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Microsoft India announces foray into HPC

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, Sep 14 (UNI) Microsoft Corporation India today formally launched Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 (CCS), its flagship product for High Performance Computing (HPC), in the Indian market.

Launching the servers here, Microsoft HPC General Manager Kyril Faenmov said HPC technology held great potential for expanding the opportunities within engineering, medical research, exploration and other critical human endeavours that until now had been too expensive and too difficult for people to use effectively.

He said aerospace industries, oil and natural gas companies, medical research and engineering services, besides automotive sector would benefit from CCS. The other focus verticals included academia and public sector. Globally, early adopters of CCS were oil and gas reservoir simulation and seismic processing, life science customers for simulation of enzyme and protein folding and the automotive sector for vehicle design.

Mr Faenmov said the company was working with Independent Software Vendors to develop applications that could run on or interoperate with CCS. The ISVs included Abaqus, Ansys, ESI group, Fluent, MSC software and Schlumberger.

CCS had been designed specifically to run applications solving complex computations and was aimed at taking supercomputing to the mainstream by making it more accessible, affordable and easy to use.


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