CATS-700 Accelerator Appliance

ClearSpeed Technology has launched its ClearSpeed Accelerated Terascale System-700 (CATS-700), integrated 1U acceleration appliance.  

The CATS-700 provides 1.1 Teraflops of 64-bit double precision acceleration in a 500W 1U rack mount enclosure, redefining maximum compute performance and density for acceleration appliances. The CATS-700 will be available in the second half of this year through ClearSpeed and its reseller partners.

A single CATS-700 1U appliance coupled to a 1U dual socket quad-core server outperforms two separate 1U servers by up to 3.5 times for scalable dense linear algebra related applications, and by 6.5 times for Black Scholes-related applications. CATS-700’s acceleration is delivered at 25 per cent of the power consumption and at 40 per cent less cost than that required to achieve similar performance from a multi stacked 1U x86-based server solution.

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