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Themis Introduces Compact 2U Rugged Supercomputing Server at GPU Technology Conference

SAN JOSE, CA, United States – GPU Technology Conference – 5/8/17 – Themis Computer®, a manufacturer of rugged computing hardware and NVIDIA partner, is showcasing its new RES-NT2 2U GPU Computing server this week at the GPU Technology Conference, booth 302, in San Jose.

A new addition to the RES-NT2 High Performance Computing (HPC) family, the RES-NT2 2U brings virtualization and supercomputing capabilities to space-limited demanding environments. Its shallow 23-inch lightweight chassis supports two dual-slot NVIDIA GPU accelerators, 32TB storage, 1TB ECC DDR4 memory, and two E5-2600 v3/v4 series Xeon processors with up to 18 cores per socket.  A wide range of I/O, storage options, enhanced reliability features, and expansion choices allow users maximum flexibility for current and future system requirements.

“We wanted to address the size, weight, and power (SWAP) limitations of our HPC customers,” said Bill Kehret, CEO of Themis Computer. “Our 2U form factor now allows rugged applications—which were previously limited by space and storage—the ability to utilize advanced NVIDIA computing at the tactical edge.”

Among the new system’s highlights are:

  • Performance Features: The RES NT2 2U is available with two double-width NVIDIA® Tesla® GPU accelerators, two Intel® E5-2600 v3/v4 series processors with up to 18 cores per socket, 1TB ECC DDR4 2400MHz Memory with 16x DIMM slots, optional 100Gbit Ethernet, and eight removable front-access IPMI v2.0, TPM 2.0, popular operating systems, and other GPU accelerators are supported.
  • Environmental Resiliency: The system is enclosed in a 23-inch corrosion resistant aluminum and stainless steel reinforced chassis that operates in a temperature range of 0°C to +50°C depending on configuration. Advanced thermal and mechanical design features provide superior resilience to shock, vibration, and temperature extremes while meeting MIL-STD-810G (Shock and Vibration) specifications. Dual redundant, hot swappable AC power supplies provide high availability.
  • Scalability: The server comes with five PCIe x16 expansion slots, extensive high speed I/O, and eight SAS3 capable 2.5-inch drive slots that accommodate either SSD (up to 4TB each) or HDD (up to 2TB each). System expansion is available through the addition of commercially available, off the shelf (COTS) networking cards, specialized processing such as encryption, high speed storage, and other value-added options.

Rugged Virtualization or Supercomputing
Designed for rugged military, commercial, and industrial applications, the RES-NT2 allows users up to a three-fold increase in computing performance without compromising operational reliability. RES-NT2 with NVIDIA GRID™ enables multiple virtual machines to have direct access to high performance graphic processing such as 3D visualization, visual simulation, and virtual reality. With teraflops of single and double precision performance, NVIDIA Tesla GPUs deliver record speeds for artificial intelligence, deep learning, signal processing, modeling, and computational physics. RES-NT2 delivers supercomputing and desktop virtualization anywhere – in the back of a truck, aboard a ship, or on an aircraft.

Pricing and Availability
RES-NT2 2U servers are available. Specifications and product options are available at