About R Systems

R Systems NA, inc. is a privately held corporation providing high-end computing resources for research. R Systems offers rapid response, queue sensitive, production environment with utility or dedicated access depending upon your project. Custom service level agreements are available if needed. R systems will provide services aimed at benefiting the commercial research community and improving the quality of life throughout the planet.



About R People

R People, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of R Systems inc. which offers consulting services for Commercial and Government researchers who need assistance in the integration and life-cycle management of complex systems. Services offered include:

  • Pre-purchase / Design Recommendations
  • Deployment / Installation Management
  • Integration assistance with external providers like R Systems.

COMPANY NEWS

07.14.09

Supercomputing Firm Offers World-Class Resources with Operating System Flexibility

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., July 14 -- R Systems provides flexible high-performance computing (HPC) resources for academic researchers and commercial organizations. The company offers traditional Linux clusters as well as clusters that run on the Windows® HPC Server 2008 operating system. By making Windows HPC Server available, R Systems increases productivity for its customers by using the best operating system for their particular research applications...read more

About R Systems

R Systems NA, Inc. is a privately held corporation providing high-end computing resources for research. R Systems offers a rapid-response, queue-sensitive production environment with utility or dedicated access depending upon your project. Custom service-level agreements are available if needed. R Systems provides services aimed at benefiting the commercial research community and improving the quality of life throughout the planet.

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06.04.09

CFdesign + HPC = Performance Leap

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., May 31 -- Cornell Pump optimizes its software on R Systems' high-performance computing environment...read more

About R Systems

R Systems NA, Inc. is a privately held corporation providing high-end computing resources for research. R Systems offers a rapid-response, queue-sensitive production environment with utility or dedicated access depending upon your project. Custom service-level agreements are available if needed. R Systems provides services aimed at benefiting the commercial research community and improving the quality of life throughout the planet.

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05.12.09

Wolfram to Provide Cloud Computing for HPC Tasks

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., May 12 -- One of my concerns with the public launch of Wolfram Alpha later this month is withstanding the crushing load the Internet can ...read more

About Wolfram Research

Wolfram Research is the world's leading developer of computational software for science and technology, offering organization-wide computing solutions. Led by Mathematica, its flagship product, the company's software is relied on today by several million enthusiastic users around the world and has been the recipient of many industry awards. Wolfram Research was founded in 1987 by Stephen Wolfram, who continues to lead the company today. The company is headquartered in the United States, with offices in Europe and Japan. Go to www.wolfram.com for more information about Wolfram Research and its products.

About R Systems

R Systems NA, Inc. is a privately held corporation providing high-end computing resources for research. R Systems offers a rapid-response, queue-sensitive production environment with utility or dedicated access depending upon your project. Custom service-level agreements are available if needed. R Systems provides services aimed at benefiting the commercial research community and improving the quality of life throughout the planet.

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11.05.08

Wolfram Alpha gets supercomputer boost

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Nov. 5 -- Wolfram Research announced an initiative today to develop a cloud computing service for users of their flagship technical computing software Mathematica. This project is a collaborative effort by Wolfram Research, Nimbis Services, Inc., a clearing-house for accessing third party compute resources and commercial software, and R Systems NA, Inc., a provider of computing resources to the commercial and academic research community.

According to Deborah Wince-Smith, president of the Council on Competitiveness, "High-performance computing systems (HPC) remain a largely underutilized competitiveness asset in the United States for the majority of companies. Opening access to HPC represents a huge productivity opportunity for the nation and a competitiveness transformation challenge." The collaboration of Wolfram Research, Nimbis Services, and R Systems will make the transition from desktop to HPC systems easier for Mathematica users by providing efficiently structured access to larger, more powerful computing systems.

Nimbis Services will enable the Mathematica cloud service to access many diverse HPC systems, including TOP500 supercomputers and the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. Nimbis Services, Inc. President and CEO Robert Graybill echoes the council's views on HPC systems and explains that the foundational principle of Nimbis Services is to focus on "ease of use" by providing experimental and periodic business users the choice of large-scale computing service alternatives, all in one "instant" computing storefront.

