Appro unleashes its HyperBlade and Several New AMD Opteron™ Processor-Based Servers
Appro demonstrates its HyperBlade Cluster solutions at AMD Opteron™ Processor Launch Event in New York
New York, NY --
), a leading developer of high-density, high-performance servers, announced today availability and product demonstrations of its new HyperBlade Server Cluster, 1U and 2U dual/quad servers based on AMD Opteron™ processors at the AMD Opteron processor launch event in New York City.
“Today, businesses require high-performance and high-density Linux-based computing clusters that deliver a competitive advantage through greater cost efficiencies and respond more quickly to changing business needs. Customers demand innovative server architecture with the performance and investment protection to scale across the enterprise. Appro’s high-performance server solutions based on the AMD Opteron processor addresses today’s business needs and extend greater flexibility by delivering simultaneous 32-bit and 64-bit computing, ” said Daniel Kim, chief executive officer and president of Appro International.
Appro HyperBlade Cluster Solution
The Appro HyperBlade cluster solution is designed for the High Performance Computational (HPC) market and will provide a fully integrated cluster solution for large-scale complex computations. It achieves high-density architecture by using commodity x86 components in a single cluster. With support for up to 80 compute blades -- up to 160 AMD Opteron processors, Appro HyperBlade architecture doubles the current rack density using 1U servers. The Appro HyperBlade allows customers to scale out to add capacity, reconfigure on the fly and create a large infrastructure easily while providing the most efficient use of space. The Appro HyperBlade cluster offers supercomputing performance and an excellent price-performance ratio for enterprise applications.
Appro 1U and 2U Dual/Quad Servers and Cluster Solutions
The Appro 1U and 2U dual/quad servers are an ideal building block for powerful Web appliances requiring the highest processor and memory bandwidth performance. For high performance computing cluster applications, this high quality and cost-effective platform is expected to provide unparalleled performance optimization, dependable power and thermal reliability.
Product Key Features:
Dual AMD Opteron processors, simultaneous 32-bit and 64-bit computing capabilility, HyperTransport™ technology, PCI-X support, (1U) Up to 4 swappable HDDs, (2U) up to 8 swappable HDDs, up to 16GB of DDR SDRAM
Appro offers remote server management and high-speed interconnect options such as Myrinet, Dolphin, Quadrics and InfiniBand™ for cluster solutions. As of today, Appro has sold thousands of AMD Athlon™ MP processor-based servers and supercomputing cluster solutions worldwide.
Appro / HPC Demonstrations at the AMD Launch event
Appro will be demonstrating its HyperBlade Cluster solution running an HPC application. The demo will showcase AMD Opteron processor compute blades connected with fast Ethernet running Red Hat Linux and Beowulf Cluster Operating System software. Appro will also demonstrate Appro’s BladeDome Remote Management software designed exclusively for the HyperBlade cluster.
“Appro systems, based on AMD Opteron processors, will offer an outstanding portfolio of highly flexible infrastructure solutions for the HPC market,” said Ben Williams, director of server market development, AMD’s Computation Products Group. “Appro’s server solutions will take advantage of the seamless transition to 64-bit computing provided by the AMD Opteron processor, while protecting customers’ investment in existing 32-bit applications.”
Established in 1991, Appro is a privately held company headquartered in Milpitas, California. Appro enables a variety of network computing applications by developing powerful, scalable, and reliable clusters, servers, storage and workstation solutions for the high-performance computing and Internet infrastructure markets. Additional information at www.appro.com
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