Bloor partners Concertant to add HPC and parallel computing practice

Leading IT analyst company Bloor Research and market-leading consultancy Concertant are combining their skills to enable Bloor to offer its clients a unique practice in parallel computing, high performance computing (HPC) and high functionality computing (HFC).

This will further enhance Bloor’s market coverage and provide a valuable service to its clients as the market moves to multi-core computing. Dr Peter Dzwig from Concertant will act as Lead Analyst for the new Bloor practice.

Concertant’s Principals have the highest academic and technical credentials encompassing many years experience working within the European HPC and related markets.

The alliance follows on from a long-standing relationship between Bloor and Concertant’s Principals.

“We are very pleased to have put this partnership in place,” said Justin Speake, Bloor Research CEO. “Peter and his colleagues have been working with [Bloor founder] Robin Bloor and the company for some ten years. This is an opportunity to formalise that relationship and continue our tradition of incisive market intelligence.”

HPC, HPF and parallel computing are no longer esoteric technologies. They have entered the mainstream backed by Intel, IBM and AMD, among others, who are committing to multi-core processors as their next generation architectures.

Multi-core processors are set to become the platform of choice in products from deeply-embedded systems to servers, desktops, portables and mobile phones. This opens up new market opportunities. Parallel computing, HPC and HFC provide new challenges and it is the aim of this new focus area to provide Bloor’s clients with exceptional expertise to guide them in their strategic, commercial and technical decision-making.

Concertant LLP is a market-leading practice that offers unique expertise in HPC developed over more than twenty years. It provides consultancy and training in all areas relating to the exploitation of multicore processors, parallelism and concurrency.