"Our partnership with Wolfram Research immensely benefits software users attempting to increase efficiency and capacity," says R Systems founder Brian Kucic. "As Mathematica users seek to extend resource capacity, the exceptionally large memory of our multicore HPC resources and the double-data rate and quad-data rate InfiniBand network will increase performance." HPC resources such as the R Smarr cluster by R Systems, Inc., which was recently named the 44th fastest system on the TOP500 list for supercomputing pioneers, are responsible for bringing HPC technology to the forefront.

The Mathematica cloud computing service will provide flexible and scalable access to HPC from within Mathematica, simplifying the transition from desktop technical computing to HPC. "The two largest challenges in using HPC are programming the HPC application itself and ensuring that you can get enough computing power to do the job," says Tom Wickham-Jones, Wolfram Research executive director of kernel technology. "Mathematica answers the programming challenge by providing an integrated technical computing platform, enabling computation, visualization, and data access. Cloud computing offers consistent access to large-scale computing capabilities. We are excited to be working with Nimbis and R Systems to offer HPC access to our customers."

About Wolfram Research

Wolfram Research is the world's leading developer of computational software for science and technology, offering organization-wide computing solutions. Led by Mathematica, its flagship product, the company's software is relied on today by several million enthusiastic users around the world and has been the recipient of many industry awards. Wolfram Research was founded in 1987 by Stephen Wolfram, who continues to lead the company today. The company is headquartered in the United States, with offices in Europe and Japan. Go to www.wolfram.com for more information about Wolfram Research and its products.

About Nimbis Services, Inc.

Nimbis Services, Inc., is a start-up company in the digital analysis computing (DAC) industry that connects its clients transparently through an industry-wide clearing-house with computing services, software, and expertise. The primary goal is to provide low-risk, low-effort, "pay-as-you-go" access to DAC for small to midsize companies that are currently unable to move beyond technical computing on the desktop. Nimbis partners with the world's leading computing services companies to provide experimental and periodic users with a choice, growing menu of pre-qualified, pre-negotiated services from HPC cycle providers, independent software vendors, domain experts, and regional solution providers, delivered on a "pay-as-you-go" basis. For additional information, visit www.nimbisservices.com.

About R Systems

R Systems NA, Inc. is a privately held corporation providing high-end computing resources for research. R Systems offers a rapid-response, queue-sensitive production environment with utility or dedicated access depending upon your project. Custom service-level agreements are available if needed. R Systems provides services aimed at benefiting the commercial research community and improving the quality of life throughout the planet.

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10.14.08

Dassault Systèmes Announces Accelerated Simulation Performance with Microsoft's Windows HPC Server 2008

R Systems Achieves Significant Speed-Up for Abaqus FEA from SIMULIA Using Flexible Cluster Configuration

Paris, France, and Providence, R.I., USA, October 14, 2008 - Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that R Systems, a technology-leading IT solutions provider, in cooperation with SIMULIA and Dana Holding Corporation, has completed a simulation benchmark using Abaqus FEA software and Windows HPC Server 2008.

"With Windows HPC Server 2008, Microsoft has made huge advancements in performance and scaling that give users of realistic simulation solutions more IT flexibility," stated Brian Kucic, VP of Business Development for R Systems. "Using the analysis model provided by Dana and the same 32-node compute cluster, we evaluated the performance of Abaqus FEA software on both Linux and Windows. Switching between the two operating systems was straightforward and the performance of Windows HPC Server 2008 was highly competitive."

Using 128 cores of a 256 core Intel Harpertown cluster with Quad Data Rate Infiniband, R Systems performed the benchmark study of a finite element analysis model provided by Dana to evaluate distributed memory performance of Abaqus FEA on Windows. The analysis, which normally takes a little over 2 days to complete using 8 cores, ran to completion in just under 3.5 hours.

