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Peter Kaae our latest hire came to us after 22 years with HP and Convex, he has held various technical and sales positions in Europe and USA. Lately he was managing all HPC sales for HP USA in Â 7 western states. Among his customers were Boeing, Chevron, Stanford, UCLA and many of the large US government institutes. He has a whelm of experience assisting customers with purchasing large HPC and enterprise systems. Peter will Â manage sales in both Denmark and Germany.
Director Presales, Ratingen, Germany
Ulrich Meier rejoined Go Virtual Germany in December 2012 as the Director Presales and High-Performance-Computing specialist. Ulrich has a solid background of more than twenty years of experience in market development, marketing, technical pre-sales and sales for complex technical IT solutions. As a former member of the European technical sales teams of Convex Computer, Silicon Graphics, and Sun Microsystems he knows the sales process of high value addition products, the face to face contact with customers and the challenge of a competitive situation. In his previous role as Technical Director at Go Virtual Germany Ulrich was the solution architect for the systems installed in Germany. As a Senior Consultant at ict GmbH â€“ Aachen Ulrich initiated the HPC partner program for Fujitsu.
Ulrich’s personal strength is the ability to explain, demonstrate and to position technology and thus to establish the link between the customer and the solution provider. His broad and profound knowledge of technical and scientific computing is the key enabler to grow Go Virtual’s competence in Germany and to start-up and operate pre-sales and service teams. Ulrich holds a Ph.D. in Computational and Quantum Chemistry from the Ruhr-UniversitÃ¤t Bochum in Germany.
As the Holiday Season is upon us, we would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your collaboration and business and wish you the very best for the New Year.
2012 was an exciting year for Go Virtual having shipped and installed 19 new HPC Systems, totaling to 2.699 servers or 41.968 cores, providing customers with 857 TFLOPS of new compute capacity. Three of these systems entered Top500 in November 2012: NSC on rank 82, Volvo Car Group on rank 215, and Karlsruher Institut fÃ¼r Technologie (KIT) on rank 436. (www.top500.org).
We have also during the year broadened the HPC Product Portfolio by adding the HPC portal Enginframe and the 3D remote visualization software Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) from NICE Software. With these tools in our portfolio we can now offer a complete HPC solution based on market leading products to our customers. Please read more on our web page and feel free to contact us if you would like more information.
From the software side, we are looking forward to 2013. There are some new major releases coming, both from PointWise and FieldView. In January you have to look out for our new â€œstarter packetâ€ containing CFD++ 1 serial and 31 parallel licenses with 20% of list price incl. hardware, training, startup consulting, you donâ€™t want to miss this!
For 2013 we will discontinue Virtual News and instead publish news more frequently on our web page www.govirtual.se or on our Facebook page.
Once again we want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy new year!
Greetings from all of us at Go Virtual!
The 40th Top500 list was announced on November 12, 2012, in Salt Lake City at the Supercomputing conference. Go Virtual has in close collaboration with our customers and partnersÂ sold and delivered three new systems during the last six months which have been qualified for the Top500. The new systems are:
Rank 82 – Triolith,Â National Supercomputing Center, LinkÃ¶pings universitet
Â The system consists of 1.196 compute servers totalling to 19.136 cores with a theoretical peak capacity of 336.794 GFLOPS and 303.736 GFLOPS achievable.
Rank 215 – Volvo Car Group
The system is based on the HP Cluster Platform 3000 and consists of 436 compute servers with totally 6.976 coresÂ providing aÂ peak compute capacity of 145.101 GFLOPS and 123.335 GFLOPS achievable.Â
Rank 236 – Karlsruher Institut fÃ¼r Technologie (KIT)
The system is based on the HP Scale Out series of servers and consists of 408 servers with a total of 6.528 cores providing a peak compute capacity of 136 TFLOPS and 115 TFLOPS achievable.
In addition to these three systems the previously deliveredÂ government system remains on the list, but now on rank 311.
Read more on www.top500.org
Peter Bolte, our new employee at Go Virtual Germany is in HPC since the late 80â€™s. He was more than 20 years with Convex and HP in a variety of roles: e. g. as a HPC presales consultant, a performance engineer in HPâ€™s benchmark center or a project manager for large-scale HPC installations. Later on he was a freelancing HPC consultant. As a Technical Director he now takes care of the system architecture, benchmarking and almost all the technical part of Go Virtualâ€™s HPC projects in Germany.