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CIARA News
2017-07-11
CIARA Announces Immediate Availability of ORION RS Servers Featuring Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable family (Skylake-SP)


CIARA is first to market with a new generation of dual processor servers, ideal for demanding Enterprise workloads and data center environments. CIARA’s ORION RS family offers unrivaled performance, flexibility, scalability and serviceability.

Montreal, QC – July, 11 2017 - CIARA, a division of the Hypertec Group, a leading global provider of high performance systems, ultra-low latency and enterprise cloud rackmount servers, has announced the immediate availability of their 4th generation ORION RS servers. Designed to support Intel Xeon® Scalable family (Skylake-SP) Gold and Platinum processors these systems provide a secure and scalable compute platform for cloud, hyperscale and analytic computing.

The ORION RS-G4 family is optimized to meet Intel’s latest maximum CPU power capacities. Products are available in 1U or 2U standard rack mount as well as ultra-dense 2U-4-node form factors and are equipped with FPGA support, comprehensive SATA, Hybrid or all-flash NVMe architecture. They support Intel® Optane™ 3D Xpoint memory technology, and either 100G/40G/25G/10G/1G Ethernet or InfiniBand, including Intel® Omni-Path Architecture.

The ORION RS-G4 product line is engineered to eliminate CPU bottlenecks while increasing I/O throughput and bandwidth. Models feature; exceptional compute capability, fault tolerant architecture, and leading storage technology. Additional features include the support of Enterprise class and Open Source manageability (Intel® Rack Scale Design and Redfish®).

“CIARA’s ORION RS-G4 architecture which supports the new Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable family offers the most comprehensive, affordable and optimized DP server platforms on the market,” said Patrick Scateni, CIARA Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

“We are the industry leader with our new 1U/2U and multi-nodes servers, which integrate the latest Intel® processor technology, hot-swap NVMe SSDs, Intel® Optane™ 3D Xpoint memory technology and high bandwidth-low latency networking, all in a new thermal architecture,” said Penny Tseng, CIARA Vice President of Product Management.

New Products:

  • 1U Server ORION RS610-G4 - features dual Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable family (up to 28 cores – and 205W TDP), 24x DIMMs up to 1.5TB/1TB of DDR4 2666MHz Reg. ECC memory, up to 10x hot-swap 12Gb/s SATA/SAS3 and/or NVMe options, up to 5x PCIe 3.0 expansion slots (3 x HH/HL PCIe Slot + 2 x OCP Mezzanine), standard dual port  1G, 10GBASE-T, 10G SFP+, optional 25G, 40G, 50G, 100G Ethernet, and InfiniBand interconnect and 1200W Redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%+) Digital Power Supplies.
  • 2U Server ORION RS620-G4 - features dual Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable family (up to 28 cores – and 205W TDP), 24x DIMMs up to 1.5TB/1TB of DDR4 2666MHz Reg. ECC memory, 12x 3.5” or 24x 2.5”hot-swap 12Gb/s SATA/SAS3 up to 24xNVMe options, an unrivaled 10x PCIe 3.0 expansion slots (8 x PCIe Gen 3.0 Slots + 2 x OCP Mezzanine), standard dual port 1G, 10GBASE-T, 10G SFP+, optional 25G, 40G, 50G, 100G Ethernet/InfiniBand interconnect and 1200W or 1600W Redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%+) Digital Power Supplies.
  • 2U-4 Nodes Server ORION RS620Q-G4 – features high density 2U/4 hot-plug Nodes servers supporting dual Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable family (up to 28 cores, 165W TDP), up to 1TB of DDR4 2666MHz Reg. ECC memory in 16x R/LR DIMMs, 3x PCIe 3.0 (2 x Low Profile Slot per node) + 1 x OCP Mezzanine Card (TYPE 1 P1,P2,P3,P4) (per node), Dual 10GbE port (Intel X550 ) from PCH + 1 x Management LAN 10/100/1G + optional support for Omni-Path from CPU0/CPU1 (per node) and 2200W Redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%+) Digital Power Supplies.
For complete information on CIARA’s latest high performance products and servers, visit ciaratech.com or contact your CIARA Sales Representative or CIARA Authorized Channel Partner.

Media Contact:

Patrick Lamothe
Hypertec Group
plamothe@hypertec.com

TAGS: Intel, Xeon, CIARA, ORION RS, Hyperscale, Cloud, Servers, Skylake-SP

CIARA News
2017-06-02
CIARA Announces the Next Generation ORION HF and RS Servers Based on Intel’s Latest Generation of Processors: Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family (Skylake-SP) and Intel® Core™ X-Series (Skylake-X)


Montreal, QC – June 2, 2017 - CIARA, a division of the Hypertec Group, a leading global provider of high performance systems, ultra-low latency and enterprise cloud rackmount servers, today announced a completely redesigned portfolio of high performance servers for High Frequency Trading and HPC (ORION HF) as well as standard and customized rackmount servers for enterprise, hyperscale and hybrid cloud (ORION RS). These next generation systems are based on the latest generation of Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable family (code name Skylake-SP) and Intel® Core™ X-Series (code name Skylake-X).

“Our latest generation ORION HF and RS product line is the result of years of design, development and optimization in accelerating technology and power efficiency.” said Patrick Scateni, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CIARA. “Being first to market with the most advanced technology is our primary goal.”

CIARA’s ORION HF310-G4 1U server will boast an incredible set of features and offer unparalleled performance and versatility. Using Intel® Core™ X-Series i9 processors (up to an incredible 18 cores), the server will accommodate standard PCIe and OCP mezzanine form factor cards, as well as PCIe M.2 and U.2 storage connectors. All ORION HF platforms include a dedicated IPMI remote management port, dual redundant high efficiency power supplies and tool-less rails.

The upcoming 1U ORION RS610-G4 and 2U-4 Nodes ORION RS620Q-G4 will support dual Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable family processors, Intel® Optane™ technology, NVMe, SAS/SATA, redundant Titanium level power supplies for exceptional energy efficiency as well as the latest in network technologies including Ethernet Adapter from 10G to 100G, InfiniBand EDR/FDR/QDR and Intel® Omni-Path Architecture fabric.

ORION RS Early Demo Program

A select amount of demo units will be available. To access the Early Demo Program, please contact your CIARA Sales Representative or send an e-mail inquiry to info@ciaratech.com.

For complete information on CIARA’s latest high performance products and servers, visit ciaratech.com or contact your CIARA Sales Representative or CIARA Authorized Channel Partner.

About CIARA

Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, integration, deployment, support and recycling of IT products. With its vast range of products and services including desktops, workstations, servers and storage, HPC products, high frequency servers, OEM services, deployment services, colocation services and IT asset disposition services, CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America and the only provider capable of offering a total hardware lifecycle management solution. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of public cloud, content delivery, finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, energy, government, education and defense.

Media Contact:

Cynthia Ruffino
Hypertec Group
cruffino@hypertec.com

TAGS: Intel, Xeon, Core X-Series, CIARA, ORION HF, HFT, Hyperscale, Cloud, Servers, Skylake-SP, Skylake-X

CIARA News
2017-05-25
CIARA Joins FIA (Futures Industry Association)


Montreal, QC – May 25, 2017 - CIARA, a division of the Hypertec group announced today that it has become a member of the Futures Industry Association (FIA). FIA is the leading global trade organization for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets, with offices in London, Singapore and Washington, D.C. FIA’s members include clearing firms, exchanges, clearinghouses, trading firms and commodities specialists from more than 48 countries as well as technology vendors, lawyers and other professionals serving the industry.

“We are very proud to announce our membership with FIA,” said Patrick Scateni, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CIARA. “FIA is the global thought leader, advocate and educator for futures and swaps. It is important that CIARA benefit from FIA’s resources and experience in the listed derivatives industry to ensure that our ORION HF servers address key operational inefficiencies.”

For more information about FIA, please visit https://fia.org/.

About CIARA

Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, integration, deployment, support and recycling of IT products. With its vast range of products and services including desktops, workstations, servers and storage, HPC products, high frequency servers, OEM services, deployment services, colocation services and IT asset disposition services, CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America and the only provider capable of offering a total hardware lifecycle management solution. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of public cloud, content delivery, finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, energy, government, education and defense.

For more information, please visit www.ciaratech.com.

Media Contact:

Cynthia Ruffino
Hypertec Group
cruffino@hypertec.com

TAGS: FIA, Futures Industry Association, CIARA, ORION HF, HFT

CIARA News
2017-05-16
CIARA to Preview the Latest ORION HF Server Platforms Based on Intel’s Skylake X Core i9 Processor and Intel’s X299 Chipset at the Trading Show Chicago


Chicago, Illinois – May 16, 2017 - CIARA, a division of the Hypertec Group, a leading global provider of high performance systems and the largest provider of ultra-low latency servers for the high frequency trading (HFT) market, will be privately showcasing the future ORION HF Generation 4 roadmap based on the Intel X299 chipset and Intel Skylake X Core i9 series.

CIARA has over 5 years of experience in the HFT market including the creation of the first HFT single socket overclocked server with IPMI remote management, 18 SPEC CPU® 2006 benchmark records and more than 6,000 HFT servers deployed in 27 financial exchange data centers worldwide. CIARA is again leading the technology wave with its innovative new design for the Intel Skylake X processor and Intel X299 chipset technology.

CIARA’s future ORION HF310-G4 1U server will accommodate an incredible set of benefits and offer unparalleled versatility. Based on the soon to be released, Intel Skylake X Core i9 series and Intel Kaby Lake X Core i7-7740K, the ORION HF310-G4 HFT server will accommodate up to two (2) PCIe cards x16, one (1) x8 PCIe OCP mezzanine form factor, as well as two (2) PCIe M.2 and two (2) PCIe U.2 storage connectors, two (2) 1GbE Ethernet ports, one (1) dedicated IPMI remote management port, dual redundant high efficiency power supplies and tool-less rails.

“Our latest generation ORION HF G4 product line is the result of 5 years of design, development and optimization of overclocking technology exclusively for HFT applications and we are thrilled to be unveiling it” said Patrick Scateni, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CIARA. “Our dedicated Acceleration and Optimization team understands the complex algorithms driving HFT firms and our unique service of workload profiling, provides us incomparable insight to the technology necessary to win the race to zero. We differentiate by concentrating our efforts on delivering maximum performance coupled with the lowest server latency. Our approach and understanding of how electronic trading software interacts with accelerated hardware is what enables us to deliver unparalleled performance and ultimately succeed within the HFT global market.”

“CIARA strikes again with its fourth generation of HFT servers based on the future Intel Skylake X Core i9 series, Intel Kaby Lake X Core i7-7740K and based on the Intel X299 chipset” said Penny Tseng, Vice President of Product Management at CIARA. “After months of design work with the industries technology leaders, we are finally able to start showcasing this cutting-edge design at the Trading Show Chicago.”

To learn more about the latest Intel technology and to see the future of electronic trading, please make sure to stop by CIARA booth 305 at the Trading Show Chicago. As well, please join CIARA’s Patrick Scateni, Vice President of Sales and Marketing on May 18 at the plenary session, 11:10 a.m. The topic will be “Latency management tools, technologies and platforms for high-performance trading systems”.

About CIARA

Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, integration, deployment, support and recycling of IT products. With its vast range of products and services including desktops, workstations, servers and storage, HPC products, high frequency servers, OEM services, deployment services, colocation services and IT asset disposition services, CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America and the only provider capable of offering a total hardware lifecycle management solution. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of public cloud, content delivery, finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, energy, government, education and defense.

For information about CIARA, please visit, please visit www.ciaratech.com.

Media Contact:

Cynthia Ruffino
Hypertec Group
cruffino@hypertec.com

TAGS: CIARA, Intel Skylake X, Intel X299 Chipset, Trading Show Chicago, Intel, ORION, HFT

CIARA News
2017-05-08
xCelor and CIARA Announce Strategic Partnership


Chicago, IL – May 8, 2017 - xCelor, a leading provider of low-latency trading solutions today announced its partnership with CIARA, a global tech company specializing in the design of bleeding edge, overclocked ORION HFT servers. This collaboration integrates xCelor’s FPGA-based market feed handler PCIe adapters with book building into CIARA’s high-performance, low-latency ORION HFT servers. This integration reduces line-rate processing eliminating traditional long tails.

xCelor’s and CIARA’s collaboration provides a solution to the increasing volume of market data high-frequency traders (HFT) require to place their orders as fast as possible. An integrated SKU provides a plug-and-play solution for traders looking to reduce engineering and CAPEX. This co-innovation provides a single, low-latency solution with a market data feed handler and book building in a server directly connected to the exchange or through the xCelor’s XPM1/XPM3 switches.

