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AMAX Information Technologies

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Founder  Ming Hsieh
Type  Privately held company
Number of employees  400
Founded  1979
AMAX Information Technologies httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonscc
Industry  Computer industry Information technology
Products  Server appliances Software defined networking Computing clusters Direct-attached storage GPU cluster Network-attached storage Personal supercomputer Storage area network Open Compute Project Converged Infrastructure Big Data Hadoop Parallel computing High performance computing Openstack
Headquarters  Fremont, California, United States

AMAX is a privately held company based in Fremont, California in the United States that sells computer products and services to businesses.


Location and facilities

The company was founded in 1979, in Fremont, California, part of the Silicon Valley in the United States. The company has offices in North America and in Suzhou, Shanghai, China, and Ireland.


AMAX designs and engineers customized platforms for data centers, cloud, big data, high-performance parallel computing and server-to-rack level OEM appliances. It offers prototyping and a manufacturing process, including custom branding of bezels, faceplates, chassis, and custom box packaging. It has a 5-stage manufacturing process with ISO 9001 standards.


In 2008, AMAX introduced a line of high performance computing products based on the Nvidia Tesla Personal Supercomputer, with GPU technology. The systems were configured with Nvidia Tesla C1060/C2050/C2070/C2075 cards. Other servers and cluster platforms available are configured with the Nvidia Tesla M2075/M2090/K10/K20/K40.

On April 25, 2011, AMAX announced the AMAX CloudMax private cloud appliance developed for businesses.

In 2012, AMAX announced a cluster product based on Apache Hadoop named the PHAT-Data (Peta-scale Hadoop Analytics Technology). In August 2012, the PHAT-Data was awarded gold as the Best New Product of the Year in Hardware from the Stevie Awards. In a subsequent collaboration with Mellanox, STec, Inc. and Zettaset, AMAX added PHAT-Data 40G to the PHAT-Data Hadoop cluster product line which would be a performance-oriented Hadoop cluster featuring SSDs and 40G networking.

In 2012, the company introduced a line of network-attached storage (NAS) appliances compatible with Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012, and was listed as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner to provide these storage systems in North America.

In 2013, AMAX became a provider for the Open Compute Project initiated by Facebook.

In 2014, the CloudMax converged infrastructure product for data centers was announced, featuring compute, networking and storage components. CloudMax products included OpenStack. This product was distinct on its ability to be architecture using traditional server architecture or Open Compute architecture. In April 2014, the CloudMax was awarded as winner of the Intel Server Innovation Award at the Intel Solution Summit 2014. Also in the following year, the CloudMax also received an award for Best of VMworld 2014 for Private Cloud that was announced during VMworld 2014 in San Francisco.

In 2014, AMAX introduced a line of computing products the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 V3 product family.

In 2014, AMAX announced at Supercomputing 2014 (SC14) show the ClusterMax GPU cluster and ServMax GPU server platforms with NVIDIA Tesla K80 GPU accelerator board.

In 2014, AMAX introduced the ServMax Open CloudServer (OCS) data center product based on the Microsoft Open Cloud Server version 2 specifications.

In 2015, AMAX announced at IPEXPO 2015 show, a deep learning engine from its Deep Learning product line.

In 2016, AMAX announced its configure-to-order (CTO) service for security vendors.

At the OCP Summit 2016, AMAX announced its [SMART] DC Data Center Manager software.

In Mar 2016, AMAX announced its product lines were available with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 V4 family.


  • The security technology company McAfee awarded AMAX as their Supplier of the Year in 2010.
  • AMAX's PHAT-Data Apache Hadoop Cluster was awarded Best New Product or Service of the Year from the Stevie Awards in 2012
  • AMAX's PHAT-Data Apache Hadoop Cluster was awarded with the Innovated Solution Award from Ingram Micro's Systems ArchiTECHs in 2013.
  • AMAX’s CloudMax Converged Cloud Infrastructure was awarded Winner of the Intel Server Innovation Award from Intel Solutions Summit 2014.
  • AMAX's CloudMax Converged Cloud Infrastructure was awarded winner of the Best of VMworld 2014 for Private Cloud.
  • AMAX was granted the Hyperscale Converged Infrastructure Product Supplier of Excellence Award for their CloudMax Converged Cloud Infrastructure Platform.
  • SenseTime and AMAX Co-Developed Deep Learning Engine, SenseBox, wins 1st Place in two categories at the 6th annual ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge (ILSVRC2015).
  • References

    AMAX Information Technologies Wikipedia

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