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Boston unveils their new high performance workstation, based on second generation NVIDIA Maximus Technology, at Supercomputing 2012

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PRESS RELEASE

Salt Lake City, Utah (November 12, 2012). Boston Limited, now in its 19th year as distribution partner for Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ: SMCI), today proudly unveils its latest high performance workstation based on the second generation NVIDIA® MaximusTM Technology - the Boston Venom 2305-7T. For more information and a live demonstration please visit Supermicro's® stand at SC'12, #817.

In partnership with NVIDIA and Supermicro, the Boston Venom 2305-7T offers a unique combination of Intel's® powerful 8-core Xeon® E5-2600 series processors alongside a high performance NVIDIA QuadroTM K5000 GPU and the new NVIDIA TeslaTM K20 companion processor - all within a compact mid-tower Supermicro chassis. By combining the interactive design and visualisation capabilities of the Quadro K5000 GPU and the high-performance computing power of the Tesla K20 GPU, the Venom 2305-7T is able to dramatically accelerate workflow and improve simulation turnaround while eliminating productivity bottlenecks.

The second generation of NVIDIA Maximus is based on NVIDIA Kepler®, the world's fastest and most efficient high performance computing architecture. The Kepler architecture is designed to maximise computational performance while incorporating a number of new innovations - such as SMX, Dynamic Parallelism, and Hyper‐Q - to increase the speed and efficiency of hybrid computing. It is applicable to a broader range of scientific computing applications, such as GROMACS, AMBER and NAMD, and makes hybrid computing more accessible than ever before for application developers and researchers.

Manoj Nayee, Managing Director of Boston, says: "Boston is honoured to be selected as one of only a few major workstation manufacturers to design solutions based on NVIDIA Maximus technology. With the Boston 2305-7T, Boston is offering a high performance workstation like no other. New features such as SMX and Hyper-Q can now deliver more processing performance while also reducing CPU idle time to dramatically advance programmability."

The Boston Venom 2305-7T can help enhance and accelerate the workload of a number of mission critical applications, including:

Oil Exploration and Science:

  • Geophysicists can interactively perform complex calculations without having to re-run a complete processing job with new parameters.
  • From seismic attributes to geobodies and faults extractions, the interpreter can do it all directly from his desk without interrupting the workflow.
  • Auto-discovery using sophisticated software can reveal features that the naked eye cannot see, while processing vast amounts of data much faster than any human being can.

Manufacturing:

  • Design without limits on size of assemblies, number of components, image quality, and resolution.
  • Use real-world physics, lighting, and materials during interactive design and visualize with photorealistic image quality.
  • Integrate simulation during design with finer time-steps, more DOF, larger assemblies, and more detail in components.

Visual Effects and Media & Entertainment:

  • Editors can work in real-time on their most complex projects with even more layers and effects.
  • Animators can create complex simulations and interactive visual effects unlike anything possible before.
  • 3D texture painting artists can enjoy creative flexibility in their workflow without being constrained by a maximum
  • number of textures.

For a live demonstration of the Boston Venom 2305-7T, highlighting the significant performance gains that are made available by harnessing the power of GPU-based technologies, please visit Supermicro at stand #817.

About Boston Limited

With nearly 20 years of trading within the distribution and OEM marketplace, Boston continues to lead the way in providing the latest high-performance, power-optimized technologies into the data centre, HPC, ISP, Military, VFX, Enterprise and Broadcast markets with multi-award winning server, storage, workstation and clustered solutions. Since the successful launch of Boston IT Solutions (India) Private Limited in 2009, we announced the launch of Boston Server & Storage Solutions GmbH in 2010. Expansion into both regions has been driven purely by market demand for alternate vendors providing high-performance and high value-add systems. As our global reach continues to expand we plan on opening further global facilities to improve and expand the services we offer. For more information about Boston, please visit www.boston.co.uk and follow @BostonLimited on Twitter.