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March 2012




   March 2012       




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NOW SHIPPING: The new Intel Xeon E5 (SandyBridge) systems!



altWe are excited to update our cluster eco-system by announcing several new server models designedalt for the recently released Intel Xeon E5 (SandyBridge) processors. These new models include Advanced Clustering's exclusive half-width blade, a 2U server and a 3U server, all designed to showcase the E5 processors' state-of-the-art performance capabilities.


In comparison to our previous generation Intel's 5600-series systems, our new SandyBridge E5 systems provide:

  • 50% more cores -- for a total of 16 cores per dual-processor system
  • 100% more floating point operations per second -- 8 FLOPs per cycle vs. 4
  • 80% more memory bandwidth -- 1600MHz quad-channel DDR3 memory support
  • 330% more PCI-e bus bandwidth -- 8.0GT/s on 80x PCI-e Gen 3.0 lanes, perfect for FDR (56Gb/s) InfiniBand
Find out more about our new Xeon E5 systems:

Purchase one of these new systems by the end of April and mention this email to receive FREE SHIPPING on your entire order!


Going to the American Chemical Society Conference in San Diego?


We will be exhibiting at the American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition later this month. The conference runs March 25 through March 29, and our booth will be open from the start of the conference through Tuesday the 27th.


If you need free expo tickets, please let us know at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We would love to see you there!


For more information on the conference, check out http://www.acs.org.



Also available: the AMD 6200-series CPUs


We're also excited to be shipping clusters based on the recently-released AMD 6200-series Opteron "Interlagos" processors. This new processor family includes 8-, 12- and even 16-core processors, perfect for applications that require a high core count.


No matter which processor you choose, rest assured knowing that our technicians are highly knowledgeable about all HPC components and will ensure that every system we sell delivers the best possible performance for your needs.


Find out more at advancedclustering.com/6200.



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