The LC3000 cluster, based on AMDs Opteron, can support 16 to 128 DL145 slaves nodes and a DL380 master node.
Each node can have a pair of AMD Opteron 2.2GHz processors and a max of 16GB of memory. Customer a has choice of 10/100 Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet or Myrinet 2000 interconnect. Form factor is 1U. The pricing for a 32 node starts at around $68K.
If you're an HP Direct customer you may be able to get a 5-18% discount.
The LC series supports over 100 different configurations and their customers will be able to choose optional factory-installed and tested software packages. Back it up with open source software support only a call/email away and you have a winner.
HP is targeting the following industries with the LC 3000 series:
Electrical Design Automation
Vizualization and Rendering
Life and Materials Science
Petroleum Engineering and Geo Science
Financial and Insurance Modeling
Basic Science and Research
Want to request a quote for one of these babies? Email me your voice number and I'll have someone contact you.
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