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Colfax International Unveils Certified Intel® Cluster Ready HPC Cluster for Computer-Aided Engineering and Design


Contact:
Manish Shah
Colfax International Public Relations
Tel.: 408-730-2275
manish@colfax-intl.com


Ready-to-Deploy Cluster Preconfigured with Altair’s Industry-Leading PBS Professional Workload Manager and HyperWorks CAE Software

SUNNYVALE, CA, October 23, 2012 – At the 2012 PBS Works User Group Conference on October 2, 2012, Colfax International showcased the latest generation of Colfax ClusterEdge, a ready-to-go high-performance computing (HPC) cluster which is certified Intel® Cluster Ready. Based on Intel® Xeon® processor E5 product family, the Colfax HPC cluster helps simulate, analyze and visualize more complex, data-intensive models faster.

Intel® Cluster Ready is an industry-standard cluster architecture that makes high-performance clusters simpler to choose, deploy, and maintain. Intel® Cluster Ready architecture means pre-tested interoperability between the hardware and software components and the applications, so the HPC cluster benefits can be realized faster. The Intel® Cluster Ready validation process helps to verify that cluster components continue working together throughout the cluster lifecycle, to increase uptime, productivity, and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).

“Small and mid-size companies around the world are struggling with the complexity of using and managing a cluster," said Gautam Shah, President and CEO of Colfax International. “The Colfax-designed HPC cluster is optimally pre-configured and delivered ready-to-go, which means users can simply plug the system in, load their models and start simulation.”

Designed in partnership with Intel® and Altair, the Colfax HPC Clusters are delivered ready to run Altair’s HyperWorks solver applications RADIOSS, OptiStruct and AcuSolve, as well as PBS Professional. Preconfigured with Altair’s workload management and computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulation platform, these cluster solutions allow users to load designs and start solving real-world challenges immediately. Users can enjoy the freedom to focus on purchasing the cluster configuration that best fits the application workload - without worrying if the components will work together.

“The Colfax HPC Cluster is certain to become a vital technology for advanced product design, research and many other fields, and users will be able to fully benefit from its power by working with Altair’s PBS Professional and HyperWorks solver products,” said Sam Mahalingam, Senior VP of Software Development at Altair. “With the world’s most popular workload management, optimization and finite element analysis software already on board, this new offering from Colfax will help translate high-performance computing into even higher business achievements.”

Cluster Configuration
Number of nodes: 1 head node and 4 compute nodes

Head Node:
2x Intel® Xeon® Processors E5-2650 – 2.00 GHz
128GB RAM / 2x 300 GB SATA HDDs
QDR InfiniBand adapter

Compute Nodes:
2x Intel® Xeon® Processors E5-2680 – 2.79 GHz per node
128GB RAM / 1x 500GB SATA HDD per node
QDR InfiniBand adapter

Software:
Altair’s PBS Professional 11.3
Altair's HyperWorks solver solutions:
• RADIOSS for finite element structural analysis
• OptiStruct for structure optimization including advanced materials such as composites
• AcuSolve for computation fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation

Try It and Buy It
Colfax is offering a special opportunity to simulate your models on a HPC cluster for free. No obligations or strings attached. It’s a low-cost, low-risk way to find out how HPC cluster computing can help you accomplish more in less time.

Users can sign up here http://www.colfax-intl.com/ms/icr/icr.html to take a free and easy test drive.



About Altair
Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held, with 1,800 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 26-year track record for high-end software and consulting services for engineering, high-performance computing and enterprise analytics, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, visit www.altair.com and www.simulatetoinnovate.com.

About Colfax International
Colfax International is a global provider of customized workstations, servers, clusters, storage and personal supercomputing solutions. Founded in 1987, Colfax International is based in Sunnyvale, California and is privately held. For more information, please visit www.colfax-intl.com.

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