November 17, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 17 -- REvolution Computing today announced that it is working with Microsoft to bring the "R" statistical language to Microsoft's new Windows HPC Server 2008. REvolution's RPro is an optimized, validated, and commercially supported distribution of R. RPro programs can now utilize the multiple microprocessors inside Microsoft computer clusters. RPro automatically scales to leverage whatever microprocessor count is available.
Windows HPC Server 2008 reduces the effort required to install, configure, and maintain a computer cluster. RPro complement's this ease-of-use with a similar focus on providing the computational benefits of a cluster with very little programmer or system administration overhead. Together we help organizations devote their time to finding answers through statistics.
Specifically, REvolution has added Windows HPC Server 2008 as a supported platform for RPro and all RPro modules. The RPro module that enables cluster computing is called ParallelR. It runs in interactive mode on Windows HPC Server 2008. REvolution has also integrated RPro with the Windows HPC Server 2008's scheduler, allowing users to queue RPro batch jobs.
"Microsoft is making R Language support a priority as part of our roll-out of Windows HPC Server 2008," said Vince Mendillo, director of HPC marketing at Microsoft Corp. "We are working closely with REvolution to ensure that R users enjoy the ease-of-use advantages of Windows HPC Server 2008."
The R Language is a sophisticated and popular open source statistical analysis tool and programming language for business intelligence and predictive analytics. The first version of ParallelR to support HPC Server 2008 is now available to REvolution's ParallelR customers.
"Windows is the dominant choice of R Language users on workstations. With the release of Windows HPC Server 2008, we expect the supercomputer community to embrace this new option," said REvolution Computing CEO Richard Schultz.
REvolution Computing will be demonstrating RPro and the ParallelR module within Microsoft's booth at the Supercomputing 2008 conference. REvolution will also be demonstrating RPro within Intel's booth at the same conference.
About REvolution Computing
New Haven, Conn.-based REvolution Computing is the leading commercial provider of software and support for the statistical computing language known as "R." Our products enable statisticians, scientists and others to derive meaning from large sets of mission-critical data in record time, and to create predictive models that help to answer their most difficult questions. REvolution Computing works closely with the R community to incorporate the latest developments in open source R, and with its clients to support their efforts to produce groundbreaking innovations in life sciences, financial services, defense technology and other industries where high-level analytics are crucial to success. At REvolution Computing, "We do the math."
Source: REvolution Computing
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