FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Active Tools, Inc.
Phone: (415) 882-7062
Fax: (415) 680-2369
Active Tools Announces Clustor(tm) 1.1 for Exploiting
the Combined Power of Networked Computers
San Francisco, CA - May 12, 1997 -- Active Tools, Inc.
today announced the release of Clustor 1.1, a software tool
for distributing and managing computationally intensive tasks.
"Clustor delivers computing power to users with ever
increasing needs for more computing cycles." said Rok Sosic,
President and CEO of Active Tools, Inc. "With Clustor, they
can routinely combine the power of networked computers."
Clustor greatly simplifies and speeds up parametric executions
- running the same application numerous times with different
input parameters. It generates jobs, speeds up the task by
distributing the jobs over a network and collects the results.
Jobs can be distributed over a local area network or over Internet.
Version 1.1 of Clustor provides new features for load monitoring
and resource sharing.
Clustor is targeted at users, such as engineers, scientists
and researchers. It provides an intuitive graphical user
interface for all phases of executing jobs on a network of
computers: from task preparation, job generation to job execution.
Now, the combined power of networked computers can be exploited
by users with no knowledge of programming parallel or distributed
Clustor is already being used in fields, such as VLSI
circuit design, electronic design automation, bioinformatics,
operations research, computer graphics, ecological and environmental
modeling, laser and particle physics.
According to Dr. Andrej Sali, Assistant Professor at
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Rockefeller University in
New York "We found Clustor extremely helpful in squeezing more CPU
time from our workstations, resulting in a highly increased job
turnaround time and productivity."
Clustor version 1.1 is currently available for major Unix
environments such as Digital Unix, Hewlett Packard HP-UX, IBM AIX,
Silicon Graphics Irix, Sun Solaris and Linux. A version of Clustor
for Windows NT environment will be released later this year.
Clustor 1.1 for Unix is priced at $695. Additional computational
nodes are $149. Clustor 1.1 for Linux is priced at $495 and $99,
respectively. Academic discount of 40% is available to academic
institutions for non-commercial use. Clustor can be purchased
directly from Active Tools. Copies of Clustor and free 30-day
evaluation licenses are available at http://www.activetools.com/.
Active Tools, founded in 1995, is a developer of software tools
for high performance computing. The founders have been developing
software tools for more than 15 years in both industry and academia.
Active Tools is a privately held company with offices in United States
Clustor and Clustor Node are trademarks of Active Tools, Inc.
All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks
or registered trademarks of the respective companies with which
they are associated.