Microway ® Delivers Navion-DC™ 4-Way And 8-Way Servers
Based On Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ Processor Models 885 And 285
For Demanding 64-Bit HPC And Enterprise Applications
Kingston, MA --
Microway announces their newest Navion-DC™ SMP servers, based on Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processor Models 885 and 285. The quad- and 8-way servers include Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors Model 885 and up to 128 GB memory. The Navion-DC-4 and DC-8 are ideal for compute-intensive applications including DSP, CFD and FEA as well as high performance database and Enterprise-class applications. The new systems support a variety of operating systems including SUSE and Red Hat Linux and the latest 64-bit release of Microsoft Windows. Also available is a Navion-DC-2 featuring two Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors Model 285. This latter system is optimized to be grouped in clusters which run a balanced load of diverse applications.
“We believe that in the HPC arena, the AMD Opteron processor has become the clear winner. Critical features of the processor, like its Direct Connect Architecture, integrated memory controller and HyperTransport™ technology offer a clear advantage over the traditional front-side bus architectures. Putting two cores on a single die, or native dual-core processing, also helps ensure that programs are able to take full advantage of the additional processing power offered by AMD’s dual-core processors,” commented Stephen Fried, president and CTO, Microway, Inc. “The new processors are the highest performing AMD Opteron processors available, but still operate within AMD’s standard 95-watt thermal infrastructure.”
“Microway’s Navion server line takes full advantage of AMD’s Direct Connect Architecture, bringing customers outstanding performance and manageability,” said Pat Patla, director, Server/Workstation Marketing, AMD (NYSE: AMD). “We believe that HPC customers will be very interested in evaluating these new products that offer increased compute-power and industry-leading performance per watt in a very compelling package.”
Housed in a custom-designed 4U RuggedRack™ chassis, Microway’s Navion-DC-4 provides a high ROI given its affordable cost of acquisition. Its integrated advanced manageability features have been refined over years of development and hundreds of real-world cluster deployments. Microway's NodeWatch™ and MCMS™ hardware/software management solution for remote cluster monitoring and control are included as standard features on both the Navion-DC-4 and Navion-DC-2. Well-known for its expertise in cooling, Microway’s operating temperatures are consistently lower than industry guidelines. Both the 1U chassis and 4U RuggedRack™ feature proprietary Across-the-Board™ enhanced cooling. The RuggedRack includes front access hard disks and Hot-Swap power supplies. This allows the most common system failures to be serviced without powering off the server, or even removing the unit from its cabinet.
The arrival of Microsoft’s 64-bit version of Windows will provide a big performance boost for users of both AMD and Microsoft products in the Enterprise market. Availability of AMD’s dual-core processors will also make it possible for small businesses to buy a server that runs up to 16 processor cores, has 64 GB of memory and expanded I/O and hard disk capability, for less than $30,000.
A complete product description can be found at http://www.microway.com/navion-dc.
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About Microway, Inc.
Incorporated in 1982, Microway is a major vendor in the High Performance Computing market, designing state of the art, high end Linux clusters, servers, and data storage solutions. Users worldwide pushing the limits of technology choose us for solutions. These include universities, life sciences, financial, military, Fortune 500s and research agencies. Microway partners with leading commercial software providers to include products such as SUSE and Red Hat Linux, Microsoft 64 bit Windows Server 2003, PathScale and PGI Compilers, and MPI Software Technology MPI/Pro on its Opteron based clusters. Microway is an AMD Platinum Partner, Novell Gold Partner and Microsoft Direct OEM for Windows Server HPC License. Classified as a small business, woman owned and operated, Microway's GSA Contract Number is GS-35F-0431N. Trademarks include GigaCube, MCMS, MPI Link-Checker, Navion, NumberSmasher, NodeWatch, and Quadputer. For more information and a subscription to Microway's online technical newsletter, please visit www.microway.com.
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