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Microsoft forays entry into High Performance Computing segment

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Sep 14 (UNI) Microsoft India today announced its entry into the High Performance Computing segment with its Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003, designed to run applications solving complex computations and aimed at taking supercomputing to the mainstream by making it more accessible, affordable and easy to use.

The company has identified engineering, oil and gas, academia and public sector as focus verticals and is working with ISVs to develop applications that can run on or interoperate with Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003.

These ISVs include Abaqus Inc, Ansys Inc, ESI Group, Fluent, MSC Software Corp, Schlumberger Information Systems and The Portland Group. Microsoft is also partnering with a range of Original Equipment manufacturers (OEM) partners including AMD, Dell, HP, IBM and Intel.

''Microsoft is making HPC technology more mainstream by bringing the cost advantages, ease-of-use and partner ecosystem of the Windows Server platform to departments and divisions in commercial industry and the public sector,'' said Microsoft Corporation General Manager (High Performance Computing) Kyril Faenov.

'Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 will deliver a more mainstream platform for engineers, scientists and researchers to solve scaled-out business and scientific computational problems. We are working with key ISVs and industry experts to accelerate the adoption of the Microsoft platform; and are confident of making strong inroads into this market segment that has traditionally been dominated by Unix and Linux,'' said Microsoft India Director (Server Business Group) Vaibhav Phadnis.


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