VIA EPIA EN-Powered Ainkaboot Octimod Cluster Makes HPC Scalable and Affordable
Energy efficient, ultra compact modular design provides high density parallel and supercomputing units that can grow with your organization
Taipei, Taiwan, 19th February 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that Ainkaboot, a London-based company designing cluster servers for high performance computing (HPC) and high availability computing, is shipping the first ultra compact Octimod MPC7-1500 cluster modules powered by VIA EPIA EN15000 mainboards.
Based on the Beowulf concept of providing HPC using off-the-shelf hardware, Octimod is a power-efficient, modular approach to parallel computing, database replication, batch processing and supercomputing for small, medium and large scale companies, academic institutions, government agencies and research facilities. Its high performance computing services include rapid financial simulations for the banking sector, 3D modeling for the special FX industry and software code compiling and testing, as well as high availability and load balancing for web and database serving or file system clustering.
Each Octimod MPC7-1500 processing module contains a VIA EPIA EN15000, with Octimod's 4U units geared for flexible configuration of processing and storage modules, with up to four Serial ATA hard drive RAID modules, while at 300mm, half the depth of standard cabinets, data center managers can double their unit density. The dedicated cluster operating system KlustOS enables Octimod to take advantage of hardware features such as the VIA PadLock Security Engine integrated into VIA C7 processors, using the dual quantum-based RNGs and Montgomery Multiplier for speedy encryption/decryption in financial and other applications. READ MORE...