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Case Study
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition Keeps Clinical Data on the Move

Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)
In order to analyze the large mass of brain data, CNBC needed an HPC cluster solution specifically designed to support interactive data analysis on the extreme-scale computing systems. Having had prior experience working with AMAX, CNBC once again chose AMAX's innovative ClusterMax Series HPC cluster to solve their system expansion project requirements.
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Founded in 1979, AMAX specializes in engineering and manufacturing advanced Cluster, Server and Storage Solutions. Headquartered in Fremont, California, AMAX globally operates ISO certified and UL approved facilities throughout North America (ISO 9001/14001) and China (ISO 9001/14001/TL9000) to service the US, Canadian, LTAM, APAC and EMEA regions.
ISO:9001, CCC Certified, UL Approved Manufacturing
Global Operations (USA & China), Services & Warranty
AMAX's expertise drives two key divisions that deliver advanced OEM x86 appliance server solutions and enterprise-class standardized high performance computing solutions to a wide range of industries.



AMAX's Appliance Manufacturing Division provides highly customized and efficient OEM/ODM x86 appliance manufacturing solutions to software companies, ISV's and fortune 100 & 1000 organizations through our well-established high-mix manufacturing process and highly disciplined manufacturing & operations personnel. The entire turnkey process is managed from New product Introduction & Manufacturing to Deployment & Support.

Critical value added services that AMAX provides, which are integral to successful customer deployments:

  Supply Chain Management
  Software Image Installation
  Drop Shipping & Fulfillment
  Regulatory/Compliance Services
  HALT Test & Extended Burn-In
  Real-Time Web Portal Access
  Revision Control
  Customized Branding
  Demo/Eval Pools



AMAX's Enterprise & High Performance Computing Division provides innovative and scalable cluster, server, and storage solutions specifically for High Performance Computing Clusters (ClusterMax™), Hadoop Big Data Analytics (PHAT-Data™), Open Rack Data Center (OCP), and Cloud Connectivity (CloudMax™).

At AMAX, we are the technology architecture consultant and manufacturer for many of the top national labs, research universities and Fortune 100 & 1000 companies in the world. Our design expertise in x86 architecture combined with our quality-oriented manufacturing capabilities allows us to deliver the ultimate in flexibility for cutting-edge, cost-effective HPC / Data Center solutions designed around specific project requirements in a no-compromise, open architecture approach. AMAX knows that technology is not one size fits all, as every project is unique and requires tailoring for full optimization. AMAX's open architecture approach means that designs are able to leverage the full range of technologies available on the market for complete flexibility in delivering solutions with the best fit. AMAX's expert team of engineers work closely with clients during the pre-sales cycle to discuss project requirements such as performance, application compatibility, budget/cost-efficiency in order to determine an optimized, cost-effective solution architecture built to order for each unique client.

Furthermore, with over 30 years in the industry, AMAX is able to leverage its long-standing relationships with technology ecosystem partners to stay well-versed on the latest and greatest technologies available in the market and provide access to exceptional partner resources and support. Our full menu of professional services bring another layer of flexibility and value-add to customers who are looking for total turnkey solutions that may include precision tuning or optimization for Hadoop distributions or specific applications, benchmarking, onsite setup and services, etc. AMAX's engineering expertise consists of specialists in solution architecture, OS / Application, networking, production, and technical support to ensure customers' needs are met at every stage, from solution design to deployment and support. AMAX also initiates the evaluation and test drive of products through our rigorous 5-Stage Quality Assurance Process to make sure that our customers are fully supported with the highest quality end product and services.


As early adopters of Hadoop, AMAX is partnered with major industry players such as Intel, Cloudera, and Think Big Analytics to deploy integrated turnkey Hadoop appliances. Successfully deploying a Hadoop environment is not one size fits all and requires tuning for specific data analytics programs, data types, sets and scalability. AMAX understands this and is able to leverage the flexibility of design and engineering expertise to deliver truly optimized, end-to-end Hadoop platforms. AMAX's Hadoop design team is adept in solution architecture, application analysis, and precision tuning of Big Data solutions to optimize for information management and business intelligence across all verticals. With the award-winning AMAX PHAT-Data turnkey cluster line, AMAX is recognized as a technology leader in customized Hadoop/Big Data clusters, and through collaborations with multiple technology partners, provides clients with the highest quality, most flexible project-optimized Hadoop platforms on the market.


      Accolades

        Awarded Supplier of the Year by McAfee
        Awarded Gold for Marketing Team of the Year by The Stevie Awards
        Awarded Gold for Best New Product or Services of the Year - Hardware
         (PHAT-DataT)
by The Stevie Awards
        Voted #1 among server builders by CRN - two years in a row
        Voted #1 among storage builders by CRN - two years in a row
        One of the highest ranked among the Top 50 Leading System Builders
        Won the CRN Leading System Builders Product Innovation Award

High Performance Computing
As the leading builder of custom systems in the United States, AMAX provides enterprises of all sizes with innovative and high performance storage and server solutions that are secure, scalable, and reliable.
 
Global Logistics
AMAX has multiple warehouse locations throughout North America and internationally, providing you the flexibility to store your systems or unique components as consignment items at any one of our warehouse locations. AMAX's CRM and ERP system provide you instant access to real time inventory tracking for your consignment items so that you can inform us what products to ship and to which location.
 
RMA Refurbishing
AMAX offers full RMA refurbishing services for evaluation units from OEM Customers who have an Evaluation Program with their Customers. AMAX can receive the systems, aesthetically refurbish, recondition the unit, and put it back into consignment inventory under an evaluation pool ready to ship again.
 
Turnkey Deployment
AMAX offers comprehensive turnkey solutions to ensure rapid, seamless deployment for our customers. We build to your exact hardware specifications and meticulously burn-in each product, install custom software and operating system packages, and ship fully functional and ready to perform server, storage, and rack solutions.
 
Technology Partners
AMAX's strong partner relationships provide our customers with the highest level of direct support and scalable computing solutions.
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