Fixstars Solutions, Inc a developer of simulation and video processing
software for multicore technologies has deployed its integrated Yellow
Dog Enterprise Linux OS on the Air Force Research Lab's 2,016 node PS3®
Rome, New York - November 16, 2010, the Air Force Research
Laboratory(AFRL) in Rome, NY awarded multicore developer Fixstars
Solutions the contract to provide the Linux OS and OS management tools
for its new Condor Cluster.
The cluster is composed of 2,016 PlayStation's, 1700 of which were
purchased from Fixstars in early 2010. In addition to its processing
super powers the system will be economically friendly with a initial
cost of only $2 million dollars while providing an estimated 500 TFLOPs
of performance for use in synthetic aperture radar.
Fixstars provided Yellow Dog Enterprise Linux(YDEL) modified by Fixstars
for optimal performance in a large scale PS3® cluster.
MIT Professor Michael Cusumano commented the following about the
cluster; "PS3® clusters like the Air Force Research Labs Condor PS3®
Cluster is a step forward to demonstrate the computational power and
accessibility of economical multicore architecture game consoles,
Fixstars is at the forefront of software development for multicore
Fixstars visited the Rome Research Site to assist with the first stages
of software deployment as well to provide training of AFRL personnel on
the processes and techniques used to manage the software on the 2,016
node cluster. Fixstars will continue to support the AFRL with OS
maintenance and support through 2013.
About Fixstars Corporation
Fixstars Corporation provides software technology solutions that target
Cell/B.E. and other multicore computing environments. Its vision is for
a future where multi-core microprocessors are the standard. Fixstars
accelerates the performance of multi-core based applications by
providing a complete and integrated ecosystem products for Finance,
Medical, Manufacturing, and Digital media markets.
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