Eurotech supercomputers are at number 1 and number 2 position in the June 2013 Green500 list,

Eurotech supercomputers are at number 1 and number 2 position in the June 2013 Green500 list, which rubber stamps years of R&D efforts in making our system energy efficient and delivering to our customer the highest performance at the lower TCO possible. 


Amaro (Italy) – June 28, 2013 – Eurotech, a leading provider of embedded and supercomputing technologies, scored both the first and second place of the Green 500, the ranking of the most energy efficient supercomputers in the world, with the Eurora supercomputer installed at CINECA and the Aurora Tigon supercomputer installed at the Finmeccanica company Selex ES, specialised in information technology and security. 

Eurora, the supercomputer of CINECA, entered in first place with 3210 MFlop/s per Watt, while the system of Selex ES, Aurora Tigon, was ranked 2nd with a value of 3180 MFlop/s per Watt. To give an idea of the importance of the result, the 3rd place of the Green500 is occupied by a system from the famous Cray with 2450 MFlop/s per Watt, which is a value 25% lower than that obtained from the computers produced by Eurotech. 

The Eurora prototype is intended to progress in the optimization of the energy efficient high performance computing system towards the deployment of exascale computing system with a total cost of ownership affordable and sustainable. 
Such a result was made possible by the combination of the energy aware Eurotech design and the high-performance efficiency of the NVIDIA® GPU-accelerators. The Eurora supercomputer ìs equipped, at each computing note, with two Intel Xeon E5-2687W CPUs and two NVIDIA® Tesla® K20 GPU accelerators based on the NVIDIA Kepler™ architecture. 

Built on a very similar architecture, the Aurora Tigon HPC system, the commercial version of Eurora, is used by Selex ES to accelerate computation of algorithms and application regarding cyber security. Recently, fields like IT security and surveillance have required growing computational power due to the complexity of modern networks and the sheer amount of data to analyse. 

Entering the Green 500 in top positions, Selex ES proves to have put energy efficiency as a rationale in their IT purchase decisions, looking to reduce operating costs. Thanks to savings in energy and space, solutions like the Aurora systems can reduce TCO (total cost of onwership) by an average of 30%-50%. Compared to a conventional air-cooled system, Aurora HPCs enable computing centers to save up to 50% on energy bills, while reducing space occupancy by 5 times due to higher density system configurations. 

“It’s a result that makes us proud and that rewards our efforts and our investments,” said Roberto Siagri, President and CEO of Eurotech S.p.A. “It’s a success that has been achieved in spite of a national system that has not shown up to now sufficient sensitivity to Italian supercomputing technologies.” 

“The paradox that we are living,” he added Siagri “is that with a ‘Brain in Italy’ approach Italian engineers has brought two machines in the top two positions of the Green500, but in the last two Italian public procurements for supercomputers the parameter of energy efficiency has been absent or only marginally considered. In Italy we complain that businesses invest little in research and innovation, but then the proof of facts is that even when companies invest and achieve excellent results are snubbed and the State, through its bodies, end up buying, in this context, products from non-Italian suppliers and less cutting-edge.” 

“Eurora, the machine installed at CINECA in Bologna, is the outcome of a European research project, and was built largely thanks to European funds. Moreover, thanks to Europe, which is funding the DEEP project, coordinated by the Juelich Research Centre in Germany, we are designing an innovative generation of supercomputers that aims to ExaFlops, i.e. to reach a billion billion operations per second. Europe has long pursued a policy of promotion of European supercomputing technologies, understanding that are critical for industrial competitiveness and thus for the future economic development of the European Union itself: for the years to come, planned spending on HPC exceed the one billion euro a year.” 

Eurotech contributes to add two liquid cooled systems to the top Green 500 positions, emphasizing the “green” flavour of it, since a technology like the Aurora direct hot liquid cooling adopted by CINECA and Selex ES, when compared to traditional air cooled supercomputers, not only increases the energy efficiency of HPC machines, but also allows to drastically cut air conditioning needs, reducing costs and carbon footprint. 

