Worcester, MA and San Jose, CA — Blackstone Technology Group, the leading provider of compute-farm based distributed supercomputing software and solutions, today announced that it has engaged NonStopNet as its Internet Infrastructure Partner, to help provide a massively scalable, high-throughput network for enterprises running computationally-intensive applications. Blackstone’s plan to bring supercomputer-class power to the Internet leverages its compute power software and solutions with NonStopNet’s complete Internet infrastructure services and solutions. Combining the strengths of the two companies helps enable enterprises and ASPs to access and provision massive compute power over the Internet and intranets with high quality of service.
“Internet infrastructures developed for e-business’ transaction-based applications are not optimized for computationally-intensive applications,” explained Blackstone founder and chief executive officer, Ron Ranauro. “While thousands of e-business transactions run on a single CPU, computing jobs in chip design and biotechnology, for example, often span multiple CPUs, and require tremendous amounts of memory. Furthermore, needs can increase five- to ten-fold during ‘peak demand’ periods. NonStopNet’s Internet infrastructure is perfectly-suited to meet the compute power provisioning, distributed data management, and high-end services requirements of our customers.”
“Blackstone is addressing a tremendous need for computationally-intensive markets such as chip design, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, oil & gas exploration, and digital content creation,” said Neil Selvin, president and chief executive officer of NonStopNet. “By selecting our complete Internet infrastructure as the foundation of this distributed supercomputing project, Blackstone is reinforcing the value of the NonStopNet model: a scalable solution with one point of accountability.”
Blackstone is targeting application vendors seeking to become ASPs, as well as enterprises seeking to serve departments via an efficient, internal ASP model. NonStopNet is co-architecting this infrastructure and will host Blackstone-optimized, application-specific compute farms within its fault tolerant network architecture. The cornerstone of NonStopNet’s infrastructure solution is its Undernet(TM) – a fully redundant, private high-performance network that provides a sophisticated failover system for the highest levels of availability and performance. To ensure the ongoing security, reliability and health of the provisioning service, NonStopNet will proactively manage Blackstone’s installation via its Network Operations Center (NOC).
Blackstone completes the “supercomputing over the Internet” service with technologies that provide a virtualization layer to the infrastructure for massive scalability, high-throughput, and secure shared access to computing, network, and storage resources based on subscribed service levels. Based on the “Computing as a Utility” model, these technologies enable delivery of compute power on demand over the Internet and intranets.
Using the NonStopNet Internet infrastructure, Blackstone is currently engaged in the beta rollout of this planned network.
About Blackstone Technology Group, Inc.
Blackstone Technology Group is the leading provider of distributed supercomputing solutions using compute farms that deliver secure, scalable and uninterrupted compute power on demand. The company offers ComputeFarm Advantage, a comprehensive suite containing all the software and services needed to access, provision, and scale compute power. Sun, Pfizer, Biogen, Qualcomm, and Lucent rely on Blackstone for compute farm solutions.
NonStopNet is the complete Internet Infrastructure Partner for Internet charged companies. By integrating the disparate technologies and services needed to help e-businesses make their web infrastructure, NonStopNet delivers unparalleled levels of scalability, reliability and performance. NonStopNet provides a complete system of services for the design, implementation and management of e-business and Internet content delivery. NonStopNet offers a superior e-business infrastructure solution, including managed network, hosting and storage services leveraging world-class technology from its partners. All of these components further leverage the Undernet(TM) – NonStopNet’s high-performance, private network.
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