“We chose to partner with xCelor, to provide an integrated market data feed handler and book building based on our ORION HF accelerated HFT server line. This collaboration enables our customers to bypass unnecessary development and integration costs and immediately obtain the lowest latency possible,” said Patrick Scateni, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, CIARA.

When using ORION HF servers, users will benefit by leveraging low latency with a plug-and-play solution that includes:

  • An FPGA-based, tick-to-trade, low-latency server;
  • A normalized order book with efficient interface;
  • Support for major stock markets, including: CME, NASDAQ, NYSE, BATS;
  • Support for symbol filtering and maintaining the order book.


  • “We are very pleased with our strategic partnership with CIARA. The company’s expertise in mission-critical IT and high-performance computing has enabled us to open up a new channel continuing our commitment to optimize trading performance,” said Vijay Aggarwal, CEO, xCelor. “Our goal with our partners like CIARA is to develop industry-leading solutions that overcome today’s market challenges, while addressing customers’ specific business requirements.”

    About CIARA

    Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, integration, deployment, support and recycling of cutting-edge IT products. With its vast range of products and services including desktops, workstations, servers and storage, HPC products, high frequency servers, OEM services, deployment services, colocation services and IT asset disposition services; CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America and the only provider capable of offering a total hardware lifecycle management solution. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of public cloud, content delivery, finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, energy, government, education and defense.

    For information about CIARA, please visit, please visit www.ciaratech.com.

    About xCelor

    xCelor provides low-latency trading solutions that optimize trading performance, while reducing costs. The company’s offerings include market-proven, low-latency hardware, ultra-low-latency switching products and market feed handlers. Deployed in some of the world’s leading exchanges, xCelor’s technology takes a unique approach in addressing complex trading problems in today’s fast-paced markets. For more information, visit: www.xcelor.net.

    Media Contact:

    Jennifer Handshew
    xCelor
    +1-917-359-8838
    jennifer@xcelor.net

    Cynthia Ruffino
    Hypertec Group
    cruffino@hypertec.com

    CIARA News
    2017-05-03
    CIARA Joins the STAC Benchmark Council


    Montreal, QC – May 3, 2017 - CIARA, a division of the Hypertec Group announced today that it has become a member of the STAC Benchmark Council whose purpose is to explore technical challenges and solutions in financial services and to develop technology benchmark standards that are useful to financial organizations. User firms include the largest global banks, brokerage houses, exchanges, hedge funds, proprietary trading shops, and other market participants. Council members define STAC Benchmarks and rely on STAC® for unbiased vendor performance comparisons at every level of the architecture.

    “We are proud to announce our membership with STAC,” said Patrick Scateni, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CIARA. “CIARA is committed to offering low latency, high performance computing solutions for financial institutions that comprise the STAC Benchmark Council. It is important that we demonstrate the latency and computation performance of our ORION HF server line in ways that are relevant to the financial community. We will be completing several STAC-N1™ benchmark studies to prove that our Orion HF family of servers deliver the lowest mean latency, max latency, and jitter (standard deviation of latency) of any system.”

    Peter Lankford, Founder and Director of STAC said: “We are pleased that CIARA has joined the Council and will leverage industry standard STAC Benchmarks to demonstrate the latency and other performance characteristics of their ORION HF products in ways defined by the financial community.”

    For more information about STAC, please visit www.STACresearch.com.

    About CIARA

    Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, integration, deployment, support and recycling of IT products. With its vast range of products and services including desktops, workstations, servers and storage, HPC products, high frequency servers, OEM services, deployment services, colocation services and IT asset disposition services, CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America and the only provider capable of offering a total hardware lifecycle management solution. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of public cloud, content delivery, finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, energy, government, education and defense.

    For information about CIARA, please visit, please visit www.ciaratech.com.

    Media Contact:

    Cynthia Ruffino
    Hypertec Group
    cruffino@hypertec.com

    TAGS: Hypertec, STAC, CIARA, ORION, HFT

    “STAC” and all STAC names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Securities Technology Analysis Center LLC.
    CIARA News
    2017-02-22
    CIARA Achieves Platinum Intel® Technology Provider, HPC Data Center Specialist Status


    Montreal, QC – February 22, 2017 - CIARA, a global technology provider specializing in the design, development, manufacturing, integration and support of cutting-edge products and services, announced today they are an official Intel® Technology Provider, HPC Data Center Specialist. This recognition certifies CIARA as experts in creating innovative high performance computing technology using the latest Intel® processors to customers.

    “We are proud to have achieved Intel® Technology Provider HPC Data Center Specialist status,” said Shannon Shragie, Director of Product Management at CIARA. “Our collaboration with Intel® HPC experts enables us to leverage Intel® test tools, reducing our research and development costs, ensuring the highest quality, and offering customers the lowest total cost of ownership.”

    This certification recognizes CIARA’s history of technology excellence in the design and deployment of HPC solutions, including high performance computing clusters, performance-optimized servers, storage solutions, GPU platforms and large-scale data center solutions for businesses worldwide. CIARA’s total end-to-end data center solution includes design, rack and stack, on-site rack deployment, hardware support and recycling.

    CIARA works with Intel® to develop solutions using the latest technologies and architectures. Achieving HPC Data Center Specialist status, means Intel® has validated CIARA as a trusted partner.

    About CIARA

    Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, integration, deployment, support and recycling of cutting-edge IT products. With its vast range of products and services including desktops, workstations, servers and storage, HPC products, high frequency servers, OEM services, deployment services, colocation services and IT asset disposition services; CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America and the only provider capable of offering a total hardware lifecycle management solution. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of public cloud, content delivery, finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, energy, government, education and defense.

    For information about CIARA, please visit, please visit www.ciaratech.com. Follow CIARA on Facebook and Twitter to receive their latest news and announcements.

    Media Contact:

    Cynthia Ruffino
    CIARA Technologies Inc.
    cruffino@hypertec.com

    TAGS: CIARA, INTEL, IT, High Performance Computing, HPC, Data Center
    CIARA News
    2017-01-10
    CIARA Achieves Platinum Intel® Technology Provider, Cloud Data Center Specialist Status


    Montreal, QC – January 10, 2017 - CIARA, a global technology provider specializing in the design, development, manufacturing, integration and support of cutting-edge products and services, announced today they are an official Intel® Technology Provider, Cloud Data Center Specialist. This recognition certifies CIARA as experts in providing the most innovative and the most up-to-date Cloud computing technology to customers.

    “We are proud to have achieved Intel® Technology Provider Cloud Data Center Specialist status,” said Shannon Shragie, Director of Product Management at CIARA. “Our collaboration with Intel® Cloud experts enables us to leverage Intel® test tools, reducing our research and development costs, ensuring the highest quality, and offering customers the lowest total cost of ownership.”

    This certification recognizes CIARA’s history of technology excellence in the design and deployment of Cloud solutions, including high performance computing clusters, rack-optimized servers, storage solutions, Big Data platforms and large-scale data center solutions for businesses worldwide. CIARA’s total end-to-end data center solution includes design, rack and stack, on-site rack deployment, hardware support and recycling.

    CIARA works with Intel® to develop solutions using the latest technologies and architectures. Achieving Cloud Data Center Specialist status, means Intel® has validated CIARA as a trusted partner.

    About CIARA

    Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, integration, deployment, support and recycling of cutting-edge IT products. With its vast range of products and services including desktops, workstations, servers and storage, HPC products, high frequency servers, OEM services, deployment services, colocation services and IT asset disposition services; CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America and the only provider capable of offering a total hardware lifecycle management solution. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of public cloud, content delivery, finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, energy, government, education and defense.

    For information about CIARA, please visit, please visit www.ciaratech.com. Follow CIARA on Facebook and Twitter to receive their latest news and announcements.

    Media Contact:

    Cynthia Ruffino
    CIARA Technologies Inc.
    cruffino@hypertec.com

    TAGS: CIARA, INTEL, IT, Certification, Cloud, Data Center
    CIARA News
    2016-12-07
    CIARA Joins the Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP)


    Montreal, QC – December 7th, 2016 - CIARA, a global technology provider that specializes in the design, development, manufacturing, integration and support of cutting-edge products and services, announced today that it has now become a Community level member of the Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP). The OCP Foundation was launched by Facebook in 2011 and is a rapidly growing global community whose mission is to maximize innovation, facilitate distribution of the most efficient designs for scalable computing and reduce the environmental impact of data centers. CIARA is committed to contributing to this initiative and the OCP community. CIARA has an extensive history of developing energy efficient products for hyperscale customers and is looking forward to sharing its knowledge and technologies with members of the OCP Foundation.

    “We are very proud to announce our membership with the OCP Foundation,” said Patrick Scateni, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CIARA. “Collaborating with the members of the OCP foundation will help us to develop a whole new suite of products specifically designed for the world largest hyperscale and cloud customers.” added Mr. Scateni.

    CIARA will work with OCP to develop new technologies and platforms in the continuous effort to develop the most efficient compute infrastructure possible. For more information about the Open Compute Project, please visit http://opencompute.org

    About OCP

    The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel, Rackspace. Our mission is to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond.

    About CIARA

    Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, development, manufacturing, integration and support of computer products. With its vast range of products including personal computers, enterprise servers and storage, HPC systems, High Frequency Trading servers, OEM/ODM services and with a current production capacity of up to 1,000,000 systems per year, CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, energy, government, education and defense.

    For information about CIARA, please visit, please visit www.ciaratech.com. Follow CIARA on Facebook and Twitter to receive their latest news and announcements.

    Media Contact:

    Cynthia Ruffino
    CIARA Technologies Inc.
    cruffino@hypertec.com

    TAGS: CIARA, OCP, Open Compute Project, Data Center, Compute
    CIARA News
    2016-10-18
    CIARA Unleashes the Largest Portfolio of Extreme Low Latency HFT Servers at FIA 2016


    New technology and architecture innovations from CIARA, the ORION line of HFT optimized servers featuring high density and high core count accelerated technologies.

    Chicago, Illinois, October 18, 2016 - CIARA Technologies a leading provider of enterprise servers and storage today announced the launch of their latest innovations in HFT architectures and technologies to be exhibited at FIA 2016, booth 204, at the HILTON CHICAGO.

    CIARA is showcasing the ORION HF310-G3, a 1U highly overclocked server running on Intel® Core™ processors and their highly anticipated ORION HF620D-G3, a 2U 2-node dual processor system built with CIARA’s Turbo-Speed hardware acceleration technology. CIARA also announced support for the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2689v4 and Intel® Core™ i7 6950X (code name Broadwell-EP and Broadwell-E) across all ORION HF servers.

    The ORION HF server line is designed for extreme low latency, high frequency and bandwidth. This server line combines a powerful set of features that enable financial services customers to implement a hardware-based solution where micro or nanoseconds are the measuring scales, without sacrificing enterprise-class quality, high density and energy savings maximization.

    “With our new generation of high frequency/low latency servers, we are revolutionizing the way trading firms and banks can improve their tick-to-trade and maximize their colocation infrastructure” stated Patrick Scateni, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CIARA. “The key to who wins and who loses is based on the latency between digesting the market feed and placing the order; those who move the fastest are the ones who will profit and in the world of speed and ultra-low latency CIARA is the undisputed champion”.

    CIARA’s new ORION HF server line is unrivaled in the financial industry for the breadth and range of available configurations. Supporting the new Intel® Broadwell Processors family, the ORION HF’s are now up to 60% faster on demanding workloads. These new 1U and 2U/2 node platforms deliver unparalleled performance for HFT applications by accelerating processing power and tuning BIOS/firmware to attain up to 25% lower latency (500 ns faster than the competition’s 99% result) over competitive solutions while still maintaining high reliability as a primary design focus.



