Advanced Clustering Technologies Unveils Flexible, High-Density Cluster Solution at SC12

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New Flex solution offers users a way to customize their HPC cluster to fit their exact needs

Advanced Clustering Technologies, Inc., a provider of high-performance computer clusters, is pleased to announce the release of its new Pinnacle Flex high-density cluster configuration. This new product will be on exhibit November 12 through November 15 at SuperComputing '12 in Salt Lake City.

The Flex solution allows users to meet their specific computing needs by mixing and matching server configurations within a 2U enclosure. Users can select either Advanced Clustering's standard half-U-wide, 1U-high nodes or the newest Pinnacle version: a half-U wide, 2U-high node that offers the same dual-processor computing power as the original Pinnacle, but also allows for additional components such as an optional Intel® Xeon PhiTM coprocessor, Nvidia Tesla GPUs and multiple hard drive configurations.

Unlike the similar high-density solutions offered by other manufactures, all Pinnacle models work independently; if one should fail or need to be removed, the other nodes in the same enclosure will keep working, preventing needless downtime. Maintenance of these blades is easily accomplished with tool-less components, and nodes can run outside of their housing for testing and serviceability.

Features of the Pinnacle Flex include: space savings, with up to four times the computing power in the same space as a standard 2U server; flexible support for either Intel® Xeon Phi(TM) coprocessors or Nvidia Tesla GPUs; storage capacity via high-capacity and/or high-performance drives; easy serviceability, since each compute blade is modular, removable and tool-less; high availability, with each blade operating independently with no impact on other nodes; and manageability, with the onboard IPMI/iKVM management engine.

Advanced Clustering will be exhibiting this new product in Booth #2401. For more information about SC12, please visit:

About Advanced Clustering Technologies, Inc.:
Formed and incorporated in 2001, Advanced Clustering Technologies is a premier provider of Apex Computing Clusters, Linux-based Pinnacle servers and Horizon workstations. With its powerful and innovative technology, Advanced Clustering provides solutions for organizations involved in all types of research including biotechnology, chemical modeling, weather forecasting, oil and gas exploration, and visual effects. Through its product lines, Advanced Clustering builds some of the fastest clusters and systems in the world.

Learn more about Advanced Clustering's line of products and services by calling 866-802-8222.

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