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Nor-Tech Announces Integration of Intel Omni-Path into HPC Clusters 

Jan. 5 -- Nor-Tech just announced the integration of Intel Omni-Path into its HPC clusters, leading-edge demo cluster, and web utility for demonstrating the ROI of upgrading from a workstation to a cluster.

For more than a decade, Nor-Tech has been building easy-to-deploy HPC clusters with no-wait-time support for the world’s finest research institutions, Fortune 100 businesses and exciting innovators with applications that include aerospace, automotive, life sciences and a range of enterprise and scientific uses. Nor-Tech’s cluster capabilities range from 1,000+ core supercomputers to smartly optimized entry-level clusters.

Nor-Tech President and CEO David Bollig said, “Intel works hard to continually stay on the leading edge. Our partnership has also allowed us to stay on the forefront of innovation and deliver maximum value to our clients.”

The Intel Omni-Path Architecture (Intel OPA), an element of Intel Scalable System Framework, can scale to 10s of 1,000s of nodes at a price competitive with today’s fabrics. The Intel OPA 100 Series product line is an end-to-end solution of PCIe adapters, silicon, switches, cables, and management software.

Intel OPA is designed specifically to address issues of poor HPC performance and expensive scaling in existing standards-based high performance fabrics. The enhancements of Intel OPA will facilitate the progression toward Exascale while cost-effectively supporting clusters of all sizes.

Intel Omni-Path, along with Intel Orchestrator and other utilities are integrated into Nor-Tech’s innovative demo cluster and are also available for a test drive at, which is a collaboration between Intel, Dassault Systèmes, and Nor-Tech. As with Nor-Tech’s demo cluster, this is a no-cost, no-strings opportunity.

Nor-Tech’s HPC clusters pair well with Omni-Path and are available in iterations that include datacenter clusters, ultra-quiet clusters, ruggedized portable clusters, entry-level clusters and clusters with a customized combination of attributes. Recent orders for Nor-Tech’s HPC clusters include a major commercial aircraft manufacturer, over 20 large universities, pharmaceutical companies, and vehicle manufacturers.

About Nor-Tech

2016 HPCwire award finalist, Nor-Tech is renowned throughout the scientific, academic, and business communities for easy to deploy turnkey clusters and expert, no wait time support. All of Nor-Tech’s technology is made by Nor-Tech in Minnesota and supported by Nor-Tech around the world. In addition to HPC clusters, Nor-Tech’s custom technology includes workstations, desktops, and servers for a range of applications including CAE, CFD, and FEA. Nor-Tech engineers average 20+ years of experience and are responsible for significant high performance computing innovations. The company has been in business since 1998 and is headquartered in Burnsville, Minn. just outside of Minneapolis. To contact Nor-Tech call 952-808-1000/toll free: 877-808-1010. To take advantage of the demo cluster, visit: The online utility is at:

Source: Nor-Tech

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