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San Jose, CA (PRWEB) November 06, 2012

Equalis, the leading provider of numerical analysis, visualization and simulation solutions for engineers and scientists, built on the Scilab open source platform, today announced the availability of parallelization and cluster modules for accelerated numerical analysis computing. Equalis Lightning provides multi core parallelization and Equalis Thunder provides node to node cluster parallelization. These new modules provide users with complete computational scalability starting with 16 physical or virtual cores on a single workstation (Lightning) and up to hundreds of cores on a cluster (Thunder). Equalis Thunder and Lightning modules are powered by Supercomputing Engine Technology (SET) by Advanced Cluster System. Equalis has an exclusive global partnership with Advanced Cluster Systems for the use of SET with Scilab.

Equalis Thunder and Lightning allow users to solve computationally intensive problems using multi-core processors, GPUs, and computer clusters with minimal effort. Equalis Lightning enables users to develop Scilab programs on a multi-core computer and then scale up to many nodes with Equalis Thunder. In this way, computationally intensive applications run on computer clusters, clouds, and grids taking advantage of distributed computing to efficiently accelerate tasks. Benchmark results show that Equalis Thunder and Lightning scales computation tasks linearly with low parallelization overhead.

Equalis provides premier software modules on top of the Scilab open source platform and industrial grade support through subscription programs; typically costing 90% less than purchasing equivalent software applications. Training, deployment and consulting services are also available for a fast start. Equalis premier modules include: Communications, Connectivity, Control and Power Systems, Fixed Point, Instrument Control, Neural Networks, Signal Processing, SoftCruncher (software performance enhancement), and many more.

Equalis Thunder and Lightning are bundled as options to the Equalis Pro or Pro Plus solutions, and are available with prices starting at only $ 295 per user for Equalis Lightning and $ 1,995 for Equalis Thunder per node. Each Thunder and Lightning module includes support for 16 cores and customers can purchase as many Thunder modules as necessary to scale to their needs. Existing Equalis Pro or Pro Plus subscribers can purchase these new modules as add-ons.

With the introduction of Equalis Thunder and Lightning we have empowered our users and their organizations with next generation parallelization capabilities to enable them to dramatically lower the cost of computationally intensive applications, said Carmine Napolitano, CEO and Co-founder, Equalis. These new capabilities further expand our range of solutions to address the needs of rapidly growing customer base.

We are delighted that Equalis has incorporated our SET technology into its parallel computing solution to provide immediate benefits to its users, said Zvi Tannenbaum, CEO and Founder, Advanced Cluster Systems. Equalis users can now realize the benefits of parallel computing without the challenges and costs typically associated with such deployments.

About Advanced Cluster Systems, Inc.

Advanced Cluster Systems builds parallelization tools for high performance computing applications. The companys Supercomputing Engine Technology (SET) software is positioned to advance the software and computer industries years ahead in just a few months. For more information, visit

About Equalis

Equalis is the leading provider of numerical analysis, visualization and simulation software solutions for engineers and scientists based on the worlds leading open source numerical computation platform, Scilab. Our solution provides more functionality and more flexibility at a fraction of the cost of other solutions, and is used for optimization, signal processing, control systems, embedded systems, test and measurement, and much more. By providing rich features and a complete range of services, it meets the production needs of industries such as aerospace, automotive, electronics, energy, manufacturing, semiconductor and others. Having been downloaded over 3,500,000 times, Scilab is used extensively throughout the world in both industry and research, including companies such as: ArcelorMittal, CNES, EDF, IDT, LeCroy, and Peugeot, to name a few. For more information, please visit

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