Terra Soft Solutions Announces Release of Mobile, Pre-Configured 8-Node Xserve Bioinformatics Cluster

Terra Soft Solutions has announced the release of a mobile, pre-configured 8-node Xserve bioinformatics cluster. The Y-Bio Cluster is a natural follow-on offering to Y-Bio, Terra Soft's bioinformaticssolution that combines over 100 genomics sequencing applications into asingle, managed interface.

The Y-Bio Cluster enables bioinformaticsists to conduct research in the time required to apply power, log-in, and upload data. No configuration or system administration experience is required. Terra Soft ships the cluster with the base user accountspre-configured and pre-tested by the end-user via remote connection. The default configuration of the Y-Bio cluster includes XRack Pro 2 mobile cluster housing, Dual 2.0GHz G5 Xserve head node with 4GB RAM, 1TB storage, Combo drive, and graphics card, 7x Dual 2.0GHz Cluster nodes with 4GB RAM, 80GB SATA drive, HP Procurve 2724 switch: 24 10/100/1000 ethernet ports, TORQUE Resource Manager & Moab Cluster Suite by Cluster Resources, 64-bit gcc and tool chain, IBM XLF/C compilers, Y-HPC 64-bit OS and Cluster Construction/Management Suite, Y-Bio bioinformatics suite, and industry standards NCBI BLAST, EMBOSS, Glimmer, ClustalW, HMMER, Wise, and FastA -- tools for genetic sequence analysis. The Y-Bio web interface enables genomics researchers to benefit from unified data management, input, and execution. Y-Bio improves upon existing Pise-based offerings with support for both Power and x86 Linux desktops and clusters. RPM compliance with Yellow Dog, Red Hat, and SuSE complements simple installation, update, and package removal via yum and Up2Date.

Secure web and shell interfaces and a database-driven PHP backend provide a flexible, unified package. The Y-Bio cluster can be delivered in less than three weeks from time of purchase. For more information about Y-Bio, visit: http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/products/y-bio/.

To purchase a Y-Bio Xserve Cluster, visit: http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/store/. About Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.: Terra Soft is a leading Integrated Solutions Provider with proven expertise in the Power Architecture and Linux OS platform. As a Mercury, Apple and Genesi VAR, and an IBM Business Partner, Terra Soft provides turnkey and built-to-order portables, desktop workstations, HA servers, and HPC clusters. Terra Soft's Y-HPC 64-bit OS and cluster construction suite is widely accepted as a preferred platform for Xserve clusters. Terra Soft's recent product launches include Y-Bio, a cross-architecture life sciences package; and completion of the world's first commercial Linux Board Support Package for the Cell processor in collaboration with Mercury Computer.

For more information, visit . About Cluster Resources Inc.: Cluster Resources is a leading provider of workload and resource management software and services for cluster, grid, and utility-based environments. With over a decade of industry experience, Cluster Resources delivers software products and services that enable organizations to understand, control, and fully optimize their compute resources and related products.

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