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Microway’s BioStack-LS™ Named 2011 Best of Show at Bio-IT World for Hardware and Infrastructure
Microway’s BioStack-LS cluster was awarded the prestigious Best of Show award in the IT Hardware & Infrastructure Category at the Bio-IT World Conference - Boston. BioStack-LS™ is a modular extensible GPU based cluster for life sciences research.
The Microway BioStack-LS™
BioStack-LS includes best-in-class Bright Cluster Manager® to simplify administration. Bright’
BioStack-LS incorporates 7 1U GPU Nodes, each with 12 Intel Xeon x86 CPU cores. Nodes include 2 NVIDIA Tesla C2070 GPUs, each with 6GB GDDR5 memory, 448 CUDA cores, and over 1 TFLOP performance. Nodes are connected with Microway’s FasTree™ InfiniBand fabric and employ Microway’
At the conference Microway also displayed a 3D demo of NAMD software running on a WhisperStation-
"Computational biochemistry enables researchers to quickly sort through large databases of biomolecules and drug candidates,"
"Partnering with Microway is truly a winning proposition for us," said Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen, founder of Bright Computing. “The Microway team combines their deep technical knowledge with a keen understanding of how to meet the specific needs of their customers. The Microway BioStack-LS is a good example -- a platform optimized for the unique demands of life sciences."
“Molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry, and bioinformatics applications are particularly well suited for massive parallelism. NVIDIA’s Bio WorkBench ensures these applications are designed to run efficiently on the 448-core Tesla. With speedups exceeding 10x on many applications, scientists can leverage Tesla GPUs to achieve smaller footprints with increased computational power. Microway’s Tesla-based clusters are the ideal foundation for this accelerated research," commented Stephen Fried, Microway's President and CTO.
Microway's Tesla solutions for life sciences are delivered fully integrated with CUDA SDK and Linux or Windows. Clusters offer advanced manageability features that have been refined over years of development and thousands of real-world cluster deployments. A complete product description can be found at: http://www.microway.com/
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Incorporated in 1982, Microway is a major vendor in the High Performance Computing market, designing state-of-the-