ClusterMax™ Apex

HPC Cluster Solution for CPU-Intensive, Large Scale Deployments

ClusterMax™ Apex is a high-performance HPC cluster ideal for large-scale deployments that integrate the latest CPU-based computing technologies and require maximum availability and extreme scalability.

Future Proof System With Massive Scalability For Large Scale Deployments

AMAX's ClusterMax™ Apex Supercomputer Cluster is ideal for large-scale deployments that integrate the latest CPU-based computing technologies and require extreme performance and high-density computing. Based on the Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family, the ClusterMax™ Apex features up to 4,032 Intel Xeon® processor cores per 42U standard rack cabinet, doubling the density compared with traditional rack mounted servers.

AMAX's ClusterMax™ Apex Supercomputer Cluster offers customers performance scalability, industry leading density and maximum efficiency at scale for applications ranging from in-memory databases, to a diverse set of data and compute-intensive HPC applications.

Key Features

  • High density balanced compute solution for large scale power conscious users.
  • Based on new Intel Sandy Bridge architecture for best in class performance.
  • Integrated web based cluster management for turnkey provisioning and hassle free management.
  • Optimized MPI implementations and pre tuned networking components to get parallel application up and running.
  • Highly scalable, modular architecture with FDR Infiniband and PCIe Gen 3.0 support


  • Artificial intelligence / deep learning / machine learning
  • Bio-chemical / Biotechnology / Life Sciences
  • Cloud computing
  • Computational grid endpoint
  • Computer-aided engineering (CAE)
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Data mining and stream processing
  • Electronic design automation (EDA)
  • Financial market modeling
  • HPC applications (eg. Nastran, Ansys, LS-Dyna)
  • Petro-clusters / oil & gas
  • Server consolidation
  • Scientific research
  • Simulations
  • Web hosting

Cluster Specifications:

  • Up to 72 nodes with 28-core Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family and 4,032 processor cores
  • Up to 108TB DDR4 2666/2400/2133 MHz system memory
  • Up to 2,592TB hot swap storage capacity per 42U cluster
  • Great serviceability with hot-pluggable processor nodes and hot-pluggable PSU
  • High speed interconnect with FDR/EDR Infiniband, Intel® Omni-Path Architecture, Fibre channel, and Ethernet (Gigabit, 10GbE/40GbE, 25GbE, 100GbE) options
  • Dedicated on-board management port, providing a flexible and secure management environment
  • IPMI 2.0 with KVM over LAN and Virtual Media over LAN

Cluster Features:

  • Delivers high availability, scalability, flexibility and power efficiency in a dense cluster architecture
  • Improves RAS with hot-swappable and redundant fans, and hard disk drives
  • Addresses today's natural business growth of mid to large-sized HPC and high-density computing
  • Lowest TCO for support, maintenance and upgradeability
  • Ideal for mid to large data centers scaling up to 1,000 nodes

Complete Cluster Assembly and Set Up Services:

  • Fully integrated and pre-packaged turnkey HPC solution, including HPC professional services and support, expert installation and setup of rack-optimized cluster nodes, cabling, rails, and other peripherals
  • Configuration of cluster nodes and the network Installation of applications and client computers to offer a comprehensive solution for your IT needs
  • Rapid deployment
  • Server management options include Standards-based IPMI or AMAX remote server management
  • Seamless standard and custom application integration and cluster installation Cluster management options include a choice of open source software solutions Firmware upgrades & BIOS modification
  • Supports a variety of UPS and PDU configuration and interconnect options, including Infiniband (FDR, EDR), Fibre channel, and Ethernet (Gigabit, 10GbE, 40GbE, 25GbE, 100GbE)

Clustered File Storage (from Terabyte to Petabyte):

  • Hardware design and software stack
  • Lustre / Open source file system (Redundancy across system nodes)

Rack Level Verification

  • Performance and Benchmark Testing (HPL)
  • ATA rack level stress test
  • Rack Level Serviceability
  • Ease of Deployment Review
  • MPI jobs over IB for HPC
  • GPU stress test using CUDA
  • Cluster management

Large Scale Rack Deployment Review

  • Performance and Benchmark Testing (HPL)
  • Scalability Process
  • Rack to Rack Connectivity
  • Multi-Cluster Testing
  • Software/Application Load
  • Cluster management

Optional Cluster System Software Installed:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Bright Computing Cluster Manager
  • SuSE / Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG
  • C-based software development tools, CUDA 7.x, 8.x Toolkit and SDK, and various libraries for CPU GPU clusters
  • Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor Many-core Platform Software Stack (MPSS)
ClusterMax™ Apex Intel Platform Standard Configuration
Total Node Count Up to 72 nodes per 42U cluster
Processor 2x 28-core Xeon® Processor Scalable Family processor series per node
Memory per node 16x DDR4 DIMM slots, up to 1.5TB DDR4 2666/2400/2133 MHz ECC registered DIMMs per node
Max Memory per 42U rack 108TB DDR4 2666/2400/2133 MHz
Max Cores/Threads 4,032 cores/8,064 threads
Networking Supports Intel Xeon processor Scalable Family with Intel® Omni-Path Architecture
Network Port Latency 1us
Management Intel RMM4 with media redirection
Enclosure Specifications
Form Factor 2U
Systems per enclosure 4
Enclosures per rack 18
Airflow Front to Back
Power Supplies Dual Redundant
Hard Disk Drives 12x 3.5" or 24x 2.5” SAS/SATA/SSD Drives
Max Disk Capacity Up to 12TB per drive, up to 2,592TB hot swap storage capacity per 42U cluster
Network Configuration
Switch 36 QSFP FDR ports
Form Factor 1U
Switching Capacity 4Tb/s
Configurations Fat Tree
Management RS232 over DB9 Dual 10/100/ 1000G Ethernet ports
Hard Disk Drives 12x 3.5" or 24x 2.5” SAS/SATA/SSD Drives
Port to Port Latency 165ns
Power Supplies Dual Redundant
Software options
Operating Systems Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) SuSE Enterprise Linux CentOS Ubuntu Microsoft Windows Server 2016
System Management Bright Computing Bright Cluster Manager
Virtualization Microsoft Windows Hyper-V Citrix XenServer OpenStack VMware ESXi/vSphere

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