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ACMA Launches Next-Generation HPC Solutions Optimized for Latest Intel® Xeon® E7 Family

Designed for the Most Critical Business Demands and the World’s Most Complex Computational Challenges

Fremont, CA – April 5, 2011 – ACMA, a leading provider of innovative high performance computing and storage solutions, today announced the next-generation ACMA Helios 4-way and 8-way HPC server solutions are fully optimized for the latest Intel® Xeon® E7 family processors. The server solutions includes extreme core counts and large memory support, providing unprecedented performance and breakthrough power-efficiency across a variety of HPC deployments, including financial, oil and gas, biomedical, research, and government. These highly configurable systems’ unparalleled performance, coupled with its unmatched ability to execute computing processes, help scientists and engineers solve the world's most complex computational challenges.

The powerful next-generation Helios server platforms deliver blazing 2.67GHz performance and turbo boost technology to achieve even faster speeds, with up to 40% performance improvement for data-intensive software applications such as ANSYS, AMBER 11, Jacket and 3ds Max. The server features up to 10 processing cores and 20 threads, eight sockets, memory support for 2TB with Millbrook2, and additional 30MB of L3 cache, providing the muscle to tackle larger, increasingly complex and floating point applications. It incorporates enhanced encryption processes to increase encryption and decryption rates, resulting in faster execution and added protection against software targeted attacks. Boasting enhanced low-power features, Gold-level power supplies, and C6 power-saving mode, Helios server solutions fuel blistering computational performance while outperforming previous generation systems and consuming the same power consumption. The new processors enable up to 95% lower operating costs and an estimated return on investment in as little as eight months. ACMA’s comprehensive line of highly scalable HPC solutions are especially well suited for web serving, virtualization and cloud computing workloads.

“ACMA is helping usher in a new generation of exciting HPC solutions and computing capabilities, in large part due to the exceptional performance capabilities of Intel’s latest advanced processing technology," said Matt Thauberger, Sr. Technical Sales Manager at ACMA. "The leading system-level power efficiency of our next-generation Helios server systems enables us to deliver extraordinary performance-driven solutions that empower customers to scale, adapt and develop as their computing demands evolve."

Latest ACMA Helios server solutions include:

  • Helios HX-1401: The HX-1401 1U 4-Way 3-Drive scalable high performance server features eight of the latest Intel Xeon processor E7 family with 64 cores and 192MB cache in a 5U chassis. It includes 6Gbps SAS2 with hardware RAID onboard and is ideal for enterprise mission-critical applications, datacenters and data farm.
  • Helios HX-4401: The HX-4401 4U 4-way 10-drive tower features Intel Xeon processors, offering extreme performance and is ideal for virtualization, application development and high performance computing.
  • Helios HX-5801: The HX-5801 5U 8-Way 4-GPU 24-Drive supercomputing server features 1,792-GPU cores, 4.12 Teraflops of SP performance and eight Intel Xeon processors E7 family. It is best utilized for ANSYS simulations, computational structural mechanics, and numerical analytics.
  • Helios Xn-5801G: The HX-5801 5U 8-Way 24-drive CPU-based high performance server features high density and hot swappable drive bays with flexible configurations. It is ideal for large-scale virtualization applications, including cloud computing and CAD.

About ACMA

ACMA is the leader in Custom Servers and Storage solutions in North America. ACMA is comprised of two key divisions that deliver customized solutions to a wide array of industries. ACMA's Contract Manufacturing Division provides comprehensive custom manufacturing and logistics services to OEM customers. ACMA's Corporate Solutions Division leads the custom server and storage manufacturing industries in North America, with products ranging from high performance computing clusters, enterprise servers and blades to graphic workstations. For more information on ACMA's new products and solutions, visit www.acma.com .

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