Seattle-based Grid Computing Vendor Expands Product Line to Include Intel Macintoshes

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Continued support for the OS X platform results in substantial performances increases of the JIVA Grid Computing Client on the Intel Core Duo. Considerable benefit expected for applications in bioinformatics, pharmaceuticals, energy, financial analysis, engineering, and animation

The performance enhancements this update brings to the Intel platform are amazing.

Brain Murmurs, Inc, a Seattle-based software research and development company, continues its commitment to support the Apple platform with the release of Universal Binary versions of its JIVA grid computing clients.

The JIVA Grid System has wide range of applications in many fields including bioinformatics, pharmaceuticals, energy, financial analysis, engineering, and animation.

Both the OS X Client Screen Saver and OS X Client Service can now run natively on either PowerPC- or Intel-based Mac computers.

"The performance enhancements this update brings to the Intel platform are amazing." said Garrett Kelly, senior engineer at Brain Murmurs. "The OS X Client used to run at about 230 MFLOPS (million floating point operations per second) on the Intel Core Duo. We've benchmarked the new package running at up to 497 MFLOPS. That's just about as fast as we've seen anything run on this platform, including optimized C code."

The JIVA Clients are available for immediate download online at http://brainmurmurs.com/products/jiva/downloads

The JIVA Grid Computing Framework is a low cost, secure volunteer computing system that allows businesses and other organizations to run computationally exhaustive work on their unused desktop computers and servers. It runs on a variety of platforms including Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, Sun Solaris, and Linux. JIVA features built-in support for the Visual Numerics JMSL Libraries.

Parties interested in developing applications for the JIVA framework or licensing the framework for their own use are invited to contact Brain Murmurs.

For more information:

Daniel Pasco

Brain Murmurs

206-216-3923

About Brain Murmurs, Inc.

Brain Murmurs was established in 2001 as a parallel supercomputing research and development firm. The company is building a productive suite of development tools and network architectures to enable rapid development of applications for heterogeneous, clustered computing systems. The company is also pursuing innovative design ideas in scientific computing, distributed and embedded systems, and enterprise network services.

Brain Murmurs develops applications for commodity and high-end computer clusters, as well as handheld devices. Brain Murmurs is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and can be found on the web at http://brainmurmurs.com.

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