Microway Boosts Solutions with 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

New CPUs shipping across line of turn-key workstations, clusters, and servers for HPC and AI

May 25, 2019–Plymouth, MA

Plymouth, MA Microway, a leading provider of computational clusters, servers, and workstations for AI and HPC applications, announces that bleeding-edge 2nd Generation Intel®  Xeon® Scalable processors (“Cascade Lake-SP”) are now shipping in volume across all Microway Xeon offerings, including next-generation NumberSmasher™ clusters, servers, and WhisperStations.

This new family of processors boosts performance for Microway custom deployments with increased CPU core counts, higher memory capacity and bandwidth, improved clock speeds, and innovative new features for HPC, AI, and Deep Learning. A Microway analysis finds that, without exception, 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs are expected to outperform their predecessors. Plus, these processors provide greater price-performance than ever before.

Microway NumberSmasher™ Xeon CPU Clusters expertly integrate hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor cores for turn-key performance and functionality. Through integration of the latest Xeon processors, the upgraded cluster offerings deliver massively improved performance and price-performance over their predecessors. Microway will deploy over 10,000 cores as part of a recent NumberSmasher™ Xeon Cluster win.

Upgraded Microway NumberSmasher™ servers include configurations in 1-4U footprints, as well as NumberSmasher 2U Twin² high-density nodes (4 nodes in 2U)—all shipping in volume. 2P configurations are available with 2-sockets of Xeon Silver, Gold, and Platinum processors and up to 6TB of memory, and 4-Socket configurations deliver up to 112 cores and 12TB of memory. NumberSmasher Servers with 2nd Generation Xeon Scalable Processors also support new Intel® Optane™ Datacenter Persistent Memory and Intel Deep Learning Boost Instructions (VNNI).

Microway engineers custom architect ultra-quiet Microway WhisperStations with Xeon Silver, Gold, or Platinum processors, plus large memory spaces, Intel DC series SSDs, and multiple accelerators. New cost-efficient single socket configurations and specialized high-clock speed Xeon WhisperStation™ designs for moderately threaded CAE applications are also available.

To ensure a superior customer experience, Microway thoroughly tests every cluster, server, and WhisperStation™ thoroughly with applications shown to cause faults in the field. All components must withstand sustained 100% load for multiple days before approved for shipment. A complete Linux and/or cluster software integration is also performed.

For more information about Microway NumberSmasher Xeon Solutions, including technical analyses of the processors, visit www.microway.com/technologies/intel/. Sign up to remotely test drive a Microway system with 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors here.

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About Microway, Inc.
Microway builds solutions for the intersection of AI and HPC. These include clusters, servers, quiet workstations designed for bleeding-edge computational performance—that serve demanding users in the enterprise, government, and academia.

Since 1982, customers have trusted Microway to deliver them unique and superior deployments—enabling them to remain at the forefront of supercomputing and solve the world’s toughest challenges. Microway is an NVIDIA NPN Elite Solution Provider, an Intel Platinum Technology Provider and HPC Data Center Specialist, and an IBM Business Partner. Classified as a small business, woman owned and operated, Microway’s GSA Schedule is GS-35F-0431N.

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