Hey kids, we’ve got a scoop on some news that won’t hit the wire until Monday.
Appro is about to announce the Xtreme-X1, part of its new Xtreme-X Supercomputer Series.
The Appro Xtreme-X1 offers a high value and attractive price/performance package with a significantly reduced TCO for HPC IT organizations. It features a reliable and scalable architecture with 128 nodes/512 Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors and 6TF of computing power in a single 42U equipment rack. It offers 4TB of memory, hot-swappable blades, redundant cooling fans, and efficient “Power-Factor-Corrected” power supplies. Appro’s Xtreme-X1 Supercomputer also features a new Directed Airflow cooling configuration designed to reduce datacenter floor space by 30% while maximizing power and cooling efficiency. In addition, it features redundant (Dual Rail) Infiniband connections with low latency Mellanox ConnectX host channel adapters as well as Ethernet management fabric and network switches with all critical components being easily accessible, hot-swappable, and redundant for reliability and serviceability. The Appro Xtreme-X1 Supercomputer is ideal for demanding applications that require higher reliability and better system management in HPC.
The Xtreme-X1 will be available in December 2007 with configurations starting at 128 nodes, Dual or Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors per rack cabinet. The company expects to launch an Opteron version in the first half of 2008.