TORONTO, May 30 — Platform Computing today announced an update to its Symphony 3.1 software — a high-performance, low-overhead, high-scalability solution for grid computing in the financial services market. Symphony 3.1 allows customers to build a grid scalable up to 4,000 CPUs per application while reducing latency and ensuring optimal utilization.
Symphony was tested on Windows, Linux and Solaris systems, and was validated to support in excess of 20,000 CPUs. For a single parallel application scaling up to 1,000 CPUs, Symphony achieved a utilization rate of more than 97 percent and task latency of 2.4 milliseconds. Symphony has demonstrated extremely high throughput with 2,000 concurrent clients running 100-grid enabled applications and offers real real-time application support. SymphonyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s industry-leading scalability and performance ensures that a customerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s IT environment will dynamically grow alongside its business.
Very cool, the more ‘engines’ or cpus we can add to the grid, the more we can do with the grid technology, the more simultaneous applications we can grid enable. Not just that, this brings enterprises the chance to great one global grid which could be partitioned and configured into regional units for global and regional applications, to scale up, to allow us to keep adding capacity to improve performance, and is particularly effective if you look at the ABN Amro type situation where, as a business I (Barclays) can install grid on all the desktops, and instantly increase my grid farm whilst I evaluate the IT systems, the infrastructure and consolidate, bringing me real benefits at least in the short term – very very cool.