Italy’s E4 Computer Engineering announced that it has sealed an agreement with Wistron Corporation to market and distribute the OP205, the Company’s first POWER8 processor- based system in Italy and Europe.
We are very committed to OpenPOWER and we are going to great lengths to ensure we create a system that can be a reference for the Foundation’s amazing eco-system,” said Cosimo Gianfreda, CTO E4 Computer Engineering. “Wistron has worked for many years with many major players and we jumped at the opportunity of working together for this project. We know Europe is ready for OpenPOWER and we are actively encouraging its implementation in a number of Scientific and industrial environments”
E4 joined the OpenPOWER Foundation late last year and has since honored the commitment to deliver full systems from the Q1 2016 in Italy and Europe; now, with the Wistron partnership sealed, the Company is already marketing the solution in some of the major European research centers.
E4 will use its production and logistics facilities in Italy to integrate the OpenPOWER systems, with the aim to drive sales into the Italian and European market. This will enable E4 to develop a sales channel that meets the concentrated demand for high performance computing in a number of applications such as 3D Rendering, Biosciences, Defense, Finance, Cloud, Big Data and many more.
The OP205 will be showcased later this week at GTC 2016 (booth #527) as part of the annual OpenPOWER Summit.