Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2009
StrataScale, Inc., the only managed hosting company that provides cloud computing functionality on Instant Physical Infrastructure™, today announced that it has been selected as the sole hosting provider of the Hydrogen@Home and DrugDiscovery@Home global research initiatives. Hydrogen@Home is working to develop economical clean energy solutions, while DrugDiscovery@Home is devoted to uncovering new uses for molecule regulators that can assist in curing cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
Using IronScale, Hydrogen@Home and DrugDiscovery@Home can successfully overcome the challenges associated with sharing and housing sophisticated scientific models and simulations between thousands of researchers around the world. IronScale now enables the respective research projects to rapidly scale, securely store, and adeptly manage mission-critical data in a cost-effective manner.
Hydrogen@Home and DrugDiscovery@Home power their research initiatives with the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC), an open source middleware system that allows for grid computing and the sharing of research and data with a web of volunteers. In order to enhance the computing abilities of Hydrogen@Home and DrugDiscovery@Home, a volunteer team has developed graphics processing unit (GPU) support for BOINC. When combined, scientists can test models over a connected system that is ten times more powerful than the fastest super computer in the world.
"Hydrogen@Home is developing novel catalytic pathways that will make clean energy technology affordable so we are constantly embarking upon scientific discoveries that require unparalleled computing power," said Jack Shultz, project leader, Hydrogen@Home. "IronScale provides us with the highest level of managed hosting service available. It has been invaluable to have a remote portal connection, quick and reliable snapshots of the live system, and no downtime, which is unheard of when dealing with the enormous storage requirements associated with multiple simulations. We no longer have to worry about how we will manage our IT demands and can instead focus on research."
"DrugDiscovery@Home is devoted to early drug discovery of new compounds to develop therapies for cancer, aging, and stem cell biology, and this important work requires the collaboration of leading researchers and professors from universities around the world" said Dr. Andrew Voronkov, project leader, DrugDiscovery@Home. "Because our infrastructure must be accessed from multiple global locations, our IT needs become increasingly complex. IronScale offers the perfect solution through its Web portal, which enables our team to work together in a secure environment in real-time."
StrataScale provides a fully automated, unique bare metal managed hosting service through its flagship product IronScale that integrates the best qualities of many cloud solutions. Using IronScale, customers can build, manage, and scale entire physical server environments in minutes from a secure web portal. Functionality that was previously only utilized in pure virtual cloud environments is now exclusively available through physical IronScale servers, allowing customers to add storage on-the-fly, switch networks dynamically, and clone servers instantly.
"The IronScale service is ideally suited to support the needs of the scientific community by providing the flexibility, scalability, and stability required by massive global research collaborations without compromising the safety and security of extremely sensitive data," said Yatish Mishra, president and chief technology officer, StrataScale. "We are honored that Hydrogen@Home and DrugDiscovery@Home have selected the IronScale service to support their important work."
About StrataScale, Inc.
StrataScale creates next-generation, best-in-class hosting solutions that offer customers the efficiencies of cloud computing on physical infrastructure through its flagship service IronScale. IronScale is the only automated, fully managed server hosting service that enables customers to build and manage physical servers in minutes from a secure Web portal using patent-pending technologies. IronScale's unique interface gives customers direct, anytime, anywhere control over their hosted infrastructure and a single point of administration to make changes, manage applications, and add to their server environment on demand. StrataScale is a wholly owned subsidiary of RagingWire Enterprise Solutions, Inc., a world-class colocation and managed services provider. For more information, please visit http://www.stratascale.com.