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10 October 2000. MSC.Linux. Who is MSC.Linux?. Dedicated MSC.Software Division Core Team Dedicated to Linux Access to Complete MSC.Software Infrastructure Activities Research and Development Business Development Sales and Marketing Support, Services and Training

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who is msc linux
Who is MSC.Linux?
  • Dedicated MSC.Software Division
    • Core Team Dedicated to Linux
    • Access to Complete MSC.Software Infrastructure
  • Activities
    • Research and Development
    • Business Development
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Support, Services and Training
  • Focus on Extreme Performance for Technical Computing with Linux
  • Own MSC.Linux Distribution
why linux
Why Linux?
  • Very Cost-Efficient
  • Very Stable, e.g. Web Servers
  • Highly Scalable from Laptops to Extreme Performance Cluster Supercomputing; Customizable
  • Supported by all Major Hardware Vendors
  • Enthusiastic Supporters all around the World, Open Source
why msc linux
Why MSC.Linux?
  • Strong Worldwide Presence
  • Excellent Relationships with Major Hardware Vendors
  • MSC.Software Understands the Work of Engineers
  • Recognized Leader in High Performance Computing
  • Expertise in:
    • Numerical Performance
    • Distributed & Shared Parallel Computing
    • Application Tuning/Porting
    • Kernel Tuning
msc linux offerings
MSC.Linux Offerings
  • Software
    • MSC.Linux OS Distribution
    • Engineering Applications
    • Desktop Environment
  • Services
    • Porting
    • Training and Support
    • Embedding Engineering Software into your Processes
  • Appliances
    • 2Go Solutions
msc linux software
MSC.Linux Software
  • MSC.Linux OS Distribution
    • Best Suited out-of-the-box Linux Distribution for Technical Applications
    • Lean Distribution, for Intel Compatible Computers
    • Compelling Price-Performance
    • Easy to Implement and Support
    • Open Source and Proprietary Contributions
  • Engineering Applications
    • MSC.Software Simulations
    • MSC.Nastran V70.7 R3: DMP, FLEXlm, Large File Support
    • 3rd Party
  • Desktop Environment
    • Tools for the Engineer and Designer (CD!)
msc linux services
MSC.Linux Services
  • Education, Training and Support
  • Process & Systems Integration
  • IT Services
  • Porting (incl. 3rd Party Software)
  • Tuning
  • Parallel Processing
  • Web Portal http://www.msclinux.com
example hpc with linux and msc nastran
Example: HPC with Linux and MSC.Nastran
  • History of HPC with MSC.Nastran

FEM Description:

GRIDs : 49,934

HEXA8s : 39,448

PENTA6s : 5,752

RBE2s : 1

DOFs : 149,342

1 load case

example hpc with linux and msc nastran1
Example: HPC with Linux and MSC.Nastran
  • Serial results for large car body structure on Intel hardware
    • MSC’s hardware, OS and application tuning experience is part of MSC’s added value for Linux environments
example msc marc ddm
Example: MSC.Marc DDM
  • SGI Origin 2000
    • 8x 250MHz (!) R10k
    • 180GB FiberChannel Disks
    • 16GB Memory
  • Linux Cluster
    • 4xHP P-class with 1x866Mhz PIII
    • 4x 1GB Memory
    • 100 Mbit/s network
msc linux offerings1
MSC.Linux Offerings
  • “Extreme Performance Solutions” for Desktops, Servers and Clusters
  • 2Go Solutions
    • fixed hardware/software bundle to be purchased from MSC
    • special setup for each 2Go program
  • Turnkey Systems
    • hardware and software configuration tailored to customer’s needs
    • Upon customer request, MSC consults on ideal hardware/software combination as recognized leader in High Performance Computing with excellent relationships to all major hardware vendor
linux clusters
Linux Clusters

Cluster Solution:

  • Master (Head) Node
    • Connected to LAN
    • KVM Switch
  • Compute Nodes
    • optimized for application
  • Communication Backbone
    • Fast Ethernet, Myrinet ...
    • Switch
    • other
  • Software
    • System Administration
    • Queue System
    • MPI
msc supercomputing
Customer Investment:

Traditional SuperComputing

Range from$500,000.00 to $1.5 M

MSC.SuperComputing on MSC.Linux Clusters

Comparable Solution $200,000.00

MSC.Supercomputing
msc supercomputing1
Design is the Difference

Computing not everyone can deliver

Application Know-how

Specialized OS

MSC.SuperComputing
summary linux clusters
Summary: Linux Clusters
  • Compelling Price-Performance Alternative
  • Considerable Customer Benefit
    • Tier II Supplier Example:
      • Desire Improved Throughput, Limited Budget
      • Intel-based Linux Cluster versus Unix RISC Cluster
        • 5X Reduction in h/w Costs, Comparable Throughput
  • MSC Offers Clusters
    • as Turnkey Solution
    • Installation & Systems Integration
    • Advice on Components
msc linux opportunities
MSC.Linux Opportunities:
  • Most Customer Applications on Unix Today
    • Can Leverage Investments
    • While Linux Port Easy Versus NT
    • And Retain Benefits of Unix (Solid, Network Perf., Throughput)
  • Can Leverage MSC.Software’s Expertise to Provide
    • Extreme Performance Applications
    • Parallel Processing
    • Porting
    • Services
    • Kernel Tuning as Required
  • Excellent Relationship with Hardware Vendors
  • Worldwide Business Infrastructure
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