Microway’s BioStack-LS ™ Tesla GPU Compute Cluster Named 2011 Best in Show Finalist by Bio-IT World Conference

See applications from NVIDIA’s Bio WorkBench running in 3D on WhisperStation-PSC in Booth 114, April 12-14

Kingston, MA – April 6, 2011 –

Microway will display its most powerful Tesla GPU-enabled workstations, servers, and clusters at the Bio-IT World Conference in Boston. Their BioStack-LS cluster was selected as a Best of Show Finalist in the IT Hardware & Infrastructure Category.

The BioStack cluster includes NVIDIA Tesla C2070 GPUs, the latest Intel Xeon processors, large DDR3 memory footprints, FasTree QDR InfiniBand, enterprise-class high-speed storage, and 80 PLUS certified power supplies. To suit life science customer needs, Microway GPU-based workstation and server platforms are delivered fully tested, integrated, and ready to run NVIDIA Bio WorkBench applications with the latest CUDA environment.

BioStack-LS is delivered with best-in-class Bright Cluster Manager (BCM) to simplify administration. BCM’s easy to use, professional management tools enable GPU monitoring, continual health checks, automatic sidelining of troubled nodes, and graphical displays of cluster utilization and open resources.

BioStack-LS incorporates 7 1U GPU Nodes with 12 Intel Xeon x86 CPU cores. Nodes include 2 NVIDIA Tesla C2070 GPUs, each with 6GB GDDR5 memory, 448 CUDA cores, and over 1 TFLOP performance. Nodes are connected with Microway’s FasTree™ QDR InfiniBand fabric. Microway’s InfiniScope is used for debugging and testing InfiniBand network integrity and application performance.

At the conference, Microway will display a 3D demo of NAMD software running on a WhisperStation-PSC personal supercomputer with NVIDIA Tesla C2070 GPUs and Quadro 6000 using NVIDIA’s 3D Vision Pro technology. Attendees will see a stunning display of DNA pulled through a synthetic nanopore.

“Molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry, and bioinformatics applications are particularly well suited for massive parallelism. NVIDIA’s Bio WorkBench ensures these applications are designed to run efficiently on the 448-core Tesla. With speedups exceeding 10x on many applications, scientists can leverage Tesla GPUs to achieve smaller footprints with increased computational power. Microway’s Tesla-based nodes are the ideal foundation for this accelerated research” commented Stephen Fried, Microway’s President and CTO.

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 product description 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. For more information and a subscription to Microway’s online technical newsletter, please visit www.microway.com.


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.

Microway, BioStack, InfiniScope, FasTree, Quadputer, and WhisperStation are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microway, Inc.

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