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March 25, 2014

AMAX Announces Intel Open Compute Platform for HPC Applications

FREMONT, Calif., March 25 — AMAX, a leading provider of HPC and Data Center solutions, announced today that it will showcase a 19″ OCP-Ready GPU Platform, the Xr-2201Gk4, at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in the San Jose Convention Center. The Xr-2201Gk4 is the first offering from AMAX’s “OCP for HPC” product line. The platform brings ultimate efficiency and modular scaling, key principles of Facebook’s Open Compute Project design requirements, to high performance computing, serving as building blocks to a new generation of hyper-efficient GPU clusters.

The Open Compute Project (OCP) was started in 2011 by a team of engineers at Facebook to build the world’s most efficient data centers, allowing IT infrastructures of all sizes to benefit from unprecedented power and cooling savings, ease of maintenance and business agility to scale with application needs. Most notably, its streamlined, modular design is the basis of AMAX’s converged cloud platforms which allow multiple cloud applications such as web, cache, big data analytics and storage, to operate within the same rack.

AMAX’s 19″ OCP Solutions are designed to be compatible with standard racks, enabling companies to take advantage of the benefits of Open Compute within existing infrastructures. Optimized for financial services as well as for cloud and virtualization, the 2U Xr-2201Gk4′s availability of dual full-height, full-width PCI x24 Gen3 expansion slots allows the integration of dual GPU or Xeon Phi cards, making it a dynamic platform for parallel-computing applications such as database mining, risk analytics, life & earth science modeling and seismic exploration as well as cloud and big data analytics applications.

Other key features include support for dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors, 24 DIMM slots for up to 768GB RAM, onboard IPMI and VGA, 4x 1Gb ports and the option of an Intel RAID-on-Chip Controller for optimal performance, management, functionality and overall power & cooling efficiency.

The Xr-2201Gk4 is the newest available building block for AMAX’s ClusterMax SuperG GPU Cluster, a total turnkey HPC cluster delivered fully tested, validated and optimized with massive scaling capabilities.

“Open Compute is the industry direction for building out large clusters and data centers,” said James Huang, Product Marketing Manager at AMAX. “The modular and highly-efficient design makes the most sense for today’s business agility requirements and to control operational costs. HPC has always meant high performance, but with the Xr-2201Gk4, it no longer means high-power requirements. This is the most efficient way of building a GPU cluster without sacrificing performance.”

Key Benefits:

  • Supports two 22nm Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 series (Socket R LGA2011) up to 12 cores, 30MB cache, 24 threads per processor, TDP 130W Max
  • Massive Memory Capacity with 24 Memory DIMMs for up to 768GB RAM
  • 2x PCIe x24 Gen3 Expansion Slots (Full-Height/Full-Width) perfect for GPUs
  • IPMI Onboard for Server Management
  • Most Robust OCP Solution available with 4x 1Gb ports, onboard VGA, optional Intel RAID-on-Chip Controller
  • Supports two double slot Tesla or Xeon Phi cards in a single chassis
  • Optimized for Cloud, Virtualization and HPC Workloads

AMAX will be showcasing the Xr-2201Gk4 at Booth #515 at GTC in the San Jose Convention Center from March 24 through 27th. For more information about this platform or AMAX’s robust line of Data Center and HPC solutions, please visit http://www.amax.com or contact your AMAX rep for more information.

About AMAX

AMAX is a trusted leader in Datacenter, HPC and OEM Solutions in North America and has been recognized for many industry awards. Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Fremont, Calif., with locations in China to service the APAC region, AMAX is an open-architecture manufacturer specializing in innovative and scalable cluster, server and storage products developed for Datacenter, HPC, Cloud and Big Data applications. AMAX’s mission is to provide best-in-class engineering, architectural design, manufacturing, global logistics & support to empower customers to solve the most complex computing challenges, handle massive amounts of data and meet product development demands to maintain a competitive advantage. As an Official OCP Solutions Provider, AMAX can build datacenter solutions using both standard and OCP architecture. Find out how your company can test drive the AMAX OCP Data Center Solutions athttp://www.amax.com/enterprise/OCPtestdrive.asp

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Source: AMAX