Boston Limited Launch Their Latest SmartCluster M Series Based on Windows HPC Server 2008 R2

By Boston Ltd, PRNE
Sunday, November 14, 2010

Supercomputing 2010 - NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana and ST ALBANS, England, November 15, 2010 - Boston Limited, now in its 18th year as a distribution partner for
silicon valley based Super Micro Computer, Inc, (NASDAQ: SMIC), today has
formally announced the launch of their latest generation of Microsoft HPC
Server 2008 R2-based SmartCluster M Series portable blade solutions. Visit
stand 4538 for more information.

Designed specifically for technical and enterprise computing SmartCluster
portable HPC solutions are an all-encompassing portable clustered solution on
wheels that includes all the hardware, software & networking to be deployed
quickly and easily with minimal fuss. Based on Microsoft's comprehensive
Windows HPC software, these highly innovative portable solutions can be very
easily deployed and managed to provide consistent low latency performance to
a network extremely quickly.

"Boston's innovative and portable SmartCluster M Series solution
harnesses the power of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 to provide an
all-encompassing platform that has been optimized to deliver leading high
speed density and energy efficiency for today's most demanding technical and
enterprise computing applications," said Bill Hamilton, director, Technical
Computing at Microsoft.

Based on industry leading Supermicro(R) Blade, storage and networking
hardware SmartCluster's provide a complete validated clustered hardware and
software solution housed into a tiny 14U high cabinet with wheels for ease of
portability. All within a compact portable enclosure Boston have managed to
provide full cluster functionality by including 160 x Intel Xeon 5600
processor cores within 20x compute nodes, 240Gb of memory, 20TB Front-end
storage node, Mellanox QDR 40Gbps InfiniBand HCA, Supermicro 36 port QDR
InfiniBand switch and much more in a single all encompassing platform!
Industry leading energy efficiency is also assured with the use of 80PLUS
platinum rated 94% efficient power supplies with a variety of options made
available to reduce the energy consumption even further.

On demonstration at Supercomputing 2010 Boston will present how this
complete, integrated platform for cluster-based computing using Microsoft's
latest Windows HPC Server ensures that it easier than ever before for
companies of all types and sizes to realize the benefits of technical

SmartCluster M Series platforms have been designed and optimised as the
platform of choice for numerous leading research and creative applications
helping analysts, modelers and developers maximize their return from leading
packages such as MATLAB, Tempest, MG-ALFA, MoSes, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk
Maya, openGEMS, BLAST, FLUENT, ANSYS CFX and many more.

"Microsoft's technical computing initiative simplifies powerful
Supercomputing technologies and has enabled Boston and our partners to spend
less time on the numerous complexities in deploying HPC platforms and to
focus their efforts on discovering new innovations and solving some of the
world's biggest challenges" said Manoj Nayee, Managing Director, Boston

Built on Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit technology, WindowsHPC Server 2008
R2 Suite is designed as a complete integrated platform for cluster based
computing. SmartCluster M Series platforms arrive with Windows Server
(Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition) and Microsoft's HPC Pack which comprises of
a complete integrated set of tools for running high performance compute

Key features also include high speed networking, highly efficient and
scalable cluster management tools, advanced fail over capabilities, Excel as
a services orientated architecture (SOA) job scheduler and support for
partners clustered file systems. In addition users of this leading appliance
can also expand the capacity of HPC clusters by adding computers running
Windows(R) 7 as low cost workstation nodes.

About Boston Limited

Founded in 1992 Boston Limited has built up an exceptional reputation
within the IT trade by supplying the latest in high performance technology
backed up by unrivalled in-house pre and post sales technical expertise.
Boston Limited prides itself in the meticulous engineering of cutting edge
Supermicro based server, workstation and storage solutions that are offered
with Climate Neutral and worldwide warranty support options.

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Tel: +44(0)1727-876-100 or email

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