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May 20, 2008
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 20 -- Evergrid and Livermore Software Technology Corp. (LSTC) today announced a transparent checkpoint/resume solution for LSTC's flagship LS-DYNA application. With the integration, Evergrid Availability Services (AvS) enables LS-DYNA customers to protect valuable compute cycles and time against unplanned application and system downtime.
With the combination of Evergrid AvS and LS-DYNA, customers can checkpoint a running job at any time during execution without stopping or pausing the job. The job can also be preempted for a higher priority project, freeing up system resources, such as CPU, memory and the LS-DYNA license. After a system failure or completion of the higher priority project, the job can be restarted seamlessly from the last checkpoint without wasting valuable compute cycles. "With Evergrid AvS, LS-DYNA customers can ensure that they can meet their projects' deadlines even with unexpected system failures or other interruptions," said Dr. Wayne Mindle of LSTC.
LSTC's popular LS-DYNA is a flexible, general purpose, transient dynamic, finite element analysis program. Engineers employ LS-DYNA to simulate a wide range of complex real-world problems that involve time-dependent, nonlinear events.
Evergrid's AvS software provides checkpoint/resume capabilities for parallel and serial applications. Organizations can integrate AvS with their existing resource management product to ensure critical applications always run to completion. AvS provides a non-blocking checkpoint capability for a running LS-DYNA job. Customers do not need to make any modifications to the OS or LS-DYNA and AvS is compatible with LSTC's own licensing solution. "We are very excited to partner with LSTC to deliver a high availability solution for LS-DYNA, helping our customers meet their service level agreements (SLAs)," said Fred Van Den Bosch, CEO of Evergrid.
Evergrid is a global leader in workload management and application availability software. Evergrid has developed unique technology for managing application execution and resource consumption, to enable datacenters to combine optimal resource utilization with highest application quality of service. Evergrid's products provide fine-grained and accurate workload management and profiling, resource scheduling, and application-transparent high availability for Grid and datacenter environments. Founded in 2004, Evergrid is based in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit http://evergrid.com or call 1-866-922-GRID.
About Livermore Software Technology Corp.
Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Livermore, Calif., LSTC develops and markets the LS-DYNA general-purpose transient dynamic finite element program and a suite of related and supporting software products used in automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, defense, bioengineering and other industries. Engineers employ LS-DYNA to simulate a variety of complex real-world problems that involve time-dependent, nonlinear events.
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