Newsletter: Sept 2014


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Now shipping: Pinnacle servers with Intel's new E5-2600 v3 "Haswell" CPUs

All of our products — including the Pinnacle Flex cluster nodesservers and workstations — are now available with Intel's recently released E5-2600 v3 "Haswell" processors. To celebrate the launch of these powerful systems, we're showing them off on our newly revamped website

Our new Haswell-based systems feature:

  • Up to 18x cores per processor, meaning that 72 cores can fit in just 2U of space
  • Speedy 2133MHz DDR4 memory
  • Up to 25% more memory bandwidth and 20% faster intra-processor communications than previous-generation processors
  • Turbo Boost 2.0, which enables the CPUs to run at higher-than-marked speeds
  • Twice the floating point performance of systems based on previous-generation CPUs
  • Energy efficiency, with independent core and un-core frequency scaling to reduce power consumption

To find out even more, visit our new website or send us an email. We'll be happy to answer all your questions and provide a quote or two.

Come visit us today at the Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium 2014

If you're attending this year's Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium, or even if you're just in the area, we'd love for you to stop by and see us! This free event, located on the campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, is open to anyone interested in high performance computing.

Jim Paugh, Advanced Clustering's Director of Sales & Marketing, speaks with attendees of this year's Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium at the University of Oklahoma

We've attended this conference for the past 11 years and are proud to say that we're its longest supporter. We always look forward to visiting with our current customers, meeting new ones and participating in the many discussions of the uses, improvements and future of supercomputing.

More information about this event is located at the symposium's website, or feel free to contact us directly. We hope to see you soon!

Tech tip: Use act_locate to identify a node

Most Advanced Clustering chassis are equipped with a large locater LED on the front that can be used to easily identify a node when it's turned on. If you're remotely attempting to notify a technician as to which compute node needs work, you can simply run the following command from your head node:

$ act_locate -n <hostname> on

When the node has been located, you can turn it back off by running:

$ act_locate -n <hostname> off 

If you'd like more information about the act_locate utility or have other technical questions, our support staff is on-hand and ready to help!

Floor tickets available for SC14 attendees

SC14, the preeminent event for the HPC community, will take place from Nov. 16-21 at the Morial Convention Center in downtown New Orleans. Various workshops, tutorials, panels and formal talks will feature such topics as equipment troubleshooting, energy reduction strategies, scientific applications and GPU programming. 

If you're planning to attend, please contact us for free exhibition hall tickets. We'll be located in booth #2932 and look forward to seeing you there!


Advanced Clustering Technologies