Alliance Technologies Computing and AMD Opteron™ Processors
Deliver Uncompromising Quality & Performance
Toronto, On, Canada --
Organizations looking for High Performance Computing (H.P.C.) Clusters need look no further than Alliance Technologies’ (www.alltec.com
) line of Hurricane™ and Typhoon™ Clusters built on the AMD Opteron™ processor.
"The AMD Opteron Processor, with its superior 64-bit execution core and integral memory controller, is an exceptionally well-balanced solution that has proven to be a top performer for scientific and enterprise computing" says Micheal Sullivan, CEO of Alliance Technologies.
The AMD Opteron processor is well suited to address the high performance computing needs of the biomedical research community and mission-critical industrial users.
Dr. Chris Yip, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (www.ibbme.utoronto.ca
), specializes in creating new biomolecular structures and devices. For the past three years Dr. Yip has used Alliance clusters based on AMD processors to run his numerical simulations.
Dr. Yip states, “The AMD Opteron processor with Direct Connect Architecture gives us a huge advantage for processing our simulations. With its built-in memory controller, the AMD Opteron processor allows former memory-starved applications to run at full speed in multi-processor configurations. This enables end users to run the processors at 100% utilization. It’s simply a super solid platform.”
The AMD Opteron processor delivers superior performance. Afilias, a leading global domain registry company that provides technical services that support the .info and .org top-level domains, spent six months testing and benchmarking the AMD Opteron processor platform. “We benchmarked the AMD Opteron processor as a platform for PostgreSQL databases under a variety of loads. The results were stunning. The AMD Opteron processor-based system outperformed a similarly configured Xeon system by well over an order of magnitude. This level of performance in a commodity server has made a number of previously impossible projects viable," says Ram Mohan, Chief Technology Officer at Afilias (www.afilias.info
"Alliance Technologies’ latest HPC Cluster is an ideal platform to showcase the benefits of the AMD Opteron processor,” said Pat Patla, director, Server/Workstation Marketing, AMD. “The Direct Connect Architecture of the AMD Opteron processor enables faster throughput of data and a streamlined design for multiprocessor systems that are very important to the HPC community.”
In the last two years, AMD64 technology has earned more than 70 industry awards—which attests to its success. Alliance Technologies bases the design and architecture of their Hurricane™ and Typhoon™ Clusters on AMD’s innovative product. “We’re looking forward to integrating the AMD Opteron processor Models 252 and 852 into our new cluster lines for 2005!” says Sullivan.
Alliance Technologies is a leading High Performance Computing vendor and Linux systems integrator with clients in the power and life sciences industries, as well as academic and industrial research organizations.
For more information on the Alliance Technologies’ (www.alltec.com
) partnership with AMD and their product services, please contact Mike Sullivan, C.E.O of Alliance Technologies, Mike.Sullivan@alltec.com
or please call 416-385-3255 ext. 228.