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May 31, 2010
Significant growth planned for Europe
HANNOVER, Germany and MOSCOW, Russia, May 31 -- T-Platforms, a leading provider of HPC systems, services and solutions, announced the opening of a new Hannover office that marks their formal entry into Western Europe. The company's expansion plans include offices and an extensive technical support infrastructure in the UK, France, Italy and Spain, with the Hannover office serving as the primary T-Platforms interface for all of Europe.
T-Platforms is also collaborating with PRACE and STRATOS workgroups on initiatives to spur development for the entire HPC marketplace in the EU.
The Hannover office team will be performing sales, manufacturing (assembly and quality assurance, pre-installation, testing and fine-tuning of systems), marketing, and customer support functions.
According to Vsevolod Opanasenko, CEO of T-Platforms, "T-Platforms established itself as the leading HPC company in Russia by offering a diverse portfolio of products and services with triple digit year over year growth. The systems supplied by T-Platforms exceed 50 percent of the overall combined performance of the Top 50 list of supercomputers in Russia and the CIS. Recently, T-Platforms successfully delivered systems in Singapore and at the well known Max Plank Institute in Germany, which sparked the initial expansion plans into the EMEA and Asia HPC markets. This is a very exciting time for T-Platforms."
"Vendors like T-Platforms that strive to provide HPC users with 'ease of everything,' including technical and application domain expertise, are well positioned to compete effectively and grow their share of the HPC market," said Earl Joseph, IDC program vice president, High Performance Computing. "The European market for HPC systems historically has shown it is open to buying from whichever vendor best meets a buyer's requirements, no matter where in the world the vendor is based. T-Platforms' standards-based products, combined with its comprehensive menu of available applications, expertise, and services, should enable the company to find growing success in Europe among both experienced and new HPC sites."
"Our company has completed extensive research with end users throughout Europe to better understand the challenges faced by US HPC vendors trying to enter the EU market, and we are resolute in building proper business processes, especially within the service and support structure, to meet European HPC pre-requisites and requirements," said Alexander Perfahl, Director of European Operations for T-Platforms. "The Hannover office will be staffed in phases, with full service and support capabilities coming online later this year." T-Platforms will be hiring additional multinational staff for the Hannover team.
"We expect the market to show growth over our five-year forecast period, with the strongest areas of opportunity coming out of the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions," said Addison Snell, CEO of InterSect360 Research, a market research and consulting firm dedicated to the HPC industry. "The EMEA region is particularly compelling because it is growing from a strong base, and there are few native companies serving those buyers. T-Platforms has a big opportunity to capitalize on growth in EMEA and Asia Pacific."
T-Platforms was established in 2002 as a one-stop source for companies looking for the competitive advantage of HPC technology, but lacking the resources necessary to fully adopt and embrace a supercomputing environment. The portfolio of solutions offered by T-Platforms starts with early stage analysis and documentation of user requirements, and progresses all the way to turnkey supercomputer center design. T-Platforms systems utilize Clustrx, a highly robust operating system built specifically for HPC to ensure next-generation scalability and fidelity to support the path from petascale to exascale. The company also delivers a unique added value with its ability to provide end-to-end modeling, simulation and analysis services, a level of support not available from most HPC platform suppliers. The company has deep technical talent with particular expertise in areas such as CFD, structural analysis, and other extreme computational disciplines. T-Platforms will be exhibiting and speaking at the upcoming International Supercomputing Conference (http://www.supercomp.de/isc10) in Hamburg, May 31-June 3, 2010. T-Platforms is part of T-Platforms Group which consists of T-Platforms, T-Services, T-Massive Computing, and T-Design, with locations in Hannover, Moscow, Kiev and Taipei. For more information, visit www.t-platforms.com.
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