Aspen Systems, a leader in the custom design, manufacture and service of Linux®-based supercomputing clusters and a wide array of additional high performance computing (HPC) solutions, introduces a new high-end server solution in a 1U form factor that is optimized for HPC, large databases, clusters and storage.
Aspen Systems’ Glacier Itanium® 2 1U server solution includes the most refined 1U Itanium 2 serverboard in a standard extended ATX form factor: Supermicro’s SUPER i2DML-8G2, and the equally impressive SC813S-500 chassis, specially optimized for Itanium 2-based solutions. The newly designed 1U SuperServer 6113L-8 from Supermicro not only supports more hard drives and memory but also features a unique state-of-the-art cooling solution.
“Aspen Systems’ Glacier Itanium 2 1U server solution, the SuperServer 6113L-8 from Supermicro, is the world’s first viable 1U Itanium 2 platform to meet the ever-growing demands of the HPC server market,” stated Charles Liang, CEO of Supermicro.
“Due to Intel’s recent decision to lower Itanium pricing, we can now provide the Glacier Itanium 2 1U server solution at a Xeon™ server price point, which will lead to wide adoption of this true 64-bit platform,” said Tom Leinberger, VP of Sales at Aspen Systems.
SUPER SERVER 6113L-8
Based on the E8870 chipset, the SuperServer 6113L-8 has been optimized for dual Itanium 2 processors up to 1.5GHz with 6MB L3 cache (6.4GB/s system bus speed) in a 1U rackmount form factor. It features one P64H2 bridge controller and support for one 64-bit-133 MHz PCI-X slot and 4 SCSI or SATA drives in a 1U configuration. The 2U system will support up to three 64-bit-133 MHz PCI-X slots and 6 SCSI or SATA drives. The serverboard also offers support for up to 16 GB of regular DDR SDRAM in eight DIMM slots and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports for excellent networking capabilities. One scalable node controller and four memory repeater hubs are also included. In addition, the i2DML-8G2 features an onboard dual-channel Ultra320 SCSI controller, making it an ideal choice for technical computing and front-end enterprise applications. For more information about the SuperServer 6113L-8, visit Supermicro’s Web site at: