AMAX to Introduce ServMax OCS to HPC Community

November 18, 2014

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 18 — AMAX, a leading innovator of High Performance Computing (HPC), Dynamic Enterprise IT, and Custom Appliance Manufacturing Solutions today introduces the ServMax Open CloudServer (OCS) datacenter solution based on the latest Microsoft Open Cloud Server version 2 specifications, currently showcased at Supercomputing 2014 (SC14) in New Orleans, LA.

AMAX’s ServMax Open CloudServer (OCS) is an innovative solution for running business applications that are built to integrate compute, storage, and networking functionality with technology exchange and heterogeneous management. It offers modularity, simplicity, high power efficiency, operational agility, high density, high availability, and high scalability to datacenter customers throughout the world. AMAX’s ServMax OCS solution integrates compute nodes and storage nodes in an easy-to-use turnkey package that is designed specifically for computing-intensive applications, and also for the office and distributed enterprise environment.

AMAX’s OCS solution holds up to 24 compute and storage blades in any combination to serve specific computing requirements within a 12U chassis utilizing 19″ standard racks and integrated with an out of band management module. This unique solution centralizes the high efficiency power suppliers (5+1 redundancy) for up to a pool of 9.6K watt power source, and utilizes large fan walls to reach the operational efficiency beyond the capability of conventional servers currently available in the market.

AMAX’s OCS solution offers two different types of nodes — an OCS compute node and an OCS JBOD storage node. The OCS compute node supports the latest Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processor family to provide unprecedented computing performance. With up to eight hard disks (four 3.5″ and four 2.5″), plus four M.2 SSD module slots, AMAX’s OCS compute node provides astonishing compute and storage integration that is incredibly easy-to-use. AMAX’s OCS JBOD storage node supports up to ten 3.5″ fixed hard disk drives with the highest storage density in a 1/2U architecture, is ideal for big data analytics applications such as Hadoop as well as cloud and distributed software applications.

In addition, with 10GbE or 40GbE network interconnectivity, AMAX’s OCS solution increases data transfer speed and efficiency across blade servers and networks. The shared single compute/storage tray backplane design and pre-configured rear cables function the same as the blade mid plane to help reduce service complexity and allow enterprise businesses to run mission critical applications. AMAX’s OCS chassis manager software presents a consistent, optimized interface for the complete rack infrastructure, including the in-band and out-of-band (OOB) management paths. The ServMax OCS datacenter solution will be available starting in January 2015.

Comparing to traditional servers, AMAX’s OCS solution delivers the following:

  • 40% cost savings
  • 15% power efficiency gains
  • 50% improvement in deployment and service times

AMAX is showcasing a rack demo of the ServMax OCS solution at Supercomputing 2014 (booth # 3448), held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. For more information on AMAX’s ServMax OCS datacenter/HPC solution, please visit http://www.amax.com/enterprise/ocs.asp.

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.

Source: AMAX

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