Hewlett Packard has extended its range of Linux-based high-performance cluster offerings to include an HP ProLiant server based on the AMD Opteron processor.
HP said its High Performance Compute Cluster LC series is designed to meet increased customer demand for x86 servers running Linux in the high-performance computing market.
The series, featuring the HP ProLiant DL145 server, is being targeted at firms with a workload mix of 32-bit and 64-bit applications, such as electronic design automation and the oil and gas industries.
Applications that are compute-intensive and run well on clusters of IA-32-based systems, such as many computational fluid dynamics applications, will also see advantages with Opteron-based clusters, the company claimed.
HP platform division vice president James Mouton said in a statement: "With this new cluster series and the availability of the new ProLiant DL585, we further extend choice to enterprise and high-performance computing customers, making it easier to purchase and take advantage of AMD Opteron processor-based ProLiant servers."
The LC series is composed of certified partner and application stacks as well as freeware and open source offerings provided by independent software vendors, including Altair Engineering, Axceleron, Cyclades, Engineered Intelligence, Meiosys, Platform Computing, Red Hat, Scali, Sistina and United Devices.
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