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Lightbeam Systems Delivers up to 2.66 Teraflops of Computing Power

By DE Editors

Lightbeam Systems introduced the Lightbeam E5 series of professional workstations, render nodes and GPU nodes based on the latest Intel Xeon ® processor E5 2600 series, NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics, and NVIDIA Tesla GPUs. Designed to accelerate high-performance computing (HPC) applications such as Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max, NewTek LightWave 3D, Maxon Cinema 4D, Nuke, Adobe Creative Suite, MARI, Mental Ray, V-Ray, V-Ray RT, Final Render and Bunkspeed PRO, the Lightbeam E5 series delivers up to a 10x performance gain over previous-generation computing systems.

The Lightbeam E5-16200 and Lightbeam E5-820 workstations offer up to 16 physical CPU cores and 32 logical CPU cores. The E5-6450R and E5-4850R quad render nodes offer up to 64 CPU cores in a 2U form factor, and the E5-1620GPU and E5-1220GPU quad GPU render nodes provide up to 2048 NVIDIA  CUDA GPU cores with up to 16 CPU processor cores.

The Lightbeam Systems E5-6450R and E5-4850R 2U quad render nodes offer four complete, independent nodes with up to 16 physical cores and 32 logical cores, and up to 256 GB RAM per node using Intel Xeon processor E5 2500 series; up to 64 physical cores, 128 logical cores, and up to 1024 GB of total memory; 1620W redundant platinum level hot-swap power supplies; 3240 watts total; and built-in server management tool (IPMI 2.0, KVM/media over LAN) with dedicated LAN port.

For more information, visit Lightbeam Systems.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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