|The Leading Source for Global News and Information Covering the Ecosystem of High Productivity Computing / June 20, 2007|
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., June 20 -- Following strong demand from the high-performance-computing community for Mathematica 6, Wolfram Research today launched Parallel Computing Toolkit 2.1 -- an optimized parallel solution for anyone with access to Mathematica and more than one processor.
Now compatible with Mathematica 6, Parallel Computing Toolkit is the ideal bridge for engineers, scientists, and analysts working on multiprocessor-based product design and problem solving. The application package leverages Mathematica's revolutionary global computing environment with powerful programming primitives for writing and controlling parallel Mathematica programs as well as high-level commands for common parallel operations. The new version also continues support for Mathematica 5.2 remote kernel processes.
"Technical computing is crucial to the many discoveries that impact our quality of life, and most sciences are quickly becoming computational sciences, which is why advanced computing capabilities need to be seamlessly integrated into the end-to-end scientific process," said Tony Hey, corporate vice president for technical computing at Microsoft. "With Mathematica 6 and Parallel Computing Toolkit running on Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003, scientists and researchers have ready access to high-impact adaptive visualization, which makes it easier for the scientist to both develop the application and deploy it on the Windows-based cluster."
Parallel Computing Toolkit 2.1 is also a major component of the forthcoming updates to gridMathematica and Mathematica Personal Grid Edition.
Parallel Computing Toolkit and Mathematica 6 are being demonstrated live by Wolfram Research, Microsoft, and Tyan Computer Corporation at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC '07), June 26-29 in Dresden, Germany.
Parallel Computing Toolkit is available for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS X, Linux x86/Itanium, Solaris UltraSPARC/x86, HP-UX, IBM AIX, and compatible systems, and requires at least one Mathematica 6 process for the master control. Remote kernel processes require Mathematica 5.2 or later.
More information about Parallel Computing Toolkit is available at http://www.wolfram.com/applications/parallel.
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Source: Wolfram Research