Leading Cluster Innovator Nor-Tech Expands Applications for Groundbreaking Low-Cost Supercomputer Solution

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Nor-Tech is expanding applications for its game-changing low-cost supercomputer configuration. The solution is proving to be an excellent fit for rendering applications and continues to be a good fit for scientific computing and GPU-accelerated computing.

David Bollig, President and CEO of Nor-Tech

David Bollig, President and CEO of Nor-Tech

No one else in the industry was willing or able to take on this challenge and I am very pleased that we were the first.

Nor-Tech, the world’s leading HPC cluster innovator, is expanding applications for its game-changing low-cost supercomputer configuration that reduces the HPC cluster pricetag by 2/3 to 3/4. The solution is proving to be an excellent fit for rendering applications and continues to be a good fit for scientific computing and GPU-accelerated computing.

Running rendering applications on Nor-Tech consumer-grade GPU clusters allows users to make critical design adjustments and decisions at a speed that is getting closer and closer to real time. In addition to the cost-savings on the GPUs, the clusters reduce or eliminate the costs and time delays involved with physical prototypes and lengthy renders.

Nor-Tech’s consumer-grade GPU clusters are perfect rendering solutions for design intensive industries such as consumer product development and vehicle manufacturing. These highly configurable consumer-grade GPU clusters enable customization ranging from software installation to storage to I/O to CPU and GPU and more.

Although other manufacturers are attempting to follow their lead, it was Nor-Tech that solved the following GPU problem that had been vexing the technology community for more than 10 years: Consumer-grade GPUs have always performed as well, and in some cases better than commercial-grade GPUs at a price that is anywhere from 2/3 to 3/4 less. However, high performance computer chassis were not designed to accommodate consumer-grade cards and commercial-grade GPUs—are out of the price range of many small to mid-sized organizations.

Nor-Tech worked with top sheet metal engineers experienced with computer cases to redesign the traditional supercomputer chassis so that they can accommodate consumer-grade GPUs. One of Nor-Tech’s clients figures they have saved over $400,000.00 using this design breakthrough.

Nor-Tech President and CEO David Bollig explained, “Redesigning the chassis was the first step, then our engineers had to go back and solve engineering complexities. The result is a cutting-edge product that allows nearly all organizations to take advantage of GPU supercomputing capabilities at a dramatically reduced price point. No one else in the industry, that I am aware of, was willing or able to take on this challenge and I am very pleased that we were the first.”

This innovation is perfect for applications that depend on trends and averaging results. For applications that are sensitive to the remote possibility of a bit error (due to the lack of GPU memory error correction), Nor-Tech recommends commercial-grade GPUs.

Nor-Tech built its reputation on the industry’s easiest-to-deploy cluster solutions and guaranteed no wait time support. The company designed and built the HPC cluster that enabled the first detection of a gravitational wave—a discovery destined to change history. In addition to HPC clusters, Nor-Tech’s custom technology includes workstations, desktops, and servers for a range of applications including CAE, CFD, and FEA. Clients include some of the most respected organizations in the world. Nor-Tech engineers average 20+ years of experience and are responsible for significant high performance computing innovations. The company has been in business since 1998 and is headquartered in Burnsville, Minn. just outside of Minneapolis. To contact Nor-Tech call 952-808-1000/toll free: 877-808-1010 or visit http://www.nor-tech.com. Full release at: http://www.nor-tech.com/category/news/
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