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June 18, 2012
MILPITAS, Calif., June 18 -- Appro, a leading provider of supercomputing solutions announces today that the company has deployed an aggregate performance of nearly 5 PFlops of the new Appro Xtreme-X(TM) Supercomputers based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family in the last ten months. According to the latest Top500 list, most of the new systems are ranked in the top 100 fastest supercomputers in the world.
San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego has deployed and started the operation of the Gordon, Appro Xtreme-X™ Data Intensive Supercomputer based on the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family in February. Gordon delivers 341 TFlop/s of performance with 64TB of memory and up to 87 TB/s of memory bandwidth. The system is now a key part of the next-generation high-performance computers (HPC) network that is available to the research community through XSEDE, the National Science Foundation’s next-generation program for an open-access national computing grid. In addition to Gordon, Dash and Trestles, Appro data intensive supercomputers are also available through XSEDE offering powerful supercomputer resources dedicated to solving critical science and societal problems using forward-looking HPC technology.
Appro Xtreme-X(TM) Supercomputers have also been deployed as part of the second Tri-Lab Linux Capacity Cluster (TLCC2) program through an exclusive multi-year HPC contract to provide multiple Petaflop performance for capacity and capability computing to the three National Laboratories in NNSA's Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program: Lawrence Livermore (LLNL), Los Alamos (LANL) and Sandia (SNL). The systems are now in operation and are being used to support NNSA Life Extension Program (LEP) and investigations into technical issues related to aging weapons systems, efforts critical to ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear weapons stockpile as it ages well beyond its intended deployment life.
In the same timeframe, the University of Tsukuba and Kyoto University of Japan have also deployed Appro Xtreme-X(TM) supercomputers. The HAPACs system, code named by the University of Tsukuba for the Appro Xtreme-X(TM) Hybrid Supercomputer, is based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family and NVIDIA® Tesla GPU Computing. The system is now up and running and available for scientists. It provides up to 802TFlops of computing performance and is used as a testbed study to develop 'tightly coupled parallel computing acceleration mechanism'. The project plan is to achieve Exascale computing technology to support future computational science. Kyoto University has also recently deployed the Appro Xtreme-X(TM) Supercomputer. The system has reached up to 210 TFlops based on the new Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family and it is used to address capability computing for Disaster Prevention Research and other academic community research across Japan.
"We are pleased that the Appro Xtreme-X(TM) Supercomputer meets our customers' requirements with innovative, affordable and flexible configurations to address capability, capacity, hybrid and data intensive computing workloads while continuing to play a prominent role in meeting the demands of petascale computing"; said Daniel Kim, CEO of Appro.
Appro is a leading developer of innovative supercomputing solutions. Appro is uniquely positioned to support High-Performance Computing (HPC) markets focusing on medium to large-scale deployments where lower total cost of ownership is essential. Appro accelerates technical applications and business results through outstanding price/performance, power efficient and fast time-to-market solutions based on the latest open standards technologies, innovative cluster tools and management software packaged with HPC professional services and support.
Appro supercomputing solutions enables scientists and engineers to use data intensive, capacity, capability and hybrid computing for scientific research, data modeling, engineering simulations, and seismic visualization. Appro's headquarters is located in Milpitas, CA with offices in Korea, Japan and Houston, TX. To receive automatic Appro news and feature stories, subscribe to Appro RSS feeds at http://www.appro.com , also visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ApproSupercomputers or interact with us at http://twitter.com/approhpc
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