|David B. Tuttle, Principal Engineer
|Profile, Products, Projects, Papers|
|Symmetric Computing Inc.
Venture Development Center
University of Massachusetts
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
Symmetric Computing was founded in January 2009 to develop affordable
supercomputing technology for bioinformatics, life sciences, engineering simulation, energy management,
and financial analysis. In October 2010, Symmetric Computing was awarded one of 16 MassChallenge start-up grants in the
annual competition, among a field of 446 worldwide candidates. Provisional patent applications have been filed for
Distributed Symmetric Multiprocessing (DSMP™) based on directly-connected InfiniBand® clusters of
AMD Opteron® multicore processor servers with very large physical memory.
Each node in the DSMP™ system contains four AMD Opteron™ processors, each with up to 16 CPU cores and an integral DDR3 memory controller. Node memory capacity is up to 512 GBytes. Up to 6 SATA/SAS disk storage drives, 1 or 2 TBytes each, can be installed. The Duo™ nodes include a single-port InifiniBand interface adapter for 40 Gb/s or 56 Gb/s operation. The Trio™ nodes include two single-port InifiniBand interface adapters for 40-56 Gb/s links to each of the other nodes.
Notable projects & activities:
Symmetric Trio™ System
192 cores, AMD Opteron® @ 3.6 GHz
768 GB or 1536 GB memory
6 to 36 TByte disk storage
Symmetric Duo™ System
128 cores, AMD Opteron® @ 3.6 GHz
512 GB or 1024 GB memory
4 to 24 TByte disk storage