"We were extremely pleased by the outcome of the R Systems study," stated Frank Popielas, Manager Advanced Engineering, Sealing Products Group, Dana Holding. "The combination of flexible computing clusters and the power of parallel processing enabled by SIMULIA and Microsoft will result in significant time and money savings for Dana and the manufacturing industry as a whole."

"SIMULIA is focused on optimizing the performance of our robust and scalable simulation software for Windows HPC," stated Steve Crowley, director of product management, SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes. "Systems provided excellent computing resources for our team to assess the performance of Windows HPC Server 2008 using Dassault model. We were highly impressed with the results and believe Windows HPC Server 2008 makes supercomputing more accessible by allowing our end-users to harness the power of distributed computing through a familiar Windows desktop environment."

Running Abaqus FEA software on a Windows-based cluster provides engineers with an integrated, efficient, and easily scalable high-performance computing platform for solving some of the most complex simulation and multiphysics analysis equations in less time by leveraging the combination of Abaqus distributed-memory parallel technology and Windows clustering solutions.

About R Systems:

R Systems NA, inc. is a privately held corporation providing high-end computing resources for research. R Systems offers rapid response, queue sensitive, production environment with utility or dedicated access depending upon your project. Custom service level agreements are available if needed. R systems will provide services aimed at benefiting the commercial research community and improving the quality of life throughout the planet. www.rsystemsinc.com

About Dassault Systèmes:

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks and 3DVIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

Dassault Systèmes Press Contacts:

Tim Webb (SIMULIA) tim.webb@3ds.com +1 (401) 276-8105
Derek Lane (DS Americas) derek.lane@3ds.com +1 (818) 673-2243
Mikiko Igarashi (DS AP) mikiko.igarashi@3ds.com +81-3-5442-4138
Arnaud Malherbe (DS EMEA) arnaud.malherbe@3ds.com +33 (0)1 55 49 87 73

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06.24.08

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Brian Kucic, VP of Business Development
Dave Johnson
(217) 799-2543
(217) 714-7164
bkucic@rsystemsinc.com
djhnsn1@illinois.edu
R Systems NA, inc.
1902 Fox Drive, Champaign, IL 61820
Website: www.rsystemsinc.com

For media information, contact Dave Johnson at (217) 714-7164 For technical information & interviews about R Systems, contact Brian Kucic at (217) 799-2543 For interview requests for Larry Smarr, contact Doug Ramsey at (858) 822-5825

A privately-owned company, R Systems, Inc., with one of the world's fastest and most powerful supercomputers, is honoring renowned supercomputing and Internet pioneer Larry Smarr by naming the supercomputer "R Smarr." The most powerful supercomputer owned and operated by a private company in the U.S., R Smarr was ranked #44 on the 31st annual TOP500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers at the 23rd annual International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Dresden, Germany.

David Johnson, CFO and Principal, notes, "With it's top ranking as a private system, R Smarr generates critical synergies with our consulting subsidiary R People LLC."

The TOP500 list was released June 18 and is compiled by Hans Meuer of the University of Mannheim, Germany; Erich Strohmaier and Horst Simon of NERSC/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and Jack Dongarra of the University of Tennessee.

"R Systems is a flexible solution provider for companies requiring powerful supercomputing applications," said Greg Keller, Principal with R Systems. "Our goal is to provide the most flexible supercomputing solutions with the ability to meet the needs of each individual client quickly, efficiently, and with the unique talent to turn on a dime for a customer."

R Systems, with two facilities based at the University of Illinois Research Park, will provide direct supercomputing services to international companies on the R Smarr supercomputer. Operated by a private company, the R Smarr supercomputer is a rarity among the world's fastest supercomputers as 60 percent of systems are installed at research labs and 34 percent at universities.

"With the R Smarr supercomputer, our existing relationships with large corporations, and our reputation for excellent customer service, R Systems can provide fast and efficient service to companies," said Brian Kucic, Vice President of Business Development and a former administrator at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). "R Systems is a business established to provide supercomputing services directly to businesses. We can provide fast, direct, and guaranteed service for companies needing quick and accurate information utilizing the R Smarr supercomputer."

