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E4 Computer Engineering and AppliedMicro Deliver New Generation of ARKA Platforms Using X-Gene(R) Technology

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, and E4 Computer Engineering SpA, a leading supplier of customized solutions for high performance computing and enterprise data centers, today announced a collaboration to develop E4's new product series, the ARKA RK003.

The E4® ARKA RK003 solution is part of a low-power, low-energy platform ideal for a broad range of applications including education, finance, media, energy, defense/intelligence, cloud and Big Data. The RK003 offers reduced power consumption enabling a new level of high performance computing. E4's ARKA series is the first platform based on ARMv8 core architecture that offers a complete software ecosystem of Linux OS, libraries, compilers and applications.

"We are excited to announce the increasing momentum of customer shipments in a vast range of applications," said Piero Altoè, PhD, PM E4 Computer Engineering. "Our servers deliver high performance 64-bit ARM enabled computing, reaching an impressive 3.74 teraflops, ARMv8-A silicon. This performance advantage leads to massive scalability for enterprise and data center users."

"Offering both the best of high performance and low power consumption for the next wave of data center connectivity, the rise of 64-bit ARM architecture is more prevalent than ever," said Paramesh Gopi, president and CEO of AppliedMicro. "Since we announced the ARKA EK003 in June, we have seen excellent progress in providing an unparalleled enterprise experience for the server ecosystem."

Product Information

  • Form Factor: 2U
  • CPU: 1x AppliedMicro X-Gene Server on a Chip ® (8 Cores)
  • GPU: up to 2x NVIDIA® Kepler K80
  • Memory: Up to 128 GB RAM DDR3
  • Peak Performance: Up to 3.74 TFlops
  • Network: 2x 10 GbE SFP+, 1x Infiniband FDR QSFP
  • Storage: 4x SATA 3.0
  • Expansion Slots: 2x 8 (in x16 slot)

E4's EK003 of the ARKA series was introduced and demoed at The International Super Computing Conference in June 2014 in Germany. The platform combines AppliedMicro's high-performance, low-power X-Gene CPU processor architecture with NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU accelerators to deliver industry-leading performance per watt. The platform addresses a wide range of HPC workloads, including bioinformatics, CAD/ CFD, imaging and computer vision, as well as data analytics.

The ARKA RK003 is available now.

For more information on the ARKA series, please visit: http://www.e4company.com/Products/HpcFixed.aspx?node=1388

For more information on X-Gene, please visit: https://www.apm.com/products/data-center/

About E4 Computer Engineering

Established in 2002, E4 Computer Engineering SpA designs and manufactures high performance systems which aim to accomplish both industrial and scientific research requirements and to reach a variety of customers ranging from universities to computing centers. E4's focus is on HPC although our expertise extends to all segments of IT. Thanks to the established experience and the outstanding quality of our solutions, E4 is acknowledged and appreciated as a valuable technology vendor by prestigious organizations like C.E.R.N. in Geneva. We design each system individually, after a thorough analysis of the customer's requirements and we make avail of our strong and solid partnership with the most important technology vendors, to deliver highly personalized, cost effective and power saving solutions.

E4 Computer Engineering SpA specializes in the production and architectural integration of highly customized HPC and Data Center solutions for scientific/research and Enterprise environments. From designing HPC clusters to implementing turn-key data centers, E4 guarantees quality and expertise by consistently investing in R&D to meet the ever changing requirements of customers.

For more info: www.e4company.com.

Media Contact:

Ludovica Delpiano
Phone: +39 3462161214
E-mail: Ludovica.delpiano@e4company.com

About AppliedMicro

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC) is a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions for next-generation cloud infrastructure and data centers. AppliedMicro delivers silicon solutions that dramatically lower total cost of ownership. Corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. For more info: www.apm.com.

Media Contact:

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
Mike Major
Phone: (408) 542-8831
E-mail: mmajor@apm.com

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Source:Applied Micro Circuits Corporation