Fremont, CA – May 16, 2008. AMAX, the # 1 server and storage system builder in North America, and one of the 500 largest solution providers in the region, launches one of the world’s 200 fastest supercomputers. This supercomputer represents a new generation of high-performance computing (HPC) platform that is based on the energy efficient Intel quad core Xeon processing technology, providing customers with highly available, scalable, and low power consumption HPC architecture.
AMAX’s high-bandwidth supercomputer offers exceptional value and impressive price/performance with a significantly reduced TCO for HPC IT organizations such as data centers, financial services, digital imaging and animation, aerospace and automotive engineering simulations, petroleum discovery and production. It provides customers with increased productivity, faster time-to-results, and an improved operating experience, from initial power-on through continuing production operations, and reduced support effort and costs. It also simplifies cluster management and application deployment for end customers.
AMAX’s supercomputer features a reliable and scalable architecture with 2,816 Intel Xeon CPU cores, 5,632GB of RAM, and 2,816 Terabytes of hot swap storage. It includes redundant cooling fans and efficient “Power Factor Corrected” redundant power supplies. It also features multiple InfiniBand interconnects with low latency InfniBand host channel adapters as well as a multiple Ethernet management fabric and network switches with all critical components being easily accessible, hot-swappable, and redundant for reliability and serviceability.
"AMAX is proud to be working closely with technology partners such as Intel to deliver best-in-class, Linux clustered supercomputing solutions that address customers' most demanding HPC application and I/O requirements," said Jean Shih, President of AMAX. “Introducing one of the world’s top 200 fastest supercomputers a testament of our HPC technological advances. It helps us accelerate the introduction of clusters to more commercial, government, and academic users with less cluster expertise, who will now be able to leverage the superior price/performance ratio of Intel-based energy efficient HPC clusters for their research and simulations."
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Founded in 1979 in Silicon Valley, AMAX is the leader in Custom Servers and Storage solutions in North America, and is comprised of three key divisions that deliver customized solutions to a wide array of industries. AMAX's Contract Manufacturing Division provides comprehensive custom manufacturing and logistics services to OEM customers. AMAX's Corporate Solutions Division leads the custom server and storage manufacturing industries in North America, with products ranging from high-performance computing clusters, enterprise servers, and blades to graphic workstations. Finally, AMAX's Distribution Division furnishes resellers with quality component pricing, streamlined inventory, and unequaled service as a leading national IT distributor. AMAX has expanded its products, services, and offices globally. Our manufacturing facilities hold ISO 9001 certification to ensure the highest quality. For more information on AMAX’s new products and solutions, visit http://www.amax.com