Appro Announces Xtreme-X Supercomputer with Intel, AMD Processors

Supercomputing solutions provider Appro has revealed its next generation Xtreme-X Supercomputer which will be based on upcoming processors from Intel and AMD.

The company informed that the supercomputer will be powered by AMD "Interlagos" processor and the Future Intel Xeon processor E5 Family. Appro plans to demonstrate the system at the upcoming SC11 conference in Seattle to be held between November 14 and November 17.

Appro informed that the supercomputer will come with support for 2 and 4 socket platform in Intel's Xeon processor E5 Family, which will be based on the Many Integrated Core' (MIC) platform.

The company said that it is also going to provide a CPU/GPU combination in the supercomputer through the Nvidia Tesla computing. Xtreme-X will also come with Fat Tree or 3D Torus for network configuration and will be integrated with the Appro HPC Software Stack

"The Appro Next Generation Xtreme-X Supercomputer is designed to address critical HPC workloads in the HPC market which is growing by over 7% a year," said Earl Joseph, HPC program vice president, IDC.

"Appro aims its product design to address critical customer requirements including system optimization; cutting-edge technologies; enhanced system management; cooling technologies and the all-important price/performance to support medium to large-scale cluster environments," he added.