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March 18, 2014

Magma Announces Launch Into HPC

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 18 — Magma today announced they are entering into a new business segment with the addition of high performance computing (HPC) products, specifically Gen 3 GPU expansion products. Magma will target its initial Gen 3 products toward performance-oriented markets housing performance driven cards, including GPUs from NVIDIA, Intel and AMD, as well as other high end PCI Express (PCIe) peripherals.

“The GPU expansion market is one of the most exciting and fastest growing segment of the PCIe expansion market, and with the market transition to Gen 3, we have the opportunity to couple our core expertise with PCI Express with tuned solutions that provide the power and cooling necessary for this market,” said Jim Medeiros, senior manager of business development at Magma.

Magma will kick off its entrance into HPC with the launch of the ExpressBox 3600. The ExpressBox 3600 provides a high availability solution with N+1 hot swappable power supplies, comprehensive cooling up to 300W per slot, included network management, and state-of-the-art Gen 3 PCIe x16 processing interconnect. The Express Box 3600 is an optimized architecture for complex computing requirements that require mission critical engineering.

“With the entrance into the HPC market, we are equipping high performance computing with high-speed PCIe expertise and mission critical reliability to reach a wide array of business segments, including health and life sciences, weather forecasting, financial markets, energy exploration, defense and more,” said Tim Miller, president of Magma. “These advancements will help establish Magma as the new standard in flexible, high performance computing.”

Magma will unveil the ExpressBox 3600, its first chassis specifically designed to house GPUs, at the GPU Technology Conference(GTC) in San Jose, March 24-27. To learn more about Magma’s upcoming launch into the HPC market, visit Magma.com/hpc.

About Magma 

Magma develops and manufactures expansion computing solutions using Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI), Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe), and Thunderbolt Systems for servers, desktops and portable computing platforms. Magma’s line of products includes enclosed and non-enclosed solutions ranging from single slot expansion products to fault-tolerant, Reliable Available Serviceable (RAS) systems specifically designed for mission critical environments. Magma products are platform independent and are used in a variety of industries including audio and video production, test and measurement, medical imaging, surveillance, aerospace and defense, telecommunications, data acquisition, and high performance computing. Magma’s team of experienced engineers has been developing expansion and connectivity solutions since 1987 and holds more than a dozen technology patents, making them a pioneer and leader in the market space. All Magma products are designed and assembled in the United States. For more information about Magma visit http://www.magma.com.

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Source: Magma

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