James River Technical and Velocity Micro unveil ProMagix™ VSC Scientific Workstations
Desktop systems powered by Velocity Micro engineering and accelerated by NVIDIA® TeslaT compute solutions
Richmond, VA — October 6, 2008 — James River Technical, Inc. (JRTI), and Velocity Micro today announced the immediate availability of a full line of High Performance Computing workstation platforms based on the Tesla parallel computing engine from NVIDIA. The new Visual Supercomputer (VSC) will deliver unprecedented computational power to a user's desktop, making HPC capabilities available to a much broader market across all industries and scientific research disciplines.
Consisting of three custom configurable models, the VSC Series is priced from $ 3,995 to $16,995 and will deliver from 1 to near 4 teraflops of computing power in a mid to full-sized tower PC. Preloaded with the NVIDIA CUDA development environment and a choice of Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit or Fedora Core 8, the VSC Series is the most powerful desktop computer available to the market and marks the resurgence of the scientific workstation in the market place. With the integration of a wide range of HPC graphics options, the VSC Series will bring a high level of interaction to the end user's workflow, allowing for a highly visual and computationally intensive capability designed to reduce time to discovery.
"We've leveraged our renowned engineering for high end computing and graphics to deliver a truly revolutionary new level of performance and affordability," said Randy Copeland, president & CEO of Velocity Micro. "The VSC Series brings unprecedented computational power within the reach of a wide new audience of scientists, researchers, educators, and designers. JRTI is the perfect partner to bring these innovations to the communities requiring this level of power."
"JRTI is pleased to be working with Velocity Micro, a recognized leader in high performance workstations, and NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing and HPC solutions, in the launch of the VSC," states Leo Iantosca, CEO of JRTI. "VSC is a game changer in that it further democratizes HPC capabilities for a much wider range of users. Our goal is to accelerate the pace of discovery across all areas of research from life sciences, medical imaging, oil & gas, product design and beyond. The economies of scale achievable with the VSC exceed anything imaginable in the past several years - delivering the power of multi-node clusters to the desktop at an affordable price point."
About Velocity Micro, Inc
Velocity Micro, Inc. is the premier high-performance personal computer provider in North America. Founded in 1992, Richmond, Va.-based Velocity Micro custom builds award winning gaming, mobile, multimedia, small business, workstation, visual supercomputers and peripherals. Velocity Micro products are currently available at most consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information, please call (800) 303-7866 or visit www.VelocityMicro.com
Velocity Micro has earned over 60 industry awards, including 11 PC Magazine Editor's Choice awards. CNET, Maximum PC, Mobile PC, PC World, Computer Gaming World, Computer Shopper, and PC Gamer editors have all chosen Velocity Micro systems as some of the industry's best-performing, highest-quality, and most reliable PCs.
About James River Technical, Inc
James River Technical, (JRTI) delivers High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions to the Academic, Government, and Commercial marketplaces. JRTI has delivered HPC solutions to a diverse customer base over the last 10 years, making JRTI one of the most successful VARs in the HPC arena. JRTI is focused on delivering HPC solutions that provide the most cost effective path to research discovery and insight. JRTI's coverage model serves clients throughout North America. JRTI works with its clients from early stage needs assessment and specification; grant and budget preparation; delivery, integration, and tuning; through ongoing support, consulting, and training. For more information on JRTI, please visit www.jrti.com or call (800) 296-0027.