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Pooch 1.7 supports Universal clustering

updated 01:15 am EDT, Thu May 18, 2006

\'Universal\' Pooch 1.7

Dauger Research today announced Pooch 1.7, an update to its cross platform clustering software as well as Universal versions of seven other applications. Updated for native operation on Intel-based Macs, Pooch 1.7 (Parallel OperatiOn and Control Heuristic application) is "the first and only" clustering solution to launch Universal Applications in parallel. While still retaining full backwards compatibility, Pooch also introduces new features, including a new Job file format, new head-node and job retrieval features to take advantage of clusters configured Linux-style, more flexible multiprocessing support, and enhancements to its AppleScript interface. The solution merges a modern graphical user interface with supercomputer-compatible parallel computing. Pooch v1.7, which runs on Mac OS 9/10.2, is available for $175 for the first compute node (and $125 for each node thereafter). Pooch Pro v1.7 is available for $200 ($150 for each additional node).

"The award-winning Pooch family provides the easiest, most reliable, and most powerful path to 'ad hoc' clustering", said Dr. Dean Dauger, President of Dauger Research, Inc. "In true Macintosh style, we are proud to announce that Pooch and Pooch Pro are Universal and our innovative technology is the first to support Universal Clustering, bringing the best and most flexible user experience to supercomputer- compatible clusters."

Dauger debuts 7 other Universal Applications

The company also launched Universal versions of seven other applications:


  • Parallel Computing Manager: The new PCM is an unmatched combination of
    powerful tools to manage and maintain cluster resources in the enterprise, maximizing the power of cluster computing for its clients. Debuts as Universal today.

  • Power Fractal 1.4, formerly AltiVec Fractal Carbon, takes the most possible advantage of clusters and hardware, including AltiVec, SSE, multiprocessing, and multiple cores, to generate mathematically complex imagery. Dauger says it can be used to push the limits of hardware and clusters.

  • Parallel Fractal GPL, released under GPL open-source, demonstrates how numerically-intensive parallelized applications work and today introduces how to
    automatically launch onto clusters. It offers a framework for building easy-to-
    use parallel applications.

  • Atom in a Box 1.1 is a highly-optimized software solution for visualizing Hydrogenic atomic orbitals using volumetric raytracing in real-time. By revealing the atomic world, AiB entrances people world-wide from children to Nobel-laureates.

  • Fresnel Diffraction Explorer 1.3 is for simulating and visualizing Fresnel diffraction patterns of user-selected and -designed apertures based on advanced
    scientifically-published algorithms. FDE solves a numerically-challenging optical problem in a Macintosh interface while taking advantage of clustering too, according to the company.

  • Solar System Sim 2.2 is a real-time simulator and visualizer of the N-body problem in an immersive 3D environment. Using SSS, users interact with and explore the solar system while creating and destroying worlds.




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