    ORION HF310-G3



    CIARA ORION HF-G3 Portfolio:
    • Intel® Core™ (single processor up to 10 cores) based systems
    • ORION HF310-G3 – 1U overclocked HF Server
    • ORION HF320-G3 – 2U overclocked HF Server
    • ORION HF320D-G3 – 2U 2-node overclocked HF Server (two independent hot-swap nodes)
    • ORION HF330-G3 – 3U expandable HF Server


    • Intel® Xeon® (dual processor 2600v4 up to 44 cores) based systems
    • ORION HF620-G3 – 2U overclocked (Turbo-Speed acceleration technology) HF Server
    • ORION HF620D-G3 – 2U 2-node (Turbo-Speed acceleration technology) HF Server (two independent hot-swap nodes)


    Products ship with tool-less rapid rail technology, have the latest generation remote management tools, are Linux and Windows compatible and have a warranty model tailored for customers in the financial sector (24/7 support after trading hours and during weekends). Rack and Stack engineering and worldwide logistics services for rapid rollout of multi-site solutions is available through CIARA or one of their authorized resellers.

    About CIARA

    Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, development, manufacturing, integration and support of computer products. With its vast range of products including personal computers, enterprise servers and storage, HPC systems, High Frequency Trading servers, OEM/ODM services and with a current production capacity of up to 1,000,000 systems per year, CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, energy, government, education and defense.

    For complete information on ORION solutions from CIARA, please visit www.ciaratech.com. Follow CIARA on Facebook and Twitter to receive their latest news and announcements. All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Media Contact:

    Cynthia Ruffino
    CIARA Technologies Inc.
    cruffino@hypertec.com

    low latency, high frequency trading, HFT, INTEL, Xeon, CIARA,
    CIARA News
    2016-07-11
    CIARA Introduces the World’s Fastest Line of High Performance Workstations


    Farnborough, UK, July 11, 2016 – Montreal based CIARA, a division of the Hypertec Group and provider of cutting-edge IT products, announced today, in the presence of Dominique Anglade, the Quebec Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development responsible for Digital Strategy, the launch of its new design platform for aeronautical engineering, the KRONOS workstation.

    “To take full advantage of business opportunities to come, Québec must follow global trends and consider the challenges they raise, especially in terms of innovation and workforce.” said Minister Dominique Anglade.

    “It is important to create a favourable climate to enable our local companies to become major players on the world stage. Whether through subsidies to businesses or through tax credits and the protection of intellectual property, my government relies upon innovation and skilled labour to make Quebec a sought-after destination for technological development,” continued the Minister.

    The KRONOS has been designed to meet the most stringent requirements of business applications related to aerospace, engineering, automotive and marine design. Furthermore, the KRONOS significantly increases performance and productivity in order to support the work of engineers and designers who use such software as Catia, SolidWorks, Pro-Engineer, AutoCAD, as well as such simulation software as ANSYS, SIMULIA, Abaqus, Nastran, LS-Dyna, and many others.

    “CIARA understands that companies in the aerospace industry such as Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney, CAE, Bell Helicopter, and Heroux Devtek are faced with enormous competitive pressure from a market without boundaries. The KRONOS will enable these companies to significantly increase the productivity and efficiency of their workforce, thereby concurrently reducing their operating costs. These cost savings can have a significant impact on profits at the end of a year,” said André Lamarre, Executive Vice President of Business Development at Hypertec Group.

    The KRONOS workstation performs its tasks at extremely accelerated speeds, responding to challenges posed by engineering, 2D and 3D computer-aided design, rendering, computer simulation, and graphic design. According to independent test results performed with CPU Passmark, SPECapc for SolidWorks 2013 and SPECviewperf, which compared the KRONOS to equivalent models at Dell, HP and Lenovo, the KRONOS 800 series outperformed its competition with a speed that was up to ten times faster. These speed improvements translate into savings of more than 60 minutes per workday, equivalent to about a month’s increase in productivity on an annual basis by engineers and/or designers in the aerospace sector.

    CIARA officials seized the opportunity of the presence of Minister Anglade at the Farnborough International Airshow to personally thank her for her unwavering support of Quebec’s innovation sector.

    “We stress the importance of our Government’s economic development strategy, particularly in the context of Quebec’s recently announced aerospace strategy. This new initiative will allow for a greater dynamic to exist between companies and shall provide in turn the necessary catalyst to ensure long-term prosperity in the highly competitive field of innovation.” added André Lamarre.

    For more information about CIARA’s products and solutions designed for the aerospace industry, please visit www.ciaratech.com/aerospace .

    About CIARA Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, integration, deployment, support and recycling of cutting-edge IT products. With its vast range of products and services including desktops, workstations, servers and storage, HPC products, OEM services, CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America and the only provider capable of offering a total hardware lifecycle management solution. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of public cloud, content delivery, finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, government, education and defense.

    CIARA Events
    2016-05-18
    The Trading Show Chicago - 2016
    CIARA will be exhibiting at the Trading Show Chicago 2016 at the Navy Pier. Come see the future of electronic trading at booth #305.
    CIARA Events
    2016-05-17
    STAC Summit Chicago - 2016
    CIARA will be exhibiting at STAC Summit Chicago at the Metropolitan Club
    CIARA News
    2016-05-17
    CIARA Breaks New Speed Record with the ORION HF320S-G3 Limited Edition


    Montreal, Canada – May 17, 2016 - CIARA, a global technology provider that specializes in the design, manufacture, deployment and support of cutting-edge servers and storage, announces that the ORION HF320S-G3 has set a new speed record for High Frequency Trading servers. Using an Intel® Haswell-E 8-core processor together with an accelerated cache, the 2U form factor ORION HF320S-G3 has attained a record breaking speed of 4.7GHz on 8 cores.

    "CIARA has spent several years designing, developing and optimizing the fastest overclocking technology available for financial services. Customer collaboration with CIARA’s dedicated acceleration and optimization team has once again raised the bar in performance with the launch of our Limited Edition ORION HF320S-G3" said Darcy Letemplier, Vice President of Engineering at CIARA. "This product will enable financial services customers to address the most demanding workloads in algorithmic trading”, added Mr. Letemplier.

    The ORION HF320S-G3 is built for electronic trading applications which require high speed processors, accelerated cache and extremely low latency. The increased speed of the ORION HF320S-G3 will both accelerate the processing time of transactions and lower the tick to trade latency for these applications.

    “Trading operations must seize all opportunities to reduce processing times, even if the gain is merely a fraction of a millisecond. The latency between digesting the market feed and placing the order is the key factor in determining who will achieve the greatest return. As the ones who move the fastest are the ones who profit the most, the ORION HF320S-G3 is the perfect tool to maximize the return for our financial services customers” said Patrick Scateni, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CIARA.

    CIARA ORION HF320S-G3 Specifications
    2U server supporting Intel® Haswell E 8-core processor at 4.7GHz with 16 to 64GB DDR4 2666MHz memory, 4x hot-swap 2.5/3.5" SATA3 drive bays, dedicated remote management GbE port, up to 5 PCI/e X16 and X8 slots and Redundant 770W Platinum Level High-Efficiency (94%) Digital Power Supplies.

    Please visit CIARA’s booth at the Trading Show Chicago (Booth #305) and STAC Summit Chicago from May 17 to 19 to witness the future of electronic trading. For more information about the ORION HF, please visit http://www.ciaratech.com/orionhf.

    About CIARA
    Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, integration, deployment, support and recycling of cutting-edge IT products. With its vast range of products and services including desktops, workstations, servers and storage, HPC products, high frequency servers, OEM services, deployment services, colocation services and IT asset disposition services, CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America and the only provider capable of offering a total hardware lifecycle management solution. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of public cloud, content delivery, finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, energy, government, education and defense. For more information, please visit ciaratech.com.

    CIARA News
    2016-04-05
    CIARA Joins OpenPOWER Foundation

    Montreal, Canada – April 5, 2016 - CIARA, a global technology provider that specializes in the design, manufacture, deployment and support of cutting-edge servers and storage, announced today that it has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation. Founded in December 2013, the OpenPOWER Foundation is an open non-profit membership community dedicated to helping modern data centers evolve their approach to technology. Members of the foundation are encouraged to innovate customized hardware solutions based upon POWER architecture in order to meet the growing needs of the industry. These innovations include custom systems for large or warehouse scale data centers, workload acceleration through GPU, FPGA or advanced I/O, platform optimization for SW appliances and advanced hardware technology exploitation.

    “We are very pleased to announce our membership in the OpenPOWER Foundation as it represents some of the world’s largest technology leaders,” said Patrick Scateni, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CIARA. “Collaborating with members of the foundation will help us to develop a whole new suite of products such as custom, ultra-efficient and high-performance systems as well as to build new business relationships within the data center industry. It is important for us to ensure that our customers benefit from the latest IT hardware available on the market,” added Mr. Scateni.

    For more information about the OpenPOWER Foundation, please visit http://openpowerfoundation.org.

    About CIARA
    Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, integration, deployment, support and recycling of cutting-edge IT products. With its vast range of products and services including desktops, workstations, servers and storage, HPC products, high frequency servers, OEM services, deployment services, colocation services and IT asset disposition services, CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America and the only provider capable of offering a total hardware lifecycle management solution. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of public cloud, content delivery, finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, energy, government, education and defense. For more information, please visit ciaratech.com.

    CIARA Events
    2016-03-28
    HPC for Wall Street - NY 2016
    Come and meet us at the Roosevelt Hotel, NY on April 4 2016, at booth #209 and discover the ORION HF server line.
    CIARA Events
    2016-03-28
    TradeTech Europe 2016 - Paris
    Come and meet us at the Palais des Congrès de Paris on April 12-13 2016, at booth #25 and discover the ORION HF server line.
    CIARA News
    2015-10-13
    CIARA joins Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC)

    Montreal, Canada - September 21, 2015 - CIARA, a global technology provider that specializes in the design, development, manufacturing, integration and support of cutting-edge products and services, announced today that it has now become a member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). The EICC is the largest non-profit association dedicated to electronics supply chain accountability and integrity. Members of the EICC have dedicated themselves to following a mutual Code of Conduct to ensure the continuous development of the social, ethical and environmental components of their electronics supply chains.

    “We are very proud to announce our membership with the EICC,” said Patrick Scateni, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CIARA. “The EICC has a proven track record for creating standards on social, ethical and environmental issues which are of critical importance to us. We have always assigned the highest priority to corporate ethics but our membership in this pre-eminent organization serves to crystallize the commitment of CIARA and its partners to create and maintain environmentally safe and ethical business practices,” added Mr. Scateni.

    In addition to their obligation to adhere to the organization’s Code of Conduct, all members of the EICC must also promote these standards within their respective supply chains as well as utilize a series of assessment tools provided by the EICC in order to demonstrate the level of their commitment to the cause. For more information about the EICC and its membership, please visit eiccoalition.org.

    About CIARA
    Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, development, manufacturing, integration and support of computer products. With its vast range of products including personal computers, enterprise servers and storage, HPC systems, High Frequency Trading servers, OEM/ODM services and with a current production capacity of up to 1,000,000 systems per year, CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, energy, government, education and defense. For more information, please visit ciaratech.com.

    CIARA News
    2015-08-17
    CIARA Unleashes the World's Fastest x86 Single and Dual Processor Servers: the ORION HF320-G3 and ORION HF620-G3.

    Montreal, Canada - August 17, 2015 - CIARA, a leading provider of enterprise servers and storage, announced today that its ORION HF servers (HF320-G3 and HF620-G3) achieved a remarkable eighteen (18) SPEC CPU™ 2006 (Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation) benchmark records. This world-renowned industry-standard benchmark suite that was established by actual end-user applications, rigorously stresses the system's CPU, memory architecture and compiler by running a series of different tests to measure the compute-intensive integer performance as well as the compute-intensive floating point performance. CIARA’s complete ORION HF server line achieved top ranks in every CPU category when compared to manufacturers such as DELL, HP, Lenovo and Supermicro.

