Microway Introduces New Servers

March 24, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 24 — Microway announced 3 new NumberSmasher servers designed for GPU and storage density, plus expanded support for NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators throughout its product line. The latest Octoputer GPU servers ensure customers have the widest range of storage and I/O configurations when paired with up to eight NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators.

New configurations include:

  • Microway Octoputer (with 2.5″ Drives)–supports up to 24 2.5″ SAS3 drives for up to 24TB of 12Gb SSD storage with hardware RAID. Fully loaded with eight NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators, it delivers over 34 TFLOPS of GPU computing power. Additional features include 10GigE, 80 PLUS Platinum certified power supplies, and additional expansion slots for FDR InfiniBand and/or direct attached storage.
  • Microway Octoputer (with 3.5″ Drives)–supports up to 10 3.5″ SATA drives for up to 50TB of storage capacity. Fully loaded with eight NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators, it delivers over 34 TFLOPS of GPU computing power. Additional features include 10GigE, 80 PLUS Gold certified power supplies, and optional InfiniBand support through a mezzanine card.

Microway also introduced an additional NumberSmasher 1U GPU server housing up to three NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators. This server supports up to 16 DIMMs and hardware RAID without the loss of a PCI-E expansion slot.  Containing 3 Tesla K40 GPUs in an extraordinarily dense 1U footprint, it delivers nearly 13 TFLOPS of computing power, up to 512GB of memory, 24 x86 compute cores, hardware RAID, and optional InfiniBand.

New system support for NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators  includes: all NumberSmasher 1U, 2U, and 4U GPU Servers based upon Xeon E5-2600v2 CPUs and NumberSmasher 2U Quadputer GPU Servers based upon Xeon E5-4600v2 series CPUs. The additional system support ensures NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU performance is delivered to a wider array of customer deployments.

“NVIDIA GPU accelerators offer the fastest parallel processing power available, but this requires high-speed access to the data. Microway’s newest GPU computing solutions ensure that large amounts of source data are retained in the same server as a high-density of Tesla GPUs. The result is faster application performance by avoiding the bottleneck of data retrieval from network storage,” said Stephen Fried, CTO of Microway.

“Microway’s broad support for Tesla GPU accelerators gives HPC customers a wide range of flexible, high-performance compute options to drive even their most challenging engineering and scientific workloads,” said Sumit Gupta, general manager of the Tesla Accelerated Computing Business at NVIDIA.

The new systems are available now for customized specifications. Customers who will benefit from them include major research universities and Fortune 1000 companies serving: Government and Defense, Education, Engineering and Manufacturing, Finance, Life Sciences, Media and Entertainment, and Oil and Gas.

Providing double the memory and up to 40 percent higher performance than its predecessor, the Tesla K20X GPU accelerator, and 10 times higher performance than today’s fastest CPU, the Tesla K40 GPU is the world’s first and highest-performance accelerator optimized for big data analytics and large-scale scientific workloads.

It features 2,880 CUDA parallel processing cores, and 12GB of ultra-fast GDDR5 memory with up to 288GB/second bandwidth. Delivering 4.29 TFLOPS single-precision and 1.43 TFLOPS double-precision peak floating point performance, the Tesla K40 GPU accelerator is based on the NVIDIA Kepler GPU computing architecture and powered by NVIDIA CUDA, the world’s most pervasive parallel computing model.

Contact Technical Sales at wespeakhpc@microway.com for pricing and a custom quotation. The full array of Microway systems powered by NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators can be accessed at http://www.microway.com/tesla/

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 Microway for solutions to their technical computing problems. Microway is a Tesla Preferred Partner and an Intel Channel Platinum Partner. Classified as a small business, woman owned and operated, Microway’s GSA Contract Number is GS-35F-0431N.

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Source: Microway, Inc.

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