Microway TeraServer Selected as Best in Show Finalist at Bio-IT World

Incorporates CPUs, GPUs, large memory footprints, and enterprise-class, high-speed storage

Kingston, MA – April 18, 2012 –

Microway will display powerful Tesla GPU-enabled workstations, servers, and clusters at the Bio-IT World Conference in Boston. Their TeraServer™ has been selected as a Best of Show Finalist in the Information Technology Infrastructure Category.

TeraServer is an extraordinarily capable single server platform providing the same computing power as a department sized GPU-enabled compute cluster. It combines over 10 TFLOPS performance with simple management and ease of use of operating one node: complicated cluster coding is no longer required. One TeraServer delivers 80 x86 CPU cores from 8 Intel Xeon E7 series CPUs, 2TB of DDR3 memory, and 8 NVIDIA Tesla GPUs with a total of 4096 GPU cores.

“TeraServer not only outperforms multi-node GPU clusters, it allows researchers to tackle previously unsolvable problems with a single node,” commented Stephen Fried, President and CTO of Microway. “Sequencing applications will benefit from the ability to load 2TB of data into memory at once and from GPU-enabled BLAST-P support. Molecular dynamics applications like AMBER, NAMD, and GROMACS leverage 80 CPU cores and 10-100x speedups on GPUs. Its capability for InfiniBand, SAS, or FC connections to high-performance storage ensures customers can feed petabytes of data to TeraServer for computation.”

Life science research applications benefit from cluster scaling and their complex algorithms are often ported to run on GPUs. Nonetheless, clustered programming and application development is difficult to implement and requires time-intensive specialized coding. Users need rapid ROI and extreme computational horsepower at once. TeraServer combines the transformative speedups of GPU computing, the scale and broad applicability of many core x86 computing, and never before seen memory capacity into one unified platform. It permits researchers to concentrate more on getting results than on mechanics of software implementation.

  • 1 single compute node: combines 80 x86 CPU cores and 8 Tesla Fermi M2090 512 core GPUs
  • Massive CPU memory capacity for life sciences datasets: up to 2TB of DDR3 memory
  • NVIDIA Tesla GPUs supporting CUDA-enabled biosciences applications such as:
  • 8 Intel® Xeon® E7-8800 series CPUs with 10 cores running at up to 2.4Ghz
  • InfiniBand, FC, or SAS connections to high-performance storage
  • Up to 16 2.5” SSDs for low-latency internal storage throughput
  • Standard Linux Operating System
  • NVIDIA® CUDA and OpenCL™ SDKs configured and tested
  • Fits in 8U of rackmount cabinet space
  • Thorough testing and custom integration of hardware and/or software components
  • Legendary technical support provided to all Microway hardware shipped since 1982
  • At the conference, Microway will also display a 3D demo of VMD software running on a WhisperStation-PSC personal supercomputer with NVIDIA Tesla C2075 GPUs and Quadro 6000 using NVIDIA’s 3D Vision Pro technology.

Microway’s Tesla solutions for life sciences are delivered fully integrated with CUDA SDK and Linux or Windows. Clusters offer advanced manageability features that have been refined over years of development and thousands of real-world cluster deployments. A complete listing of these solutions can be found at: http://www.microway.com/tesla/

About Microway, Inc.

Incorporated in 1982, Microway is a major vendor 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 choose us for solutions. These include universities, life sciences, financial, military, Fortune 500s, and research agencies. Microway is an Intel Channel Premier provider and Tesla Preferred Partner. Classified as a small business, woman owned and operated, Microway’s GSA Contract Number is GS-35F-0431N. Microway, TeraServer, InfiniScope, FasTree, Quadputer, and WhisperStation are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microway, Inc.

About NVIDIA, Inc.

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, California and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com

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