    "CIARA's mission is to provide its customers with the highest performing reliable servers and storage solutions" said Patrick Scateni, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CIARA. "The fact that the ORION HF has been recognized as the fastest x86 single and dual processors server in the world is a source of tremendous pride as it reflects and validates our longstanding mission to design and produce industry leading cutting-edge and high performance systems." added Mr. Scateni.

    Since its introduction to the market in 2013, the ORION HF has successfully supported organizations in such market segments as digital manufacturing, life sciences and cloud providers by dramatically improving the performance of their applications. In particular, the financial services sector has benefited greatly from significant enhanced transaction speed and reduced latency for high frequency trading.

    Benchmark Grand Slam
    Running the latest Intel x86 processors, the CIARA ORION HF320 and ORION HF620, currently claim #1 ranking for four of the most widely used performance benchmarks: SPECint®2006 (measuring integer-calculating speed common in business applications), SPECfp®2006 (measuring floating point-calculating speed required for scientific applications), SPECint®_rate2006 (measuring the throughput or rate of a machine carrying out a number of tasks) and SPECfp®_rate2006.

    SPEC CPU™ 2006 Benchmark Suites
    The SPECint® 2006 (Compute-intensive integer performance) suite contains 12 benchmarks based upon real-world applications such as video compression, artificial intelligence, genome sequencing, discrete event simulation, quantum computing, combinatorial optimization and XML processing, to name a few. The ORION HF out-performed the competition by as much as 31%.

    The SPECfp® 2006 (Compute-intensive floating point performance) suite is comprised of 19 benchmarks which are based on applications designed for fluid dynamics, physics, molecular dynamics, image ray-tracing, weather prediction, computational electromagnetics, structural mechanics, as well as speech recognition. In this category, the ORION HF demonstrated its superiority by scoring 29% higher than the nearest competitor.

    For more information on the SPEC CPU™ 2006 results, please visit CIARA Results page. For more information about the ORION HF server line, please visit ciaratech.com/OrionHF. All ORION HF servers come with a 1 to 3 year international warranty and are currently available through CIARA or one of its authorized resellers.

    About CIARA
    Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, development, manufacturing, integration and support of computer products. With its vast range of products including personal computers, enterprise servers and storage, HPC systems, High Frequency Trading servers, OEM/ODM services and with a current production capacity of up to 1,000,000 systems per year, CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, energy, government, education and defense. For more information, please visit ciaratech.com.

    CIARA News
    2015-06-03
    CIARA Launches the World’s First 2U 2-Node Overclocked High Frequency Trading Server

    Montreal, Canada - June 3, 2015 - CIARA, leading provider of enterprise servers and storage, announced today the launch of the ORION HF320D server. The HF320D is the first and world’s fastest overclocked 2U 2-Nodes High Frequency Trading (HFT) server. Boasting two independent Intel processors with performance up to 4.5 GHz on 8 cores in a 2U rackmount chassis, the ORION HF320D server officially raises the bar on speed and density for High Frequency Trading.

    “Today’s HFT algorithms and data market analysis require the fastest speed and lowest latency on the largest number of cores. The ORION HF320D packs incredible amounts of power into a very dense packaging. The power combination of the latest generation of Intel processors (Haswell E), together with the CIARA proprietary half-width motherboard design, unlocks a vast array of new opportunities for performance and low latency,” said Patrick Scateni, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CIARA. “Our new HFT server was designed with the input of customer feedback and includes as standard features all of the fastest technologies currently available such as NVME SSD, LSI 3108 hardware RAID onboard, Processor Cache acceleration and the latest technology in liquid cooling from Asetek.”

    The ORION HF320D is the first overclocked 2U 2-Nodes design ever to ship and it delivers significant benefits to performance-hungry and density sensitive customers. Users will appreciate the tool-less design, ease of installation via CIARA’s rapid rail technology, latest generation remote management, Linux or Windows compatibility, a warranty model that is tailored for customers in the financial sector with available 24x7 support after trading hours and during weekends, “rack and stack” engineering and worldwide logistics services for rapid rollout of multi-site solutions.

    “As the fastest HFT server offered to date, we knew we needed an outstanding custom chassis, motherboard and cooling solution for the ORION HF320D. The ORION HF320D embodies the efficient performance, reliability and serviceability we were seeking”, added Scateni.

    All ORION HF servers come with a 1 to 3 year international warranty and are currently available through CIARA or one of its authorized resellers. The ORION HF320, 320D and 620 will be on display at the Chicago Trading Show, Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago IL 60611, booth 212. For more information about the ORION HF server line, please visit ciaratech.com/OrionHF.

    About CIARA
    Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, development, manufacturing, integration and support of computer products. With its vast range of products including personal computers, enterprise servers and storage, HPC systems, High Frequency Trading servers, OEM/ODM services and with a current production capacity of up to 1,000,000 systems per year, CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, energy, government, education and defense.

    For more information, please visit ciaratech.com.

    CIARA News
    2015-06-03
    CIARA to Incorporate Asetek Liquid Cooling in its High Frequency Server Product Line

    Montreal, Canada - June 3, 2015 – CIARA, the leader in liquid-cooled servers and Asetek®, world’s leading provider of energy efficient liquid cooling systems for data centers, servers, workstations, gaming and high performance PCs, announced today a global purchase agreement and technology partnership.

    CIARA launched today the ORION HF320D, the first 2U 2-Node High Frequency (HF) server based on Asetek liquid cooling technology at the 2015 Chicago Trading Show. CIARA is anticipating additional product launches with Asetek’s cooling technology in various server models throughout the year.

    “This agreement is a significant milestone for both CIARA and Asetek. To launch the fastest and densest HF server offering to date, we knew we needed an outstanding custom cooling solution for the newly announced ORION HF320D,” said Patrick Scateni, Vice President Sales and Marketing at CIARA. “Asetek’s liquid cooling embodies the performance, reliability and technology that we were seeking in a partner. Asetek’s technology leadership in liquid cooling helps us reach a new level of ultra high performance, speed and low latency while doubling the density of our previous ORION HF210 and 320 servers .”

    The ORION HF server line will now utilize Asetek’s proven, maintenance free and factory sealed liquid cooling technology to cool the most powerful HF servers. This liquid cooling design ensures continuous stability even under full load.

    “It is a testament to the primacy of our technology that CIARA has decided to select Asetek liquid Cooling for its latest and world’s first 2U 2-Node HF server, the ORION HF320D.” said André Sloth Eriksen, Founder and CEO of Asetek. “We are thrilled to add a data center technology provider like CIARA to our growing list of customers.”

    About CIARA
    Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, development, manufacturing, integration and support of computer products. With its vast range of products including personal computers, enterprise servers and storage, HPC systems, High Frequency Trading servers, OEM/ODM services and with a current production capacity of up to 1,000,000 systems per year, CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, energy, government, education and defense. For more information, please visit ciaratech.com.

    About Asetek
    Asetek is the world’s leading provider of energy efficient liquid cooling systems for data centers, servers, workstations, gaming and high performance PCs. Its products are used for reducing power and greenhouse emissions, lowering acoustic noise, and achieving maximum performance by leading OEMs and channel partners around the globe. Asetek’s products are based upon its patented all-in-one liquid cooling technology with more than 2 million liquid cooling units deployed in the field. Founded in 2000, Asetek is headquartered in Denmark with offices in California, China and Taiwan. For more information, please visit asetek.com.

    CIARA Events
    2015-05-19
    The Trading Show - Chicago 2015
    Come and meet us at the Navy Pier in Chicago, IL on June 3-4 2015, at booth #212 and discover our latest addition to the ORION HF server line.
    CIARA News
    2015-05-07
    CIARA Awarded US NASPO ValuePoint Contract for IT Products and Services

    Tempe, AZ – May 7, 2015 - CIARA, a global technology provider that specializes in the design, development, manufacturing, integration and support of cutting-edge technology products and services, has been awarded a 5-year US NASPO ValuePoint contract for IT products and services. Formerly, WSCA-NASPO, NASPO ValuePoint is a cooperative purchasing organization that centralizes the purchasing requirements of all 50 states. CIARA was specifically awarded an agreement for desktops, laptops, tablets, servers, storage and hardware related services.

    “We are very pleased to have been awarded this major contract”, said Mike Marracino, Executive Vice President at Hypertec Group. “NASPO ValuePoint is one of the largest public sector purchasing cooperatives in the US and this award represents an important milestone in our penetration of the US public sector market. By leveraging our expertise and nearly 30 years of experience manufacturing and servicing IT products for public sector agencies of all sizes, we look forward to exceeding customer expectations in every way possible and becoming one of the largest trusted technology partners within the NASPO ValuePoint program.”

    All of the states, including the District of Columbia, and US Territories are eligible to use NASPO ValuePoint contracts. Within each state, the State Procurement Official determines the level of its respective state’s contract participation and eligible participants. A Participating Addendum is required in order for a state or other eligible entity to avail itself of a NASPO ValuePoint contract. Agencies can view state participating addendums on the NASPO ValuePoint website in order to determine if their state or entity has signed a Participating Addendum for the contract in which they are interested.

    For more information on how to participate in a master agreement, please contact either info@naspovaluepoint.org, the NASPO ValuePoint Marketing, Education and Outreach team at meo_team@naspovaluepoint.org or the Cooperative Development Coordinator assigned to the contract. For more information regarding a Participating Addendum with CIARA, please contact us either by telephone at 1-844-231-1277, by e-mail at wsca@ciaratech.com or visit our NASPO ValuePoint dedicated website at www.ciarausa.com.

    About CIARA
    Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, development, manufacturing, integration and support of computer products. With its vast range of products including personal computers, enterprise servers and storage, HPC systems, High Frequency Trading servers, OEM/ODM services and with a current production capacity of up to 1,000,000 systems per year, CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, energy, government, education and defense.

    For more information, please visit our website at www.ciaratech.com.

    CIARA Events
    2015-03-16
    CIOsynergy Toronto 2015
    CIARA and Hypertec will be exhibiting at CIOsynergy Toronto 2015. Come and meet us at the Hilton Toronto on March 26, 2015.
    For more information and registration: http://ciotoronto.com
    CIARA News
    2015-01-20
    CIARA Obtains e-Stewards Certification

    Montreal, QC – January 20, 2015 - CIARA, a global technology provider that specializes in the design, development, manufacturing, integration and support of cutting-edge technology products and services, has obtained the e-Stewards certification. The e-Stewards certification was born a decade ago in response to the growing amount of electronic wastes, which, if not handled properly, may constitute a threat to global environmental health. The Basel Action Network developed the certification, now known as the industry's strictest standard. By having obtained this certification, CIARA will now have the ability to manage and coordinate the recycling of all of the products it currently markets and sells as well as a slew of other IT products.

    "We are very pleased to have obtained the e-Stewards certification”, said Patrick Scateni, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CIARA. “This certification will further help our customers manage their product lifecycle and ultimately facilitate IT infrastructure replacement and upgrades using our recycling services to easily and safely dispose of their obsolete hardware".

    The certification is only attributed to institutions that can track the entire route by which electronics are disposed of. It ensures that the recycling of electronics is not only compatible with local laws, but that it is also performed in a way that protects the environment and maximizes the reuse of materials beyond the minimal requirements.

    "Whether it is through our ISO 14001 certification or the manufacturing of energy efficient servers, at CIARA, we have always worked to incorporate environmentally friendly initiatives into the design and manufacturing of our products and services and we are proud to know that our practices are now officially recognized by the best in the industry", added Scateni.

    About CIARA

    Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, development, manufacturing, integration and support of computer products. With its vast range of products including personal computers, enterprise servers and storage, HPC systems, High Frequency Trading servers, OEM/ODM services and with a current production capacity of up to 1,000,000 systems per year, CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, energy, government, education and defense.
    For more information, please visit www.ciaratech.com.

    CIARA News
    2014-06-02
    CIARA selected as personal computers provider

    Montreal, June 2nd 2014 – CIARA, leading global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to small and medium sized businesses, is proud to have been selected as personal computer provider by CCSR (Centre Collégial des Services Regroupés), following a call for tender. This non-profit organization, working predominantly in the educational field in Quebec, proposes to its clients and members a gathering service for procurement of diverse goods and services.

    The contract between CCSR and CIARA is in effect since June 1st 2014 for a one year term.

