PathScale, Inc., developer of innovative software and hardware solutions to accelerate the performance and efficiency of Linux clusters, is now accepting orders for its suite of high-performance Linux compilers for AMD Opteron™ and Athlon64™ processor-based systems. Initial orders for the PathScale EKO Compiler Suite have already been received from high performance computing sites in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim.

The PathScale compilers can now be ordered via the PathScale Web site at or from any PathScale Reseller. Compiler ordering information and a teaming agreement with IBM regarding its Departmental Supercomputing Solutions were announced this week at the ClusterWorld Conference and Expo in San Jose.

PathScale C, C++ and Fortran 77/90/95 compilers leverage the AMD Opteron processor’s high-performance 64-bit functionality and industry-leading price/performance. Results on real application code and industry standard benchmarks show that the PathScale Compiler Suite offers the highest performance 64-bit compilers for AMD Opteron processor-based Linux servers by a margin of up to 40 percent. Customer shipments will begin on April 14, 2004.

Annual subscription fees for the complete PathScale Compiler Suite start at $1,495 per license and include all appropriate software, updates, upgrades and support services for the entire year. License quantities and volume discounts are based on the number of developers using the compiler and the total number of compile servers being deployed.

PathScale also announced the appointment of Art Goldberg as its Chief Operating Officer. Goldberg has more than 35 years of experience in the high performance computing industry, including 24 years with IBM in various sales and development management positions.

“Art Goldberg is an important addition to our core management team,” said Scott Metcalf, PathScale’s president and CEO. “His many years of experience and success in our domain will help us position the company for fast growth and ensure that PathScale maintains its focus on meeting the most demanding requirements of our HPC customers.”