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PowerCockpit goes to Mountain View Data

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PowerCockpit, pretty much all that was left of Turbolinux following the sale of its Linux business and name last year, has itself been sold. Server management and storage software outfit Mountain View Data today announced that it has acquired the product.

PowerCockpit, which is proprietary software, allows the management and configuration of clusters of Linux and Windows servers in grid computing environments. Speaking to The Register yesterday, Mountain View Data president and CEO Cliff Miller said the acquisition was a good fit with Mountain View's existing range of products, and positioned the company nicely to take advantage of growth in the Intel-based clustering market.

PowerCockpit's customer base includes the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the University of Utah, which runs a 32 node cluster. Its future has however been under something of a cloud because of the silence from Turbolinux since it announced the distro sale, and the uncertainty must have impeded sales.

Cliff Miller himself is a co-founder of Turbolinux, but left prior to founding Mountain View Data. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed, and although there's surely a very interesting tale to tell here, The Reg was unable to pursue it owing to a collapsing mobile phone connection.

Weirdly although both he and we were by coincidence visiting the same city (San Francisco), we were downtown and he was at the airport changing planes. So close, but no cigar - another time. ®

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