CCSI Adds the AMD Opteron™ Processor to its CLUSTERON™ Supercomputer Cluster Family
Atlanta, GA --
CCSI (Computer & Control Solutions, Inc.) today announced that it is now shipping its CLUSTERON™ high-density Super Cluster Computer with AMD Opteron™ processor dual CPU nodes.
The CCSI Clusteron™ is a Beowulf Super Cluster Computer developed for the new AMD Opteron™ dual processor technology. It is designed for supercomputing applications, high density server installations, Beowulf clusters and other compute-intensive applications. The CCSI Clusteron provides the high density and extreme cooling that will support the AMD Opteron processors at higher speeds into the future.
“The new multi-processor AMD Opteron™ technology, with HyperTransport™ technology bus, 64-bit architecture, and simultaneous backward compatibility has brought a high-power computing engine to the mainstream. The CCSI Clusteron was developed, utilizing our expertise in thermal management, as a platform for High Power Computing engines. The AMD Opteron processor has enabled us to realize the full potential of our Clusteron technology,” says Rockney Alavi, president of CCSI. “CCSI, together with AMD Opteron processors, can put over 300 Gigaflops in a 4 square foot telephone closet.”
Each node in a Clusteron™ cluster has all ports and connections front-accessible, so rear access is not needed – allowing the Clusteron™ to be mounted back-to-back or against a wall. The Clusteron™ enclosure occupies just 24” by 24” of floor space, and manages internal air flow such that only fresh cool air is directed to the processors, and all the heated air is exhausted from the room. In a Clusteron, the AMD Opteron processors can operate optimally, and be installed where ambient temperatures are elevated.
“CCSI’s Clusteron with dual AMD Opteron™ processors can allow customers to install high-density super cluster computers in environmentally challenging locations,” said Ben Williams, director, AMD’s Server/Workstation Business Segment. “The AMD Opteron processor provides the flexibility and scalability to migrate demanding enterprise-class applications into the 64-bit computing world that we are now entering.”
Clusteron™ is a trademark of CCSI. CCSI manufactures rackmount solutions in Atlanta, GA, and has been a leader in rackmount technology for 20 years. CCSI and AMD are partners in developing a variety of High Performance Computing solutions utilizing the AMD Opteron™ processor. For more information about CCSI’s products, visit the company’s web site at www.ccsi.us/opteron
AMD, AMD Opteron, and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. HyperTransport is a licensed trademark of the HyperTransport Consortium.