Speaking about “green” implications, the Eurora system of CINECA, when compared to an equivalent performance air cooled system, brings a reduction of more than 2,300 tons of CO2 emissions per rack in 5 years. In addition, the water heated up in the Aurora systems can be re-used to heat buildings, drive adsorption chillers for air conditioning or in industrial processes. The hot-liquid cooling and the compact design allow high density (350 TFlop/s per rack) and consequent savings in space, for a further reduction in the carbon footprint. 

Note: the DEEP project is funded by the European Commission, under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7-ICT-2011-7, Integrated Project No. 287530).

Eurotech: Parvus Signs Teaming Agreement with SAIC for Global Tactical Advanced Communications Systems Contract with U.S. Army

Parvus to Support SAIC in Task Orders for Communications Devices and SystemsAmaro (Italy) – April 16th, 2013 – Parvus Corporation, a Eurotech subsidiary, announces it has signed a teaming agreement with SAIC (NYSE: SAI), to support task orders under the Global Tactical Advanced Communications Systems (GTACS) program. SAIC is one of 20 companies chosen by the U.S. Army to compete for task orders under the multiple award, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) GTACS contract to supply the Army’s Program Executive Office for Command, Communications and Control-Tactical (PEO C3T) with communications devices and systems.“We are excited by the opportunity to support SAIC to meet the Army’s needs under the GTACS contract,” said Parvus President Dusty Kramer. “Demanding mission requirements call for low-power, high-performance systems designed to withstand front line conditions; just the kind of capability we bring to the SAIC team.”

The initial task orders are expected in 2013 and will continue over a five-year period. When appropriate, SAIC will look to Parvus for products and services as part of their proposed solutions.

ITT Exelis and Dynatem Develop VPX Board with High Connectivity Bandwidth for Airborne Payload-Processing


Eurotech ITT Exelis Dynatem VPXBoard Airborne cs.pdf icon image  ITT Exelis wanted to update a wide-area airborne surveillance system and turned to Dynatem to develop a new extremely rugged processor with advanced data connectivity options. The result was CPU-111-10, which includes a 24-port, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch for flexible data flow and tremendous connectivity bandwidth.


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Eurotech Receives 2M USD Follow-On Order for Catalyst TC Embedded Module for Homeland Security and Defense Application

Cross Match orders more embedded modules to support production of its handheld biometric identity device

Amaro (Italy) – April 16th, 2012 – Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products and systems, today announces Cross Match has issued a $2 million purchase order for the Catalyst TC module, which is used in its handheld device for homeland security and defense applications. The modules will be delivered over the next 12 months.
The Catalyst TC, based on the Intel Atom processor E6xx series, is a highly integrated and flexible embedded module that offers multiple communications, I/O, and multimedia capabilities with low power consumption in a small footprint.
“We have a need for more Catalyst TC units because we have seen an increased demand for our products,” said Shawn Mokhtari, Cross Match Technologies Senior VP of Technology. “Eurotech has been reliable and on time for the duration of our relationship, and we look forward to working with them as we continue to deliver our biometric identity solutions to the marketplace.”
The Cross Match product is a homeland security and defense solution that also offers optional 3G communications support and built-in wireless networking capability that allows field personnel to access remote databases as part of a biometric identity solution.
“Cross Match biometric products are extremely important to many people, and it’s gratifying to be part of their solutions” said Greg Nicoloso, CEO of Eurotech in North America. “Our Catalyst line of computer on module boards helps customers with demanding requirements and we look forward to addressing the next challenging project.”

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Catalyst TC

Una nuvola di dati

Roberto Siagri di Eurotech ci racconta le potenzialità del cloud computing per aziende ed enti pubblici

Cloud, ovvero nuvola.   ….   Con Roberto Siagri, amministratore delegato di Eurotech, abbiamo tracciato un quadro di come funziona questo nuovo potente strumento, anche giocando con automobiline elettriche e macchine per le bibite…  ”

link al video su  Una nuvola di dati – sommario smart city – TRIWU’ – il sito

Eurotech: Japanese Subsidiary Advanet Obtains €4M Design Win For Intelligent Transportation Systems

Amaro (Italy) – February 2nd, 2012 – Advanet Inc, fully own subsidiary of Eurotech Spa, today announces a design win for embedded computers to be used within Highway Intelligent Transportation Systems to de deployed in Japan.

