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Huawei and PSNC Inaugurate Innovation Center in Poland

Feb 03, 2016

[Shenzhen, China, February 3, 2016] Huawei and Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) in Poland have officially inaugurated PSNC-Huawei Innovation Center where joint research in the area of high-performance computing (HPC), cloud storage, and big data will be carried out.

The PSNC-Huawei Innovation Center is a remarkable step towards business and science collaboration, largely influencing development of Polish education. PSNC-Huawei Innovation Center was established under an agreement signed on 23 November 2015 in Shanghai during the Polish-Chinese Economic Forum with participation of the President of Poland Andrzej Duda.

Huawei and PSNC presented “Eagle” High Performance Computing cluster, which ensures a performance of 1.4 PFLOPS and is ranked 80th among the latest global Top 500 HPC clusters. At the same time, it is the second largest supercomputing center in Poland. This liquid cooling solution to “Eagle” HPC cluster helps reduce energy consumption by more than 40% and reaches an advanced level in EMEA region.

Ou Yiwei, General Director of Huawei Poland, explained, "Cooperation between science and business should nowadays be one of the priorities of each state strategy. Such collaboration enables to achieve a better innovation which is a key success to the economic competitiveness and social improvement. Today together with our strategic partner PSNC, we are making a step forward in building innovative state."

Huawei HPC solution has been developed based on server, storage, network, and modular equipment room solutions and integrates the industry's professional cluster management software and parallel computing environment. With optimized software and hardware, Huawei provides customers with a complete set of high-performance computing platforms consisting of infrastructures, hardware resources, system environments, cluster management, and service platforms.

Ou Yiwei (left), general manager of Huawei Poland subsidiary, and Jan Węglarz (right), director of PSNC, sign the cooperation agreement

Jan Węglarz, Director of PSNC, said, “Collaboration between PSNC and Huawei is an ideal example how education sector and technology provider company complement each other. Huawei possesses superior technologies, whereas PSNC can fully utilize resources. The newly established joint innovation center is just the first step towards of long term and successful cooperation.”