Nashua N.H. -- NextCom LLC’s new extreme computing architecture called "Flextreme," leverages open standards, small form factors, and mobility with AMD Opteron 32- and 64-bit computing.
What sets Flextreme apart from the crowd is its dual-core processor that doubles the multi-threading capability of a single-core processor, processing two threads at literally the same instant, according to the company. In addition, it enables simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing with no performance loss. Coupled with the dual-core architecture is PCI Express X16, a bus standard that is faster and more efficient than its predecessor, PCI. In addition, two dual-core (quad) processors are available as an option.
The reconfigurable computing architecture is incorporated in a machine that functions as both a small foot-print server and a highest-end all-in-1 graphics workstation. Quick-time removable hard disk drives ensure quality, ease of reconfiguration, and flexibility.
The Flextreme’s dual-core architecture puts two CPUs side-by-side on one die, so that they share the same space that one CPU takes up in single-core processing. The dual-core AMD Opteron uses less power and generates less heat than recent single-core processors. The two CPUs are linked independently of each other to the bus that connects them to the main memory on the motherboard, and each CPU has its own cache. All this allows the user to multi-task on one machine at a significantly faster rate than is possible on a single-core machine. Speed is further improved by AMD’s use of Direct Connect Architecture, which connects the processors straight to the memory controller and I/O.
Further intensifying system performance are the HyperTransport technology as well as an Integrated DDR Memory Controller. HyperTransport technology is a high-speed data transmission channel that increases the speed of communication between integrated circuits up to 48 times that of previous technologies. An Integrated DDR Memory Controller effectively increases the bandwidth that is directly available to the processor, also speeding performance.
Flextreme’s three Gigabit Ethernet ports allow a great deal of connectivity. The two removable RAID 0/1 SATA hard disk drives run at twice the read transaction rate of single disks, and data is written to both of them at the same time. Flextreme pricing starts at $5895.00.
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