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Cluster Resources logo

Cluster Resources, Inc. is a leading provider of workload and resource management software and services for data center, cluster, grid and adaptive computing environments. Cluster Resources delivers software products and services that enable an organization to understand, control, and fully optimize resources, including computational hardware, storage, network and licenses. Cluster Resources' solutions efficiently manage the interactions between compute resources and consumers across submission, sharing, monitoring, administration, reporting, and billing processes.
Cluster Resources provides the most intelligent policy engine in the industry, unifying management so all investments are consumed to help organizations reach their objectives.

Cray logo

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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IBM innovation drives the creation, development and manufacture of the industry's more advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics. IBM offers one of the industry's richest portfolio of server and storage systems and supports the broadest choice of operating systems and form factors. IBM translates these advanced technologies into value through professional solutions and services businesses worldwide - allowing customers to match technology to their business needs.

Intel logo

Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at

Microsoft logo

Scientists and researchers now can accelerate time-to-insight through an affordable, easy to deploy and operate high-performance platform, which does not require specialized skills and expensive hardware with Microsoft's Windows HPC and partner solutions. Great performance. Better efficiency. Accelerated time to insight. The next generation of HPC is here.

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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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The Portland Group develops and markets high-performance, production-quality Fortran, C and C++ compilers and tools for the Linux, Mac OS X and Windows operating systems running on 32-bit x86 and 64-bit AMD64 and Intel 64 processor-based workstations, servers and clusters.

QLogic logo

QLogic is a leading supplier of high performance storage networking solutions The new 8Gb Fibre Channel portfolio of products includes a broad range of single and dual port HBAs, blade server HBAs and switches, edge switches, and director switches. The company is also a leading supplier of server networking products including InfiniBand host channel adapters that accelerate cluster performance. QLogic products are delivered to small-to-medium business and large enterprises around the world via its channel partner community. QLogic's products are also powering solutions from leading companies like Cisco, Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, NEC, Network Appliance and Sun Microsystems. QLogic is a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information go to

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SiCortex, the emerging leader in compact, low power Linux clusters, designs and markets a family of ultra low power, high-performance Linux computers systems. The company has engineered a complete cluster node on a chip, enabling the design of multi-teraflop computers that consume a fraction of the  power required by current high-performance computers. SiCortex's systems deliver dramatically more performance per dollar, per watt and per square foot, enabling the proliferation of multi-teraflop computing to a wider range of users. SiCortex computers are open-source Linux platforms, the predominant operating environment for the high-performance computing (HPC) market. Current Linux cluster application software will operate on SiCortex systems without modification.

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SGI is a leader in high-performance computing. SGI delivers a complete range of high-performance server, visualization and storage solutions along with industry-leading professional services and support that enable its customers to overcome the challenges of complex data-intensive workflows and accelerate breakthrough discoveries, innovation and information transformation.

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Sun Microsystems Inc., (NASDAQ: JAVA) develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer" -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun provides a diversity of software, systems, services, and microelectronics that power everything from consumer electronics, to developer tools and the world's most powerful datacenters. Our core brands include the Java technology platform, the Solaris operating system, StorageTek and the UltraSPARC processor.We serve consumers and individual developers, alongside the largest global enterprises. Our network computing platforms are used by nearly every sector of society and industry, and power some of the world's best known search, social networking, entertainment, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, news, energy and engineering companies - broadened by one of the world's largest portfolio of software and service partners.  Every day, companies and governments around the world benefit from Sun's technology stewardship, via our work to create the standards that bridge the world's digital divide, to our solutions and business practices that offer higher performance with lower power, cooling, and space requirements. Sun invents products and services that save time and money for those seeking to use technology to create opportunities. Today more than ever: The Network is the Computer.