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Silicon Mechanics Newsletter - July 11, 2008
Introducing Rackform iServ R259 and nServ A259

The Rackform 259 model is a power-packed 1U server with 8 energy-efficient 2.5" SAS drives and redundant power supplies. The iServ R259 is available with Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors, and the nServ A259 is available with Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors. Each model is also available with dual-core CPUs.

Ubuntu? Yes!

Silicon Mechanics is pleased to announce that we now have an Ubuntu Linux offering. The available version of the popular Open Source Linux distribution is the 8.04 LTS server edition, in 32- and 64-bit versions. The operating system comes preloaded for those who include it in their server configurations.

Power Calculator Featured in Accelerate Magazine

"Go to the Silicon Mechanics Web site, and you can gain a first-hand appreciation of how powerful—and useful—the calculator is," recommends the recent press coverage. We've been proud of our interactive Power Calculator since we launched it last year, and we're gratified to see others in the industry spotlighting the tool, in this case the AMD publication Accelerate (see page 12 in the PDF). If you need to factor voltage, amperage, low line current, high line current, and BTUs per hour into your purchase decisions, our power calculator will be indispensible.

Silicon Mechanics Cited in HPC Cluster Success Story

In a case study recently posted by Microsoft, Silicon Mechanics was highlighted as the hardware provider for a Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 HPC cluster implemented by the Daggett Research Group at the University of Washington Department of Bioengineering. The Daggett Research Group employs computational science to study the behavior of proteins at the molecular level, and the Group reports outstanding results. See the case study for the details on the hardware and other specifications.

Hyperform Clusters

High Performance Computing at Silicon Mechanics has taken another step forward with the launch of Hyperform Clusters, an expansion and consolidation of our HPC hardware offerings. The newest addition to the Hyperform family is Hyperform ICR, an Intel Cluster Ready certified cluster. The Hyperform ICR cluster configuration is presented in our online cluster configuration tool, which means you can interactively create the configuration best suited to your HPC cluster requirements, using the certified Hyperform ICR cluster as your starting point.

ICR Proof Point Video

Silicon Mechanics also recently completed a Proof Point activity in conjunction with the Intel Cluster Ready Program, which successfully demonstrated that seven separate ISV applications could be successively loaded onto this one cluster, and run successfully. See video coverage of the Proof Point Activities.

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Upcoming Trade Show

August 5-7, 2008
The Moscone Center
San Francisco, CA

For a complete listing of scheduled trade show appearances and other events, please visit our Events page.

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