Canadian hardware vendor claims world supercomputer milestone

According to Ottawa-based Eurocom, its Panther laptop will be the first mobile supercomputer to have 12 core, 24 thread Intel Xeon E5-2600 V2 processor up to E5-2697 v2.

The significance of this achievement was recognized by Intel Corp. The chip making giant award Eurocom and the Panther product the 2013 Intel Form Factor Solution Innovation Award on the basis of delivering the most innovative mobile solution based on its technology.

Eurocom achieved this mobile supercomputing feat by packing an appropriate amount of processing capability, storage capacity, memory, and back-up battery into a sub-12 pound form factor, by outfitting a desktop replacement chassis with Xeon E5 series and S3700 solid state drives. Eurocom claims that the Panther supercomputer has the performance capabilities of a data centre server in a portable form factor.

The Panther computer can also be classified as a workstation and server class notebook with E5-2600 v2 processors, 6 Terabytes of storage, RAID 0/1/5/10 and a one hour battery life.

Eurocom is supporting the entire line of E5-2600 v2 Xeon processors ranging up to 12-cores/24-treads including E5-2697 v2, E5-2687w v2, E5-2695 v2, E5-2690 v2, E5-2680 v2, E5-2670 v2, E5-2650 v2 and E5-2620 v2.

Mark Bialic, Eurocom president, said incorporating a 12 core, 24 thread processor into a notebook form factor will bring massive performance for on the go.

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