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Boston Limited Unveil Their Revolutionary Second Generation SuperFlex Blade™ Appliance at EAGE 2011; with Over 10,000 Compute Cores


Vienna, Austria, May 26, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Boston Limited, now in its 20th year as a distribution partner for Super Micro Computer Inc, are proud to unveil their latest range of solutions optimized for the Oil and Gas arena at EAGE 2011 - visit Boston at Stand 1110.

Boston will be showcasing liquid cooled performance enhanced workstations, high availability Igloo Storage solutions and their revolutionary SuperFlex Blade™ which supports 20 of NVIDIA Tesla M2090 GPU accelerators coupled with Intel’s most recent generation of Xeon® processors for unprecedented processing density, compute power and bandwidth.

Designed in partnership with industry leader Supermicro, Boston’s most recent generation of their SuperFlex 7U processing appliance brings to the industry a new dimension of energy efficient hybrid parallel compute processing power for technical and enterprise computing. Powered by NVIDIA Tesla M2090 GPU compute accelerators Boston SuperFlex Blade™ platforms have fast earned a reputation for being some of the world’s fastest CPU to GPU configurations available today. With an extraordinary 10,240 GPU processing cores, 120x Intel Xeon CPU cores and a phenomenal 1.93TB of memory all within a single appliance, Boston’s SuperFlex appliance provides up to an astounding 26+ TeraFlops of hybrid computational performance.

To put these figures into perspective even further, using an industry standard 42U Rackmount cabinet Boston’s SuperFlex platform provides 61,440 GPU processing cores and over an incredible 156 TeraFlops of processing power.

Through both the use and optimization of NVIDIA’s Tesla M2090 GPU accelerators within this platform users have reported significant performance increases of between 20-30% in seismic interpretation and reverse time migration over NVIDIA’s previous generation of Tesla compute technologies. The new Tesla M2090 GPU accelerators now have new and improved features with an increase in processing power to 512 CUDA processing cores, increased GPU clock speed and an increase in memory bandwidth to 178GB/second to reduce memory bottlenecks alongside with numerous other features whilst remarkably all operating within the same power envelope as their previous generation of product.

Manoj Nayee, Managing Director of Boston Limited, says, “The Boston SuperFlex Blade™ has been jointly developed with Supermicro and key partners within the Oil and Gas arena as an optimised appliance for hybrid computing. The SuperFlex Blade™ is suitable for the most demanding applications requiring high-speed and high-density processing with maximized GPU and CPU compute performance. High performance networking has also been optimised with 20 x dual port low-latency onboard QDR InfiniBand ports to ensure that this platform is suitable for today’s most resource-hungry computing challenges.”

“The oil and gas community has very demanding requirements on high performance and low power,” said Sumit Gupta, Product Lead, Tesla high performance computing at NVIDIA. “The GPU SuperFlex Blade coupled with NVIDIA Tesla M2090 GPUs delivers both of these in an efficient and scalable solution.”

“The unprecedented high-density GPU SuperBlade SBI-7126TG supports two NVIDIA Tesla M2050/M2070/M2090 GPU cards with non-blocking native Gen2 PCI-Express x16 connections per node,” says Wally Liaw, VP Sales International, Supermicro Computer Inc. “We are delighted that Boston are showing this solution at EAGE.”

About Boston Limited

Founded in 1992 Boston Limited has built up an exceptional reputation within the IT trade by supplying the latest in high performance technology backed up by unrivalled in-house pre and post sales technical expertise. Boston Limited prides itself in the meticulous engineering of cutting edge Supermicro based server, workstation and storage solutions that are offered with Climate Neutral and worldwide warranty support options.

For further details visit www.boston-worldwide.com or e-mail sales@boston.co.uk

To have Boston products featured within any news and review articles or for any review sample requests please contact Neil Kalsi. Tel: +44 (0)1727 876 100 or email neil.kalsi@boston.co.uk

About Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI)

Supermicro, the leader in server technology innovation and green computing, provides customers around the world with application-optimized server, workstation, blade, storage and GPU systems. Based on its advanced Server Building Block Solutions, Supermicro offers the most optimized selection for IT, datacenter and HPC deployments. The company's system architecture innovations include the Twin server, double-sided storage and SuperBlade® product families. Offering the most comprehensive product lines in the industry, Supermicro provides businesses of all sizes with energy-efficient, earth-friendly solutions that deliver unmatched performance and value. Founded in 1993, Supermicro is headquartered in Silicon Valley with worldwide operations and manufacturing centers in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.Supermicro.com

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