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says deliver drastic savings in energy consumption. Teir revolutionary technology brings cooling to the heart of the blades and makes it possible to use warm water for cooling, while the systems remain easy to maintain.

Convey Computer (#2001) will be introducing a new platform that accelerates high- performance

analytics applications. Based on a new Scalable Treaded Architecture (STA), the platform directly addresses performance limitations found in today’s commodity systems. STA leverages Convey’s hybrid-core, reconfigurable compute elements, a highly parallel memory subsystem and an industry-standard development environment to provide dramatically increased performance of big data analytics applications. STA supports extreme multi-threading,

allowing parallelisation that efficiently spans thousands or tens of thousands of threads. Te high degree of parallelisation is supported by a new, automatic hardware-based thread scheduling mechanism that reduces overhead and further increases performance. Convey Computer breaks power,

performance and programmability barriers with the world’s first hybrid-core computer – a system that marries the low cost and simple programming model of a commodity system with the performance of customised hardware architecture.

Extoll (#474) is a developer and vendor of high-performance computing network technology that realises

direct networks, with each node having up to six neighbours. At SC’12, the company will showcase its in-house developments, such as a nine-node system equipped with Extoll network cards, a direct GPU-GPU communication between another two nodes and a 12 times high-density Active Optical Cable (AOC). Te latter is appearing for the first time. In addition to observing live demonstrations, attendees will be able to obtain further information at the Exhibitor Forum Talk on 14 November at 15:30 local time. Tere will be the opportunity to register as early adopter or to participate in a lottery drawing with the chance of winning computing time on an Extoll cluster.

Eurotech (#1909), an HPC manufacturer and solutions provider, and leading embedded electronics company, will introduce Tigon, the new hybrid supercomputer of the Aurora family. In the configuration presented at SC’12, Tigon will use Nvidia GPUs and Intel Xeon E5 series processors to get to a peak performance of 300 Tflops per rack with 120kW of peak power. Te Tigon rack and nodes with the hot water cooling plate and a demo system showing the Aurora HPC 10-10 supercomputer architecture and liquid cooling will all be on display on the company’s booth. In addition, there will be the presentation of the DEEP architecture, based on the concept of ‘booster’, a cluster of accelerators, as well as an introduction to the Eurotech cloud computing solutions.

A broad range of solutions for supercomputing will be on display from the Intel Server Products Division

(#2601 and #2511) at SC’12. In addition to presenting its family of high density half-width and full-width boards and systems for the Intel Xeon E5 Processor – products that featured in the top 30 of the latest Top500 (www.top500. org) list – Intel will unveil its new four socket boards and systems (S4600LH) for the Intel Xeon E5-4600 processor. Te company’s server boards, systems, chassis and RAID solutions are designed, manufactured and tested to meet the highest quality standards, and along with its technology provider partners, Intel is committed to delivering an unmatched customer experience.

Tis year marks the 8th time that The MathWorks (#2009) has exhibited at the US Supercomputing show. In addition to running demonstrations of Matlab GPU computing capabilities, the company will show several Matlab toolboxes, covering a variety of application areas that now incorporate GPU- enabled algorithms. Experts will be available to answer questions and show users how to use

the GPU-enabled toolboxes to accelerate their Matlab code with only minor modifications. Te MathWorks will also explain how users can harness cloud computing resources available from Amazon EC2 for running computationally intensive Matlab programs and Simulink simulations. Demonstrations will illustrate how to launch computations from Matlab sessions and scale up, on-demand, to a large number computers available through EC2.

Mellanox Technologies (#1531) will be showcasing, along with its partners and customers, Connect- IB, the industry’s only adapter card with

>100Gb/s throughput on a single device, as well as the full line of end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40GbE interconnect solutions. Along with several live demonstrations, attendees can come every half hour to the booth to hear presentations where they can learn from leading server and storage OEMs, ISVs, end-users and academia, who will provide insight into the benefits and performance and scalability improvements when using low-latency FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40GbE interconnect solutions.

The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) (#2431) delivers trusted numerical computing soſtware and HPC services. NAG experts work closely with researchers in academia and industry to create powerful, accurate and flexible soſtware which is relied upon by tens


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