HPC Advisory Council adds Magny Cours to test center

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If you are a user of the HPC Advisory Council’s test center, or want to be, you’ll be interested in knowing that they’ve expanded the systems available [PDF] there to include AMD’s latest processor, the Opteron 6100 (codenamed, “Magny Cours”)

HPC Advisory Council logoThe HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that a new compute cluster based on the AMD (NYSE: AMD) OpteronTM 6000 Series platform (code name “Magny Cours”) and Mellanox (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX) ConnectX-2 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapters and IS5000 switches is now available through the Council’s High-Performance Center. The new system enriches the HPC Advisory Council High-Performance Center with the latest CPUs from AMD and CORE-DirectTM MPI collectives offload capability from Mellanox Technologies, allowing Council members to further extend application research, development and best practices to new areas. The new system, located in Sunnyvale, California, provides local and remote access for users.