Yellow Dog Linux developer Terra Soft Solutions announced another win for Apple’s Xserve on the academic front: The company recently installed a 30-node Xserve cluster at the University of Colorado.
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Terra Soft installed the 30 node cluster at the University of Colorado’s Department of Biology, where it’ll be used to analyze “the biophysics of computation in neural dendrites.” Funding for the cluster was underwritten by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
The cluster is equipped with Terra Soft’s Yellow Dog Linux and Black Lab — a cluster management solution specifically designed for Yellow Dog Linux. A professor from the Department of Mathematics developed code for the cluster which “enables new and more detailed models of neuron functions at the molecular dynamics level.”
Terra Soft is not only a developer of PowerPC Linux software, but the company is also an Apple Authorized OEM VAR. The company’s solutions include Apple Macintosh systems pre-configured with Yellow Dog Linux as well as “BRiQs:” scalable PowerPC-based embedded systems running Yellow Dog Linux.