Seneca Launches the A24 Series Node for Accelerated High Performance Computing

Supports 4 Intel® Xeon® Phi™ coprocessors or NVIDIA® Tesla™ GPUs in a 2U chassis

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A24 Series HPC Compute Node

“As one of the first companies to deploy a cluster incorporating Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors and NVIDIA Tesla GPUs Seneca has seen firsthand and can attest to the power of accelerator technology," said Mike Smith VP Engineering and Technology, Seneca.

Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) March 30, 2013

Seneca®, a leading designer and manufacturer of cutting edge High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster solutions, today announced the availability of the A24 Series HPC compute node, designed to scale to the evolving needs of small departmental research clusters as well as high density national laboratories. The A24 Series HPC Cluster offers unparalleled flexibility and density in a 2u form factor including:

  •     Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600
  •     Four PCI-E x16 slots in a 2U server platform, allowing the deployment of up to four Intel® Xeon® Phi™ coprocessors or four NVIDIA® Tesla™ GPUs
  •     Integrated sSingle Pport Mellanox ConnectX-3 FDR InfiniBand with QFSP interface
  •     Active or passive fans

The A24 platform is the first HPC product from Seneca to offer the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor which gives scientists extra processing power in a PCI-card form factor, for massively parallel HPC jobs. These cards, based on the Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) Architecture, boast over 1,000 Double Precision GFLOPs from over 50 Xeon cores, running at over 1.0 GHz.

“Accelerated computing is the future of HPC,” said Mike Smith VP Engineering & Technology, for Seneca. “As one of the first companies to deploy a cluster incorporating both Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors and NVIDIA Tesla GPUs Seneca has seen firsthand and can attest to the power of accelerator technology. We are excited to work with our HPC customers and ecosystem to bring this technology to its fullest potential.”

For additional information about the A24 Series HPC node contact Seneca at (800) 227-3432 or visit the A24 series node product page.

About Seneca:
Seneca is a leading U.S.-based custom computer manufacturer and value added distributor with over 30 years of experience and a trans-national reach. With a partner ecosystem of global leaders in technology, logistics and financial services, a passion for engineering, and a commitment to the total technology lifecycle, Seneca creates solutions that simplify technology for business, education, healthcare, digital signage, digital security and surveillance, digital broadcast, and high performance computing customers around the world. Our engineering expertise is evident in our Nexlink® brand of custom-built computers and xVault™ storage platforms, along with compute appliances for digital signage and digital broadcast, as well as record setting HPC builds.

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A24 Series Spec Sheet