Adaptive Computing Achieves Record High Throughput on Supermicro Solutions

PROVO, UT (January 22, 2016) – Adaptive Computing, provider of award-winning workload and resource orchestration software, announces it has set a new record in High Throughput Computing (HTC) in collaboration with SupeNitro Graphicrmicro, a leader in high-performance green computing solutions. Supermicro SuperServers, custom optimized for Nitro, the new high throughput resource manager from Adaptive Computing, were able to launch up to 530 tasks per second per core on Supermicro based low latency UP (SYS-5018D-MTF) SuperServer® and over 17,600 tasks per second on its 4-Way based (SYS-8028B-C0R3FT) SuperServer®. This record-breaking throughput can accelerate financial risk analysis, EDA regression tests, life sciences research, and other data analysis-driven projects. It can expedite the process of gaining critical insights, thereby delivering products and services to market faster.

Adaptive Computing’s Nitro specializes in launching small, single core tasks that are prevalent in today’s workloads. In situations with 10,000+ tasks, traditional schedulers dramatically add to the time it takes to process workload seeing as they must schedule each individual task. Nitro is able to group these tasks into much fewer autonomous pieces and make single decisions for each batch. In addition, Nitro uses a fast messaging bus capable of handling high volumes of rapid communications with the many tasks. The resulting leading launch rates are what give Nitro the potential to accelerate the insights and discoveries that make researchers and businesses successful.

Nitro optimization of Supermicro’s low-latency SuperServer played a central role in pushing benchmarks up to its present position. This Nitro optimized server comes with the latest Intel Xeon CPU’s, delivering maximum processing performance. Its advanced technologies enhance I/O performance, increase power efficiency, and improve application cooling. The ‘tasks per core’ record was achieved on Supermicro’s single socket low-latency server. The ‘tasks per server’ record was achieved on a Nitro-optimized Supermicro 4-Way SuperServer, a powerful solution ideal for the most demanding applications.

“Adaptive Computing looks forward to continuing their partnership with Supermicro to make these powerful products available to a wider range of industries. Every company is constantly on the lookout for that point where low-cost and high-efficiency meet to create the best user experience possible,” says Marty Smuin, CEO of Adaptive Computing.  “This recent benchmark proves to all seeking a high throughput solution that Nitro is the way to go. It is undeniably industry-leading, and Supermicro’s low latency and 4-Way servers are key in achieving astonishing performance.”

About Super Micro Computer Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI)

Supermicro®, the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market. For more information on Supermicro’s complete range of high performance, high efficiency Server, Storage and Networking solutions, visit www.supermicro.com.

About Adaptive Computing

Adaptive Computing’s workload and resource orchestration software platform, Moab, is a world leader in dynamically optimizing large-scale computing environments. Moab intelligently places workloads and adapts resources to optimize application performance, increase system utilization and achieve organizational objectives. Moab’s unique intelligent and predictive capabilities evaluate the impact of future orchestration decisions across diverse workload domains (HPC, HTC, Big Data, and Cloud VMs); thereby optimizing cost reduction, speeding product delivery and driving a competitive advantage.

Products Mentioned in Release:

Moab HPC Suite for Self-optimizing HPC Workload Management

Nitro for High Throughput Computing

For more information, call (801) 717-3722 or visit www.adaptivecomputing.com.

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