Microway partners with leading commercial software providers to include
products such as Novell Enterprise or Red Hat Linux,
Intel, PGI and PathScale Compilers, and ScaleMP software on its
clusters. Our experienced technicians can configure the latest
distributions and released software for your Linux workstation, server,
Compilers and Software Development Tools
The GNU Compiler Collection contains front-ends for C, C++,
Chill, Fortran, and Java as well as libraries for these languages.
Intel Software Development Products
The Intel® Software Development Products are a full suite of tools that
can help developers easily create the fastest software possible on Intel
architecture. The tools are compatible with the leading development
environments available today, and are easy to use with the tools
developers are already utilizing to tune their software.
Intel Software Optimization/Parallelization Resources
The Portland Group
Compilers, Cluster Development Kits and GPU Accelerator
PGI provides Multicore Optimizing Parallel Fortran, C and C++ compilers for Linux, MacOS and Windows workstations, servers and clusters based on multicore 64-bit x64, 32-bit x86 and GPU processors.
Microway offers the PathScale EKOPath Compiler Suite on our Navion
Opteron Linux clusters and workstations. The compilers are optimized
for excellent 64-bit performance in C, C++ and Fortran applications. PathScale Enzo Compilers for multi-CPU and GPU configurations are also available.
Absoft Pro Fortran is a complete suite to help automate creation of the fastest software. Included are auto-parallelizing, vectorizing
compilers, graphical debuggers, IDE, math libraries and graphics. The suite is compatible with leading development environments.
AccelerEyes provides the fastest GPU software in the world with the most comprehensive functionality. With deployment in C/C++ with ArrayFire, AccelerEyes' products deliver the full benefit of CUDA- and OpenCL-capable GPUs to your code.
The public domain LAPACK (Linear Algebra Package) is a library
of dense linear and eigenproblem solvers that supercedes
LINPACK and EISPACK, offering better performance and accuracy.
The ScaLAPACK (or Scalable LAPACK) library includes a subset
of LAPACK routines redesigned for distributed memory MIMD parallel
computers. ScaLAPACK is designed for heterogeneous computing
and is portable on any computer that supports MPI
InfiniBand Diagnostic Tools
InfiniScope: InfiniBand Diagnostic Utility
InfiniScope displays the traffic of an InfiniBand fabric in real time by collecting data from the
performance registers on all host and switch ports. InfiniScope is compatible with all InfiniBand
products utilizing both Mellanox and Pathscale/Qlogic silicon. Data can be read up to 100 times per
second without impacting performance of user programs.
The traffic data is shown on a network graph generated by the InfiniBand subnet manager. It shows both
the topology of the network and the host-to-host paths as calculated by the subnet manager. DDR and SDR
connections are marked, and links with 1X lane width are unmistakably shown with flashing yellow and black lines.
MPI Diagnostic Tools
MMDS: Microway MPI Diagnostic Suite
Microway's MPI Diagnostic Suite consists of two applications:
MPI Link-Checker and MPI Fast-Check. The two applications
perform complimentary functions. MPI Fast-Check performs a fast one-time test
of all nodes in your cluster and reports any nodes that are clearly
underperforming. MPI Link-Checker performs a much more extensive set of latency, bandwidth, and data integrity tests between all pairs of nodes.
The data is presented graphically so you can easily spot problem nodes.
The MPI Link-Checker tool detects issues with processor
caching, motherboards, PCI busses, BIOS's, riser cards and PCI
interconnects. It can even detect intermittent cables and cross bar
Resource Management Tools
MCMS and NodeWatch Remote Cluster Monitoring and Control
The combination of NodeWatch and MCMS (Microway Cluster Management
Software) enables users to measure, report and record the physical health of each
node in a Microway® Opteron or Xeon cluster. NodeWatch remotely monitors fan speeds,
temperatures, and power supply voltages, and will trigger an alarm if parameters exceed preset limits. NodeWatch software
delivers critical information remotely via a
secure web-based GUI.
Bright Cluster Manager
Bright Cluster Manager provides a complete, GUI-based management solution for CPU, GPU and hybrid clusters. It's easy to use, optimizes for top throughput, and has a slim resource and management footprint. Bright Cluster Manager offers our customers the best of both worlds: Those without cluster expertise find a simple, easy-to-use tool to get their work done. Those with expertise have a powerful, flexible utility which improves their efficiency and effectiveness. Used in Top 500 installations around the world and GPU-friendly
and Open MPI
are implementations of MPI.
MPI is the standard for multicomputer and Linux cluster message passing
introduced by the
Message-Passing Interface Forum in April 1994. The goal of MPI
is to develop a widely
used standard for writing message-passing programs.
Operating Systems and Environments
Red Hat Linux
Red Hat Linux is a comprehensive suite of Linux solutions designed for
mission-critical enterprise computing and certified by top enterprise
software vendors. It delivers reliability and value, coupling the
innovation of open source technology and the stability of a true
No matter whether your IT infrastructure comprises 32-bit or 64-bit x86
systems, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server is universally deployable.
Super-fast and great-looking, Ubuntu is a secure, intuitive operating system that powers desktops, servers, netbooks and laptops. (not recommended for clusters)
Debian is a free Linux distribution. It utilizes the dpkg system for
package management. Debian's apt-get utility provides for easy package installation and updates.
Gentoo is another free Linux distribution. Gentoo is different from typical Linux
installations in that everything is built from source. Utilizing the portage system,
Gentoo allows for a custom built installation that is tuned for your specific hardware.
Another advantage, especially to HPC users, is the availabilty of packages for a variety
of scientific packages. This can come in very handy for difficult to install computational packages.
Other Linux distributions are available upon request.
For personal assistance, please call a sales person who speaks your
language at (508)746-7341. To request a price quote for your next high-end,
fully integrated Microway Opteron Cluster, Server, Workstation, or Storage System go to
the Price Quote Request page.