Want to build your own mini-supercomputer using Power Mac G5s? Engineered Intelligence Corp. (EI) on Thursday announced the release of its Mac OS X-compatible version of CxC. Aimed at research labs and other markets that require high-performance computing, CxC is parallel programming software designed to simplify the process of writing code that can run on clusters of computers.
With CxC, scientists can develop and prototype their programs using code syntax and semantics derived from C. The code can be tested out even on a single-processor system, according to the developers, then scaled to systems that support symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) like dual-processor Power Macs, or complete clusters. In addition to Mac OS X, CxC supports Linux and Windows platforms as well.
CxC costs US$199 for a single-user license.