November 3, 2011
By DE Editors
Appro has announced plans to reveal its Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer based on the upcoming AMD “Interlagos” processor and the Future Intel Xeon processor E5 Family to address critical HPC workload configurations such as capacity, hybrid, data intensive and capability computing. Appro plans to showcase the new Xtreme-X Supercomputer at SC11 in Seattle from November 14-17.
The new Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer is based on industry standard server platforms featuring high compute density, increased performance/watt, multiple high performance network connectivity, I/O and disk options with choice of the latest processor technologies. It will support 2 and 4 socket platforms based on the future Intel Xeon processor E5 Family with design support from Intel’s forthcoming ‘Many Integrated Core’ (MIC) and the new AMD “Interlagos” processor. It will also offer a combination of CPU/GPU configuration options with NVIDIA Tesla computing.
For networking configurations, Appro Xtreme-X offers Fat Tree or 3D Torus with single or dual rail, Ethernet or InfiniBand with QDR or FDR configurations. The system features 208Vor 480V platinum-rated power supplies and fans with integrated console management server. In addition, it will utilize liquid cooling solution and system configuration options for a mix of data centers architecture requirements.
The Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer is also integrated with the Appro HPC Software Stack providing a supported version of the Grid Engine Batch Scheduler compatible with most open source and commercial compilers, tools, schedulers, and libraries. The Appro Cluster Engine (ACE) management suite is part of the Appro software stack. ACE offers server, cluster, storage and network management features combined with job scheduling, failover, load balancing and revision control capabilities with multiple Linux OS support.
For more information, visit Appro.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.