November 14, 2011
Nov. 14 -- Boston Limited, now in its 18th year as a distribution partner for Super Micro Computer, Inc., today started the NVIDIA Tesla GPU SimCluster program providing powerful preconfigured solutions to researchers and scientists.
The Tesla GPU SimCluster is an off-the-shelf, ready-to-deploy cluster solution. Available in configurations that deliver 8 to 42 teraflops of HPC performance, it delivers the easiest way to buy, use and manage a GPU-based research cluster. With the Tesla GPU SimCluster, academic research departments can take GPU-accelerated apps from workstation to multi-node cluster, speeding research and discovery.
Thanks to the harnessing of NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, the Boston designed MD SimCluster is able to cut down simulation time from days to hours, and is specifically preconfigured to accelerate molecular dynamics packages such as AMBER and NAMD, that are able to run their codes faster by up to 22ns/day with the use of just one GPU!
Boston offer 3 preconfigured GPU computing configurations to jumpstart the research of scientists in various scientific domains. The basic SimCluster configuration consists of 8 NVIDIA Tesla M2075 GPUs and 4 Intel CPUs, providing a compute performance of 8 Teraflops and is priced at under £30k. The second combines 16 NVIDIA Tesla M2090 GPUs and 8 Intel CPUs to a compute performance of 20 teraflops, priced at under £55k. And finally, the maximum configuration hosts 32 NVIDIA Tesla M2090 GPUs and 16 Intel CPUs in a 42U rack providing 42 TeraFlops of compute power, with the price for this supercomputer coming to under £115k.
"We are delighted to be a global solutions provider for the Tesla GPU SimCluster program," says Manoj Nayee, managing director at Boston Limited. "Given our affiliation and commitment towards the scientific research arena, providing a range of high performance offerings for a number of customers within the field, Boston have partnered with one of the most renowned Universities in the world, Imperial College London, to offer the AMBER community access through remote testing."
The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine is officially ranked as the 6th top University in the world according to the 2011 QS World University Rankings. The Imperial College chemistry department has a world-class reputation for both teaching and research that has produced two Nobel Prize winners in its history.
Dr. Ian Gould of Imperial College London, one of Britain's leading Computational Chemical Biologists and author on AMBER 95 force fields, is delighted by the GPU Simcluster that provides a powerful tool for researchers to advance their science through faster simulations.
"The Tesla GPU Simcluster program by Boston and NVIDIA has enabled Chemical Biologists such as myself to access the enhanced processing capabilities GPU computing power in order to accelerate AMBER and improve research," said Dr. Gould.
"NVIDIA's collaboration with Boston to provide a trial program allows people to gain remote access to the 8 GPU Tesla MD SimCluster for free, allowing you to see the exceptional performance offered by the latest version of GPU accelerated AMBER (GPU v2.2 [AMBER 11+ Bugfix 17]) to try it with your own simulations. All you have to do is load your models and start simulating!"
For more information about the Tesla GPU Simcluster program, click here.
About Boston Limited
Founded in 1992 Boston Limited is uniquely placed with nearly 20 years of experience in the design, build, and test of high performance solutions to meet clients' exact needs possessing the unique ability to ascertain the detailed requirements and then create a fully bespoke platform based on Supermicro hardware with customer branding, documentation and packaging. In addition to the technical expertise, Boston is able to offer global on-site warranty and a range of financial solutions including leasing. Boston has key offices in the UK, Germany and India.
About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leader in server technology innovation and green computing, provides customers around the world with application-optimized server, workstation, blade, storage and GPU systems. Based on its advanced Server Building Block Solutions, Supermicro offers the most optimized selection for IT, datacenter and HPC deployments. The company's system architecture innovations include the Twin server, double-sided storage and SuperBlade product families. Offering the most comprehensive product lines in the industry, Supermicro provides businesses of all sizes with energy-efficient, earth-friendly solutions that deliver unmatched performance and value. Founded in 1993, Supermicro is headquartered in Silicon Valley with worldwide operations and manufacturing centers in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.Supermicro.com.
Source: Boston Limited
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