Issue #18 April 2006

CD-adapco lowers costs, increases performance with GFS

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Dennis Nagyis, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at CD-adapco, discusses how Red Hat® Global File System (GFS) satisfies the High Performance Computing (HPC) needs of their company.

CD-adapco's bread and butter is computational fluid dynamics, a resource-intensive process that was taking place on black-box proprietary systems that could no longer scale adequately.

An open source clustering solution was a perfect fit for CD-Adapco. They chose Red Hat GFS and found the porting extremely easy because of its similarity to UNIX®, an operating system their developers and engineers were familiar with.

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