Microway ® Delivers Navion-DC™
Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ Processor-Based SMP Servers and
Clusters for Demanding 64-bit HPC and Enterprise Applications
Kingston, MA --
Microway announces the Navion-DC™ Series, custom 2- and 4-processor SMP servers, based on Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processors. With four Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors Model 875 and up to 64 GB memory in Microway’s 4U RuggedRack™, the Navion-DC-4 is ideal for compute-intensive applications including DSP, CFD and FEA as well as high-performance database and enterprise-class applications, running on Linux and the upcoming 64-bit release of Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003 x64 operating system. The Navion-DC-2 features two Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors 200 Series packed into a robustly cooled 1U chassis. It is best used in clusters which need to run a balanced load of diverse applications in 44U rack cabinets. The DC-2 is ideal for both HPC and data center installations.
“In the HPC arena, the AMD Opteron processor has become the clear winner! Critical features of the processor, like its built-in memory controller and HyperTransport™ technology, provide it with a clear advantage over the bussed architecture that has dominated the x86 space for many years. The latest innovation, putting a second core on the die, enables programs that are not memory-bound to take full advantage of the additional processing power,” commented Stephen Fried, President and CTO, Microway, Inc. “Applications that will dramatically improve in speed include floating-point-intensive computations, like FFTs, which have high data re-use rates; SMP applications that make frequent calls, including transaction-based business applications; and programs that depend on byte code interpreters like JAVA to carry the work load.”
“Dual-core processors offer increased productivity within the same computing infrastructure that companies are using today, and dual-core technology is especially beneficial in situations where increased performance without increased power consumption is a critical need,” said Pat Patla, director, Server/Workstation Marketing, AMD. “The Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor with Direct Connect Architecture combined with innovative high-performance computing technology from Microway offers a compelling solution to serve both HPC and enterprise data center environments.”
Availability of AMD’s dual-core processors will also make it possible for a small business to buy a single 4U system that runs up to 4P/8-cores, has 64 GB of memory and expanded I/O and hard disk capability, for less than $30,000.
Housed in a newly designed 4U rack mount chassis, Microway’s Navion-DC-4 provides a high return on investment, while at the same time lowering total cost of ownership. Its integrated advanced manageability features have been refined over years of development and hundreds of real-world cluster deployments. Microway's NodeWatch™ and MCMS™ hardware/software management solution for remote cluster monitoring and control are included as standard features on the Navion-DC-4 and are also available for the Navion-DC-2. Well known for its expertise in cooling, Microway’s achieved operating temperatures are consistently lower than industry guidelines. Both the 1U chassis and 4U RuggedRack™ feature proprietary Across-the-Board™ enhanced cooling. The RuggedRack includes front access hard disks and Hot-Swap power supplies. This allows the most common system failures to be serviced without powering off the server, or even removing the unit from a cabinet.
A complete product description can be found at http://www.microway.com/navion-dc
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About Microway, Inc.
Incorporated in 1982, Microway is a major vendor in the High Performance Computing market, designing state-of-the-art, high-end Linux clusters, servers, and data storage solutions. Users worldwide pushing the limits of technology choose us for solutions. These include universities, life sciences, financial, military, Fortune 500s and research agencies. Microway partners with leading commercial software providers to include products such as SUSE and Red Hat Linux, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Platform Computing LSF, PathScale and PGI Compilers, and MPI Software Technology MPI/Pro on its AMD Opteron processor-based clusters. Microway is an AMD Platinum Partner, Novell Gold Partner and Microsoft Direct OEM for Windows Server HPC License. Classified as a small business, woman owned and operated, Microway's GSA Contract Number is GS-35F-0431N. Trademarks include GigaCube, MCMS, MPI Link-Checker, Navion, NumberSmasher, NodeWatch, and Quadputer. For more information and a subscription to Microway's online technical newsletter, please visit www.microway.com
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