Atipa Adopts Next-Generation AMD Opteron™ Processors in New Line of Vision Servers
AMD Opteron Processor Boosts Servers’ Performance-per-Watt and Total Cost of Ownership Benefits
Lawrence, Kansas --
Atipa Technologies, an established high performance computing (HPC) vendor, announced today that it will be adding Next-Generation AMD Opteron™ processors to the Atipa Vision server line. Atipa Technologies is the high performance computing division of Microtech Computers Inc., a technology pioneer since 1986 designing power-pervasive, performance-critical servers and workstations. The new line of rack-dense two-socket and four-socket servers will be available immediately.
Powered by Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors, Atipa’s Vision server line leverages AMD’s revolutionary Direct Connect Architecture, which eliminates bottlenecks for overall better system performance. Built on a consistent architecture, AMD Opteron processors, with energy-efficient DDR2 memory and 95 watts standard thermal design power, define a new standard in performance-per-watt capabilities. With the quad-core ready socket, Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors are designed to provide seamless dual-core to quad-core upgradeability in the same thermal infrastructure.
“Temperatures are down while performance figures are up,” said Mike Zheng, president, Atipa Technologies and Microtech Computers. “As a performance-oriented company, Atipa is especially concerned with performance bottleneck issues when bringing new hardware to the table. Furthermore, we see the need for long term, sustained, and balanced investment in both hardware and software when customers acquire a Linux cluster. The launch of Vision servers supporting Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors introduces an innovative concept in computing by providing significantly better performance for floating-point applications.”
Building off of established performance-per-watt leadership, AMD is extending its lead in x86-based virtualization with AMD-Virtualization™ (AMD-V™). Founded on Direct Connect Architecture, AMD-V increases performance with multi-core capabilities and fast memory access, while simplifying virtualization software and reducing CPU overhead. The Direct Connect Architecture allows guests to run at near-native speed, switches efficiently between host and guests, and provides efficient isolation of virtual machine memory with an integrated memory controller.
“Atipa clusters and servers have been specifically designed to accelerate in the parallel computing environment and are currently expanding in the render farm area at a scale and quality far beyond what has previously been possible” said Dana Chang, vice president, Atipa Technologies. “The exciting new Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors optimized for hardware-accelerated virtualization, will benefit our clients with even more leading edge price-performance and reduction of total cost of ownership.”
“As Atipa expands its portfolio of AMD technology-based server offerings, it continues to address the escalating performance and efficiency requirements of its customers,” said Pat Patla, director, Server/Workstation Marketing, AMD (NYSE: AMD). “Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors are designed to improve business functionality and flexibility with industry-leading performance-per-watt capabilities and a natural design for multi-core processing, for ultimately reducing the total cost of ownership to the end-user.”
About Atipa Technologies:
Atipa Technologies is based in Lawrence Kansas, the heartland of America. Famous for its competitively-priced and performance-driven Atipa clusters and servers, Atipa Technologies currently has five rankings among 500 fastest supercomputers on top500.org. Atipa’s non- proprietary technology and innovative hardware bring a competitive edge to the high performance computing market; enabling clients to experience high quality computing within their budgets.
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