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Silicon Mechanics Newsletter - July 22, 2010

The NVIDIA® Tesla™ GPU Test Drive from Silicon Mechanics

Have you been wanting a chance to try out the power of GPUs? This may just be the opportunity you've been looking for!

Who: AMBER, GROMACS, and NAMD users
What: Your opportunity to simulate your molecule file using a Silicon Mechanics personal supercomputer powered by NVIDIA Tesla GPUs.
When: This is a limited time program. Register for your dedicated testing time today.
Why: This is your chance to benchmark your data's performance with a GPU Test Drive.
No obligation. No strings. No charge.

Questions? Email or call 866.352.1173.

If you are with an accredited university, through the end of July you qualify for a 25% discount on Tesla GPUs.

Silicon Mechanics Nominated for Linux Journal Readers' Choice Award

Silicon Mechanics is proud to announce that we have once again been nominated for a Linux Journal Readers' Choice Award in the category of "Best Linux Server Vendor". Awards span thirty-six categories, including everything from Favorite Web Browser to Favorite Linux Game.

Linux Journal is a premier Linux publication, keeping its readers informed about Linux users and the open source community. All awards are voted on by readers.

"This is a tremendous honor for Silicon Mechanics. The acknowledgement from the Linux community reflects the hard work and dedication of every 'Expert Included' at Silicon Mechanics," said Eva Cherry, president of the company.

Voting began Friday, June 18, and will continue through Friday, August 20. Please come and show your support for Silicon Mechanics by voting at awards-survey.

Silicon Mechanics on Facebook

Silicon Mechanics has a Facebook page, and you can find it at We're posting product launch information, event announcements and updates, photos from trade shows, and happenings around our Bothell headquarters. Become a fan of Silicon Mechanics on Facebook!

Newest Servers and Storage from Silicon Mechanics

We have a host of new and refreshed products based on the recent releases of the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 Series (formerly codenamed "Westmere-EP"), the Intel® Xeon® Processor 7500 Series (formerly codenamed "Nehalem-EX"), the AMD Opteron™ 6100 Processor (formerly codenamed "Magny-Cours"), and the NVIDIA® Tesla™ 20-Series GPUs (featuring the new Fermi architecture).

Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 Series (formerly codenamed "Westmere-EP")
The new Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 offers true 6-core CPUs, up to 12 threads, and up to 12MB L3 cache. Quad-core processors with up to 8 threads and 12MB of cache are also available in the 5600 series.
Intel® Xeon® Processor 7500 Series CPUs (formerly codenamed "Nehalem-EX")
With up to 8 cores, 16 threads, 24MB of shared cache, and RAS engineered in at every level, the new Intel® Xeon® Processor 7500 Series is designed for the most demanding applications and large-scale consolidations.
AMD Opteron™ 6100 Series Processor (formerly codenamed "Magny-Cours")
The new AMD Opteron 6100 Series processors offer 8- and 12-core processors with up to 12MB of L3 cache per socket. This is a server platform you can count on as workloads become increasingly complex and demanding.
NVIDIA® Tesla™ 20 Series (Fermi) GPUs
Based on the next-generation CUDA architecture (codenamed "Fermi"), the Tesla 20-series GPU Computing Solutions feature up to 8x double precision performance, more parallel processing capabilities, ECC implementation, and the NVIDIA GigaThread engine. This innovative technology quickly and accurately delivers results for HPC applications. New and updated NVIDIA Tesla 20-Series products include:

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