Quanta QCT to Ship High-Density, 2U GPGPU-based HPC Server in Q1 2013
08 Nov. 2012

Quanta QCT to Ship High-Density, 2U GPGPU-based HPC Server in Q1 2013

Demonstrations scheduled for November 12-15 at SC12 in Salt Lake City.

FREMONT, Calif. – November 8, 2012 /PRWeb/ – Quanta QCT, a leading manufacturer of server, storage and network equipment for datacenter customers in the United States, today announced Q1 2013 availability of a new, 2U GPGPU-based server for high performance computing (HPC) applications such as seismic processing, bioinformatics, signal processing, scientific research and computational finance.

The STRATOS S210-X2A2J delivers a 4-GPGPU design in a 2U form factor. High computing density, high thermal efficiency and high vibration isolation are critical in GPGPU servers. The unit is a space- and performance-optimized, 2U rackmount design combines up to 4 GPGPUs with two Intel® Xeon® processors E5-2600 product family.

A hallmark of Quanta QCT design is the outstanding thermal performance and power efficiency delivered by the S210-X2A2J. Four hot-pluggable and redundant fan modules are each driven by two motors, dynamically controlling fan speed to save power, increase thermal efficiency and reduce fan-induced vibration to increase system reliability. Two 1600W, 80-plus, platinum-level power supplies help the S210-X2A2J deliver the best performance-per-watt along with excellent serviceability.

Quanta QCT partners Seneca Data and Penguin Computing will be demonstrating the
S210-X2A2J at the SC12 event in Salt Lake City November 12-15. Seneca Data will be in booth 3864 and Penguin Computing in 1217.

The unit simplifies I/O design specifically for HPC applications. In addition to dual GbE ports, it supports one onboard QDR or FDR InfiniBand port for high-speed data throughput. Options include four PCIe x16 Gen3 slots for up to 4 double-width GPGPUs. I/O latency is also dramatically reduced with Intel® integrated I/O and Data Direct I/O technology, which helps datacenters eliminate data bottlenecks, streamline operations and increase agility.

Production on the STRATOS S210-X2A2J will begin in February 2013 and will be available through channel partners by the end of Q1.

"We have been working closely with the Quanta team and are excited about the S210-X2A2J server platform," said Charles Wuischpard, CEO of Penguin Computing. "For HPC customers using GPUs it is all about density. This platform is a cost effective way that delivers just that."

“We are pleased to work closely with the Quanta team and congratulate them on the release of the innovative S210-X2A2J platform,” said Bret Stouder, senior manager HPC development at Seneca Data. “We look forward to presenting this technology to our Nexlink HPC customers.”

“An increasing number of our corporate datacenter customers are asking for GPGPU-based HPC solutions,” said Mike Yang, general manager and vice president of Quanta QCT. "The S210-X2A2J delivers on the expectations of our customers: intelligent design that delivers reliable, cost-effective HPC capacity for the most demanding computational workloads."

About Quanta QCT
Quanta QCT provides a comprehensive line of off-the-shelf server, storage and networking solutions to datacenter customers in the United States. Quanta QCT targets midsize and large enterprises, governments and service providers who want the engineering excellence of a global manufacturer of integrated datacenter solutions, but do not require the scale and resources of a full-service ODM. Quanta QCT is headquartered in Fremont, Calif., and its parent company is Quanta Computer, Inc., a $37 billion original design manufacturer.

Quanta QCT is the only company that delivers all of the major components of the datacenter value chain: server, storage and networking equipment design and manufacturing capability in a single, proven resource. Presently, datacenters are built with server, storage and networking equipment from different manufacturers. While the industry has adapted to this inefficiency, QCT now makes it possible for datacenters to work with a single manufacturer to verify that the solution is engineered to deliver their targeted technical and cost performance benchmarks.

Product photos and more information available at www.QuantaQCT.com. (Note: Quanta QCT does not comment on customer relationships unless specifically authorized to do so.)

About Seneca:
For over 30 years, Seneca has met the needs of customers in diverse industries with original and partnered technology solutions. As a leading U.S.-based Custom Computer Manufacturer, Seneca serves the evolving needs of our Business, Gov/Ed, Digital Signage, Digital Security and Surveillance, Digital Health and Digital Broadcast customers nationwide. By establishing the highest standards for our products, we forge long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships that deliver results. Seneca is best known for our rigorously tested Nexlink brand of custom-built desktops, servers, notebooks and storage devices. Our success is built on service and consistent performance at every stage of the extended technology lifecycle. For more information visit http://www.senecadata.com.

About Penguin Computing
For well over a decade Penguin Computing has been dedicated to delivering complete, integrated Enterprise and High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions that are innovative, cost effective, and easy to use. Penguin offers a complete end-to-end portfolio of products and solutions including workstations, rack-mount servers, custom server designs, power efficient rack solutions and turn-key clusters. Penguin also offers the Scyld suite of software products for efficient provisioning and infrastructure monitoring. For users who want to use supercomputing capabilities on-demand and pay as they go, Penguin provides Penguin Computing on Demand (POD), a public HPC cloud that is available instantly and as needed.

Penguin counts some of the world’s most demanding organizations as its customers, including Yelp, Caterpillar, Life Technologies, Dolby, Lockheed Martin and the US Air Force. Penguin Computing is a registered trademark of Penguin Computing, Inc. Penguin Computing on Demand is a pending trademark in the US. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.


Robert Cathey
Cathey.co for Quanta QCT
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