Mumbai, June 7, 2018
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), in collaboration with Intel Corporation, is setting up a Center for Advanced Computing to develop advanced solutions in the areas of high performance computing (HPC), high performance data analytics (HPDA), and artificial intelligence (AI).
The new Center at TCS' Super Computing facility in Pune will be enabled by integrating the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors with Intel Omni-Path Fabric (Intel OP Fabric), Intel Optane technology, BigDL and additional Intel technologies in the future. The Center will focus on enabling TCS specialists to leverage the most advanced HPC, HPDA, and AI technologies for enterprises and academia to enable breakthroughs and create industry specific solutions across life sciences, genomics, manufacturing, technology, retail, utilities, banking, and the insurance sectors, as well as testing and research in areas that include weather forecasting and disaster monitoring.
Cutting edge solutions, for example, developed at the Center for Advanced Computing will be leveraged for real world applications to address complex computing needs for research initiatives in life sciences, where simulations and molecular structural modeling are becoming increasingly common, and in the finance industry where risk and asset management rely on large computational data analysis. In addition, the center will enable multiple Centers of Excellence within TCS focused on digital technologies and HPC/HPDA. These Centers of Excellence will focus on emerging technology, and develop next generation solutions to address industry specific challenges.
The Center for Advanced Computing will work seamlessly across the Americas, Asia Pacific, PRC, and Europe, supporting global customers, assisting them in leading edge research and creating innovative solutions using HPC, HPDA, and AI. The Center will further strengthen TCS and Intel's existing collaboration beyond the current focus areas in Internet of Things and AI. HPC Cloud Services, Converged HPC Infrastructure and the range of HPC, HPDA, and AI solutions will be focus areas of this Center, and will utilise high performance machine learning and deep learning libraries optimized for the Intel portfolio of technologies, including the Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Xeon Phi processors.
"HPC combined with digital transformation technologies including Cloud, cognitive computing and advanced analytics are a critical lever for enterprises across the globe to transform their businesses. HPC capabilities are critical for enterprises to become ‘Business 4.0’ prepared, and TCS and Intel are on the forefront helping customers reimagine their products and services through high performing research that will transform the product experience for the end user,” said V Rajanna, Vice President and Global Head, Technology Business Unit, TCS.
Lisa Davis, Vice President in the Intel Datacenter Group and GM of the Digital Transformation & Scale Solutions Group, said, "Convergence efforts are being focused on combining HPC and 'big data' analytics workloads together using a unified HPC system. This engagement enables the capability to bring advanced analytical tools to scientists, which can enable extreme data processing capabilities, some of which are complementary to analysing large HPC simulations. The TCS Center for Advanced Computing, enabled by the Intel's latest HPC, HPDA, and AI technologies delivering breakthrough performance, power efficiency and application compatibility, will help pave the way for new scientific discoveries and far-reaching benefits.”
Krishna Mohan, Global Head - CBO IT Infrastructure Services, TCS, added, “The new era of transformation in cognitive business areas has enabled new opportunities for TCS to leverage AI, Cloud and converged infrastructure in the HPC space thus breaking barriers of scale and complexity while significantly improving adoptability and performance. TCS' collaboration with Intel to create a Center for Advanced Computing strengthens our mutual commitment to address critical enterprise issues by significantly reducing the time and increasing the performance in many research processes resulting in faster time to market products and services."