Microway, Inc. Launches Navion™ Clusters and Servers
Based on AMD Opteron™ Processors
Plymouth, MA --
Microway, a leading manufacturer of custom-configured HPC Linux clusters, today announced the Navion series of clusters and servers based on the AMD Opteron™ processor.
The AMD Opteron processor is designed to deliver high performance for demanding server applications. The AMD64 environment is built on x86 industry standard architecture, allowing customers to transition to 64-bit technology and still preserve their 32-bit software investment. This new processor is scalable and backward compatible with 32-bit applications, allowing for efficient integration into both enterprise and research environments.
“Microway’s customers push the limits of available technology to solve complex problems. We deliver solutions which allow them to approach those problems in ways they could not even consider before,” said Jay Owen, vice president sales and business development. “The AMD Opteron processor enables new approaches. The AMD Opteron processor’s integrated memory controller can reduce memory bottlenecks. HyperTransport™ technology can increase overall system performance with improved inter-processor communications and reduced latencies. A combination of AMD64 technology and Microway expertise will offer exciting opportunities in the HPC arena.”
“Microway brings nearly a decade of experience in 64-bit processing applications to its customers and we are pleased to cooperatively offer an extremely compelling AMD Opteron processor-based solution,” said Ben Williams, director, AMD's Server/Workstation Business Segment. “Microway’s AMD Opteron processor- based clusters and servers will offer customers improved levels of performance and scalability for growing computational needs.”
Microway’s newly announced Navion server/cluster nodes are offered with dual or quad AMD Opteron processor configurations. Depending on the number of processors, the systems/cluster nodes are available in 1U or 4U chassis, with up to 32 GB of memory and multiple PCI-X slots. Microway systems include NodeWatch™/MCMS™ proprietary remote cluster monitoring and management tools. Every Microway Linux system is shipped fully configured and completely tested.
Microway integrates Myrinet, InfiniBand or GigaBit Ethernet connectivity and provides shared and direct attached storage with the ability to deliver global file systems for clusters. Microway partners with leading commercial software providers to include products such as Red Hat Linux, Platform Computing LSF, PGI Compilers, and MPI Software Technology MPI/Pro on its clusters.
About Microway, Inc.
Incorporated in 1982, Microway is a major vendor in the HPC/Supercomputing market. Microway designs and integrates state of the art, high end Linux clusters and data storage solutions for universities, life sciences, financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and government research agencies worldwide. A small business, woman owned and operated, Microway’s GSA Contract Number is GS-35F-0431N. Trademarks include GigaCube, MCMS, Navion, Number Smasher, NodeWatch, and QuadPuter. For more information and a subscription to Microway’s online technical newsletter, please visit www.microway.com
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