AppliedMicro Collaborates With E4 Computer Engineering On X-Gene(R) Production Platforms And X-Gene 2 Evaluation Platforms

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced that E4 Computer Engineering, a leading supplier of customized solutions for high performance computing and enterprise data centers, is collaborating with AppliedMicro on X-Gene platforms based on ARMv8-A architecture.

E4 manufactures and markets two types of systems based on the X-Gene Server-on-a-Chip® solution: a 1U single socket solution and a 2U single socket, both with support for dual NVIDIA GPUs, delivering leading-edge performance and power-efficiency suitable for cost-effective scale-out high-performance computing (HPC) deployments.

In addition to the current production, EMEA customers that are interested in testing the upgraded solutions supporting AppliedMicro's X-Gene 2 processor SoCs, are now able to refer to E4 to request evaluation systems to test their applications.

The jointly engineered ARKA platforms couple the performance and power-efficiency of X-Gene and are designed to fit accelerators for intensive HPC workloads.

"Our collaboration with E4 Computer Engineering showcases our commitment to the European market and the market demand for X-Gene-based platform solutions. We've been long partners of E4 Computer Engineering and are confident the company will help bring to the European HPC and enterprise markets high performance, low power and cost-effective offerings," said Kumar Sankaran, associate vice president of AppliedMicro.

"We are delighted of this collaboration with AppliedMicro, as it shows our joint commitment to delivering X-Gene-based solutions for the scientific community," said Piero Altoè, VP research & innovation, E4 Computer Engineering. "We also are confident that the demand for evaluation platforms based on X-Gene 2 will increase and we foresee plans to manufacture the product in volume."

Said Dr. Andrea Bartolini, Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Bologna, "We are working together with E4 to increase the energy-efficiency of the ARKA family of servers by deploying a novel energy-aware software stack. 64-bit ARMv8 multicore processors coupled with powerful GPUs are very promising platforms for next-generation green supercomputers. Our work is to provide the users tools to make the most energy-efficient use of these novel architectures."

The ARKA series, featuring X-Gene's ARMv8-A custom microarchitecture and InfiniBand, will be demonstrated live at SC15 Austin, TX in the following booths: AppliedMicro (No. 3103) E4 Computer Engineering (No. 189) and ARM (No. 2015).

About AppliedMicro

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ:AMCC) is a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions for next-generation cloud infrastructure and data centers. AppliedMicro delivers silicon solutions that dramatically lower total cost of ownership. Corporate headquarters are located in Santa Clara, California. www.apm.com.

(C) Copyright 2015. Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, AppliedMicro, X-Gene, X-Weave, Server on a Chip, and Cloud Server are trademarks or registered trademarks of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

About E4 Computer Engineering

Established in 2002, E4 Computer Engineering designs and manufactures high performance systems which aim to accomplish both industrial and scientific research requirements and to reach a variety of customers ranging from universities to computing centers. E4's focus is on HPC although our expertise extends to all segments of IT. Thanks to the established experience and the outstanding quality of our solutions, E4 Computer Engineering is acknowledged and appreciated as a valuable technology vendor by prestigious organizations like C.E.R.N.in Geneva. E4 designs each system individually to deliver highly personalized, cost effective and power saving solutions.

For more info: www.e4company.com.

CONTACT: Media Contacts: Mike Major Applied Micro Circuits Corporation Phone: (408) 542-8831 mmajor@apm.com Jennifer Grabowski Racepoint Global for Applied Micro Circuits Corporation Phone: +1-617-624-3231 APM@racepointglobal.com Media contact for E4 Computer Engineering Ludovica Delpiano Phone + 39(0)522 991816 Ludovica.delpiano@e4company.com

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