    If you are interested in becoming a member or a client of CCSR, please contact Mrs. Nathalie Bilodeau at nathalie.bilodeau@ccsr.qc.ca or at 418-877-0507, ext. 201. You may also consult the CCSR web site for more information (http://www.ccsr.qc.ca).

    About CIARA Technologies
    CIARA is a leading global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), large enterprises (Top 1000) and the public sectors including government, defense and educational entities. CIARA serves customers located in more than 65 countries across the world. CIARA designs, develops, markets, and supports a variety of computer systems ranging from mobile devices to high-end supercomputers. These systems includes personal computers, Portable devices, (Laptops and Tablets), industry standard servers (ATLAS rack-mount or tower servers), Telco/Carrier Grade servers (ORION servers and appliances), TITAN GPU servers, the NEXXUS®C Personal Cluster, the record breaking performance overclocked KRONOS workstation and the newly released ORION High Frequency Servers. Founded in 1984, CIARA’s (53,500 M2) headquarters and primary manufacturing plant is located in Montreal, Canada and has offices across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit our website at www.ciaratech.com..

    Contact:
    CIARA Technologies
    Roch Brunet – Proposal Manager
    rbrunet@ciaratech.com
    514-798-8880 ext. 6106
    CIARA News
    2013-06-17
    CIARA Technologies ORION HF Servers Increase Performance High Frequency Trading and Low-Latency Applications by more than 70%

    Leipzig, Germany – June 16, 2013 – CIARA Technologies, global provider of Performance Computing products, technologies, software, and optimization announces today the launch and worldwide availability of the ORION HF (High Frequency) server line dedicated to the financial services industry.

    These new servers deliver unparalleled performance for High Frequency Trading, Low Latency and Quantitative Investing applications. Key metrics for High-Frequency Trading are latency and computing speed, or the time it takes to actually process a trade. With the ORION HF servers, available today in dense 3U and 2U (September 2013) form factors, CIARA Technologies’ advanced hardware design and personalized firmware tuning deliver an unparalleled increase in performance ranging from 70 to 100+ percent compared to the fastest servers from HP, DELL or IBM.

    The ORION HF servers run on the latest Intel six or eight-core processors which can go into turbo mode when required. But using the “turbo mode” creates jitter, something that traders want to avoid at all costs. CIARA’s proprietary design and optimization turns off all unnecessary cores and locks the remaining processor into an optimized mode, running at an unparalleled speed of 5.2GHz* on the single socket ORION HF 310 and up to 4.0GHz* for the dual Intel Xeon E5 processors ORION HF320.

    “We have spent the last few years designing, developing and optimizing our overclocking technology” said Patrick Scateni, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CIARA. “Our dedicated Performance Computing team understands applications and provides optimized solutions based upon a given environment. While other vendors are focused on proposing what is believed to be the best solution based solely on hardware cost, we concentrate our energies on extracting and delivering the maximum performance attainable with our systems for each application while maintaining a +99% uptime. Our approach and profound understanding of how software interacts with any given hardware is what has enabled us to achieve great success within the manufacturing sector and we are now applying this knowledge to the Financial Services Industry.”

    “CIARA’s proven technology and optimization permit us to increase performance, lower latency, minimize “jitter” and still fully warrant the system for three years, all the while costing no more than a standard dual processor server,” said Patrick Scateni. “As an example, the Director of HFT at one of Europe’s largest banks in London reported an improvement in its application performance by more than 70 percent over the latest HP DL380 G8.”

    The ORION HF servers come in 2 system architectures:

    ORION HF310
    Single Intel® Core i7-3960X processor (up to 5.2GHz*) - Intel X79 Chipset
    Eight 8GB DDR3 DIMM 1600, 1866 or 2133MHz
    Onboard or LSI 9211 4 Ports 6Gbps Storage Controller (RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60)
    4 hot-swappable hard drive bays (SATA/SSD/SAS)
    4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode), 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
    Support 2 NVIDIA Tesla K20C or FPGA Accelerator cards
    Built-in Server management tool (BMC with IPMI 2.0, KVM/media over LAN) with dedicated LAN port
    770W Redundant (1+1) High Efficiency (90% - 80 Plus® Gold Certified) Power Supplies

    ORION HF320
    Dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2687W processor (up to 4.02GHz) - Intel Chipset C602
    Eight 8GB DDR3 ECC DIMM at 1600+MHz
    Onboard or LSI 9211 4 Ports 6Gbps Storage Controller (RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60)
    4 hot-swappable hard drive bays (SATA/SSD/SAS)
    4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16, 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode), 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
    Support 2 Intel Xeon Phi™ and NVIDIA Tesla K20C cards
    Built-in Server management tool (BMC with IPMI 2.0, KVM/media over LAN) with dedicated LAN port
    770W or 1440W Redundant (1+1) High Efficiency (90% - 80 Plus® Gold Certified) Power Supplies

    The ORION HF servers also come with a standard mix of I/O ports, two Gigabit Ethernet connections, plus the choice of SolarFlare or Mellanox Low Latency Ethernet cards and the option to install the fastest PCI/Express storage SSD hard drives for customers looking at blasting IOPS and bandwidth performance.

    Visit CIARA Booth 361 at ISC2013, June 16 to 19 at the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL), Leipzig, Germany. For more details on CIARA’s Financial Services solutions, visit ciaratech.com/OrionHF.

    *Speed based on customer application and after optimization by CIARA Performance Computing team.

    About CIARA Technologies
    CIARA is a leading global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to small and medium sized businesses (‘‘SMBs’’), large enterprises (Top 1000) and the public sectors including government, defense and educational entities. CIARA serves customers located in more than 60 countries across 5 continents. CIARA designs, develops, markets, and supports a variety of computer systems ranging from mobile devices to high-end supercomputers. These systems includes industry standard servers (ATLAS rack-mount or tower servers), Telco/Carrier Grade servers (ORION servers and appliances), TITAN GPU servers, the NEXXUS®C Personal Cluster, the record breaking performance overclocked KRONOS workstation and the newly released ORION High Frequency Servers. Ciara also offers a comprehensive suite of lifecycle management and OEM/ODM services, including design, engineering, manufacturing, outsourcing, integration control, global logistics and support. Founded in 1984, Ciara’s 576,000 Sqft. (53,500 M2) headquarters and primary manufacturing plant is located in Montreal, Canada and has offices across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit our website at ciaratech.com.

    Contact:
    CIARA Technologies
    Patrick Scateni – Vice President Sales and Marketing
    pscateni@ciaratech.com
    514-210-1735

    All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    CIARA News
    2013-03-19
    CIARA announces Liquid Cooled Data Center Server Solution based on Intel EPSD motherboards

    Montreal, QC – March 19, 2013 – CIARA Technologies, global provider of IT products, technologies, software, and solutions announced today the introduction and availability of the new line of ORION Liquid Cooled server chassis optimized for small to large datacenters and based on Intel’s latest EPSD motherboards. CIARA ORION 112 and 118 servers are optimized for the new generation Intel S1200V3RP (Haswell) motherboard. The ORION 112 is a 1U Rackmount liquid cooled server containing up to twelve (12) 2.5 inches drives and the ORION 118 is a unique 1.5U Rackmount liquid cooled server offering a high drive density with up with eighteen (18) 2.5 inches drives.

    The liquid cooled ORION server series is already powering some of the largest data centers in the world, and now with the ability to leverage Intel’s latest EPSD motherboard, CIARA is excited to offer these servers to Intel Premier Member Channel Partners s in North and Latin America. Liquid cooling of servers in datacenters has demonstrated a reduction in power consumption and data center overall operating costs.. Another added benefit of liquid cooling is the ability to increase server density in a rack that would previously be dependent on passive airflow.

    “Over the years, CIARA has powered numerous large-Datacenter customers with its innovative and ground breaking technologies. Our unique Enterprise Class, maintenance-free and self-contained liquid cooling technology is a real advantage to increase ROI and reduce TCO for any datacenter manager. Today it is my pleasure to announce the availability of our new liquid cooled ORION server chassis technology to the Intel Premium Members who are the perfect channel for new product introduction and latest technology adoption.” said Patrick Scateni, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CIARA and ex Intel Channel Board of Advisor member. “With our unique server chassis solutions, Intel Premier Members will increase more their presence in their customer’s IT infrastructure.”

    “CIARA is excited to work with Intel in announcing optimized server platforms featuring Intel’s latest single and dual sockets motherboards, raid card, processors and SSD.” said Darcy Letemplier, CIARA Vice President of Engineering and R&D. “CIARA servers powered by Intel’s latest building blocks can help customers benefit from improved server performance, unparalleled power efficiency, while extending platform lifespan for greater overall cost effectiveness.”

    In addition to the ORION Server line, CIARA also uses liquid cooling in its KRONOS S technical workstations, NEXXUS C desk side clusters as well as its latest ORION HF (High Frequency) servers.

    About CIARA Technologies
    CIARA is a leading global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to small and medium sized businesses (‘‘SMBs’’), large enterprises (Top 1000) and the public sectors including government, defense and educational entities. CIARA serves customers located in more than 60 countries across 5 continents. CIARA designs, develops, markets, and supports a variety of computer systems ranging from mobile devices to high-end supercomputers. These systems includes personal computers, mobile devices (laptops and tablets), industry standard servers (ATLAS rack-mount or tower servers), Telco/Carrier Grade servers (ORION servers and appliances), TITAN GPU servers, and finally our newly introduced NEXXUS®C Personal Cluster and the record breaking performance of overclocked server and workstations. Ciara also offers a comprehensive suite of lifecycle management and OEM/ODM services, including design, engineering, manufacturing, outsourcing, integration control, global logistics and support. Founded in 1984, Ciara’s 576,000 Sqft. (53,500 M2) headquarters and primary manufacturing plant is located in Montreal, Canada and has offices across Canada, the US, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit our website at ciaratech.com.

    Contact:
    CIARA Technologies
    Patrick Scateni – V.P. Sales and Marketing
    pscateni@ciaratech.com
    514-210-1735
    CIARA News
    2013-02-01
    D3 Applied Technologies selects CIARA Technologies as official technology systems provider

    Teo-A Coruna, Spain – February 1, 2013 – D3 Applied Technologies today announced that the company has selected CIARA Technologies of Montreal, Canada as their primary technology systems provider. This decision enables D3 Applied Technologies to realize significant gains in computational performance and time to insight by utilizing CIARA’s portfolio of high performance computing solutions, such as the NEXXUS deskside cluster system and the KRONOS S line technical workstations. The NEXXUS system is configured for maximum efficiency in performance, functionality and cost for individuals, departmental workgroup, and small to medium businesses wanting to harness high performance computing without the complexity of traditional clusters. The KRONOS S Line systems are designed to deliver the highest performance optimized solution for demanding simulation applications in the Automotive, Aerospace, Life Sciences, Energy and other compute intensive markets.

    "As our first customer in Spain for CIARA NEXXUS & KRONOS systems, we proud to be working with such a qualified and professional design and engineering firm that pushes the boundary of state-of-the-art in maritime, aerospace, and renewable energy market segments. D3 Applied Technologies products and services will continue to address customers' growing demands for high performance design and efficiency and we are excited to see how our products can further enhance their customer solutions" said Patrick Scateni, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for CIARA.

    D3 Applied Technologies will make use of the CIARA products for doing high fidelity computational fluid dynamics simulations in order to enable engineers to predict the performance and optimize their products providing as well a greater insight into previously hard to study areas.

    Gonzalo Redondo, CEO of D3 Applied Technologies added "The computational fluid dynamics, CFD, simulations we run at D3 are very high resolution and therefore extremely demanding. Thanks to CIARA, the time required to converge them has been reduced by a factor of four by making use of our NEXXUS C4000 personal cluster featuring InfiniBand and SSD disks. Thanks to the integrated liquid cooling there is no need for external air conditioning units that would increase power demand significantly. It is still fascinating looking at it knowing this piece of hardware has become our best wind tunnel.
    As well, the customer service has been outstanding and I believe this will set up the basis of a long and fruitful collaboration.”

