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AMAX to Support New NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU Accelerators in ClusterMax Cluster and ServMax Server Platforms

Powerful New Parallel Computing Systems Deliver Unmatched Double Precision Application Performance

FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/12 -- AMAX, a leading innovator of High Performance Computing (HPC), dynamic Enterprise IT, and custom Appliance Manufacturing solutions, today announced during the annual Supercomputing show in Salt Lake City, Utah, that it will offer the new NVIDIA® Tesla® K20 family of GPU accelerators in its ClusterMax™ cluster and ServMax™ server platforms. The new AMAX high performance GPU solutions have been optimized for double precision floating point performance within a tight 225W power envelope, providing unprecedented real-world compute performance and breakthrough power-efficiency specifically targeting climate & weather modeling, CFD, CAE, computational physics, biochemistry simulations, and computational finance.

The ClusterMax and ServMax platform solutions infused targets universities, national research labs, government, and enterprise high-performance computing environments where massive computational power is required. To meet these demands, AMAX offers up the ClusterMax SuperG, a complete turnkey GPU-enabled cluster that has been pre-configured, ready to deploy on-site and configurable with up to 84 NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU accelerators, to deliver over 84 Teraflops of peak double precision performance across 209,664 CUDA cores per standard 42U cabinet. Compared to other HPC solutions in the market, ClusterMax SuperG delivers equivalent performance at 25% greater density with 11% fewer racks and switches.

"With NVIDIA's powerful and efficient Tesla K20 accelerators and AMAX's dynamic cluster and server solution designs, we are able to deliver breakthrough performance and compute efficiency for double precision focused applications," said James Huang, Product Manager at AMAX. "With SMX, Dynamic Parallelism, and Hyper-Q technologies embedded in the Kepler compute architecture, the performance increase we've seen in data analytics, satellite imaging, and weather modeling applications have simply been astounding and we are excited to bring these incredible solutions to market."

Announced separately today, the NVIDIA Tesla K20 family of GPU accelerators is the world's highest-performance, most energy-efficient GPU. The Tesla K20X GPU accelerator is the new flagship of NVIDIA's Tesla product line. It provides the industry's highest single and double precision peak floating point performance -- 3.95 teraflops and 1.31 teraflops, respectively. The product family also includes the Tesla K20 GPU accelerator, which provides 3.52 teraflops of single precision and 1.17 teraflops of double precision peak performance. Based on the revolutionary NVIDIA Kepler™ GPU computing architecture, the Tesla K20 accelerators deliver industry leading performance on a range of leading high performance computing (HPC) scientific, engineering and technical applications.

The latest AMAX systems designed for the Tesla K20 accelerators include:

  • ClusterMax SuperG GPU Cluster:
    • Up to 84 Tesla K20 / K20X accelerators ( >84 Teraflops DP performance, 209,664 cores, 420GB of dedicated GPU memory per 42U rack )
    • Features FDR (56Gb/s) Infiniband interconnect and NVIDIA GPUDirect™ technology for high-speed cluster communication
    • Supports the latest Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors
    • Integrated Cluster Management to manage and monitor cluster & GPU resources
  • ServMax Xr-1301Gk1:
    • 1U rack server w/ 1800W Redundant, Platinum-efficiency power supplies
    • Supports 3x Tesla K20 / K20X accelerators ( >3 Teraflops DP performance, 7,488 cores, 15GB of dedicated GPU memory )
    • Dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors / up to 512GB DDR3 1600Mhz memory
    • 4 hot-swap 2.5" SAS/SATA drive bays
    • Options for QDR/FDR Infiniband
  • ServMax Xr-2401Gk1:
    • 2U rack server with 1800W Redundant, Platinum-efficiency power supplies
    • Supports 4x Tesla K20 / K20X accelerators ( >4 Teraflops DP performance, 9,984 cores, 20GB of dedicated GPU memory )
    • Dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors / up to 512GB DDR3 1600Mhz memory
    • High-speed storage with up to 10 hot-swap 2.5" SAS/SATA drive bays
    • Options for QDR/FDR Infiniband

"The Tesla K20X accelerator delivers tenfold application acceleration when paired with leading CPUs, and three times higher energy efficiency than previous-generation GPU accelerators," said Sumit Gupta, general manager of Tesla accelerated computing at NVIDIA. "The new accelerators enable premier system integrators like AMAX to provide cluster and server solutions with previously unattainable levels of computing power."

AMAX is showcasing a live demo of a Tesla K20 accelerator-enabled system for Supercomputing 2012 (booth # 2206), held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT. AMAX's GPU solutions optimized for the new NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU accelerators, including cluster and server solutions, are available immediately. A FREE GPU Test Drive cluster will be available for qualified applicants to remotely access an AMAX engineered, in-house Tesla K20 accelerator cluster. For more information on AMAX products and services, please visit: http://www.amax.com.

About AMAX

Founded in 1979, AMAX is a trusted leader in Custom Server and Storage Solutions in North America. Headquartered in Fremont, California, AMAX also operates several ISO:9001 certified and UL approved branch offices throughout North America and multiple locations in China servicing the APAC region. AMAX's expertise drives two key divisions that deliver customized computing solutions to a wide range of industries: AMAX's Appliance Manufacturing Division provides, highly customized, efficient and top-of-the-line manufacturing solutions and global logistics to OEM customers while AMAX's Enterprise & High Performance Computing Division provides innovative and scalable custom cluster, server, and storage products developed for HPC, Cloud, Virtualization and Big Data applications.

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