"It is a great honor to have my name on a supercomputer after working on high performance applications for over three decades," said Larry Smarr. "I am pleased to see this power being made available to small, medium and large businesses by R Systems." The founding director of NCSA, Professor Smarr will return in August to the University of Illinois campus, the home of NCSA, to visit R Systems and see the powerful R Smarr supercomputer.

One of the world's best-known pioneers in the field of supercomputing applications, Professor Larry Smarr is the founding director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) and Harry E. Gruber Professor in the Jacobs School of Engineering's Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. Professor Smarr is Principal Investigator on the NSF-funded OptIPuter project, Co-PI on the NSF LOOKING ocean observatory prototype, and PI of the Community Cyberinfrastructure for Advanced Marine Microbial Ecology Research and Analysis (CAMERA), funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

As founding director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (1985) and the National Computational Science Alliance (1997), Professor Smarr has driven major contributions to the development of the national information infrastructure: the Internet, the Web, the emerging Grid, collaboratories and scientific visualization. His views have been quoted in Science, Nature, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Business Week and many international media, and is a member of the scientific advisory council of PBS NewsHour. Smarr also gives frequent keynote addresses at professional conferences and to popular audiences.

Professor Smarr received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and conducted observational, theoretical and computational based astrophysical sciences research for 15 years before becoming Director of NCSA. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1990 he received the Franklin Institute's Delmer S. Fahrney Gold Medal for Leadership in Science or Technology. He was a member of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee and previously served on the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health and the NASA Advisory Council. He served as chair of NASA's Earth System Science and Applications Advisory Committee and was the first chair of the newly formed NASA Science Advisory Council. In 2006 he was presented with the ESRI Lifetime Achievement Award and received the IEEE Computer Society's Tsutomu Kanai Award for distributed computing systems achievements.

Facts and Figures about the R Smarr Supercomputer
Site: R Systems
System: Dell Cloud Computing (DCS)
System: Model Dell Cloud Computing (DCS)
Computer: Dell DCS CS23-SH, QC HT 2.8 GHz, Infiniband
Vendor: Dell
Installation Year: 2008
Operating System: Linux
Memory: 4608 GB
Interconnect: Infiniband DDR
Processor: Intel EM64T Xeon E54xx (Harpertown) 2800 MHz (11.2 GFlops)

For technical information & interviews about R Systems, contact Brian Kucic at (217) 799-2543

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06.23.08

In Dresden Germany a list of the 500 fastest computers in the world was released to http://www.top500.org where R Systems proudly captured #44, the fastest privately owned system in the United States.

The system was named R Smarr in Honor of the founder of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Professor Larry Smarr. With nearly 40 Teraflops of sustained calculations, this system is destined to move science forward and delight all of R Systems' partners.

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06.15.08

Dell computer was given the green light to proceed with a 36 node upgrade for R Systems. The upgraded systems will hold 32GB of ram, and 40Gb Infiniband QDR Network cards, creating a bleeding edge system that will allow researchers to test the scaling effects of large memory and industry leading network bandwidth and latency.

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04.15.08

University of Illinois' Research Park is the home to R System's latest datacenter at 2111 South Oak Street, starting out with 60 tons of cooling and 350KVA of electrical capacity. The new facility has plenty of room to expand and benefits the entire research park with capacity available for researchers at any level on a high speed backbone.

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02.04.08

R People welcomes Greg Keller to the role as a technical leader in the HPCC space. Greg has several years experience designing and delivering some of the largest and fastest computers on the planet. Adding Greg's insights and abilities to the organization will help R People become the most innovate and creative solution provider in their unique space.

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12.24.07

Just in time for Christmas, R Systems has completed an upgrade of their systems to 288 nodes, and over 10 Teraflops of computational power. The system came online in record time, just about as fast as the trucks could be unloaded thanks to the innovative software and hardware design.

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