    About D3 Applied Technologies:
    D3 Applied Technologies was founded in 2012 by Gonzalo Redondo. With know-how acquired as design members of America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race design teams, we have developed state-of-the-art design technologies that improve product performance. From the start, D3 already had a well-established portfolio in the maritime industry including some of the best sailing and mega yacht shipyards along with a number of companies from various sectors whom benefit from our capabilities. D3 Applied Technologies comprises a group of scientists, engineers and external collaborators with proven and recognized experience in their field of expertise.

    For further information contact:
    D3 Applied Technologies
    +34 686 005 812
    Lugar de Pedrouso 44B, 15883
    Teo - A Coruña - Spain

    About CIARA Technologies
    CIARA is a leading global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to small and medium sized businesses (‘‘SMBs’’), large enterprises (Top 1000) and the public sectors including government, defense and educational entities. We serve customers located in more than 60 countries spread across 5 continents. CIARA designs, develops, markets, services and supports a variety of systems ranging from mobile devices to high-end supercomputers. These systems includes personal computers, mobile devices (Laptops and Tablets), industry standard servers (ATLAS rack-mount or tower servers, Telco/Carrier Grade servers and appliances, High Performance Computing systems such as the NEXXUS® Personal Cluster, the KRONOS and KRONOS S-Line workstations, and TITAN GPU servers. Founded in 1984, Ciara’s headquarters and primary manufacturing plant is located in Montreal, Canada and has offices across Canada and the US. For more information, visit our website at ciaratech.com.
    CIARA News
    2012-11-19
    Applied Computing & Engineering Ltd and CIARA Technologies announce official partnership

    Daresbury, UK November 19, 2012 – Applied Computing & Engineering Ltd today announced that the company has entered into a partnership agreement with CIARA Technologies of Montreal, Canada. This agreement enables Applied Computing & Engineering Ltd to offer CIARA’s portfolio of high performance computing solutions, such as the NEXXUS C deskside cluster system and the KRONOS S line technical workstations.

    The NEXXUS C system is configured for maximum efficiency in performance, functionality and cost for individuals and departmental workgroups wanting to harness high performance computing without the complexity of traditional clusters.

    The KRONOS S Line systems are designed to deliver the highest performance optimized solution for demanding simulation applications in the Automotive, Aerospace, Life Sciences, Energy and other compute intensive markets. Applied Computing & Engineering Ltd will advise customers on the benefits of CIARA’s products and provide ongoing support throughout of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

    "As our primary partner in the UK and Ireland for CIARA’s high performance systems such as the NEXXUS C and KRONOS S products, Applied Computing & Engineering Ltd will address customers' growing demands for high performance, highly scalable, high density computing solutions" said Patrick Scateni, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for CIARA. "We are proud to work with such a capable, well respected partner and look forward to working with them to grow our business in the UK and Ireland."

    John Baxter, Director of Applied Computing & Engineering added:
    “Applied Computing & Engineering is very excited about the new partnership with CIARA Technologies. CIARA’s innovations in computing will enable us to deliver faster, smarter solutions to clients in industries from utilities to aerospace. In design and simulation clients’ needs are diverse and challenging - we are confident that by offering CIARA products we will further extend our capabilities in technical computing.”

    Applied Computing & Engineering Ltd invites you to come and see these exciting new products at the 23rd annual Machine Evaluation Workshop on November 27th and 28th, at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, UK.


    About CIARA Technologies
    CIARA is a leading global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to small and medium sized businesses (‘‘SMBs’’), large enterprises (Top 1000) and the public sectors including government, defense and educational entities. We serve customers located in more than 60 countries spread across 5 continents. CIARA designs, develops, markets, services and supports a variety of systems ranging from mobile devices to high-end supercomputers. These systems includes personal computers, mobile devices (Laptops and Tablets), industry standard servers (ATLAS rack-mount or tower servers, Telco/Carrier Grade servers and appliances, High Performance Computing systems such as the NEXXUS® Personal Cluster, the KRONOS and KRONOS S-Line workstations, and TITAN GPU servers. Founded in 1984, CIARA’s headquarters and primary manufacturing plant is located in Montreal, Canada and has offices across Canada and the US. For more information, visit our website at ciaratech.com.


    About Applied Computing & Engineering Ltd
    Founded in 1987 and based at SciTech Daresbury, UK, AC&E enables some of the world’s leading manufacturers and service providers to achieve dramatically reduced costs and time to market. AC&E helps clients make better decisions faster through systems, consultancy, training and support, using world-leading software and computing optimisation to deliver leading-edge simulation technology. AC&E’s portfolio stretches from automotive, aerospace, defence, power and utilities, through food and allied industries to plastics and polymers.
    For further information contact:
    Alison Wilkinson
    Alison.wilkinson@acel.co.uk
    T: +44(0)1925 606403
    www.acel.co.uk
    CIARA News
    2012-11-05
    CoolIT combines with CIARA to deliver HPC Rack

    CALGARY, Alberta, Canada – November 05, 2012 – CoolIT Systems Inc., the leading supplier of liquid cooling solutions for high-performance desktops, enterprise servers, and high-performance clusters has teamed up with Montreal’s CIARA Technologies Inc. in the Demand Liquid Alliance to use Rack Direct Contact Liquid Cooling to enable unparalleled performance at the CPU and GPU level.

    Experienced with CoolIT’s technology , CIARA is once again looking to harness liquid cooling to push the boundaries of computing productivity. “We are overclocking our CPU’s in a 1u chassis allowing for densities never seen before. Our customers are demanding unprecedented compute productivity and CoolIT’s Rack DCLC allows us to deliver” said Darcy Letemplier, Vice President Engineering at CIARA Technologies. Rack DCLC is allowing CIARA to build and test server architecture in a 1u form factor that was previously only available in a 3u chassis.

    By allowing for a 67% increase in compute density per rack, CIARA’s new overclocked server architecture will not only allow for more compute productivity per core; but will also allow customers to fit high-powered clusters in much smaller space.

    “We are amazed at the performance levels that CIARA has been able to achieve once the cooling limitations were removed. The CIARA engineering team has taken an innovative approach with their hardware decisions and by leveraging the liquid cooling advantage, they have created a unique offering for the High Performance Computing market.” Geoff Lyon, CEO & CTO, CoolIT Systems.


    About CIARA Technologies
    CIARA is a leading global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to small and medium sized businesses (‘‘SMBs’’), large enterprises (Top 1000) and the public sectors including government, defense and educational entities. We serve customers located in more than 65 countries all around the globe. CIARA designs, develops, markets, services and supports a variety of systems ranging from mobile devices to high-end supercomputers. These systems includes personal computers, mobile devices (Laptops and Tablets), industry standard servers (ATLAS rack-mount or tower servers, ORION Datacenter, Telco/Carrier Grade servers and appliances, High Performance Computing systems such as the NEXXUS® Personal Cluster, the TITAN GPU servers and finally our newly introduced, world’s record breaking KRONOS S product line of single and dual overclocked processors server and technical workstations. Founded in 1984, CIARA 576,000 Sqft. (53,500 M2) headquarter and primary manufacturing plant is located in Montreal, Canada and has offices across Canada, the United States and Europe. For more information, visit our website at ciaratech.com.


    About CoolIT Systems
    CoolIT Systems has been dedicated to the invention and design of state-of-the-art cooling technology since 2001. With over 40 patents, high quality design, manufacturing, serviceability and a reputation that is synonymous with breakthrough thermal management solutions, CoolIT connects customers with design possibilities and exceptional performance results that only CoolIT's direct contact liquid cooling (DCLC) can provide.
    Through proud collaboration with industry leaders like Apple, Dell, Delphi, HP, Intel, AMD and others, the maintenance free liquid cooling technology has become a staple of today's high performance desktop computer and is destined to become the thermal management foundation in the world of data centers. www.coolitsystems.com
    CIARA News
    2012-06-12
    CIARA Technologies Gets Liquid Cooled
    Montreal, QC – June 12, 2012 – CIARA Technologies, global provider of IT products, technologies, software, solutions and services, partnered with CoolIT Systems, leading supplier of liquid cooling systems to produce the next generation of Datacenter Servers, Office Cluster and High Performance Technical Workstations with improved energy efficiency and better performance results.

    The result of the significant engineering effort on behalf of both CIARA and CoolIT, is a line of customized and record breaking performance products that are now being shipped to customers all over the world.

    “CIARA has a long history of developing high-performance and ultra-low power consumption systems for today’s customer requirements and datacenter infrastructure. Our close collaboration with CoolIT Systems on the customization of their liquid cooling technology, permitted the CIARA engineering team to develop the world’s most power efficient rackmout servers, the quietest deskside cluster and the world’s fastest technical workstation available on the market” said Patrick Scateni, Vice President Sales and Marketing of CIARA Technologies. “All these innovations were possible due to CoolIT’s leading edge and proven technology.”

    The partnership with CoolIT means that some of CIARA’s largest datacenter customers are now safely using 10’s of thousands of rackmount liquid cooled servers and saving 100’s of thousands of dollars in energy saving cost.

    “Working with CIARA to address the unique demands of 1U Servers and High Performance workstations has resulted in an exciting and innovative partnership. CoolIT is very proud to be the liquid cooling technology supplier to help enable unprecedented levels of performance and efficiency within CIARA’s new products.” Added Geoff Lyon, CEO, CTO of CoolIT Systems.


    About CoolIT Systems
    CoolIT Systems has been dedicated to the invention and design of state-of-the-art cooling technology since 2001. With over 40 patents, high quality design, manufacturing, serviceability and a reputation that is synonymous with breakthrough thermal management solutions, CoolIT connects customers with design possibilities and exceptional performance results that only CoolIT's direct contact liquid cooling (DCLC) can provide.

    Through proud collaboration with industry leaders like Apple, Dell, Delphi, HP, Intel, AMD and others, the maintenance free liquid cooling technology has become a staple of today's high performance desktop computer and is destined to become the thermal management foundation in the world of data centers.

    About CIARA Technologies
    CIARA is a leading global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to small and medium sized businesses (‘‘SMBs’’), large enterprises (Top 1000) and the public sectors including government, defense and educational entities. We serve customers located in more than 65 countries all around the globe. CIARA designs, develops, markets, services and supports a variety of systems ranging from mobile devices to high-end supercomputers. These systems includes personal computers, mobile devices (Laptops and Tablets), industry standard servers (ATLAS rack-mount or tower servers, ORION Datacenter, Telco/Carrier Grade servers and appliances, High Performance Computing systems such as the NEXXUS® Personal Cluster, the TITAN GPU servers and finally our newly introduced, world’s record breaking KRONOS S product line of single and dual overclocked processors server and technical workstations. Founded in 1984, Ciara 576,000 Sqft. (53,500 M2) headquarter and primary manufacturing plant is located in Montreal, Canada and has offices across Canada, the United States and Europe.

    Contact: Barbara Massolin
    3920 29 Street NE
    Calgary, Alberta T1Y 6B6
    (403) 235-4895
    marketing@coolitsystems.com
    CIARA News
    2012-02-09
    CIARA's offer on Government of Canada’s web site
    It is now official. CIARA’s offer is now published on the Government of Canada’s web site. Please see attached file for the complete list of offerors.

    Click on CAG
    to see Government of Canada’s web site.

    About CIARA :
    CIARA is a leading global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to small and medium sized businesses (‘‘SMBs’’), large enterprises (Top 1000) and the public sectors including government, defence and educational entities. We serve customers located in more than 60 countries spread on 5 continents. CIARA designs, develops, markets, services and supports a variety of systems ranging from mobile devices to high-end supercomputers. These systems includes personal computers, mobile devices (Laptops and Tablets), industry standard servers (ATLAS rack-mount or tower servers, Telco/Carrier Grade servers and appliances, High Performance Computing systems such as the NEXXUS® Personal Cluster, the KRONOS workstations, the TITAN GPU servers and finally our newly introduced world’s record breaking S product line of single and dual overclocked processors server and graphic workstations. Founded in 1984, Ciara 576,000 sqft. (53,500 M2) headquarter and primary manufacturing plant is located in Montreal, Canada and has offices across Canada and the US.

