Microway Delivers Tesla S1070-based high-density NumberSmasher GPU Preconfigured Clusters

40 TFLOPS Performance in 24U!

Kingston, MA – May 4, 2009 –

Microway today announced its preconfigured NVIDIA Tesla S1070-based high density Number Smasher® GPU-Cluster. This configuration, along with Microway’s WhisperStation™-PSC Tesla Personal Supercomputer, are state of the art Tesla- based solutions that Microway provides to its HPC users.

Microway’s Tesla Preconfigured Clusters deliver supercomputing performance with lower power, lower cost, and use many fewer systems than standard CPU-only clusters. These clusters are powered by the Nvidia Tesla S1070, a 4 TFLOP, 1U system that employs Tesla T10 GPUs based on the CUDA massively parallel architecture. With 4 GB of memory per GPU, support for IEEE 754 single & double floating point precision, and a fast 102 GB/sec GDDR3 interface to the memory, S1070 speeds the transition to energy-efficient parallel computing and scales to solve the world’s most important computing challenges.

Microway offers several configurations of its Tesla preconfigured clusters with FasTree™ InfiniScale IV InfiniBand and up to 20 Tesla S1070s in 24U to 44U cabinets. Each Tesla S1070 achieves 4 TFLOPS compute performance. Up to 80 TFLOPS performance is achievable in a 44U configuration. Any of these configurations may be resized to build a larger or smaller cluster.

The Microway Tesla preconfigured cluster comes with preinstalled with:

  • Linux distribution of choice, including Red Hat, SUSE, Fedora and Ubuntu
  • CUDA 2.2 Toolkit and SDK
  • Microway Cluster Management Software (MCMS). MCMS integrates with optional MPI Link-Checker™ Fabric Validation Suite and InfiniScope™ Real-Time Network Diagnostics.

“One Tesla GPU is 10x more effective than a typical CPU. CFD codes will see spectacular increases in throughput, with a Microway Tesla based cluster,” commented Stephen Fried, CTO and President of Microway. He continued, “Tesla has changed the face of HPC forever!”

NVIDIA is proud to support Microway in its Tesla Preconfigured Cluster initiative,” commented Andy Keane, general manager of the Tesla business at NVIDIA. “Now, Microway can extend their expertise in high performance computing to provide customers with innovative low-power, high performance GPU-based clusters that are ready to power up.”

As an Accelereyes partner, Microway can install “Jacket” on its Tesla-based products. With Jacket, matrix-based applications using MatLab will seamlessly employ Tesla GPUs to accelerate their performance.

Microway’s Tesla PSCs and Clusters with the CUDA SDK are accelerating the “time-to-discovery” in many important HPC applications by 10x to 40x. GPU’s massive performance and power efficiency are transforming scientists’ approaches to applications in fields such as Molecular Dynamics, Quantum Chemistry, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Medical Imaging, Digital Signal Processing, Electromagnetics/Electrodynamics, Weather, Atmospheric and Ocean modeling, and Computational Finance.

Microway’s early involvement in GPU computing in 2007 has earned them recognition from NVIDIA as a Tesla Preferred Provider and PartnerForce Premier partner. Recently, Microway built and delivered a 24 node cluster containing 48 Tesla GPUs to a large research laboratory with a performance rating of over 40 TFLOPS.

Whisperstation-PSC and NumberSmasher GPU-accelerated Linux clusters with high speed InfiniBand interconnect are available on Microway’s GSA contract. Custom configurations with Linux or Windows and a variety of disk and graphic options arrive at the customer’s site ready to run with CUDA installed.

For more information visit www.microway.com/tesla/clusters.html


NVIDIA is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce® graphics products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro® graphics products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla™ computing solutions products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com

About Microway, Inc.

Incorporated in 1982, Microway is a leader 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, who choose Microway include universities, life sciences, financial, military, Fortune 500s and research agencies. Microway partners with leading commercial software providers to include products such as SUSE and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CUDA SDK, Intel, PathScale and PGI Compilers on its clusters, workstations and storage servers. Microway is an AMD Platinum Partner, Intel Premier Channel Partner, Nvidia PartnerForce Premier Member, Mellanox partner and Novell Gold Partner. Classified as a small business, woman owned and operated, Microway’s GSA Contract Number is GS-35F-0431N.

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