ClearSpeed announces 1 TFLOP in 1U

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SC07: As we mentioned would happen back in September, ClearSpeed has announced its ClearSpeed Accelerated Terascale System (CATS), 1 TeraFLOP in 1U

This small format system, taking up just 1U in a standard server rack, delivers up to one TeraFLOP of performance, achieving the world’s highest ever compute density to date.

At the conference, ClearSpeed is demonstrating 12 CATS, each connected to an HP Proliant DL360 capable of delivering more than 11 TeraFLOPS double precision performance in a single rack and achieving new science conducted by Bristol University on the Influenza Virus. CATS are expected to halve the cost of modeling for scientific research at the molecular level, helping to broaden areas of new science. Later versions of CATS are intended to expand this impact even further.

The demonstration of CATS with HP coincides with ClearSpeed and HP announcements that ClearSpeed’s Advance e620 accelerator cards have been adopted as a key feature of HP’s HPC Accelerator Program. ClearSpeed’s cards are the only accelerator technology approved for HP BladeSystem servers.