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Microway Announces Two New Octoputer Servers

Microway announced three new NumberSmasher servers designed for GPU and storage density, plus expanded support for NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators throughout its product line.

The Microway Octoputer (with 2.5-in. drives) supports up to 24 2.5-in. SAS3 drives for up to 24TB of 12Gb SSD storage with hardware RAID. Fully loaded with eight NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators, it delivers more 34 TFLOPS of GPU computing power. Additional features include 10GigE, 80 PLUS Platinum certified power supplies, and additional expansion slots for FDR InfiniBand and/or direct attached storage.

The Microway Octoputer with 3.5-in. drives supports up to 10 3.5-in. SATA drives for up to 50TB of storage capacity. Eight NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators deliver more than 34 TFLOPS of GPU computing power. Additional features include 10GigE, 80 PLUS Gold certified power supplies, and optional InfiniBand support through a mezzanine card.

Microway also introduced an additional NumberSmasher 1U GPU server housing up to three NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators. This server supports up to 16 DIMMs and hardware RAID without the loss of a PCI-E expansion slot. Containing three Tesla K40 GPUs in a dense 1U footprint, it delivers nearly 13 TFLOPS of computing power, up to 512GB of memory, 24 x 86 compute cores, hardware RAID, and optional InfiniBand.

New system support for NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators includes: all NumberSmasher 1U, 2U, and 4U GPU Servers based upon Xeon E5-2600v2 CPUs and NumberSmasher 2U Quadputer GPU Servers based upon Xeon E5-4600v2 series CPUs. The additional system support ensures NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU performance is delivered to a wider array of customer deployments.

“NVIDIA GPU accelerators offer the fastest parallel processing power available, but this requires high-speed access to the data. Microway’s newest GPU computing solutions ensure that large amounts of source data are retained in the same server as a high-density of Tesla GPUs. The result is faster application performance by avoiding the bottleneck of data retrieval from network storage,” said Stephen Fried, CTO of Microway.

For more information, visit Microway.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website. 

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