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Take the uncertainty out of buying a new computer cluster: free simulation test on a high performance computer cluster

MINNEAPOLIS, Mar-02-2017 — /EPR COMPUTER NEWS/ — Nor-Tech, the top provider of powerful, user-friendly computers, just announced a free simulation test on a high performance computer cluster for CAE, CFD, FEA software. This is an excellent way for organizations to see the benefits of moving from a workstation to a high performance computer cluster.

The test is a free opportunity for organizations to try simulation software on the newest Nor-Tech high performance computer clusters with the newest high-demand software installed. Also, organizations can integrate their own software into the test computer cluster.

Nor-Tech President and CEO David Bollig said, “Our clients trust us to take the uncertainty out of buying a new computer cluster or upgrading the computer cluster they currently own. They need to know the software they are currently using or want to use in the future will run better on a computer cluster and reduce time-to-results. The test cluster provides that assurance.”

Nor-Tech guarantees that their high performance computer clusters are easy to set up and use; and clients will not have to wait on the phone for service and support.

“Our test cluster is designed for organizations that need better technology than a workstation,” Bollig said. “Clients who buy a high performance computer cluster typically see a significant improvement in efficiency; better resolution; better use of their engineers; and faster results.”

To test software on the high performance computer cluster, organizations should first contact Nor-Tech for a quick discussion. Then Nor-Tech will add the organization to the schedule. Nor-Tech will then configure the hardware and software for the organization and provide remote access to the test computer cluster. The organization will then run the software and ultimately see the results. Where there is sensitive information involved, Nor-Tech will typically sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). Simulations run on the latest Intel Xeon CPU and NVIDIA GPUs.

Nor-Tech, winner of many technology awards, is famous in the science, university, research, and business markets for powerful, easy to use high performance computer clusters and fast, no wait support. Major recent projects include Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Transportation System; the LIGO Gravitational Project at Cal State Fullerton; and the University of Wisconsin’s IceCube Neutrino Project at the South Pole.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

New product launch: TechTable Pty Ltd announces the release of their flagship multi award winning product “TechTable” in the United States

DELIVERING ADVANCED SAFETY AND INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY TO THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY.

Sydney, Australia, October 28, 2014 — /EPR COMPUTER NEWS/ — The award-winning TechTable was officially launched in the US at the BICSI Fall conference and provides a portable, lightweight and sturdy work surface for communications technicians to safely and efficiently terminate fibre optic and copper communications cabling.

Installers of highly complex cabling projects have seen rapid advances and developments in termination technologies however there have been very little improvements in the cluttered and uncomfortable work environments.

By using the TechTable, installers can now perform tasks at waist height and easily rotate between standing and seated positions. The platform is height adjustable, stable and comfortable and allows technicians to temporarily mount a patch panels and components onto the table for faster loading, termination consistency and improved accuracy.

David McHarg, Managing Director of TechTable Pty Ltd commented “Installers are faced with fairly primitive working conditions, meaning that neck, shoulder and back pain is not uncommon. Often technicians sit on milk crates, or in the cabinet, and are squeezed into a confined spaces for hours at a time, I couldn’t help but think there must be a better way.”

After much of his own research, David formed a team consisting of OHS consultant Glenda Snoxall, ACT Safety Regulator and Ergonomist Richard Siddell and Peter McKay of Industrious Design to develop a solution. Following an in-depth risk assessment and report in accordance with the code of practice for the prevention of Musclo-Skeletal disorders 2007 the TechTable was designed to address the key features required from a health and safety aspect and ensured compliance with this code of practice.

Prior to commercial release, The TechTable was trialled by a number of communications and electrical service companies with feedback indicating that it not only offered a much more comfortable position than traditional installation methods, but also delivered far greater accuracy and speed. Testing also identified that manual handling risks were either eliminated or reduced, and the installer’s productivity was increased by up to 24%.

The TechTable is designed for easy daily transport inside a padded carry bag and the set-up time is less than one minute. The dimensions are designed to suit tight-fit positions in cluttered computer rack environments, telecommunications rooms and data centres.

Currently the Tech table is used throughout Australia and has successfully launched in the US. For more information, including product specifications and OHS/WHS data, visit TechTable (http://www.techtable.co)

Contact-Details: TechTable Pty Ltd / David McKenzie-McHarg
davidmcharg@techtable.co
M +61 (0) 407 815 101
T +61 (0) 280 067 559

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First Ever Dual Screen Super Tablet/Laptop

With an extraordinary prototype for a dual screen tablet/laptop, Allotropes Design is in development of the AURUS Diamond Dual 10.1. In need of funding to bring the ultimate convenience in multi-tasking to the marketplace, the computer is categorized as both a tablet and a laptop because while the design is all laptop, its two screens fully function independently similar to a tablet. “This computer is the only one of its kind in the world.” said Joshua Letcher, CEO of Allotropes Design. “We will be the first to offer a computer with two 10.1” touch screens in full HD. Soon people will be able to check their email on one screen and manage their stocks or play a game on the other.”

The busy person’s dream, the Android tablet/laptop AURUS Diamond Dual 10.1 needs every pledge of support available to bring the idea to the marketplace. In development from the ground up in partnership with manufacturers for the past twelve months, Allotropes Design is now ready to release the product globally.

“We’ve offered quite a few benefits to the people who pledge to the project. And we will fulfill the Indiegogo pledges first, so supporting us on our crowdfunding page is the best route to take right now to get the AURUS introductory pricing.” added Letcher.

