications achieve seven times performance improvement on a fully configured CP Workgroup system, when compared to performance on a single desktop.

HP also announced the ProLiant DL160 G5 a new server based on the Intel Xeon 5400 chipset that supports quad-core processors. The Cluster Platform Workgroup System is available today, and the new ProLiant will be available during the first quarter of 2008.


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