September 24, 2013
FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 24 -- AMAX, a leading innovator of High Performance Computing (HPC), dynamic Enterprise IT, and custom Appliance Manufacturing solutions, today announced the immediate release of its latest, most advanced CPU-based computing solutions built upon the revolutionary new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 Ivy Bridge CPUs. These powerful CPUs take full advantage of new Intel 22nm 3-D transistor technology for higher core counts and frequency (up to 12 cores/24 threads) and faster memory support (up to 1866 MHz) while consuming only half the power at the same performance level as 2-D transistors on 32nm process technology.
Boasting up to 40% more energy efficiency and 35% greater performance, key benefits will be to datacenter applications requiring more core/memory density for virtualization performance, support for up to 1.5TB RAM which is ideal for in-memory database applications, and higher FLOPS, core count and increased cache size (up to 2.5MB per core) for compute sensitive HPC applications.
Product lines that will feature an immediate CPU upgrade to the Ivy Bridge E5-2600 v2 CPUs will include PHAT Data, AMAX's award-winning total turnkey Hadoop cluster compatible with all Hadoop distributions (Cloudera, Hortonworks, IDH, etc) which showed a 21% performance increase in the CPU's integer processing power benchmark, as well as a 20% increase in the floating point processing power benchmark with the Ivy Bridge upgrade. Other platforms benefiting from the CPU upgrade include Open Stack platforms, AMAX's ClusterMax HPC Cluster series, as well as availability for all customized OEM appliances and clusters.
"The Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processor family offers incredible performance capabilities coupled with unprecedented energy efficiency, making it possible for our datacenter, cloud, virtualization and appliance server solutions to reach new levels of power and performance per watt compared with previous generation products," said Matt Thauberger, Director of Sales, AMAX. "The increased flop performance due to increase in core count and cache, faster QPI, and additional memory channels on the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processor, have enabled our platforms, particularly in the areas of Hadoop, Open Stack and HPC, to significantly improve the performance of I/O intensive and compute sensitive applications, and enable our customers to discover business insights faster."
Founded in 1979, AMAX specializes in engineering and manufacturing advanced Cluster, Server and Storage Solutions. Headquartered in Fremont, California, AMAX globally operates ISO:9001/14001/ TL9000 certified and UL approved facilities throughout North America and China to service the USA, Canada, LTAM, APAC and EMEA regions. AMAX's expertise drives two key divisions that deliver customized computing solutions to a wide range of industries: AMAX's Appliance Manufacturing Division provides 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 computing cluster, high density & storage optimized server, and storage products developed for Open Rack (OCP), Big Data (PHAT-Data), Data Center, Parallel Computing, Cloud Computing (Open Stack) and Virtualization applications.
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