New Video Compression Cluster Technology Released
San Francisco, CA, USA – MacWorld Expo – January 10, 2007 – The Pooch
family goes to the movies! Dauger Research, Inc., announces the first
official release of the Pooch QuickTime Exporter plug-in that enables
desktop video editing applications to take advantage of clusters.
Using the Pooch (Parallel OperatiOn and Control Heuristic
application) and Pooch Pro clustering software, applications like
iMovie and Final Cut Pro can use clusters to generate compressed
video faster than they ever could before.
“Video processing on clusters is part of our vision for the future of
parallel computing”, said Dr. Dean Dauger, President of Dauger
Research, Inc. “Our goal is to make clusters so easy to use that the
user is barely aware that the computations are performed in parallel.
The Pooch QuickTime Exporter provides the easiest, most reliable path
to apply clustering to numerically intensive QuickTime compression.
This is a major breakthrough for video podcasters, online educators,
or other video producers and enthusiasts who want to distribute
Winner of IEEE Cluster’s “most innovative” award, Pooch software
combines powerful, numerically-intensive parallel-computing clusters
with the famed ease-of-use of the Macintosh. Pooch technology is the
first and only clustering solution to launch Universal Applications
in parallel. Likewise, the Pooch QuickTime Exporter is a Universal
parallel code, meaning it supports mixed clusters of Intel- and
PowerPC-based Macintoshes. The technology also counts multiple
“Core”s as “virtual nodes” taking advantage of parallel computing
both inside a box and across boxes using the Message-Passing
Interface (MPI) supercomputing-industry standard. The Pooch QuickTime
Exporter supports numerous codecs including: H.264, H.261, MPEG-4,
Motion JPEG, AAC, Lossless, & MACE. It can even compress in multiple
codecs simultaneously for greater efficiency. See
http://daugerresearch.com/pooch/quicktime/ for more details.
Dauger Research makes v1.0 of the Pooch QuickTime Exporter available
today. The plug-in is bundled for free with newly purchased Pooch or
Pooch Pro software, while current Pooch users may download the
plug-in immediately to begin compressing video on their clusters. See
the Pooch web site for pricing, including academic pricing, and a
trial version of the clustering software.
The Pooch QuickTime Exporter requires Intel- or PowerPC-based
Macintoshes and/or Xserves with 2 GB of installed RAM running Mac OS
X 10.4 or later and/or Mac OS X Server 10.4 or later and Pooch or
Pooch Pro or PCM v1.7 or later and networked with 100BaseT switched
Ethernet or faster for the demanding needs of video.
Profiled and honored on national television by the William
Shatner-hosted “Keeping America Strong” show, Dauger Research, Inc.
makes high-performance computation and visualization easy to use and
accessible to users. Our award-winning team, to better accomplish our
scientific goals, reinvented the cluster computer in 1998, pioneering
easy-to-use, high-performance clusters. Dauger Research, Inc., is
committed to bridging the divides between the scientifically and
technically complex and the mainstream.