Western Scientific Launches New TeraBLADE™
San Diego-based computer manufacturer announces introduction of AMD Opteron™ processor-based rackmount server system
SAN DIEGO, CA --
Western Scientific today announced the introduction of the newest TeraBLADE High-Density Server System featuring the new AMD OpteronTM™ processor Model 250.
The TeraBLADE High-Density Server System is designed to provide the greatest computing power in a well-designed, standard rackmount enclosure. With the addition of the new AMD Opteron processor Model 250, the only x86 processor family to offer a simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing environment, the TeraBLADE becomes one of the most powerful blade-style computing solutions available. TeraBLADE systems feature up to 110 AMD Opteron processors in a standard 40U cabinet, and offer the quality and feature flexibility found in the entire Western Scientific high-performance computing solutions.
“Since the introduction of the AMD Opteron processor, many of our clients have made the transition away from technologies that are only 32-bit capable,” says Doug Johnson, Western Scientific’s Server Product Manager. “With the release of the new AMD Opteron processor Model 250, we are able to offer even more powerful TeraBLADE solutions to our customers who have embraced the concept and chosen to take advantage of the power of 64-bit computing.”
The TeraBLADE High-Density Server System is a .73U density blade computer enclosure able to accommodate up to 11 dual processor servers in only 8U (14 vertical inches) of rack height. Unlike other blade-style systems, the TeraBLADE system ships in a high-quality, standard-width cabinet that permits integration of other standard rackmount devices such as RAIDS, switches and management systems. The TeraBLADE system is scalable and is available with a wide range of interconnect, operating systems, and applications, making it a truly customized, built-to-order high performance computing solution.
”AMD is working with Western Scientific to offer clients custom-tailored solutions such as the high-density TeraBLADE product line,” said Ben Williams, vice president of Enterprise and Server/Workstation Business at AMD. “The AMD Opteron processor can dramatically increase the flexibility of Western Scientific’s solutions by offering customers the ability to migrate from 32- to 64-bit environments at a time of their choosing. The TeraBLADE line is an excellent example of innovative companies working together to improve customers’ return on investment, and lowering their total cost of ownership.”
About Western Scientific
Western Scientific is a leading manufacturer and provider of high performance Beowulf computing clusters, high-power servers and workstations, and reliable data storage and RAID products. Since its beginning in 1978, Western Scientific has continued to offer its customers complete compute, storage, and network solutions. Visit Western Scientific on the web at www.wsm.com
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