First public solution to demonstrate the benefits of deploying open source numerical computing in the cloud
San Jose, CA – December 7th, 2010 – Equalis, the innovative on-line destination for the mathematics community, today announced that it has launched Math in the Cloud, the first public solution to demonstrate the benefits of deploying numerical computing in the cloud. Through this free application, available at www.mathinthecloud.com, students, researchers, and professionals can take advantage of the power of Scilab, the world’s most popular open source numerical computation platform, without installing or maintaining any software or hardware. In order to deliver this cloud-based solution, Equalis leveraged its on-line community and the open source contributions of W3 Scilab, developed by R. Sathish Kumar during his tenure at the National Resource Centre for Free/Open Source Software (NRCFOSS).
Equalis is driving the most vibrant and far reaching on-line math-centric community. It enables the free flow of ideas, cutting-edge research, open source technology, problem solving, and job opportunities for individuals and organizations with a common interest in math and math-centric endeavors. Equalis has a close partnership with Scilab, having joined the Scilab Consortium, and hosts a thriving community of Scilab users, including a dedicated user group and forum.
“Numerical analysis is a key component of the product development process, and Equalis is bringing this capability to the masses with their Math in the Cloud solution,” said John MacKrell, Vice President, CIMdata. “This new service adds another development tool for users, scaling from the desktop, to servers, to the cloud.”
“With the introduction of Math in the Cloud we are demonstrating that technical applications can benefit from the low cost and high scalability of cloud-centric deployments,” said Carmine Napolitano, CEO and President, Equalis. “This initiative is yet another step in our mission to lower the cost of innovation for our community.”
“Without the open source ecosystem that Equalis and Scilab provide, we could have never developed W3 Scilab and deployed Math in the Cloud,” said R. Sathish Kumar, the main software contributor for W3 Scilab. “This project serves as another example of how the extended community can come together to solve an emerging problem.”
National Resource Centre for Free and Open Source Software (NRCFOSS) was set up in 2005 by the Government of India, Department of Information Technology based on a proposal by Anna University Chennai and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Chennai. NRCFOSS works on free and open source software promotion with the twin objectives of bridging the digital divide as well as strengthening India’s position in the software and information technology domains.
About Scilab Consortium
Created in 2003 at the initiative of INRIA, the Scilab Consortium joined Digiteo research network in 2008. Currently, twenty four organizations unite their efforts within the consortium to make Scilab software the free reference in numerical computation. For more information: www.scilab.org.
Equalis is the innovative on-line destination for the mathematics community. It provides the most vibrant and far reaching math-centric community on the internet, enabling the free flow of ideas, cutting-edge research, open source software, problem solving, open innovation and job opportunities for individuals and organizations with a common interest in math and math-centric endeavors. To join the community or for more information: www.equalis.com.
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