Cirrascale(R) Releases First High-Density, Two-in-One ARM64 Development Platform for HPC and Cloud Applications

Cirrascale(R) Releases First High-Density, Two-in-One ARM64 Development
Platform for HPC and Cloud Applications

Cirrascale RM1905D Development Platform Offers Two Distinct, Separate Systems,
Powered by AppliedMicro X-Gene(TM) ARM Processors and NVIDIA GPU Accelerators

SAN DIEGO, June 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cirrascale Corporation®, a
premier developer of build-to-order, independent blade-based computing and
storage data center infrastructure for conventional and modular data centers,
today launched its high density, two-in-one ARM64 development platform, the
RM1905D. The platform is powered by the Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
(Nasdaq:AMCC) X-Gene™ 64-bit ARM Server-on-a-Chip™ and NVIDIA® Tesla® K20 GPU

"Cirrascale is proud to be part of the growing ARM64 development movement with
AppliedMicro and NVIDIA in deploying what we believe to be a growing ecosystem
in high performance computing and cloud environments," said David Driggers,
CEO, Cirrascale Corporation. "Businesses are looking for competitive
advantages that tackle their growing workloads, and this platform will enable
that next-generation of data center transformation."

The AppliedMicro X-Gene Server-on-a-Chip platform represents a completely new,
ground-up processor architecture tailored for the surging growth of cloud
computing and next-generation data centers. Featuring custom high-performance
ARM v8 cores, the device is the first to couple an advanced ARM 64-bit-based
architecture with unique network and storage offload engines, as well as
integrated Ethernet.

Coupled with NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators, the RM1905D development platform
delivers the highest performance, lowest total cost of ownership for private
cloud, public cloud, High Performance Computing, and enterprise applications.

"AppliedMicro is pleased to work closely with Cirrascale as a valued partner
and reseller of the world's first ARMv8 64-bit-based Server-on-a-Chip
solution," said Gaurav Singh, Vice President of Technology Strategy, Applied
Micro Circuits Corporation. "The Cirrascale RM1905D development platform
enables increased density while drawing less overall power than today's
standard server architecture."

"GPU accelerators provide 64-bit ARM systems with the processing muscle that,
for the first time, can tackle HPC workloads," said Ian Buck, vice president
of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. "GPUs enable innovative ARM server
providers like Cirrascale to create systems that maximize the power efficiency
and configurability of the ARM architecture, and deliver a new class of robust
HPC solutions that address customer performance, density and scalability

The Cirrascale RM1905D development platform is immediately available to order
and is scheduled to start shipping in early Q3 2014.

About Cirrascale Corporation

Cirrascale Corporation is a premier provider of blade-based cloud computing
and storage infrastructure for conventional and containerized data centers.
Cirrascale leverages its patented Vertical Cooling Technology to provide the
industry's most energy-efficient standards-based platforms with the lowest
possible total cost of ownership in the densest form factor. Cirrascale sells
to large-scale infrastructure operators, hosting and managed services
providers, Cloud Service Providers, and HPC users. Cirrascale also licenses
its award winning technology to partners globally. To learn more about
Cirrascale and its unique data center infrastructure solutions, please visit or call (888) 942-3800.

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About AppliedMicro

AppliedMicro Circuits Corporation is a global leader in computing and
connectivity solutions for next- generation cloud infrastructure and data
centers. AppliedMicro delivers silicon solutions that dramatically lower total
cost of ownership. Corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale,

(C) Copyright 2014, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. AppliedMicro, X-Gene,
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