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Tyan Announces Typhoon PSC Personal Supercomputer For MS Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003

Hewlett-Packard Introduces New NVIDIA Quadro FX Based Workstations

Cray To Deliver New Supercomputer

Tyan Announces Typhoon PSC Personal Supercomputer For MS Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003

Tyan Computer announced a strategic relationship with Microsoft to deliver the Typhoon PSC Personal Supercomputing platform using Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003.

Designed for offices and laboratories, Tyan's Typhoon PSC (70 GFLOPs) is a high-performance productivity tool for individual engineers, scientists, financial and creative professionals that need high-performance computing without the hassle of a shared resource. The Typhoon product line provides supercomputing performance while maintaining efficient power use and quite operation, allowing them to be used comfortably in enterprise and research environments.

Typhoon PSC Features:

  • 70 GFLOPs peak performance
  • At 1400 Watts max, plugs into standard wall outlet
  • Small and Mobile Sits next to or under a desk (14" x 12.6" x 26.7")
  • Operation noise less than 47dB
  • Supports for up to 4 nodes with single or dual core AMD Opteron 200 processors
  • Up to 64GB - DDR400/333 Registered memory (AMD Opteron-based system)
  • 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports integrated for network expansion options
  • Up to 4 x Serial ATA HDD devices supported
  • 4 built-in EPS12V 350W power supplies with PFC

    The Typhoon PSC starts under $10,000 USD and is currently available.

    Source: Tyan Computer

    Hewlett-Packard Introduces New NVIDIA Quadro FX Based Workstations

    NVIDIA announced that NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics solutions with High-Precision Dynamic Range (HPDR) technology and refined vertex and pixel programmability for advanced graphics are now being integrated into newest mobile and desktop workstations from companies such as Hewlett-Packard.

    These solutions include:

    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 Up to 33.6GB/sec. memory bandwidth, 512MB GDDR2 frame buffer memory, 256-bit memory interface and support for 2 ultra-high resolution (3840 x 2400) digital panels
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500 A standard high-end configuration for major OEMs and enterprise customers
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 The first mid-range solution to offer high performance coupled with two dual-link DVI connectors, 256MB GDDR3 frame buffer memory and HD video output
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 560 Dual-link DVI, fast DDR3 128MB graphics memory and HD video output

    The HP Compaq nw9440 mobile workstation comes standard with NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M graphics with 256MB of GDDR III video memory. In addition, the latest desktop solutions the HP xw6400 and HP xw8400 workstations will offer NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500, NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 and the NVIDIA Quadro FX 560 solutions announced in April 2006.


    Cray To Deliver New Supercomputer

    Cray announced that the company's next-generation vector high-performance computing system is scheduled for general availability in the second half of 2007. Code-named "BlackWidow," the new system is part of an evolving heterogeneous processing capability that is the centerpiece of Cray's Adaptive Supercomputing vision.

    A follow-on to current Cray vector supercomputers, BlackWidow will achieve superior sustained application performance with faster clock speeds, higher bandwidth and greater scalability. Applications developed for the Cray X1E system and its predecessor, the Cray X1 system, will port easily to BlackWidow. Vector processing enables breakthrough research in areas such as advanced aircraft design, weather forecasting and climate modeling, internal combustion simulation, structural and fluid analysis and plasma energy.

    BlackWidow and Cray XT3-class supercomputers will use a new scalable infrastructure, called "Rainier" (the initial phase of Cray's Adaptive Supercomputing vision), which provides common input/output processing and system services. This will give customers a way to combine best-in-class vector and scalar processing power in a more economical and flexible package, avoiding the administrative costs and complexities of having to install and manage separate systems.

    "Building on the success of the Cray X1E system, the new BlackWidow supercomputer will give scientists and engineers a powerful computational tool that offers dramatically improved price/performance and enhanced capabilities designed to solve complex problems that are beyond the abilities of cluster systems using commodity processors," said Peter Ungaro, Cray's president and CEO. "The tightly integrated design will allow customers to configure an optimal mix of vector and scalar computing resources in a single supercomputer running the familiar Linux operating system. This will also give our Cray XT3 customers the opportunity to add high-bandwidth, vector capability in small, cost-effective increments."

    Source: Cray

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