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AMAX Information Technologies

March 06, 2012 12:00 ET

AMAX Ushers in a New Era of Intelligent Performance With Intel® Xeon® E5 Based Solutions

Energy-Efficiency & Compute Density Skyrocketed to New Heights

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2012) - AMAX, a leading innovator of High Performance Computing (HPC), dynamic Enterprise IT, and custom Appliance Manufacturing solutions, today announced the immediate release of its latest, most advanced CPU-based computing solutions built upon the brand new Intel® Xeon® E5 Series "Sandy Bridge" CPUs. This powerful new platform ushers in a new era of intelligent performance that takes energy-efficiency and compute density to new heights while delivering best-in-class support for virtualization, datacenter-consolidation, and cloud computing environments. The new server solutions will enable users to dramatically drive down data center space, power, cooling and operational management costs while also providing exceptional performance and reliability, even for the world's most data-demanding applications. AMAX's server solutions address these demands and tap into the power of the Xeon® E5 processors and platforms to deliver a rich mix of never before seen performance, efficiency and security.

The growth in Mission-Critical and Data Center computing environments prompted AMAX to design a versatile range of server solutions optimized for the Intel® Xeon® E5 family of processors, delivering better performance per watt by intelligently adapting processor frequencies to match workloads. The new AMAX servers boost performance by up to 80% versus the previous generation Intel® platforms and provide hardware assists for virtualization, enabling consolidation of more applications onto fewer servers with better performance and efficiency.

"The Intel® Xeon® E5 processor family offers incredible performance capabilities coupled with unprecedented energy efficiency, making it possible for our datacenter, cloud, virtualization and appliance server solutions to reach new levels of power and performance per watt compared with previous generation products," said Matt Thauberger, Director of Sales, AMAX. "Additionally, with standard support for PCIe 3.0, we've seen significant I/O bandwidth improvements making our new platforms ideal for I/O intensive applications."

Additionally, with innovative performance features such as Intel® Integrated I/O, which increases I/O capacity and reduces latency by up to 30%, Intel® Advanced Vector Instructions (Intel® AVX), which boosts performance for vector and floating point operations, as well as standard support for PCIe 3.0, the new platforms are able to serve a broad range of business needs, including big data analysis, financial applications, cloud and virtualization and high performance computing applications. Advanced security features, such as Intel® Advanced Encryption Standards New Instructions (AES-NI) which boosts encryption performance, and Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) which provides hardware-based resistance to software attacks that occur before the virtual machine boots, present an ideal foundation for the next-generation of data center computing environments.

The latest AMAX solutions, optimized for the Intel® Xeon® E5 processor family, include standard general-purpose servers as well as complete turnkey solutions such as:

  • AMAX ClusterMax series (HPC Clusters)
  • AMAX CloudMax series (Private Cloud)
  • AMAX PHAT-Data (Big Data Analysis)
  • AMAX StorMax series (NAS/SAN/iSCSI/DAS)

AMAX's Intel® Xeon® E5 based server solutions are available immediately. AMAX is also offering its customers the exclusive opportunity to remotely test drive an Intel® Xeon® E5 platform. For more information on AMAX products and services, please visit:

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About AMAX

Founded in 1979, AMAX is a leading innovator of High Performance Computing (HPC) server, storage and cluster solutions, Enterprise IT and Appliance Manufacturing solutions. The company applies a unique combination of hardware and software engineering expertise with an open standards-based approach to dramatically increase performance and ROI for the most demanding applications. Global organizations, including some of the world's best-known brands, use AMAX offerings to solve complex computing challenges, meet product development demands, reduce energy consumption, and stay competitive. AMAX is proud to be ISO 9001 Certified and China Compulsory Certified. The company headquarters is in Fremont, CA with offices in Richardson, TX, and Suzhou and Shanghai, China. For more information on products and services, visit

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