GridCentric releases Copper platform

GridCentric, a Toronto-based software company, is now making available Copper, a cluster management system for high performance computing workloads, to the marketplace. 

According to their website, the Copper platform enables real-time, on-demand sharing of high performance computing resources and makes cluster administration a one-click task. With Copper, organizations reduce IT expenditures through significantly lower installation and management costs, higher utilization of their physical infrastructure, and improved sharing of their data assets.

Copper gives cluster users the power of a supercomputer with the ease-of-use of a PC.  Michael Bauer is a Professor at the University of Western Ontario, and Associate Director of the SHARCNET academic supercomputing consortium:

GridCentric’s approach to cluster management will enable many organizations to service users in ways that would have otherwise been impractical or impossible. Our experiences with it to date have been very positive. Copper is the way of the future for many organizations.

Tim Smith is a co-founder and CEO of GridCentric:

GridCentric’s Copper product represents a new class of cluster management software.  Systems integrators, cluster operators, and end-users will all benefit from Copper’s unprecedented ease of installation, management, and use.