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Wow, this is the first update in a while on the ICC blog. We have been working on several web-based projects that have been keeping us busy, and I would like to highlight some of them (and other news) in this post.

Website and product news

First of all, as you may have noticed, our HPC by ICC section of the site launched earlier this month which describes ICC solutions for high-performance computing clusters. There is an outline of the Platform Computing HPC Suite, an industry-leading cluster management software package, as well as a diagram which explains common cluster components. Our goal is to open up high-performance computing to industries that have been slow to adopt it, even though HPC may save them a lot of money in the long term and help them stay competitive. If you think you could benefit from an upgrade to your IT infrastructure, feel free to contact us for a free consultation.

At SC10, Supermicro unveiled their GPU SuperBlade server modules (SBI-7126TG) that will offer perhaps the highest density CPU-GPU computing power available on the market. A 42U rack, comprised of six 7U blade enclosures – each with ten GPU SuperBlade modules – can carry 120 CPUs and 120 GPUs. For comparison, a rack with 42 standard dual-processor 1U servers would have 84 CPUs and no GPUs. We will have these high-density server products available on our site soon after they are released. Read more about them in the Supermicro press release or on this podcast interview with Tau Leng, GM of Supermicro, by insideHPC.

ICC Newsletter

We have migrated our newsletter subscriptions to a new email newsletter client, MailChimp.com. We will start sending out regular newsletters about new products, general news, industry trends, promotional deals, and industry-specific computing information. We will try our best to make these mailings informative and advantageous to our customers so you can continue to keep your inbox nice and tidy. 

GPU computing sale

Addressing the title of this post: the GPU workstation sale. We are launching our online catalog of workstations soon and would like to offer our customers a special deal: we are discounting our star GPU workstation system (ICC-7046GT-TRF) by $700. Read more information about the various applications of this high-performance work and laboratory solution, or go to the ICC 7046GT-TRF GPU-Ready Workstation product page. Here are the specs for the system:

  • 4U ICC tower workstation chassis
  • 2x Intel® Xeon® E5620 quad-core processors
  • 12GB DDR3 1333/1066/800MHz ECC Registered memory – 6 DIMMs
  • 7 PCIe expansion slots
  • 2x 2TB 3.5″ Western Digital™ SATA drives
  • DVD-RW (SATA) drive
  • 1400W Gold-level redundant power supply
  • Supports up to 4 double-width NVIDIA® Tesla™ or Fermi™ GPUs
  • Assembly and a 24-hour burn-in test
  • 1 Year Standard ICC Warranty