IBM, Intel, Cisco open HPC center to help smaller customers

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Earlier this week IBM, Intel, and Cisco announced that they’re teaming up to open a new HPC center in Montpellier, France.

The expanded state-of-the-art HPC center will offer customers, business partners and independent software vendors the ability to test and benchmark analytic software, engineering, aerospace design and other high-performance applications.

The announcement and equipment complement efforts IBM already had underway in the Montpellier center

IBM logo“We’re pleased to expand our Montpellier Center with new HPC technologies from Intel and Cisco,” said Dave Jursik, VP of sales for IBM Deep Computing. “This new capability will leverage the HPC resources and expertise in Montpellier and help IBM bring the benefits of high-performance computing to departmental and mid-scale users. Customers and partners, for example, will be able to size, test and benchmark critical applications such as Fluent.”

Cisco and Intel evidently both get a place that their customers can come take a test drive on their gear

“As the need for high-performance computing applications continues to grow, customers need to test drive these applications on a real-world IT infrastructure that uses the market leading HPC technologies,” added Phil Andrews, director of DataCentre Technologies for Cisco Europe.

Intel logo“Customers and integrators of midsized and smaller cluster solutions can use the Montpellier center to develop, tune and fully test their solutions on servers based on Intel’s latest 45 nanometer Quad-Core Xeon microprocessors.” [Christian Morales, Vice President and General Manager, Intel EMEA.]