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Venom range

25 June 2010

Boston

Boston, a distribution partner for Super Micro Computer, has introduced a new range of high performance compute solutions, including the Venom line of professional workstations and servers.

A number of applications lend themselves to the use of the massively parallel architectures found in the Tesla range of GPU. This is realised in the latest Venom platforms from Boston, which incorporate up to four C2050 cards; together making a total of 1,792 processing cores available. The result of this means the Boston system turns in excess of 4TFlops of single precision compute performance yielding over 2TFlops in double precision.

Reverse time migration is just one area where Boston's Venom solution could significantly impact the performance of processing large data pools. Parallel processing has evolved dramatically, but traditionally in order to scale, a high number of x86 nodes has to be deployed. This brings with it the challenge of increased electrical power and physical space. Boston are able to deliver greater parallel capability with a reduced physical footprint and much better power envelopes by using our highly efficient computer hardware engineered in conjunction with Supermicro.

The Venom series is available from Boston Limited and can be customised to specific requirements.

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