Nor-Tech Integrates Intel Omni-Path
January 9, 2017
has integrated Intel Omni-Path into its HPC clusters, demo cluster, and
simulationclusters.com--its web utility for demonstrating the ROI of
upgrading from a workstation to a cluster.
For more than a decade, Nor-Tech has been building easy-to-deploy HPC
clusters with no-wait-time support for the world’s finest research
institutions, Fortune 100 businesses and exciting innovators with
applications that include aerospace, automotive, life sciences and a
range of enterprise and scientific uses. Nor-Tech’s cluster capabilities
range from 1,000+ core supercomputers to smartly optimized entry-level
Nor-Tech President and CEO David Bollig said, “Intel works hard to
continually stay on the leading edge. Our partnership has also allowed
us to stay on the forefront of innovation and deliver maximum value to
The Intel Omni-Path Architecture (Intel OPA), an element of Intel
Scalable System Framework, can scale to 10s of 1,000s of nodes at a
price competitive with today’s fabrics. The Intel OPA 100 Series product
line is an end-to-end solution of PCIe adapters, silicon, switches,
cables, and management software.
OPA is designed specifically to address issues of poor HPC performance
and expensive scaling in existing standards-based high performance
fabrics. The enhancements of Intel OPA will facilitate the progression
toward Exascale while cost-effectively supporting clusters of all sizes.
Intel Omni-Path, along with Intel Orchestrator and other utilities are
integrated into Nor-Tech’s innovative demo cluster and are also
available for a test drive at simulationclusters.com, which is a
collaboration between Intel, Dassault Systèmes, and Nor-Tech. As with
Nor-Tech’s demo cluster, this is a no-cost, no-strings opportunity.
Nor-Tech’s HPC clusters pair well with Omni-Path and are available in
iterations that include datacenter clusters, ultra-quiet clusters,
ruggedized portable clusters, entry-level clusters and clusters with a
customized combination of attributes. Recent orders for Nor-Tech’s HPC
clusters include a major commercial aircraft manufacturer, over 20 large
universities, pharmaceutical companies, and vehicle manufacturers.