The total sales volume is expected to be of 4 million Euro. Deliveries will begin in second half of 2012 and will be completed in about 3 years. Due to agreements with the Customer, no further details can be disclosed.

“Intelligent Transportation Systems are at the state-of-the-art in Japan and we are pleased to have been chosen by a major player in this field for such an interesting project” said Shoji Fuchigami, CEO of Advanet Inc.

Eurotech: Japanese Subsidiary Advanet Obtains €4M Design Win …

Eurotech: la società giapponese Advanet ottiene design win da €4M per sistemi di trasposto intelligente

Amaro (UD) – 2 Febbraio 2012 – Advanet Inc, società controllata integralmente da Eurotech Spa, ha annunciato oggi di aver ottenuto un design win per computer embedded che verranno utilizzati in sistemi di trasporto intelligente da installare in alcuni tratti autostradali in Giappone.

Il volume totale atteso delle vendite ammonta a 4 milioni di Euro. Le consegne inizieranno nella seconda metà del 2012 e saranno completate nell’arco di 3 anni. In virtù di accordi con il Cliente, nessun ulteriore dettaglio può essere rivelato.

“I sistemi di trasporto intelligente sono allo stato dell’arte in Giappone e siamo lieti di essere stati scelti da un’azienda primaria in questo campo per un progetto così interessante” ha detto Shoji Fuchigami, CEO di Advanet Inc.


Roberto Siagri, Eurotech e il cervello delle cose – Voci di impresa – Radio 24

Roberto Siagri, Eurotech e il cervello delle cose – Voci di impresa – Radio 24

Roberto Siagri, classe 1960, è presidente e amministratore delegato di Eurotech, azienda del nord est che lavora sull’innovazione e che in poco meno di vent’anni di vita è passata da 0 a 100 m…Roberto Siagri, classe 1960, è presidente e amministratore delegato di Eurotech, azienda del nord est che lavora sull’innovazione e che in poco meno di vent’anni di vita è passata da 0 a 100 milioni di euro di fatturato: è presente in tre continenti e ha tra i suoi clienti, tra gli altri, il Dipartimento della Difesa americano. L’idea di innovare nel mondo dei calcolatori Roberto Siagri l’aveva sin dagli anni dell’Università.

Eurotech:$1.7M Contract from Energy International to Power Digital Whiteboard Application in University Campus

Eurotech Partners with Energy International to Supply a Digital Whiteboards Solution for Announcements and Video Messages on University Campus

Amaro (Italy) – January 16th, 2012 – Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products and systems, today announces they have received a contract from Energy International for a total estimated value of 1.7M USD to supply the Eurotech display computer as the processing platform for digital whiteboards. Eurotech signed a 12-month agreement to supply the hardware and infrastructure for college dorm room digital whiteboards.
A state-of-the-art university will use the digital whiteboards in dormitories to provide students with university announcements, schedule changes, video messages and other information. Timely display of such messages will keep students informed of happenings that affect them on a real-time basis.
“Eurotech worked with us to develop an embedded platform that met the needs of the client’s scope of work,” said Allie Bazzy, president for Energy International, USA. “We are confident the Eurotech platform will deliver the performance and reliability necessary for our client to offer both routine and emergency information to students in their university dorm rooms.”
“Energy International, one of the top consulting engineering companies in the nation, chose Eurotech for this digital whiteboard project because of our experience in delivering intelligent computing platforms for demanding applications” said Greg Nicoloso, Chief Executive Officer for Eurotech in North America. “We met their rigorous specifications for a college dorm digital whiteboard with in-wall mounting, and we worked with the engineering firm to design a fit for purpose fireproof enclosure behind the display for extra safety.”