Eurotech and Intel collaborate on the development of HPC technology

Amaro (Italy) May 14, 2008 – Gruppo Eurotech, an Italian company specializing in embedded solutions and computer miniaturizatrion, and Intel, the World’s largest producer of chips and world leader in silicon innovation, have signed a memorandum of understanding over several years of technological collaboration.

Under the terms of the agreement – signed during a visit by Pat Gelsinger, Vice President and General Manager on Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group – the two companies will work together on the development of HPC (High Performance Computing) systems based on Intel processors. These systems will address the computing needs of fluid dynamics and aerodynamic analysis, as well as scientific computing.

The goal of the MoU is to help address the main scientific issues connected to Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics (LQCD), a discipline that studies the elementary forces of nature and in particular Strong Interaction Force which justifies the cohesion of nucleons (protons and neutrons) within an atomic nucleus.

Eurotech will use Intel’s processors for its systems, offering a standards-based architecture which does not require the re-writing of specific software programs. Intel’s processors also offer high performance with low power consumption, also making them ideal for extreme use systems.

“Our customers have highlighted the value of standards-based technology and the agreement with Intel allows us to address their requirements, safe in the knowledge that we are offering them solutions of the utmost quality, flexibility and security”, said Giampietro Tecchiolli, CTO of Gruppo Eurotech. “We expert this agreement to prove that there is a lot we can do in Italy to help research and that Italian companies, when the conditions are favourable, have the ability to do this”.

“Intel is always ready to help companies that stand out for their ability to innovate”, said Luca Romani, Large Account and Healthcare Director of Intel Corporation Italy. “Eurotech has proved it can compete at an International level with leading edge solutions that aid scientific research. This is the reason why we are pleased to collaborate with them on the development of new projects”.



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