Liquid Touts HPCC Results

Liquid Computing announced dramatic results for the HPC Challenge (HPCC) benchmark set

May 2, 2007

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LOS ALTOS, Calif. -- Liquid Computing Inc., a developer of a new class of scalable computing system, announced dramatic results for the HPC Challenge (HPCC) benchmark set. Liquid Computing has optimized its LiquidIQT system to deliver sustained performance in scale-out, parallel operations.

Liquid Computing achieved the following results for its LiquidIQ system:

  • HPCC ping pong minimum latency of 0.46 microseconds and a maximumlatency of 2.58 microseconds. Liquid's HPCC ping pong latency is one third of the latency posted by Cray XT3 on the HPCC benchmark (Reference HPCCdata:

  • HPCC Random Ring and Natural Rings latencies are measured at 3.63and 3.00 microseconds, respectively. Liquid's latencies are less than half of the latencies posted by Cray XT3 for the same tests. (Reference HPCCdata:

    The HPCC benchmark is a suite of seven tests that describe the performance of high-end computing architectures.

    "Liquid Computing's results on the HPC Challenge benchmarks underscore the value of designing performance optimization into high performance computing equipment," said Earl Joseph, IDC Program Vice President, Technical Computing Systems. "The HPC market averaged more than 20% annual revenue growth over the last four years, and virtually all of this growth came from increasingly parallel clusters. HPC users want to exploit these parallel systems for improved performance on their applications, and the HPC Challenge benchmarks can indicate how systems will perform on a range of application types."The underlying LiquidIQ fabric computing architecture converges computing, storage, networking, and broadband technologies that deliver industry leading performance and new functionalities that dramatically reduceoperations costs.

    "LiquidIQ is based on a unique fabric computing class of architecture that was built from the ground up to optimize the use of standard application environments such as RedHatT Linux and MicrosoftR WindowsR running on commodity processors for scale-out applications," said Mike Kemp, CTO of Liquid Computing. "HPCC is the most common benchmark in the industry and we have just reset the bar."

    Liquid Computing Corp.

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