Toshiba research Case Study

High Performance Computing - the Greener Way!

"WTL showed a thorough understanding of TRL's needs especially the wider IT infrastructure to which the new system would interface. WTL worked very hard to meet delivery deadlines and were accommodating when these changed!"
- Mohamed Ismail- Research Engineer, Toshiba Research

Customer Profile

Toshiba Research Europe Ltd (TREL) in the United Kingdom is one of the globalised corporate-level R&D organisations founded by Toshiba Corporation, Japan and consists of two laboratories, the Cambridge Research Laboratory (CRL) in Cambridge and the Telecommunications Research Laboratory (TRL) in Bristol.

TRL is now recognised worldwide as a centre of excellence for wireless systems and networks researching technologies for the next generation cellular, wireless local and personal area networks and reconfigurable device architectures. The laboratory currently consists of two groups: the Wireless Systems Group, researching communications technologies for high performance wireless and mobile networks, and the Reconfigurable Systems Group, which investigates the architectures, frameworks and systems to support such networks.

Customer Challenge

With a legacy infrastructure of old, inefficient and cumbersome servers the R&D environment at TREL had become outdated and business-restrictive. TREL required a complete overhaul of their R&D environment with "Green Computing" at the top of the agenda - drastically reducing the impact of power and heat on the environment with efficient use of space.

WTL's Solution

To meet TREL's challenges the following High Performance Computing solution was successfully delivered:

  • Sizing, scoping, implementation and integration of a SUN HPC environment.
  • Evaluation infrastructure for test and development.
  • On-going support services.

Results and Benefits of the Project

  • Efficient use of power and space.
  • Substantial reduction in power and cooling costs.
  • Drastically improved computing performance.
  • Completed on-time and within budget.
  • Quicker time-to-market for R&D.

clients testimonials

"WTL showed a thorough understanding of TRL's needs especially the wider IT infrastructure to which the new system would interface. WTL worked very hard to meet delivery deadlines and were accommodating when these changed!" - Mohamed Ismail- Research Engineer, Toshiba Research
"One of the biggest factors in choosing WTL was their experience and professionalism which gave us the confidence that the job would be completed on time and to budget." - Pete Gain, Enterprise Technology Specialist, SAS UK
"WTL performed an audit of existing support contracts and cross referenced existing infrastructure to produce an asset registry at that point in time" - United Utilities

OUR PARTNERS

The UK's Largest IT Purchasing Portal

IT Cheaper
IT Cheaper
  • Low Prices – Big Discounts
  • Quick and Easy access to 3000 of the top IT Vendors
  • Over 350,000 Individual Product SKU's
  • Over 900,000 Products In Stock for Next Business Day Delivery
Visit cibic.co.uk