Appro International, Inc.
Servers to Support AMD's Next-Generation Server Platform,
6100 Series Processor to provide a
New Option for HPC Innovation
Milpitas, CA -- 11/12/2009 - (Virtual Press Office)
– Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of supercomputing
solutions, today announces that it will support AMD's upcoming server
platform, currently codenamed "Maranello," which is scheduled for
availability in Q1 2010. AMD's upcoming server platform is expected
to fit within the new G34 socket and feature the eight- and twelve-core
AMD Opteron™ 6100 Series processor variant currently codenamed "Magny-Cours".
Appro plans to showcase a technology sample of this new platform at
the Supercomputing show in Portland, OR, booth # 1200, November 17-19,
Appro expects to refresh its
dual and quad-socket performance optimized and power-efficient supercomputing
building block server lines based on the next-generation "Maranello"
platform. Appro expects that its Hyper™ Cluster Series based on these
new server platforms will offer the latest optimized technologies for
HPC such as DDR3, quad 16-bit HyperTransport™ 3 technology links with
up to 6.4 GT/s per link, and the AMD SR56x0 chipset with AMD-Vi technology
and PCIe® Gen 2.
"Appro is proud to collaborate
with AMD for the upcoming AMD Opteron 6100 Series processor-based server
clusters solutions," John Lee, VP of Advanced Technology Solutions
of Appro. "Working together, Appro and AMD provide industry-leading
performance-per-watt capabilities to meet the demands of our High-Performance
"AMD and Appro have a commitment
to delivering HPC solutions to customers that address both performance
and energy efficiency, while continuing to push the envelope on scalability
for critical workloads," said Patrick Patla, vice president and general
manager, Server/Workstation and Embedded division, AMD (NYSE: AMD).
"AMD's next-generation server technology is not only expected to
deliver outstanding eight- and twelve-core performance, but also to
adapt to evolving market demands. New enhancements, in addition to the
inherent architectural advantages of the AMD Opteron processor, deliver
advanced memory bandwidth and performance-per-watt, and allow customers
to tackle important high performance computing applications with efficiency."
Appro is a leading developer of supercomputing solutions. Appro
is uniquely positioned to support High Performance Computing markets
focusing on small to large-scale deployments where lowest total cost
of ownership is a primary consideration. Appro accelerates technical
applications and business results through outstanding price/performance,
balanced architecture, open standards and engineering expertise. Appro
headquarters is in Milpitas, CA with offices in Korea and Houston, TX.
To learn more go to http://www.appro.com