A satisfied customer explains, "Why
we chose Microway for our 210 node Beowulf cluster.":
“Our committee chose Microway over other vendors
because of their reputation in the HPC community for delivering
high quality, fully integrated Beowulf clusters. Our decision was
based also on their extensive technical expertise with Myrinet,
demonstrated financial stability and ability to quickly deliver
the solution we required. The University of Maine has established
this Beowulf cluster as part of the Target Technology Center - an
integrated R&D, business incubator, and economic development
initiative to spur Information Technology growth in Maine."
-Jake Ward, Director of the Department
of Industrial Cooperation at the University of Maine at Orono
On Microway's Competitive Pricing:
"It was a pleasure working with Microway. They offer competitive prices
and a wide selection of configuration options. We wanted a dedicated
'computational appliance' i.e., a fast parallel machine with lots of
memory and high speed interconnection for CPU bound applications with a
competitive price per CPU. Microway was one of very few companies that
quoted us the system we needed without having to pay a premium for
features that we did not care about."
-- Valeriu Damian, GlaxoSmithKline
"We selected Microway because of their reputation for integrating high
quality hardware and their ability to deliver the LSF software at an
-- Ge Zhang, ALTANA Research Institute
Microway's flexibility, timely delivery and full installation:
"The Brain Imaging Research Center (a joint center of Carnegie Mellon
University and University of Pittsburgh) decided to purchase our Linux
cluster from Microway because of the proven performance of their
clusters at Carnegie Mellon in the processing of high-volume brain
imaging data. Microway was flexible and helpful at all stages, starting
from the initial custom configuration and ending with timely delivery
and full installation."
-- Marcel Just, Co-Director, Brain Imaging Research Center
On Custom Integration:
"Microway provided the
best combination of price and performance for our
Beowulf cluster purchase. We worked with John in Sales to design a
Beowulf cluster that met our needs and our budget. The Beowulf cluster was
easy to assemble and all the software was pre-configured to
our specifications. Microway supplied and configured third
party software (Linda from SCA) that we required.
Michael in their tech support department did an excellent
job, replacing components which failed, by shipping them by
Federal Express overnight to us on the same day we reported
a failure. We are extremely satisfied with the stand-alone
workstations also purchased from Microway."
-Scott McMillan, Institute for Environmental Catalysis,
Department of Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University
A satisfied Microway customer:
"I have ordered about
six Alpha and Intel-based servers and workstations from Microway
running both Tru64 UNIX and Linux. We have been very happy with
both the performance and great value of Microway's products.
The major UNIX vendors don't come close to Microway in this
regard, and we have also found that Microway provides better
value than some of the other better-known Linux hardware vendors.
I have also had occasion to use Microway's tech support and
was pleased with the response that we received from them. We've
been using their systems for over a year and have had only a
couple of minor incidents which were dealt with promptly."
-David Kristofferson Ph.D., M.B.A., Director of Information
Systems, Eos Biotechnology, Inc.
On Microway's high performance Linux Solutions:
"To find a successful supplier
of Linux solutions there are three things that you should know:
One, the supplier must be proficient in Linux, a master of understanding
Linux's superiorities; Two, the supplier must have a clear passion
for hardware technology; Three, if you found a supplier that
knows both Linux and understands hardware solutions, congratulations
you have found Microway!
When it comes to Linux and high performance, there's only one
way, and that's Microway!"
-Bruce Faust, Founder of DigitalScape and Carrera Computers
On Microway's winning the API Top North American Partner
the last year, Microway has helped API increase awareness
of Alpha technology. As the top North American Channel Partner
honored during our worldwide sales conference, this award
demonstrates the significant contribution they have made to
the market. We expect to continue working together to bring
Alpha technology into the millennium."
-Jeff Borkowski, Vice President of Marketing for Alpha Processor,
On Microway's Level of Service:
"Our dealings with Microway
have been plentiful in the last year. My staff and I are very
pleased with sales support. We have several custom configurations
we need, and have little trouble getting what we need. Even
on occurrences when we've needed equipment immediately, Microway
has come through. As with any vendor, there is the occasional
loose cable or board, or a part arriving DOA. On these occasions,
our dealings with Tech Support have been nearly painless.
It took very little time for Microway to get a feel for our
level of expertise and ask questions appropriate to that level.
Warranty parts are replaced cheerfully and quickly. I have
been very happy in my dealings with Microway."
-Senior Systems Administrator at Amherst Systems
On Microway's Technical Support:
patience and ability to explain technical data in laymen's
terms, combined with Nina's obvious high level of knowledge,
enabled me to overcome security problems and to install both
a new motherboard and a new hard drive into a critical chemistry
research computer. Because this upgrade was completed, our
university can proceed with new research in the area of computational
I am convinced that without Nina's assistance, our replacement/upgrade
would never have been completed, and our research would have
Kudos to Nina, and kudos to Microway for hiring people like
-Sean Ruettgers, Director, Chemistry Computer Lab, Boise
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