Avnet eyes HPC growth

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Avnet Technology Solutions (NYSE: AVT) is pushing further into high-performance computing (HPC) with a new agreement with NVIDIA.

The distributor has joined the NVIDIA Tesla Preferred Partner programme to help partners investing in HPC drive growth in industries such as life sciences, finance, oil and gas and manufacturing.

The sales, marketing and business development programme aims to enable VARs, OEMs and ODMs to provide specialised GPU-accelerated computing solutions to address growing demand for GPU-based HPC technology in those industries.

Avnet will provide its EMEA partner base with advanced server and workstation platforms with the new NVIDIA Tesla K20 family of GPU accelerators, which are based on the next-generation NVIDIA Kepler GPU computing architecture.

Rajesh Suman, vice president of computer components at Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA, says joining with NVIDIA enables the distie to provide solutions that improve application performance up to several orders of magnitude faster, “addressing some of the most challenging computational tasks such as processing financial trades, gridding oil in the sea and evaluating solar systems.”

He adds that partners can also leverage the distie’s portfolio of complementary off-the-shelf components, distribution and integration services to improve time to market.

As a new programme member, Avnet will receive access to NVIDIA products, sales and marketing tools and support, technical support and training programmes.


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