Azul Launches Vega 2 Devices

Azul Systems announced the availability of two new Vega 2 Compute Appliances

June 15, 2007

1 Min Read
Network Computing logo

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Azul Systems, the award-winning innovator behind server appliances that deliver compute and memory resources as a shared network service, today announced the availability of two new Vega 2 Compute Appliances. The 7240 and 7280 models are the most powerful SMP systems in a compact form factor, offering up to an unprecedented 768 processing cores on 16 processor chips with 768 GB of memory. The new Compute Appliances provide the fastest path to maximizing the ROI of business-critical Java applications, by allowing applications to transparently achieve 5X to 50X greater scalability and throughput while delivering consistent performance even under unpredictable load. The new systems further enhance Azul’s product line by offering high-end single-box solutions for challenging business applications in capital markets, telecom B2B and B2C enterprises.

“The 7240 and 7280 pack enough punch to provide breakthrough scalability and performance to handle the demands of the largest business-critical applications,” said Scott Sellers, chief operation officer and co-founder of Azul Systems. “The Vega 2 processor is the only solution with a Java-optimized instruction set, hardware-assisted garbage collection, and support for optimistic thread concurrency – making the Vega Compute Appliances the industry’s first and only platform to deliver the speed and consistency IT departments need to use Java for business-critical and demanding applications.”

“SAP had a need to deliver computational scalability and performance for the analytics application that deals with memory heaps of hundreds of gigabytes,” said Igor Tsyganskiy, head of the Advanced Technology Group at SAP Labs in Palo Alto. “ The Azul Systems Vega 2 7200 system delivered the required throughput and response time due to its scalable memory architecture and advanced garbage collection technology; this type of capability could not be achieved with traditional server technologies.”

Azul Systems Inc.

Stay informed! Sign up to get expert advice and insight delivered direct to your inbox

You May Also Like

More Insights