updated 11:45 am EDT, Mon June 28, 2004
Pooch Pro 1.5
Dauger Research today announced , an enhanced version of the Parallel OperatiOn and Control Heuristic application. Pooch Pro offers new supercomputer-level capabilities to administrate and control cluster resources. Pooch Pro provides powerful management and maintenance of cluster resources with a modern, drag-and-drop, graphical user interface as well as intuitive dynamic job queue and scheduling system.
Pooch Pro debuts with features like those at supercomputing centers. Pooch Pro users are given quotas, password-based cluster access, and rollover time. Administrators can use Pooch Pro to share cluster resources by configuring user accounts, groups, and users' access to computational power, all in a straightforward, easy-to-use, graphical user interface. Pooch Pro also utilizes Apple's CDSA implementation for secure data encryption.
Pooch and Pooch Pro can utilize "logged out" Mac OS X machines for parallel
computing, and supports automated grid behavior and cluster access for
other desktop applications. Pooch's tolerance for variations in node
configuration and execution environments is unparalleled. The Pooch
product family continues the legacy features of combining computational
resources over the Internet with a mouse click and installation on a
node in seconds.
Pooch can discover cluster nodes via Rendezvous and supports three different Message-Passing Interface (MPI) implementations to take advantage of parallel computing within boxes and across boxes simultaneously. It also includes a suite of utilities designed for remote, command-line installation and access.
Users with active subscriptions are automatically upgraded to the Pooch
Pro-level. Pooch is $175 for the first compute node then $125 for each node thereafter. Pooch Pro v1.5 is available for $200 for the first compute node then $150 for each node thereafter. Pooch requires networked Macintoshes and/or XServe's running Mac OS 9 with CarbonLib 1.2 or later, Mac OS X 10.2 or later, and/or Mac OS X Server 10.2 or later with 4 MB of available RAM and 2 MB of disk
space. Pooch Pro requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later, and/or Mac OS X Server 10.2 or later.