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First public demonstration of a high-density server running an application on eight Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors
Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) November 13, 2012
Colfax International, a leader in high performance computing (HPC) solutions, today announced that it is showcasing the CXP9000 at SC12, giving the public its first hands-on look at the future of highly-parallel computing. It is the world’s first server featuring up to 8 Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors complemented by the industry-leading performance and energy-efficiency of the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family. The CXP9000 supports up to 16 CPU cores and 480 coprocessing cores with nearly 8 Teraflops of peak double precision performance in a single 4U system.
The CXP9000 represents a huge step forward in many-core computing due to Colfax's enhanced engineering techniques. It is well suited for computationally intensive challenges in HPC and enterprise segments such as oil exploration, scientific research, financial analyses, and climate simulation, among many others.
Key features of the CXP9000 include:
"Colfax has consistently been first to market with innovative solutions that maximize performance for our customers in high performance computing (HPC) and enterprise segments," said Gautam Shah, CEO, Colfax International. "Thanks to our close relationship with Intel and engagement in the early testing program, Colfax is uniquely qualified and positioned to provide a complete portfolio of products to support the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor."
“The new Intel® Xeon Phi™ products are changing the face of the HPC industry with ground breaking performance and programmability,” stated Raj Hazra, VP GM, Intel Technical Computing Group. “Customers needing power efficient and dense computation will relish a solution with 8 Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors per node like Colfax’s new CXP9000 being shown at SC12.”
Additionally Colfax will be demonstrating the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor based developer workstation. In conjunction with top-of-the line Intel-based hardware, the Colfax Developer Workstation features comprehensive Intel software development suites - Parallel Studio XE or Cluster Studio XE. These software suites include compilers, mathematics libraries, parallelization support, performance tuning and debugging utilities, documentation, — all developed and optimized specifically for Intel processors and coprocessors. Using this tightly integrated hardware and software solution, developers will be able to design applications for clusters and personal computers, utilizing performance-critical innovations, including multi-core parallelism, many-core coprocessors, new vector instruction sets such as AVX, data transport via PCI Express v3.0 and MPI over 10 Gb network.
Key features of the Colfax Developer Workstation SXD7400 series include:
Exhibits at the show include Colfax’s wide range of Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Product Family and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor based platforms:
Visit Colfax booth #2409 to view demos and learn more.
Colfax is taking preorders today and will ship the systems on January 28th with the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor 5110P. For more information, please visit http://www.colfax-intl.com/xeonphi
About Colfax International
Colfax International is a global provider of customized workstations, servers, clusters, storage and personal supercomputing solutions. Founded in 1987, Colfax International is based in Sunnyvale, California and is privately held. For more information, please visit http://www.colfax-intl.com.
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Colfax International Public Relations
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