E4 Computer Engineering and AppliedMicro Take X-Gene Processor-Based ARKA Platforms to the Next Level

SUNNYVALE, CA -- Applied Micro Circuits Corporation and E4 Computer Engineering announce the newest generation of the ARKA RK003 platform based on AppliedMicro's X-Gene(R), the industry's only production 64-bit ARM server processor. The new ARKA RK003 platform combines the performance and power-efficiency of the X-Gene 64-bit ARM processor with an upgraded NVIDIA Tesla(R) K40 GPU compute engine and the high performance Mellanox(R) Technologies ConnectX(R)-3 FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand adapter. "The new Tesla K40-based platform not only delivers higher performance, but also increased power efficiency which is a perfect complement to the low power X-Gene processor architecture," said Piero Altoe, vice president, research & innovation, E4 Computer Engineering. "The ARKA RK003 platform delivers leading-edge performance with innovative use of technologies that do not compromise total cost of ownership (TCO)." "The ARKA RK003 is an excellent platform to deliver the benefits of X-Gene processors coupled with GPU accelerated compute in High Performance Computing environments," said John Williams, vice president of marketing at AppliedMicro. "The performance and power-efficiency of X-Gene processors combined with a robust ecosystem of Linux operating systems, libraries, compilers, and applications make it an excellent choice for cost-effective scale-out HPC computing deployments." "The latest ARKA RK003 platform with the performance of FDR 56/Gb/s InfiniBand technology and the power efficiency of X-Gene ARM processors enables a leading solution for both high-performance computing and enterprise environments," said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "This combination of best-in-class technologies ensures not only high performance, but maximized return-on-investment." The new ARKA RK003 platform is available today. For more details, visit: http://www.apm.com. http://www.e4company.com