DENVER, Nov. 15, 2017 — On November 14 (US Mountain Time), Inspur and NEC Deutschland GmbH announced their strategic cooperation at the 2017 Supercomputing Conference (SC17) in Denver. The two companies will work closely together on products, technologies, and markets to jointly develop the European high-performance computing (HPC) market.
The two parties will focus on the HPC field, primarily relating to European educational and research institutions, as well as commercial and industrial enterprises. By combining their mutual strengths in products, technologies, and market position, Inspur and NEC Deutschland GmbH will jointly provide European customers with trusted HPC product and solutions, helping them to make significant advances in HPC-related areas such as traditional scientific engineering calculations, high-performance data analysis, and emergent AI computing.
“NEC is a prestigious global player and a distinguished HPC solution provider with a broad customer base in the EMEA region and strong R&D and delivery capabilities,” said Jay Zhang, Vice President of Inspur’s overseas headquarters. “This strategic partnership with NEC will accelerate Inspur’s globalization, and with the help of NEC’s excellent market foundation, Inspur will be able to deliver the world’s leading HPC products and services to European customers.
“Inspur is a leading global server manufacturer, with advanced products and extensive experience in the HPC and AI fields,” said Yuichi Kojima, Managing Director of NEC Deutschland GmbH and Vice President for HPC EMEA. This cooperation between NEC and Inspur will lead to more diverse, competitive HPC products and solutions, and provide European customers with more high-quality choices.”
Sources say that Inspur and NEC Deutschland GmbH have already cooperated on a number of projects and are just entering into the delivery stage of a project providing one of the world’s leading car manufacturers with a jointly designed and constructed high-performance computing cluster.
As one of the Top four server vendors in the world, Inspur has met the highest international standards in system design, R&D and construction for HPC systems. With a strong design and production capability, Inspur supplies solutions covering air/water-cooling infrastructure as well as full line server nodes products of 2-socket, 4-socket, 8-socket, and 32-socket and high-performance storage. It provides adaptive HPC-feature-driven solutions to achieve customized system and applications.
About NEC Deutschland GmbH
NEC Deutschland GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Europe Ltd. and is a leading provider of HPC solutions, focusing on sustained performance for real-life scientific and engineering applications. To achieve this goal NEC delivers technology and professional services to industry and academia. Linux-based HPC clusters as well as our high-end vector systems meet the different needs of different customers in the most flexible way. Energy-efficiency is one of the key design objectives, addressed by advanced cooling technologies or by the high-bandwidth vector-architecture, which delivers unprecedented efficiency on real world code. The service capabilities from the operation of complex systems to the optimization of scientific codes and NEC’s storage-appliances complete our solution offering.