MONTREAL -- eXludus Technologies, the leading developer of multi-core system capacity management, virtualization and provisioning solutions, today announced a reseller relationship with SGI (NASDAQ: SGIC), a leader in high-performance computing. SGI will embed eXludus Grid Optimizer software in its new BioCluster solution, developed specifically for the life sciences market.
Current generation processors are rapidly evolving from single-core to multi-core products and standard server offerings may have 16, or more, processing cores. As a consequence of this evolution, new solutions are required to optimize utilization of these processing resources. The eXludus Optimizer suite has been developed specifically for this purpose.
The SGI BioCluster, based on the SGI Altix XE platform and including eXludus Grid Optimizer software, is an ideal solution for pharmaceutical, biotech and university researchers seeking a turn-key cluster that will accelerate their genomics and proteomics work, and easily integrate into their existing infrastructure, said Deepak Thakkar, Ph.D., BioSciences Segment Manager, SGI. Through testing conducted on a 64 processor configuration, it was observed that Grid Optimizer provided up to 90 percent performance gains on key life sciences applications, which allows SGI to deliver a system to our customers that will enable faster time to insight and discovery, Dr. Thakkar added.