Resource: New and Improved, the open source community for cluster and grid users and developers, has unveiled its new web site, reinventing not only its appearance but also its underlying architecture.

“The new site is light years beyond its original version,” said Bill Bryce, Director of HPC Products at Univa UD,’s founding sponsor. “ is doing things no other community site is doing, like providing transparent access to support and allowing users to create their own organic groups and own the content they create.”

“I’m excited to be able to moderate a group for HPC users interested in EC2,” said Chris Dagdigian, co-founder & Principal Consultant at The BioTeam Inc., a consultancy for Life Sciences IT. “It’s really an interesting approach to online communities – I own all the content I create, and makes it easy to cross-publish this anywhere I want.” is an open source community where cluster and grid users, developers, and administrators come to communicate, exchange information and participate in development projects. Home to the UniCluster open source project as well as other open source projects and communities, the mission is to provide an all-inclusive destination for people with similar cluster and grid interests.

“Anyone using a cluster to run HPC applications should take notice of this community,” said Scott McDonald, president and founder of Grid Gateway, a leading grid computing services and reseller company. “The degree to which members have autonomy, as well as the support transparency and ability to get involved in important projects, is nearly unprecedented.”

The site sponsor, Univa UD, unveiled the original site in November 2007 at the Supercomputing ’07 (SC07) conference.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.