This week Indian IT services firm Wipro announced a partnership with Microsoft that will add professional HPC services based on Microsoft’s HPC products
Wipro Technologies…announced that it has formed a relationship with Microsoft to address the growing High Performance Computing (HPC) and parallel computing segment. Wipro will enable HPC customers to migrate to Windows HPC Server 2008 and parallelism on the Windows platform by offering services for application porting, optimization, application development and cluster deployment and management. The relationship includes joint investments in engineering and technology assets.
Wipro’s high performance computing practice has been providing services to its customers in various domains such as Oil and Gas, Financial Services and Manufacturing. The services offered by Wipro include HPC assessment and consulting, HPC application reengineering, and HPC infrastructure deployment and management. Through the relationship with Microsoft, Wipro will now enable seamless migration of HPC applications from Linux to Windows HPC Server 2008. The relationship will also facilitate development and deployment of new class of applications which exploit the parallel computing features in Windows HPC Server 2008. The services offered through the relationship also include HPC application performance acceleration through benchmarking, system tuning, optimization and parallelization on grid, multi-core and GPU platforms.
The growing offering of professional services in HPC, including another offering announced in the last few days from Nimbis, is good news for companies looking to get into HPC quickly.