Atipa Technologies Refreshes Polaris Select High-Performance Computing and Visualization Platform with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

Simulate and visualize larger data sets with the increased memory capacity of 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

Lawrence, KS – April 2, 2019Atipa Technologies, a leading provider of high-performance computing and storage solutions, today announced the refresh of its Polaris Select High Performance Computing and Visualization (HPCV) platform, which includes Simulation and Modeling and Professional Visualization, using 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. The platform supplements all the benefits of a high-performance computing cluster with the Intel® Rendering Framework for software-defined visualization to enable CPU-based rendering and visualization scalable across an entire cluster of nodes without any special purpose graphics hardware.


Atipa’s Polaris Select HPCV clusters, which include Intel® Select Solutions for Simulation & Modeling and Professional Visualization, offer customers the benefit of the latest Intel technologies and verified performance so they can design the right system for simulation and visualization. These systems provide the capabilities and agility needed to support a range of different simulation and visualization workloads and eliminate the need for multiple single-purpose systems. In addition, the performance of key system characteristics is verified for Intel® Select Solutions at both the node and cluster level.

“The ability to turn every cluster node into a dual-purpose compute and visual analysis node brings unprecedented flexibility and efficiency in resource utilization to the data center,” says Dana Chang, Vice President of Technology at Atipa. “The increase in memory bandwidth and capacity of the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors will boost the simulation and visualization capabilities of our Polaris Select HPCV cluster family to even larger data sets.”

Jim Jeffers, Senior Principal Engineer & Senior Director, Advanced Rendering and Visualization for Intel’s Data Center Group, said, “The Intel Select Solutions for Professional Visualization and Simulation & Modeling make it easier for HPC customers to choose the right system for their needs, with predictable, reliable performance across a broad array of workloads and applications. Working with innovators like Atipa helps us provide customized solutions that are performance optimized, easy to deploy, and built for the demands of today’s most complex simulations with visualizations.”

The updated Polaris Select HPCV platform is available for pre-order now and will start shipping in May 2019. Starting configurations ship with 1 head node and 4 HPCV nodes with dual Intel® Xeon® Gold 6248 processors, 192GB DDR4-2933MHz memory, and 100Gbps Intel® Omni-Path fabric interface. For more details, visit or email for 1-on-1 consultations and evaluation requests.


Atipa Technologies is a leading provider of High-Performance Computing and Storage solutions. With more than 60 awards on the list of the fastest supercomputers in the world, including the 13th ranked Cascade supercomputer at Pacific Northwest National Lab in 2013, Atipa delivers affordable, high-quality solutions to government, academic, and private institutions in the US.