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August 12, 2011

Linux Labs' NimbusOS Upgraded for Use as OS for Cloud Computing Service

Searchlight Solutions Ltd. announced that its subsidiary Linux Labs International Inc. has upgraded its proprietary NimbusOS for use as the Operating System for its High Performance Cloud Computing (“HPC2”) service.

Linux Labs International is a hybrid engineering firm that specializes in technologies that optimize high performance supercomputing. Linux Labs designs and builds high-performance supercomputers utilizing their proprietary NimbusOS.

According to company sources the Linux Labs NimbusOS was developed to be compatible and configurable with all HPC applications.

It was also revealed that this recently finalized upgrade is expected to serve as a precursor for the formal launch of the Company’s HPC2 Service. The modified NimbusOS will run the servers, using which customers can run their HPC applications.

Company sources said in a release, “We are pleased with the recent completion of our NimbusOS upgrade. We look forward to achieving more milestones as we move towards an official launch of our HPC2 Services. The cloud computing market has a bright future and we feel we are on our way to being well positioned to take advantage of the opportunity.”

Cloud computing is a new delivery model although not a new technology. However the growth scenario envisioned for cloud computing applications is vast according to research analysts.

AMI Partners forecasts that the U.S. spending on all cloud services will be $49 billion by 2015 considering SMB organizations only. Gartner (News - Alert), another analyst firm and IDC foresee that cloud computing will be a big phenomenon.

All research analysts feel that nearly every Fortune 500 company will have at least one business-critical application “in the cloud” by 2015.

Searchlight Solutions Ltd. is a technology venture holding company that provides business development and high level management services that help early stage technology companies who want to leverage the public marketplace.  Searchlight Scientific is a next generation data services company that strives to develop cloud based solutions to cater to the needs of future computing challenges.

In related news, Linux Labs International announced that it has recently expanded its sales team to look at growth-oriented activities in its core business of designing and building Linux based cluster computers.

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Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell
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