AMAX's ServMax Server Platforms to Support New Intel Xeon Phi

AMAX's ServMax Server Platforms to Support New Intel Xeon Phi
Coprocessors Codename "Knights Corner" 
Unrivaled Computing Solutions and Parallel Processing Open the Door
for Unparalleled Discovery 
FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/12 --  Today, during the annual
Supercomputing show in Salt Lake City, Utah, AMAX, a leading
innovator of High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions, announced
the release of its ServMax(TM) Many Core HPC Solutions,
high-performance servers featuring the Intel(R) Xeon Phi(TM)
Coprocessor family of products. Seen as a disruptive innovation,
Intel's Xeon Phi Coprocessors are an integral component to what makes
AMAX's ServMax line the essential ingredient for ideal
performance-tuned efficiency-optimized clusters. These new AMAX HPC
solutions, in conjunction with the Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors, have
been honed to deliver the highest levels of parallel performance
through increased developer productivity resulting in breakthrough
innovations specifically within the public sector, energy, climate
modeling and weather simulation, financial analysis, life sciences,
computer-aided manufacturing and design (CAM/CAD), and digital
content creation industries. 
AMAX collaborated with Intel to engineer the ideal platforms to pair
with the new state-of-the-art Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors, which come
with distinctive features that have been meticulously constructed by
the team at Intel, such as core architecture, parallelism, and
programmability. The new Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors' Many Integrated
Core (MIC) architecture is designed with additional smaller cores
supporting more threads and wider vector units to allow for greater
floating point performance per watt. The common programming models
for Intel Xeon(R) processors extend to the Intel Xeon Phi
Coprocessors which provide developers the benefits of code re-use.
AMAX's ServMax Many Core HPC servers have been customized to be
compatible with the Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors, which couple with
the Intel Xeon processors via PCIe or as an independent node in a
cluster. Intel will be at every stage working with AMAX to
continuously further develop the Xeon Phi platform and cater to
customers' demands, such as reducing power consumption without
sacrificing computing performance, to maintain
 the product's choice
"While Intel Xeon processors remain the preferred choice for a broad
range of applications, Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors are designed to
provide efficient performance for highly parallel applications," said
Dr. Stephen Wheat, General Manager of High-Performance Computing at
Intel. "Together with AMAX's custom HPC platforms, customers can
experience the equilibrium between scalability, performance, and cost
effectiveness through increased developer productivity combined with
Intel Xeon Phi's innovative core architecture." 
Not only are the Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors based on Intel's MIC
architecture, but they also feature the latest 3-D Tri-Gate
transistors on Intel's 22nm technology, which provide an
unprecedented combination of improved performance and energy
efficiency compared to previous generations. The convergence of these
technologies stamps Intel's Xeon Phi Coprocessors as the ubiquitous
disruptive technology in AMAX's ServMax Solutions. The open
architecture and customization of AMAX's ServMax Many Core HPC
solutions paired with the Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors gives
developers and researchers the building blocks for the most efficient
cluster hardware architectures to execute applications like reverse
time migration in energy, Monte Carlo for financial analysis, and ray
tracing for digital content creation, to name a few. Intel Xeon Phi
Coprocessors run at greater than 1 teraflop for peak double precision
with more than 50 cores and 8GB of GDDR5 memory. When incorporated
into AMAX's ServMax solutions which allot for high end I/O capacity
and flexibility, the combination delivers superior performance and
scalability for highly parallel workloads and is the perfect building
block for high performance computing clusters.  
"The Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors offer sophisticated performance
efficiency and unique capabilities positioning it as an incomparable
product in today's HPC solution platforms market," said James Huang,
Product Development Manager at AMAX. "These new products are utilized
with AMAX's ServMax HPC solutions from single servers to
high-performance full-rack clusters to target customers with compute
and memory bound workloads that require higher aggregate performance
for highly parallel applications and high density environments." 
The latest AMAX systems customized for the Intel Xeon Phi
Coprocessors include: 

--  ServMax PSC-6p:
    --  Delivers greater than 4 teraflops of double precision performance
        with 4x Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors
    --  Two Intel Xeon E5 series processors with TDP 150W Max
    --  2x PCIe3.0 x8 & 1x PCIe 2.0 x4 expansion slots for additional
        add-on cards
    --  8x 3.5" hot swap drive bays
--  ServMax Xr-2401G:
    --  2U rack server with 1800W Redundant, Platinum-efficiency power
    --  Supports 4x Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors ( > 4 Teraflops DP
        performance, 32GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory)
    --  Dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors / up to 512GB DDR3
        1600Mhz memory
    --  High-speed storage with up to 10 hot-swap 2.5" SAS/SATA drive bays
    --  Options for QDR/FDR Infiniband
--  ServMax Xr-1301G:
    --  1U rack server w/ 1800W Redundant, Platinum-efficiency power
    --  Supports 3x Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors ( > 3 Teraflops DP
        performance, 24GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory)
    --  Dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors / up to 512GB DDR3
        1600Mhz memory
    --  4 hot-swap 2.5" SAS/SATA drive bays
    --  Options for QDR/FDR Infiniband

AMAX is showcasing a live demo of an Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor
5110P-enabled system for Supercomputing 2012 (booth #2206), held at
the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT. AMAX's HPC
solutions optimized for the new Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors will be
made available during the first quarter of 2013. For more information
on AMAX products and services, please visit: 
About AMAX
 Founded in 1979, AMAX is a trusted leader in Custom
Server and Storage Solutions in North America. Headquartered in
Fremont, California, AMAX also operates several ISO:9001 certified
and UL approved branch offices throughout North America and multiple
locations in China servicing the APAC region. AMAX's expertise drives
two key divisions that deliver customized computing solutions to a
wide range of industries: AMAX's Appliance Manufacturing Division
provides, highly customized, efficient and top-of-the-line
manufacturing solutions and global logistics to OEM customers while
AMAX's Enterprise & High Performance Computing Division provides
innovative and scalable custom cluster, server, and storage products
developed for HPC, Cloud, Virtualization and Big Data applications. 
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