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October 05, 2009
MOSCOW, Oct 5 -- T-Platforms, the Russian supercomputer holding, and Digital Waves, a leading Indian IT solutions company, have become partners. As an exclusive and authorized representative of T-Platforms in India, Digital Waves will not only sell and implement the Russian solutions for high-performance computing, but also provide complete technical support to the local customers.
"Partnership with Digital Waves is a great step forward to the introduction of Russian supercomputer technologies to foreign markets. We have already made ourselves known in the CIS, started acting in Europe and Africa, and now we are entering the Asian market. In our view, this is evidence of the Russian supercomputer technologies being competitive on the international HPC market," says Mikhail Kozhevnikov, T-Platforms vice president.
According to the agreement, Digital Waves will offer the following solutions from T-Platforms: blade systems T-Blade 1.1 and T-Blade 2.0, PeakCell S server based on 9-core PowerXCell processors, and Clusterx software stack for high-performance computing systems. All these products were developed and manufactured by T-Platforms.
The systems from the T-Blade family were developed by T-Platforms specifically for high-performance computing. They are used as computing nodes on Russia's second most powerful supercomputer and can boast one of the highest computing densities in the world. T-Blade 1.1 system chassis incorporates the computing power of 20 quad-core Intel Xeon 5500 ("Nehalem") processors or six-core AMD Opteron 24xx ("Istanbul") processors in a compact 5U enclosure, to give up to 9.98 TFlops of peak performance in a standard 42U rack. T-Blade 2.0 is the second generation of T-Platforms blade platforms designed for building compute systems with a petascale level of performance. T-Blade 2.0 provides peak performance of up to 3TFlops in a 7U enclosure and up to 18TFlops in a standard 42U rack.
PeakCell S is a server based on PowerXCell 8i 9-core processor. The server has impressive peak performance of 204.8 GFlops for double precision operations and 409.6 GFlops for single precision operations, packed in a convenient 1U form factor. PeakCell Server is an ideal platform for executing the most challenging jobs in molecular dynamics, computational chemistry, seismic exploration, medical imaging and security provisioning.
Clustrx is a software stack for high-performance computing developed as the ultimate middleware between a supercomputer platform and an end-user application. Most of Clustrx has been programmed from scratch to eliminate critical limitations of legacy management and monitoring systems (such Nagios, Ganglia,Torque, etc), and to create a simple yet reliable environment for supercomputer access. Strong emphasis was made on improved utilization of computing power and better manageability of supercomputing systems of different sizes, from personal clusters to petascale systems.
T-Platforms holding is the leading Russian developer and manufacturer of turn-key solutions for high-performance computing. The holding offers a full range of HPC products and services, including utility computing, large-scale modeling and simulation, and comprehensive management of customer supercomputer sites. T-Platforms is the only Russia-based company to have five in-house developed solutions rated in several editions of the global Top 500 list of the most powerful computers. Since 2002 T-Platforms has successfully implemented over 150 HPC projects, delivering the most powerful supercomputers to date in Russia and the CIS countries in 2004, 2007 and 2008. www.t-platforms.ru.
About Digital Wave
Digital Waves is a 14 year old Indian company based out of Bangalore, providing enterprise solutions to its customers. It is an exclusive distributor for TYAN server products and integrates its own Power-X brand of servers, workstations, HPC clusters and storage servers. Its main focus areas are HPC clustering for Indian research organizations and animation studios. It has successfully installed several HPC clusters for weather modeling, bio-informatics, CFD, computational research, DCC, etc. with several reputed organizations across the country. With this new partnership, Digital Waves will now be able to successfully implement large installations with the Russian expertise. It will initially offer special prices to Indian research & defense organizations with the complete solutions from T-Platforms.
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