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AMD logo

AMD (NYSE:AMD) designs and produces innovative microprocessors, Flash memory devices and low-power processor solutions for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to delivering standards-based, customer-focused solutions for technology users, ranging from enterprises and governments to individual consumers.

The world's first 32-bit and 64-bit processor compatible with the x86 architecture, the AMD Opteron processor is based on AMD64 technology with Direct Connect Architecture. Direct Connect Architecture helps eliminate the bottlenecks inherent in a front-side bus by directly connecting the processors, the memory controller and the I/O to the central processor unit to enable improved overall system performance and efficiency. AMD was the first to announce the completion of an x86-based dual-core processor design and the first to demonstrate an x86-based dual-core processor for 32- and 64-bit computing. As more solution providers join the AMD64 ecosystem, the industry is approaching the day when 32-bit-only systems will become obsolete.

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Cluster Monkey is a leading source of high-performance computing (HPC) cluster information for both new and established cluster users. From the beginning, HPC has always been about the unique relationship between vendors and users. These relationships have created a synergistic market and community that benefits all its members. Conversations grow communities/markets and Cluster Monkey has a trusted voice in the discussion. Our contributors and readers reflect a "who's who" of cluster innovators and pioneers. Cluster Monkey is a unique, focused Web magazine where readers will find informed opinions, how-to information, and background information.

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As the global leader in high-performance computing (HPC), Cray provides innovative supercomputing systems that enable scientists and engineers in government, industry and academia to meet both existing and future computational challenges. Building on years of experience in designing, developing, marketing and servicing the world's most advanced supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of HPC systems that deliver unrivaled sustained performance on a wide range of applications. Go to for more information.

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Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) is a premier provider of products and services required for customers worldwide to build their information-technology and Internet infrastructures. Dell, through its direct business model, designs, manufactures and customizes products and services to customer requirements, and offers an extensive selection of software and peripherals. Information on Dell and its products can be obtained at

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HECMS (High-End Computing Market Services) works with large and small companies seeking current market intelligence for the high-performance computing industry. HECMS is able to provide organizations with the latest market intelligence by attending trade shows and collecting data over the duration of the show. In this manner, tens to hundreds of survey responses can be collected in a matter of days — not weeks or months — meaning our data is fresh. Most organizations regularly attend trade shows but they overlook the gathering and publishing of the market intelligence contained within the audience. With HECMS, companies now have a resource they can depend on to gather information and publish fresh market intelligence reports. HECMS has the ability to turn data survey responses or internal corporate spreadsheet data into real market intelligence through our uniquely designed and deployed database technology named RAPTOR. With RAPTOR, HECMS has the ability to answer a number of what-if scenarios very quickly. Through its timeliness, flexibility, and cost-effective approach, companies large and small can depend on HECMS for market intelligence in the high-performance computing industry.

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For more than a decade HPCwire, the worldwide electronic publication of record for all aspects of the High Performance Computing (HPC) industry, continues to keep it's readers at the leading edge of HPC news and information. HPCwire continues to be devoted primarily to ongoing developments across the entire spectrum of computationally-intensive hardware, software and integrated systems technology.

Intel logo

Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at


Myricom logo

Myricom, Inc., a privately held California corporation founded in 1994, created Myrinet, the leading high-speed, low-latency network for connecting computers to form clusters. There are many thousands of Myrinet clusters in use worldwide. These clusters are used for computationally demanding scientific and engineering applications, and for data-intensive web and database applications. Myrinet technology is used in 38.6% of the November 2004 TOP500 sites, including clusters of up to more than 3,500 processors. In addition to direct sales, Myricom supplies Myrinet products and software to IBM, HP, Dell, Sun, Linux Networx, and many other OEM and system-integration companies.

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The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a leader in developing and deploying cutting-edge high-performance computing, networking, and information technologies. NCSA is a partner in the TeraGrid project, a National Science Foundation initiative to build and deploy the world's largest, fastest, most comprehensive, distributed infrastructure for open scientific research. In addition to the NSF, NCSA receives support from the state of Illinois, the University of Illinois, private sector partners, and other federal agencies.

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Based in Mountain View, California, PathScale develops innovative software and hardware technologies that substantially increase the performance and efficiency of Linux clusters. PathScale offers three products focused on HPC clusters: PathScale EKOPath Compiler Suite, the world's highest performance 64-bit Linux compilers for the x86 architecture; PathScale InfiniPath, an InfiniBand-compatible interconnect that offers the lowest MPI latency for Linux x86 clusters, and PathScale OptiPath MPI Acceleration Tools, the first easy-to-use MPI performance analysis tools for scientists.

PathScale believes that 64-bit Linux clusters are the new paradigm for high-performance computing. Relative to large-scale symmetric multiprocessors, Linux clusters are easier to scale, inherently more reliable, and significantly less expensive. PathScale technologies add new capabilities to Linux clusters, ultimately enabling end users to speed up application development, deployment, and performance.

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The Portland Group, Inc. (PGI) is the premier supplier of software compilers and tools for parallel computing, known on markets as PGI products. The Portland Group offers high-performance scalar and parallel Fortran, C and C++ compilers and tools for 32-bit x86 (AMD AthlonXP, Intel Pentium 4 and Xeon), 64-bit AMD64 technology (AMD Opteron) and 64-bit IA32 EM64T (Intel Xeon-64) processor-based workstations, servers and clusters.

The focus of the Portland Group is to provide the highest performance, production-quality compilers and software development tools to the High Performance Technical Computing (HPTC) market.