Tuesday, July 10th 2012

AVADirect Now Offers Personal Supercomputer

AVADirect, a leading provider of custom computer systems, offers the first personal supercomputer workstation with Dual 8-Core Xeon CPUs, 192GB Memory and Four Graphics Cards. Because of the close partnership with EVGA, AVADirect now offers ground breaking capabilities based on new EVGA SR-X motherboard with wide variety of component combinations to meet the needs of the most demanding professionals or enthusiasts.

Within the past month, manufacturers began to release new motherboards based on the E5 2600 XEON processors. End-users have seen them offered in rackmount and tower configurations from Supermicro, Asus, and Intel. Now, AVADirect is proud to announce that EVGA has released an enthusiast series motherboard that AVADirect offers in a custom configuration. Supported by the EVGA Classified SR-X dual-socket 2011 motherboard, the configuration boasts a whole new level of performance and expandability, including 7x PCI e expansion slots (with PCI-E 16x 3.0 support), 6x USB 3.0 ports, and 8x internal SATA ports; 4 being SATA III 6Gb/s. More importantly, the system will support up to 192GB of certified, Quad-Channel ECC RAM.

A configuration of this magnitude can utilize applications such as:
  • Photoshop / Adobe Products
  • AutoCAD
  • Lightroom
  • RevIt
  • Reason
  • Cubase
  • ProTools
Other applications this configuration can increase productivity on are:
  • Multiphysics 4.3
  • ALE3D
  • ANSYS
  • Various linear system of equations solvers like PARDISO and MUMPS
When asked about the combined efforts of EVGA and AVADirect to create such a solution, Joe Darwin; Director of Technical Marketing at EVGA, had this to say: "EVGA Is proud to partner with AVADirect to bring a powerhouse that boasts an extraordinary 192 GB of memory on the most capable 4-Way SLI and dual processor setups" Misha Troshin, co-owner and CMO of AVADirect, also had this to add: "AVADirect has built a standard based on providing custom solutions for those with custom projects and unique requirements that typically cannot be met by pre-built workstation configurations. Partnerships with EVGA, aid us in our goal to provide unmatched solutions that professionals or enthusiasts need to get the job done right".

SR-X Dual-Socketed Personal Supercomputer offers a new level of performance yet to be explored by any other manufacturer than EVGA. This is a huge step into the serious performance bracket and AVADirect is excited to be right behind EVGA with their mission to break down walls and create a whole new standard for bleeding-edge products available today.
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24 Comments on AVADirect Now Offers Personal Supercomputer

#1
Andrew Moore
Paired with EVGA for the board? (SR-X)

If so how do they manage 192GB as the board only supports 96GB officially. Id of thought using more than the manufacturer official specs would be a bit of a poor move as surely the manufacturer would state 192GB if indeed the board supported 192GB stably?
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#3
Prima.Vera
Photoshop? AutoCAD? I LOLed... Common, I could use my old Pentium with 32MB of RAM for those two.
No man, those 2 Xeons and 192 RAM is for using in some apps like CATIA, SolidWorks, Maya, etc,
where you have ubber complex assemblies, or real time rendering and stuff..
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#4
moonlord
by: Andrew Moore
Paired with EVGA for the board? (SR-X)

If so how do they manage 192GB as the board only supports 96GB officially. Id of thought using more than the manufacturer official specs would be a bit of a poor move as surely the manufacturer would state 192GB if indeed the board supported 192GB stably?
Maybe a BIOS update will allow the board to manage 16 GB sticks.
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#5
MasterInvader
Still prefer the older SR2, this one [SR-X] dont stand a chance @ gaming versus the old one.

Yes you can have 16/32 "cores" but no OC, the SR2 maybe "only" have 12/24 "cores" but you can OC those Xeon´s [1366] over 4.8, and that makes all the difference.
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#6
Morgoth
sweet my next rig over12 years
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#7
tacosRcool
by: Prima.Vera
Photoshop? AutoCAD? I LOLed... Common, I could use my old Pentium with 32MB of RAM for those two.
No man, those 2 Xeons and 192 RAM is for using in some apps like CATIA, SolidWorks, Maya, etc,
where you have ubber complex assemblies, or real time rendering and stuff..
Using AutoCAD on a Pentium? Man you must get crappy performance or just using LT version
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#8
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Prima.Vera
Photoshop? AutoCAD? I LOLed... Common, I could use my old Pentium with 32MB of RAM for those two.
No man, those 2 Xeons and 192 RAM is for using in some apps like CATIA, SolidWorks, Maya, etc,
where you have ubber complex assemblies, or real time rendering and stuff..
My troll-sense is not the most sofisticated, but is this trolling? :wtf:
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#10
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
No word on price?
My bet would be you can buy a decent new car for what this costs...
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#11
Zubasa
by: MasterInvader
Still prefer the older SR2, this one [SR-X] dont stand a chance @ gaming versus the old one.

Yes you can have 16/32 "cores" but no OC, the SR2 maybe "only" have 12/24 "cores" but you can OC those Xeon´s [1366] over 4.8, and that makes all the difference.
TBH all of the SR series are not designed for gaming anyways ;)
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#12
Morgoth
sr are not standart server boards
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#13
Fourstaff
by: Morgoth
sr are not standart server boards
They are not selling servers ;)
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#14
Morgoth
i know that.. its just a typical name to call a dual/qoad socket board a server board
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#15
m1dg3t
I grew an extra testicle after reading the news post! I think it needs more RAM ;)
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#16
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
super computers should include dedicated RAID cards...
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#17
D007
Holy fak! I want one!
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#18
Jizzler
by: D007
Holy fak! I want one!
What? This piece of crap? Naw, grab yourself one of those Supermicro workstations posted last month. 5 GPU support, 512GB RAM, and still has two slots leftover for that RAID card Rhino thinks it needs :)
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#19
Nihilus
Built an $11,000 PC on their site for the hell of it. Got bored, could of mad on MUCH more expensive. They charge $4k extra for the maxed out dual 8 core. I'm sure they will find plenty of suckers.
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#20
Nihilus
scratch that, $66,000 before i went crazy on that site. About the price of a 2013 GT 500 with 5 years of gas and insurance
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#21
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
i am assuming since this is a delivered appliance that AVADirect includes support for that cost. i would hope so at least...
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#22
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: Easy Rhino
i am assuming since this is a delivered appliance that AVADirect includes support for that cost. i would hope so at least...
Nope, you pay extra for support.
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#23
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
wow, so since we are literally just talking about the purchase of hardware that requires no special skill to assemble why would anyone pay that price?
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#24
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
by: Prima.Vera
No. For example AutoCAD 14 have a 4x86 as minimum req specs. ;)
You need to use and example better than AutoCAD 14... I was using 14 in my third year of college in 97... We were using Pentium 100 pc's then.. :banghead: You are joking right? I'm not saying you need a supercomputer to run AutoCAD but you don't need it to run solidworks either..

EDIT: I'm getting to old.. lol
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