    CIARA Events
    2011-11-14
    Visit our booth at SC2011 in Seattle, WA
    CIARA is proud to announce it will attend SC11 at the Washington State Convention Center at Booth #5310. Come learn about our new exciting product launches that will revolutionize the IT world.
    CIARA News
    2011-11-14
    CIARA Technologies Launches NEXXUS C Deskside Cluster Series
    Montreal, Canada, November 14, 2011 — Ciara today announced the launch of the NEXXUS C Series, the company's latest deskside cluster and personal supercomputer. This revolutionary product takes extreme-performance computing to a new level by combining the power and performance capabilities of a datacenter cluster with the ease and usability of a workstation. The NEXXUS C Series was designed from ground-up for office environments without the constraints of power or cooling required in a datacenter and supports a wide range of technical computing applications.

    The NEXXUS C is an office-friendly system in a pedestal form factor that will easily fit under or beside a desk. Its industrial-grade liquid cooling system permits low noise operation while its smart design enables the support of standard office power outlets. While a typical workstation has only eight or 12 cores and limited memory capacity, the ground-breaking design of the NEXXUS C Series allows up to 20 processors, 120 cores, 16 GP-GPU’s and almost 2TB of memory for unmatched performance in a deskside form factor.

    “Purpose-built for engineering offices, laboratories, or university departments, the NEXXUS C Series makes supercomputing personal again." said Patrick Scateni, vice-president Sales and Marketing of Ciara Technologies. "We have been building Personal Supercomputers and Deskside Clusters since 2004 with our NEXXUS4000® Personal Cluster and FUSION1200® SMP Server. Both were the ancestors of our new NEXXUS C system, the most powerful, most office friendly and affordable product to date. It is designed for maximum performance, functionality and power efficiency. The NEXXUS C Series will permit compute hungry customers to accelerate their results and be faster in their development timelines"

    NEXXUS C is easily configurable with a wide selection of compute, storage, graphics or GP-GPU nodes and integrated Ethernet or InfiniBand networking options. NEXXUS C supports the Intel® Xeon® 5600 series processors and is ready for the upcoming Intel® Xeon® E5 series processors, to capitalize on greater levels of performance, flexibility and scalability.

    NEXXUS C will ship as a factory-tested, application-optimized and pre-integrated software platform. It is designed to handle the most complex applications and problems in the world such as fluid dynamics, digital manufacturing mechanics, CAD/FEA, data analysis, rendering and seismic processing, among many other compute, memory or I/O intensive applications.

    "The NEXXUS C Series offers a great solution for workstation users wanting to reach dramatically higher levels of performance and accelerate their time to completion or for large cluster users needing to be more autonomous without the dependency on sharing large IT infrastructure resources.” said Darcy Letemplier, vice-president of Engineering of Ciara Technologies. “With the ability to support Intel’s® latest and future Xeon processors, NVIDIA Tesla GPU or OCZ Technologies SATA or PCI/Express SSD, the NEXXUS C Series is geared to be the most powerful and efficient computer tool that money can buy."


    NEXXUS C Series is available in a variety of configurations:

    NEXXUS C4 (4 trays, up to 8 nodes, 16 Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 Series) – Available Feb. 2012
    NEXXUS C3 (3 trays, up to 6 nodes, 12 Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 or E5 Series) – Available Mar. 2012
    NEXXUS C5 (5 trays, up to 10 nodes, 20 Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 or E5 Series) – Available Mar. 2012
    NEXXUS C4G (4 trays, 4 nodes, 8 Intel® Xeon® processor E5 Series + 16 NVIDIA Tesla 20X0 GPU) – Available Q2 2012

    NEXXUS C Series supports Red Hat® Enterprise Linux, CentOS and Microsoft® HPC Server 2008 operating systems. Linux configurations include CIARA Cluster Manager powered by Platform and Bright Cluster Manager.

    All NEXXUS C Series system come with either a 1 or 3 year international warranty and will be available worldwide through Ciara or one of their authorized resellers.

    The NEXXUS C will be on display at SC2011 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle on November 14-17, 2011, in Booth # 5310. For more information please visit http://www.ciaratech.com.

    About Ciara:

    CIARA is a leading global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to small and medium sized businesses (‘‘SMBs’’), large enterprises (Top 1000) and the public sectors including government, defense and educational entities. We serve customers located in more than 60 countries spread across 5 continents. CIARA designs, develops, markets, services and supports a variety of systems ranging from mobile devices to high-end supercomputers. These systems includes personal computers, mobile devices (Laptops and Tablets), industry standard servers (ATLAS rack-mount or tower servers, Telco/Carrier Grade servers and appliances, High Performance Computing systems such as the NEXXUS® Personal Cluster, the KRONOS and KRONOS S-Line workstations, and TITAN GPU servers. Founded in 1984, Ciara’s headquarters and primary manufacturing plant is located in Montreal, Canada and has offices across Canada and the US.

    Contact:
    CIARA Technologies
    Patrick Scateni – V.P. Sales and Marketing
    pscateni@ciaratech.com
    514-210-1735
    CIARA News
    2011-11-14
    CIARA Technologies Announces World’s Fastest Technical Workstations
    Montreal, Canada, November 14, 2011 – CIARA Technologies, a leading global provider of high performance systems, announced today the launch of the KRONOS S Workstation line, the world’s fastest technical workstation. Delivering the highest performance optimized solution for demanding 2D/3D CAD and Simulation applications in the Automotive, Aerospace, Life Sciences, Energy and other compute intensive markets, the KRONOS S line capitalizes on CIARA’s expertise in safe overclocking and industrial grade liquid cooling, as well as implementing advanced technologies from Intel, NVIDIA, and OCZ Technology. These factors permit the KRONOS S line to achieve processor speeds up to 5.2GHz, up to 1.5GB/s of storage bandwidth, and 200,000 Random IOPS, to become the industry’s fastest technical workstation solution available.

    “For years, CIARA’s specialty was High Performance Computing systems geared to the datacenter, and now we are applying our tremendous knowledge and expertise to technical workstations. Our goal was to bring to market the fastest CAD and Simulation optimized workstations, and with our KRONOS S800 and S900, we created the perfect tools for engineering groups and help them achieve their daily tasks faster than their competition,” said Patrick Scateni, Vice President Sales and Marketing of CIARA. “The technologies and “Savoir Faire” in our KRONOS S line resulted in performance unreached before even by the likes of DELL, HP or BOXX Technologies. In fact, some benchmarks showed a performance increase up to 150% compared to our competition.”

    “CIARA has a long history of developing high-performance systems for large enterprises worldwide and we are pleased that the RevoDrive series has been qualified and selected as the primary storage device for the company’s record breaking S-Line Workstations,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. “The RevoDrive 3 X2 PCIe SSD is the ideal storage device for the new S-Line Workstations and delivers both exceptional performance and reliability across the complete spectrum of demanding design applications.”
    The KRONOS S line is available in single or dual processor versions; both offered in either a tower-based or rack-mountable format. Designed and optimized with CAD users in mind, the KRONOS S800 Series provides the ultimate solution for intensive applications requiring absolute processor speed performance. Utilizing a balanced system approach with a safe overclocking of the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processors, industrial grade liquid cooling, and the extreme performance of OCZ PCI/E SSD storage sub-system, the KRONOS S800 optimizes frequency driven applications such as CATIA®, SolidWorks®, Pro-Engineer® and Autodesk®.

    In a similar fashion but designed for simulation users, the dual Intel® Xeon® processor based safely overclocked (up to 4.4GHz) KRONOS S900 achieves ground-breaking results. Users of Ansys® Fluent, Simulia® Abaqus, and other compute and memory intensive applications will be astonished at the level of performance they can achieve from this extreme performance simulation workstation.
    All KRONOS S Line Workstations come with a 1 to 3 years international warranty and are currently available worldwide through CIARA or one of their authorized resellers. The KRONOS S800 and S900 will be on display at SC2011 at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, on November 14-17, 2011, in Booth # 5310. For more information about the KRONOS S Series, please visit http://www.ciaratech.com.

    About CIARA:

    CIARA is a leading global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to small and medium sized businesses (‘‘SMBs’’), large enterprises (Top 1000) and the public sectors including government, defense and educational entities. We serve customers located in more than 60 countries spread across 5 continents. CIARA designs, develops, markets, services and supports a variety of systems ranging from mobile devices to high-end supercomputers. These systems includes personal computers, mobile devices (Laptops and Tablets), industry standard servers (ATLAS rack-mount or tower servers, Telco/Carrier Grade servers and appliances, High Performance Computing systems such as the NEXXUS® Personal Cluster, the KRONOS and KRONOS S Line workstations, and TITAN GPU servers. Founded in 1984, CIARA’s headquarters and primary manufacturing plant is located in Montreal, Canada and has offices across Canada and the US.

    Contact:
    CIARA Technologies
    Patrick Scateni – V.P. Sales and Marketing
    pscateni@ciaratech.com
    514-210-1735
    CIARA News
    2011-11-14
    CIARA Technologies and Bright Cluster Manager® partnership official
    Montreal, Canada, November 14, 2011 – CIARA Technologies today announced that the company has entered into an OEM agreement with Bright Computing. This agreement enables CIARA to offer Bright Cluster Manager® as a strategic offering for its high-performance, next generation deskside cluster system, called NEXXUS C. The NEXXUS C system is configured for maximum efficiency in performance, functionality, and cost for individuals and departmental workgroups wanting to harness high performance computing without the complexity of traditional clusters. Bright Cluster Manager will provide a centralized monitoring and management solution for power management, image management, trouble-shooting, system provisioning, workload management and system health monitoring on the NEXXUS C.

    "Our goal for the NEXXUS C deskside cluster is focused on expanding the customer base of HPC users by designing and delivering a product based on the principle of ease-of-use computing" said Patrick Scateni, Vice President Sales and Marketing at CIARA. "Bright Cluster Manager manages cluster computing systems in a simple and intuitive way that reinforces this goal and we are excited to offer this solution to customers through our extensive network of worldwide resellers."

    “The NEXXUS C delivers unprecedented power at the desk-side, lowering the barrier of entry for HPC,” said Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen, CEO of Bright Computing. “This system, combined with the Bright Cluster Manager’s intuitive management software, will undoubtedly extend the benefits of using HPC into organizations that lack the resources and skills to maintain complex clusters. I see the NEXXUS C as a big step forward in supporting innovation and discovery.”

    About CIARA: CIARA is a leading global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to small and medium sized businesses (‘‘SMBs’’), large enterprises (Top 1000) and the public sectors including government, defense and educational entities. We serve customers located in more than 60 countries spread across 5 continents. CIARA designs, develops, markets, services and supports a variety of systems ranging from mobile devices to high-end supercomputers. These systems includes personal computers, mobile devices (Laptops and Tablets), industry standard servers (ATLAS rack-mount or tower servers, Telco/Carrier Grade servers and appliances, High Performance Computing systems such as the NEXXUS® Personal Cluster, the KRONOS and KRONOS S-Line workstations, and TITAN GPU servers. Founded in 1984, CIARA’s headquarters and primary manufacturing plant is located in Montreal, Canada and has offices across Canada and the US. For more information, visit our website at www.ciaratech.com.

    About Bright Computing: Bright Computing specializes in management software for clusters, grids and clouds, including those used for computing, storage, big data, Hadoop and databases. Bright’s fundamental approach and intuitive interface makes cluster management easy, while providing powerful and complete management capabilities for increasing productivity. Bright Cluster Manager is the solution of choice for many research institutes, universities, and companies across the world, including several Top500 installations. Bright Cluster Manager is certified as Intel® Cluster Ready. Bright Computing has its headquarters in San Jose, California. www.brightcomputing.com
    CIARA News
    2011-10-26
    OCZ Technology PCI Express Solid State Drives Deliver High Bandwidth Storage and Reduced Latency for CIARA KRONOS S-Line Enterprise-Class Workstations

    SAN JOSE, CA—October 26, 2011—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced its PCI Express SSDs have been selected by CIARA for integration into the company’s premium KRONOS S Line Workstations, delivering an ultra-high performance and optimized solution for demanding 2D/3D CAD and Simulation applications in the Automotive, Aerospace, Oil and Gas and other compute intensive markets.

