New Intel CPUs and High Praise for WhisperStation

Introducing the New Xeon E5-2600 v3 "Haswell-EP" Xeons

Every two launch cycles Intel releases a new microprocessor architecture, initially for desktop systems but with server/workstation following thereafter. Up until now, the "Haswell" microarchitecture has been limited to platforms with two memory channels and limited core counts. The new Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors (Haswell-EP), however, have just arrived with four memory channels in addition to the following new features:

We provide a more detailed overview of the major "Haswell-EP" changes here, including tips on how to transition to this new platform.

Many workstations, server, and cluster platforms have launched with these new CPUs, so if you've recently received a quote with E5-2600 v2 "Ivy Bridge" Xeons, contact our knowledgeable sales staff for an updated Xeon E5-2600 v3-based quote. We'll be happy to answer all of your questions and to construct your ideal configuration.

Below are some of our products featuring the new Haswell-EP platform:

WhisperStations Servers Clusters
  • Single and Dual Socket
  • Up to four GPUs or Coprocessors
  • Available in 1U, 2U, 3U, and 4U
  • CPU-only or GPU accelerated
  • Up to 72 cores per rack unit
  • Thoroughly integrated

New Blog Post on How to Optimize Your Code for Haswell-EP

Microway takes a holistic view of HPC, not only thoroughly understanding hardware but also recognizing the importance of software. With the release of Haswell-EP and its new instruction set, we encourage those who've adopted this new platform to take full advantage of its exciting capabilities. If you've not optimized your software for AVX 2.0, you could be leaving a lot of performance on the table. Read our latest blog post to see what you could be missing out on!

NVIDIA Tesla K40 Four-for-Three Pricing Ending October 26

If you've been wanting to try GPU computing for the first time or if you're considering replacing your older GPU system, your chance to take advantages of special four-for-three pricing is running out.

Just because you have 16 TFLOPS of performance next to your desk doesn't mean your ear drums or concentration should suffer. Our quiet WhisperStation Tesla brings you the power of the data center without the noise that normally accompanies it.

If a rackmount GPU server would better suit your needs, we provide configurable and thoroughly integrated solutions for a variety of budgets.

If you haven't already, leverage this special pricing on your K40 workstation or server today in order to lock in these savings before time runs out. POs must be received by October 26.

SC14: Fast Approaching!

To many, the month of November elicits thoughts of fall colors, Thanksgiving, and the beginning of the holiday shopping season. For HPC professionals, however, thoughts of November are often dominated by one thing: Super Computing. Taking place once again in exciting downtown New Orleans, this year's SC looks to be the most fun yet.

Located at booth number 2223, Microway will be showcasing the QuietQuad WhisperStation, new Tesla GPU solutions, and our latest Xeon E5-2600 v3-based systems.

The early registration deadline is October 15 so sign up today to save up to $275!

Microway Receives High Praise From Desktop Engineering Magazine

Microway is proud to have its WhisperStation reviewed in the September issue of Desktop Engineering. Our quiet workstation made quite an impression on the reviewer who wrote "the WhisperStation wasn't just the fastest system we've ever tested, it literally blew away the competition."

Here's a sample breakdown of the benchmark results from SPECviewperf 11:

Test Name Microway WhisperStation BOXX 8980XTREME HP Z820
catia-03 104.27 78.01 51.69
ensight-04 167.13 80.25 44.13
lightwave-01 81.01 77.07 59.02
maya-03 150.18 125.16 101.67
proe-5 15.45 16.14 11.72
sw-02 70.70 67.16 57.48
tcvis-02 87.47 71.58 44.52
snx-01 147.95 81.35 44.86

To learn more about how our workstations can increase your productivity, visit our WhisperStation page.

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