Microway Announces Navion ™ Clusters Awarded Best 64-bit
Turnkey Solution at Clusterworld
Plymouth, Massachusetts --
Microway’s Navion™ clusters, based on the AMD Opteron™ won the award for Best 64-bit Turnkey Solution at the Clusterworld Conference and Exposition in San Jose, California, the company announced today. The Navion was chosen from among eight entrants for this award.
Microway's Navion clusters are designed for imaging and other memory intensive applications. Turnkey Navion Clusters are offered with eight to thirty-two dual or
quad processor nodes, up to 32 Gigabytes of memory per node and low latency, high bandwidth Myrinet interconnects. Microway's custom 1U CoolFlow™ chassis and CoolRack™ cabinets employ unique cooling techniques to yield the lowest CPU die temperatures in the industry. Navion clusters include Microway's NodeWatch™/ MCMS™ remote cluster monitoring and management tools. NodeWatch allows remote cluster management, temperature monitoring and complete cluster shutdown and restart via a web-based GUI.
“I was honored to receive this award on behalf of the company,” said Stephen Fried, cofounder and CTO of Microway. Since our inception, Microway has been dedicated to taking leading edge technology and using it to build cost effective solutions for the HPC market. We view this award as recognition of our long-standing experience with 64 bit processors, dating to the early days of the Alpha processor.”
Microway recently announced completion of Opteron compatibility testing of Platform LSF on a Navion system. The company is an AMD Opteron Launch Partner. It provides extensive consultation services and benchmark capabilities for users evaluating the latest 32- and 64-bit designs.
Microway has extensive experience in 64-bit processors as one of the early adopters of Digital’s Alpha processors. The company continues to offer products and support for Alpha as the exclusive service provider and distributor for API products.
Incorporated in 1982, Microway is a major vendor in the HPC/Supercomputing market. The company designs and integrates state of the art, high end Linux Beowulf clusters and data storage solutions for universities, life sciences, financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and government research agencies worldwide. Microway partners with leading commercial software providers to include products such as Platform Computing LSF, Intel Performance Tools, PGI Compilers, and MPI Software Technology MPI/Pro on its clusters. Classified as a small business, woman owned and operated, Microway’s GSA Contract Number is GS-35F-0431N. Trademarks include GigaCube, MCMS, Navion, NumberSmasher, NodeWatch, QuadPuter and ScalaStor. For more information and a subscription to Microway’s online technical newsletter, please visit www.microway.com