    For more than 25 years, CIARA has been a leading global provider of IT Infrastructure and High Performance Computing solutions. CIARA designs sophisticated and powerful solutions and strives to be ahead of the curve in emerging technologies such as flash storage. CIARA’s new KRONOS S Line now features OCZ RevoDrive 3 PCIe SSDs with up to 1.5GB/s of storage bandwidth and 200,000 Random IOPS as a primary storage device delivering the ultimate in scalability, performance, and reliability.

    “Ciara has a long history of developing high-performance systems for large enterprises worldwide and we are pleased that the RevoDrive 3 X2 SSD has been qualified and selected as the primary storage device for the company’s record breaking S-Line Workstations,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. “The RevoDrive 3 X2 PCIe SSD is the ideal storage device for the new S-Line Workstations and delivers both exceptional performance and reliability across the complete spectrum of demanding design applications.”

    “In today’s market good is not good enough anymore and when speed is the name of the game engineering groups want to accelerate development and bring projects to completion in record time,” said Patrick Scateni, Vice President Sales and Marketing of CIARA Technology. “Our newly launched KRONOS S Line workstation is the perfect tool to help companies achieve their results faster than the competition and the OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 was the perfect and only choice to achieve our record breaking performance.”

    The Revo3 Series implements OCZ’s proprietary Virtualized Controller Architecture™ 2.0 (VCA 2.0) which manages critical internal functions such as OCZ’s intelligent Complex Command Queuing Structure (CCQS) with unique queue balancing algorithms. This combination leads to superior performance and results in significantly higher throughput and reduced burden on the host CPU.

    The KRONOS S Line is currently available worldwide through CIARA or one of their authorized resellers.

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    About OCZ Technology Group, Inc.
    Founded in 2002, San Jose, CA-based OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (OCZ), is a leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of high performance and reliable Solid-State Drives (SSDs) and premium computer components. OCZ has built on its expertise in high-speed memory to become a leader in the enterprise and consumer SSD markets, a technology that competes with traditional rotating magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs). SSDs are faster, more reliable, generate less heat and use significantly less power than the HDDs used in the majority of computers today. In addition to SSD technology, OCZ also offers high performance components for computing devices and systems, including enterprise-class power management products as well as leading-edge computer gaming solutions. For more information, please visit: www.ocztechnology.com.

    About CIARA:
    CIARA is a leading global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to small and medium sized businesses (‘‘SMBs’’), large enterprises (Top 1000) and the public sectors including government, defense and educational entities. We serve customers located in more than 60 countries spread on 5 continents. CIARA designs, develops, markets, services and supports a variety of systems ranging from mobile devices to high-end supercomputers. These systems includes personal computers, mobile devices (Laptops and Tablets), industry standard servers (ATLAS rack-mount or tower servers, Telco/Carrier Grade servers and appliances, High Performance Computing systems such as the NEXXUS® Personal Cluster, the KRONOS workstations, the TITAN GPU servers and finally our newly introduced world’s record breaking S product line of single and dual overclocked processors server and graphic workstations. Founded in 1984, Ciara 576,000 Sqft. (53,500 M2) headquarter and primary manufacturing plant is located in Montreal, Canada and has offices across Canada and the US. For more information, visit our website at www.ciaratech.com.

    Forward Looking Statements
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    CIARA News
    2011-08-22
    CIARA launches its new website.

    August 22, 2011, Montreal, Canada. CIARA Technologies is pleased to announce the launch of their redesigned website at www.ciaratech.com. The new website includes all CIARA products, services and support available, an easy entry point for its "MyFactory" extranet portal and features easier access to product information, quick access to new offers and easier navigation.

    CIARA is also in the process of adding an online configurator and shopping cart, which will provide our customers ease of ordering and support issue tracking capabilities for SightLine’s customers, partners and distributors. The new SupportWeb is scheduled for release in Q2 2012.

    About CIARA:
    CIARA is a leading global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services small and medium sized businesses (‘‘SMBs’’), large enterprises (Top 1000) and the public sectors including local, regional and national government, defense and education in local, national and international geographies. CIARA designs, develops, markets, services and supports a variety of systems ranging from personal computers to mobile devices (Laptops and Tablets), industry standard servers (Atlas rack-mount or tower servers), Telco and Carrier Grade Servers and appliances, High Performance Computing systems including the pedestal NEXXUS® Personal Cluster, the acclaimed VXRACK® high density blade server, FUSION-1200® SMP Server and the Atlas X Series high density Rackmount server, Magma Networked or Direct attached storage, Kronos high-end workstations and our latest TITAN GPU servers. Ciara also offers a comprehensive suite of lifecycle management and OEM/ODM services, including solution design, engineering, manufacturing outsourcing, integration control, global logistics, support and maintenance. Founded in 1984, Ciara is located in a 576,000 Sqft. (53,500 M2) building (headquarter and primary manufacturing site) in Montreal, Canada plus additional offices in Canada (Toronto, Quebec City, Ottawa) and the United States (Boston, Minneapolis and Phoenix). For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ciara-tech.com. We are proud to be recognized by Intel as an "Channel Partner Premier Member"

    Contact details for Sales and Support inquiries:

    Support Help Centre (General)
    Toll free: 1-866-779-4540
    Local: 514-789-9450
    Email: service@ciaratech.com

    Pre-Sales, Sales and Products Inquiries
    Toll free: 1-866-789-7225
    Local: 514-789-9444
    Email: sales@ciaratech.com
    CIARA News
    2011-08-04
    CIARA Technologies appoints a new Director, Global Channel Sales and Business Development


    CIARA Technologies announced today the appointment of Jeffrey Cachat to the position of Director, Global Channel Sales and Business Development

    Montreal, Canada, Aug 4, 2011

    Global IT Solution provider CIARA Technologies today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Cachat to the position of Director, Global Channel Sales and Business Development. With more than 10 years’ experience in the high performance computing (HPC) industry, Mr. Cachat will be responsible for leading the expansion of CIARA HPC product sales by developing new customers and driving growth in the company’s distribution channel; including VARs, ISVs and System Integrator partners.

    "We are thrilled to have Jeff join CIARA, bringing his extensive background of experience program management in the technologies industry and more particularly in the High Performance Computing segment," said Patrick Scateni, Vice-president of Sales and Marketing at CIARA. "It's an exciting time in the HPC market. CIARA bleeding edge personal and datacenter cluster aligned with the growth and unprecedented interest in extreme computing from digital manufacturing to financial services or research centers around the world will help our partner channel to expand their presence and offerings in the high performance computing marketplace."

    Prior to joining CIARA Technologies, Mr. Cachat spent eight years with Cray Inc., recently serving as Senior Program Manager for the company’s line of CX Cluster Products and before that as Senior Project Manager in the company’s Engineering Division. Before joining Cray Inc., Mr. Cachat was an information technology consultant with IBM’s Global Services division and received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Minnesota.

    "CIARA provides one of the most extensive HPC lineups in the industry and some very unique products such as the NEXXUS line of Personal Cluster or Future TITAN Liquid Cooled GPU," said Cachat. "CIARA systems enable the manufacturing, energy, life sciences, media, research and scientific industry to accelerate time to market and reduce cost of development or simulation.

    About CIARA:

    CIARA is a leading global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to small and medium sized businesses (‘‘SMBs’’), large enterprises (Top 1000) and the public sectors including local, regional and national government, defense and education in local, national and international geographies. CIARA designs, develops, markets, services and supports a variety of systems ranging from personal computers to mobile devices (Laptops and Tablets), industry standard servers (Atlas rack-mount or tower servers), Telco and Carrier Grade Servers and appliances, High Performance Computing systems including the pedestal NEXXUS® Personal Cluster, the acclaimed VXRACK® high density blade server, FUSION-1200® SMP Server and the Atlas X Series high density Rackmount server, Magma Networked or Direct attached storage, Kronos high-end workstations and our latest TITAN GPU servers. CIARA also offers a comprehensive suite of lifecycle management and OEM/ODM services, including solution design, engineering, manufacturing outsourcing, integration control, global logistics, support and maintenance. Founded in 1984, CIARA is located in a 576,000 Sqft. (53,500 M2) building (headquarter and primary manufacturing site) in Montreal, Canada plus additional offices in Canada (Toronto, Quebec City, Ottawa) and the United States (Boston, Minneapolis and Phoenix). For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ciaratech.com. We are proud to be recognized by Intel as an "Channel Partner Premier Member".
    CIARA News
    2011-06-27
    CIARA Qualifies Netlist's HyperCloud™ Memory on High Performance Computing Servers

    Integration of Netlist's 16 GB module into CIARA's Atlas server and TITAN GPU systems reduces simulation run-times and enhances overall productivity IRVINE, Calif., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/
    Netlist, Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST), a designer and manufacturer of high-performance memory subsystems, today announced that its HyperCloud™ Memory module has been qualified on CIARA Atlas servers and on Titan graphics processing unit (GPU) systems. HyperCloud's integration into CIARA servers enhances high-performance computing capabilities while reducing simulation run times. As a result, CIARA is able to run more advanced memory intensive simulations within a given timeframe and increase overall productivity for end-users.

    "HyperCloud ensures our customers can maximize server utilization allowing more complex simulations to run in less time than before," said Patrick Scateni, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CIARA. "The integration of HyperCloud positions us to support and develop new levels of high-performance computing grids with increased performance. Netlist is clearly a leader in memory advancements for the high-performance computing (HPC) user."

    CIARA Atlas servers and Titan GPU solutions offer a high-density solution for HPC applications and are ideal for network infrastructure, front-end enterprise and minimal-downtime cluster server systems. With HyperCloud, CIARA is able to increase system memory without compromising memory speed. This eliminates simulation cache misses and input/output (I/O) delays. By overcoming traditional memory bottlenecks, HyperCloud optimizes performances on memory constrained servers.

    "CIARA is a leader in HPC systems and its qualification of HyperCloud is yet another validation of HyperCloud's performance benefits," said Steve McClure, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing of Netlist. "We look forward to providing CIARA's customers with exceptional solution improving memory performance and simulation run times." For additional information on Netlist's HyperCloud Memory module, please visit www.netlist.com/hypercloud.

    About CIARA:
    CIARA is a leading global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services small and medium sized businesses (‘‘SMBs’’), large enterprises (Top 1000) and the public sectors including local, regional and national government, defense and education in local, national and international geographies. CIARA designs, develops, markets, services and supports a variety of systems ranging from personal computers to mobile devices (Laptops and Tablets), industry standard servers (Atlas rack-mount or tower servers), Telco and Carrier Grade Servers and appliances, High Performance Computing systems including the pedestal NEXXUS® Personal Cluster, the acclaimed VXRACK® high density blade server, FUSION-1200® SMP Server and the Atlas X Series high density Rackmount server, Magma Networked or Direct attached storage, Kronos high-end workstations and our latest TITAN GPU servers. Ciara also offers a comprehensive suite of lifecycle management and OEM/ODM services, including solution design, engineering, manufacturing outsourcing, integration control, global logistics, support and maintenance. Founded in 1984, Ciara is located in a 576,000 Sqft. (53,500 M2) building (headquarter and primary manufacturing site) in Montreal, Canada plus additional offices in Canada (Toronto, Quebec City, Ottawa) and the United States (Boston, Minneapolis and Phoenix). For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ciara-tech.com. We are proud to be recognized by Intel as an "Channel Partner Premier Member"

    About Netlist: Netlist, Inc. designs and manufactures high-performance, logic-based memory subsystems for datacenter server and high-performance computing and communications markets. Netlist's flagship products include HyperCloud™, a memory module that breaks traditional memory barriers, and the NVvault™ family of products, including NVvault™ battery-free, a flash memory-based subsystem that enables data retention weeks following a disaster. The memory technologies are developed for applications in which high-speed, high-capacity memory, enhanced functionality, small form factor, and heat dissipation are key requirements. These applications include tower-servers, rack-mounted servers, blade servers, high-performance computing clusters, engineering workstations, and telecommunication equipment. Founded in 2000, Netlist is headquartered in Irvine, California with manufacturing facilities in Suzhou, People's Republic of China. For more information, visit the company's website at www.netlist.com.