Avnet joins NVIDIA Tesla Preferred Partner Program

Distie to offer value-added services to partners investing in high-performance computing

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By  Manda Banda Published  December 10, 2012

Value-added distributor (VAD) Avnet Technology Solutions, has announced it has joined the NVIDIA Tesla Preferred Partner Program, to help high-performance computing (HPC) customers drive business growth in expanding industries, including life sciences, finance, oil and gas, and manufacturing.

The Tesla programme is a sales, marketing and business development initiative for VARs, OEMs and ODMs that are driving the growth of the HPC market.

Avnet said as a programme member, it will provide partners and resellers across EMEA 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, said: "Joining the NVIDIA partner programme expands our ability to provide reseller partners with solutions that improve application performance, address some of the most challenging computational tasks such as processing financial trades, gridding oil in the sea and evaluating solar systems."

Suman added: "Our channel partners can also leverage our extensive portfolio of complementary off-the-shelf components, distribution and integration services to improve time to market adding significant value to their business."

"The Tesla Preferred Partner Program enables reseller partners to provide specialised GPU-accelerated computing solutions to address the growing demand for GPU-based HPC technology in the science and manufacturing industries," said Walter Mundt-Blum, vice president of Professional Solutions, EMEA at NVIDIA. "We look forward to working with Avnet to deliver Tesla-based HPC solutions to a broad range of new customers across EMEA."

The NVIDIA Tesla Preferred Partner Program represents a select group of organisations around the world committed to advancing HPC across a range of scientific and engineering fields.

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