ClusterVision is pleased to announce that Gerhard A. Holzner has joined its European sales force as General Manager Germany. Gerhard brings to ClusterVision 25 years of experience in HPC marketing and sales.
Before joining ClusterVision he worked in various capacities throughout Europe. Gerhard started his technical career at Control Data Corporation. During his ten year tenure at Amdahl Corporation he spent a few years in Sunnyvale, California, laid the foundation for Amdahl's remote maintenance and diagnostic centre in Germany and led the marketing and sales efforts for the Company's entry into the supercomputer market. Gerhard spent his next ten years at Cray Research, Inc. and SGI where he focused as sales manager on the academic and scientific computation market segment. Before joining ClusterVision Gerhard was sales manager for NEC's HPC Europe division responsible for Germany and many other European Countries.
In his new role Gerhard will be heading ClusterVision's operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
ClusterVision is not new to the Germany market having already installed a number of compute and storage clusters for customers in Germany. For example, ClusterVision installed a 160 Intel® Xeon™ processor cluster and a 320 AMD Opteron™ cluster at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen. The clusters are used by the department of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics. Head of the department, Dr. Helmut Grubmüller stated: "Der Cluster wurde nicht von uns aufgebaut, sondern 'schlüsselfertig' aufgestellt von ClusterVision, die eine EU-weite Ausschreibung gewonnen haben und mit denen wir auch sehr zufrieden sind. Das funktioniert hervorragend. Wenn Knoten ausfallen, werden die in kurzer Zeit ausgetauscht. (...) Von der Bestellung bis zur Inbetriebnahme vergingen dagegen nur etwa 6 Wochen."
The Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron clusters installed by ClusterVision at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
ClusterVision has an impressive install base in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium and France. Some examples are the four compute, storage and database (Oracle® 10g) clusters installed at CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the Universities of Oxford, Manchester and Leeds which form the UK National Grid Service (see press release), a 418 Intel Xeon EM64T processor cluster with a 84TB disk storage cluster at the University of Lancaster (UK) (see press release), a 208 AMD Opteron processor cluster with Myrinet interconnect for the University of East Anglia (UK), a 144 AMD Opteron processor cluster with InfiniBand interconnect for the University of Surrey (UK) and a 270 AMD Opteron processor cluster with Myrinet interconnect and 40TB disk storage for another top university in the UK (see press release). A 176 Intel Xeon processor cluster with Myrinet interconnect delivered to CENAERO was the fastest computer in Belgium and featured in the Top500 (see press release).
All ClusterVision clusters are taylor-made for the customer's applications and requirements and are installed as turn-key solutions, ready to use. ClusterVision has developed its own Linux-based cluster operating systems and software environment, the ClusterVisionOS™, which combines a SuSE, Red Hat or Debian Linux distribution with several of the best open source and commercial software compilers, libraries and applications and a range of cluster-specific cluster management tools developed by ClusterVision.
ClusterVision has collaborations and/or reseller agreements with many other leading companies including Intel, AMD, Cray, SGI, Myricom, Mellanox and Supermicro. ClusterVision has offices in Amsterdam, Aschau (near München), London and Paris.