While the AURUS is highly anticipated, if sufficient funding is not received it will hit the market at a considerably higher price, at a much later time, with less features and be released to geographic locations.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/AurusDiamondDual101

To participate in the AURUS Crowdfunding Project visit
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dual-screen-tablet-pc/x/3140109

To view a video of the AURUS visit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3ZOakwZJ4s

To contact via email write to info@allotropesdesign.com

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Gartner, Inc. Has Named Stratavia A “Cool Vendor”, In 2009, In The “Cool Vendors In IT Operations, 2009” Report

Stratavia (www.stratavia.com), the leading independent provider of intelligent data center automation software solutions, announced today that top analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has named Stratavia a “Cool Vendor”, in 2009, in the “Cool Vendors in IT Operations, 2009” report by David Williams, et al.

This announcement follows the close of Stratavia’s most successful year to date, continuing the company’s pattern of robust growth and increasing recognition as the industry’s leading independent provider of data center automation solutions. The company also recently announced expansion into Europe, with the opening of an office in the United Kingdom.

“Stratavia is honored to be included by Gartner as a ‘Cool Vendor’ in IT operations,” said Thor Culverhouse, Stratavia’s president and chief executive officer. “We’ve seen first-hand that the entire IT market is looking to RBA to drive greater operational efficiencies, specifically as an enabling technology for strategic projects. We’ve developed and released dozens of Solution Packs for this purpose and are helping organizations to build cloud computing infrastructures, manage releases, automate expensive application and database maintenance operations, etc.”

While the velocity of operations IT infrastructure has increased, IT organizations continue to struggle with the complexities of maintaining their data center assets. Stratavia provides a comprehensive automation platform, Data Palette, which allows organizations to automate the manually intensive, repetitive administrative tasks (patches, refreshes, cloning, upgrades, provisioning, etc.) that dominate the data center agenda today. Leveraging our institutional expertise in managing complex, heterogeneous environments, Stratavia also offers Solution Pack applications, which are purpose-built automation solutions for specific platforms and projects.

To access a complimentary copy of the report, please visit http://www.stratavia.com/coolvendors.php

About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process
Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

For more information about Gartner or the Cool Vendor report, visit http://www.gartner.com.

About Stratavia
Stratavia is a leading provider of Data Center Automation solutions. Stratavia’s flagship solution, Data Palette, is based upon an intelligent Run Book Automation platform, which automates complex, error-prone, manually intensive yet repetitive IT administration tasks. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Data Palette to define, build and execute standard operating procedures, and report on mission-critical applications and IT operations. Founded in 2001, Stratavia is headquartered in Denver, Colorado and is privately held and venture funded by Adams Street Partners, Asset Management Company and Vista Ventures. For more information go to www.stratavia.com.

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Guide On Buying A Better UPS

Traditionally, Specifying requirements, and Purchasing the specified product are two main consecutive stages while procuring most industrial systems. Based on study results adding a Cost Oriented Reevaluation (COR) stage, can boost significantly ROI; always of prime importance, particularly with present economy.

Generally, specification aims for simplest solutions which meet users “must have” requirements. Main UPS parameters are Output power (SIZE), Type (topology) and Battery Backup time. Size is dictated by consumers which will be protected. Back up time and the types of the systems depend on the particular application.

Three dominant UPS types are offered by manufacturers. The Off-Line type solves outages and short-term grid disturbances; Line-Interactive type solves also Undervoltage and Overvoltage disturbances, whereas the On-Line type provides the best solution to all grid related disturbances.

The simplest, Off Line UPS, is recommended for protecting home computer applications. Line Interactive systems are used for small networks, implemented in stores, restaurants, small offices. On-Line systems protect high power, installations, data centers, on line service providers, industry, and other critical applications.

In the process of checking the pros and cons of On-Line versus Line interactive UPS for a particular project, UPSonNet found that some On-Line systems were cheaper, compared to equivalent Line Interactive types. Deeper investigation, suggested that the assumption of constant Price to Power ratio should also be questioned.

This led to performing a study of UPS market prices, from small 350VA size systems up to 120kVA installations. The research was based on market prices, of main brands like APC, Powerware, Tripplite as well as smaller good standing companies, and filtering the results by a weighting factor representing supplier’s market share.

The mentioned dual stage procurement method, of preparing technical specification to meet needed requirements, followed by a purchasing stage based on the technical specification is justified, assuming positive price to performance behavior and linear behavior of price to output power ratio.

The study violates these assumptions. A better UPS may cost less, while significantly higher power may have a slight effect on price. Market prices are affected by numerous factors, such as, technological innovations, strength and preferences of individual producers, popularity of certain power levels or certain brands, and more. Therefore, no price logic is obeyed when individual systems, are concerned.

UPS Industry Price List, presented on UPSonNet’s website displays the final study results. The information enables to rise beyond the individual system and see both the forest and the trees. It allows achieving optimal solution by analyzing each specific case, in order to deduce the impact of size and topology on system cost.

Research results call for additional Cost Oriented Reevaluation Stage, before the specification is confirmed and forwarded to purchasing department. The COR stage should investigate alternate solutions, and modify UPS specification for getting superior technical performance and better economical outcome.

Guiding steps on UPSonNet’s site, direct users how to use UPS Price List to gain significant advantages. COR implementation enables to achieve such benefits as system upgrading, extending output power, increasing back up time, introducing redundancy, and more, while decreasing system cost sometimes by almost 40%.

In conclusion, UPS market price study contradicts assumed correlation between cost and performance. Thus, practice of specifying the simplest UPS to meet requirements doesn’t provide lowest cost. Implementing COR enables maximizing ROI.

For additional information on “How to Protect Your Data and Your Budget when Buying a Power UPS”, visit UPSonNet.com/UPS_Prices.html

UPSonNet is an information source about Power Protection, Power Availability, and Quality. The information addresses audience involved in Design, Manufacturing, and Distribution of Power Conversion equipment, as well as Users involved in applying Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and related equipment, in business environment, data centers, and other mission critical areas.

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