Kent, OH August 18th, 2004 -- Rocketcalc
announced today the Saturn
series personal cluster computer with AMD Opteron
processors. Available with four or eight processors, 8 Gbps total network
bandwidth, and up to 64 GB total RAM, Saturn brings impressive computing
power to the desktop in a sleek, compact 12x14x23 in. enclosure.
Saturn combines the proven performance of the 64-bit Opteron processor
architecture with easy-to-use cluster management software including
Ganglia and Rocketcalc's Houston. Saturn's ease of use, compact size
and quiet operation are well suited to office, classroom and lab use.
- Saturn Unicluster™ turnkey systems:
Out of the box, ready-to-run
GNU/Linux clusters with SuSE™ Linux and a wide selection of available
pre-configured popular HPC software.
- Saturn-V compact visualization systems: Including accelerated NVIDIA®
2D and 3D
graphics capable of driving tiled 7 megapixel displays and
projection systems, and pre-configured distributed multi-headed X (DMX).
Systems can be used as building blocks to drive even larger displays.
"Saturn expands our personal cluster line with a 64-bit architecture that
exhibits a very high performance/price ratio. Saturn continues Rocketcalc's
tradition of providing cluster systems that fit where
bulky, noisy rack-mount systems do not,"
said Dr. Bryan Lewis, general manager at Rocketcalc.
Rocketcalc Saturn systems are available starting at under $5,500.
For additional specifications and ordering information, please visit
Contact Rocketcalc for information on additional configurations,
availability and pricing.
About the AMD Opteron™ Processor
The world's first 32-bit and 64-bit processor compatible with the x86
architecture, the AMD Opteron processor is based on AMD64 technology with
Direct Connect Architecture. Direct Connect Architecture helps eliminate
the bottlenecks inherent in a front-side bus by directly connecting the
processors, the memory controller and the I/O to the central processor unit
to enable improved overall system performance and efficiency.
Formed by Bryan Lewis and Sami Mkaddem in 2001 in Kent, Ohio,
Rocketcalc produces remarkably compact
and easy-to-manage cluster computers and software for high-performance
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