Scientific's Linda® and Paradise® Now Available for Platform Lab Clients
New Haven, CT, June 28, 2002: Scientific Computing
experts in parallel and distributed computing with more than
21 years of experience, today announced that SCIENTIFIC's
Linda® and Paradise®, a unique programming tool suite, is
now available for use at Platform Lab. Platform Lab is a
joint project of OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center) and the
Business Technology Center.
Linda is a proven industry standard for parallel programming
and is well known for its reliability and efficiency.
Linda, introduced in the mid-1980s, was the first commercial
product to implement Virtual Shared Memory (VSM) for
supercomputers and large workstation clusters. Paradise is a
development tool that acts as a "superglue" for independent
applications or processes to be joined and combined. The
resulting "super-application" assists developers in
parallelizing existing applications to run efficiently on a
parallel computational cluster.
The addition of Linda and Paradise software will allow
Platform Lab clients to significantly ease development time
for applications that require synchronization, sharing,
information exchange, or parallel and distributed computing.
"Cost-effectiveness, speed, and ease of use all are
advantages of using both Linda and Paradise," said Jerry
Lipchus, Director of Sales for SCIENTIFIC.
Steve Gruetter, Platform Lab Business Development Manager,
said, "I am looking forward to offering this software
programming tool to provide a robust set of services to our
Worldwide distribution of Paradise and Linda is through
Scientific Computing Associates in New Haven, CT.
Interested users may contact the company at: Web address:
www.LindaSpaces.com, Phone: 203-777-7772, or Fax:
203-776-4074. Linda license pricing starts at $1,500 for
academic users and $2,500 for commercial users. Paradise
pricing starts at $3,000 for academic users and $10,000 for
About Scientific Computing Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1980, SCIENTIFIC has pioneered the commercial use
of parallel and
distributed computing. Linda software is a set of powerful
extensions to C, C++, and Fortran that enables rapid
development and deployment of parallel applications.
Linda is a coordination language that fuses many independent
processes into a single parallel program. Linda provides a
VSM that is logically shared by all the processes in a
parallel program. Linda is easy to use, even for users who
are new to parallel computing. Proven applications include
financial and risk analysis, computational chemistry and
biotechnology, seismic analysis, electronic design (EDA),
and computational fluid dynamics.
Paradise is a distributed computing environment that is also
based on the use of VSM. It can be used to create ensemble
applications from separate independent programs, which may
be written in different high-level languages such as C, C++,
Java, and Python. Paradise features the Piranha® system,
which uses idle cycles on desktop networks or other
computers to run Piranha-enabled parallel programs.
For more information about Linda and SCIENTIFIC's other
powerful software products
and services, contact SCIENTIFIC at 203-777-7442, visit the
company?s web page at
www.LindaSpaces.com, or email software@LindaSpaces.com.
About Platform Lab
Platform Lab is a nonprofit software porting, testing, and
development facility. Designed to meet evolving Central
Ohio information technology needs, Platform Lab's mission is
to provide cost-effective technical resources, such as
critical hardware, software, connectivity, and special
expertise to growing Ohio businesses and organizations.
More information is available at www.platformlab.org.
Scientific Computing Associates, Inc.
Linda, Paradise and Piranha are registered trademarks of Scientific Computing Associates, Inc.
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