What Our Clients Say
Nor-Tech invited me to their facility and I was able to see how the components performed with the software on our existing cluster. That provided me with the assurance that we would be able to operate and maintain the new cluster without issues. ROI can be hard to pin down, but not in this case. With the dramatic increase in speed, we can get the answer a design engineer needs in a matter of hours rather than days. Quality equipment that is easy to deploy, consistently good customer service, a competitive price, and a quick turnaround on the order—that’s all we were hoping for. We received that and more.
—Computational Modeling Technology Manager, National Manufacturing Innovator
The highlight of our relationship with Nor-Tech has been their ability to accommodate our increasing GPU needs in an efficient and sustainable way. We don’t want to pay a premium for features that we don’t need. Their capability of customizing the systems to our needs was important. It provides us with an enormous amount of computing capacity for the budget that we have. Nor-Tech has been a key partner for us for a long time.
— Computing Facilities Manager, Major Research University
Everything I have to say about our experience with Nor-Tech is positive. Nor-Tech let us benchmark our programs with the compiler we intended to use and delivered the system quickly after we sent in the purchase order. It was partly because the Physics Department’s experience with Nor-Tech had been much better than with other vendors that we decided to get the cluster from them.
— Distinguished Prof., Physics Depart, Major Engineering University
During the hardware-specification phase, I emailed and talked with engineers from Nor-Tech almost every day. They were always courteous and helpful, and gave us many good tips to help us get the best hardware configuration for our needs while staying within budget. Their good customer service didn’t stop after shipping. They contacted me both by email and phone every couple of months to make sure things were going well and that we were happy with the cluster. The salespeople and engineers at Nor-Tech are so knowledgeable about their products and so responsive and helpful that I actually found it a lot of fun to work with them.
— Senior Postdoctoral Fellow Physics & Astronomy, Top 10 U.S. University
We’re really pleased with the cluster. It’s fast, reliable, and, most importantly, is much easier to administer than our old cluster was. I’m still amazed that everything was up and running that afternoon. I had fully expected it to take at least a day or two. So, all in all, we’re very pleased with not only the cluster but also the service, both before and after the sale.
— Brain Sciences Dept.., VA Medical Center
I went with Nor-Tech after getting quotes from several additional vendors and because of the overall value. From a customer service side, I was quite happy in that they always got back to me in a timely fashion, were willing to answer questions, and didn’t try to force their views of what I needed on me.
The system was easy to install. The quality of the components is high, and the set-up was clean. I’m extremely pleased with the system and with Nor-Tech.
— Director, Laboratory for Surface Studies, Major Engineering University
We have purchased two HPC clusters from Nor-Tech, one a few years ago (220 cores), and one this summer (512 cores). We have not had any major failures on either system and they run at about 95% load. Nor-Tech was a pleasure to work with throughout the whole process. They provide a great product and their support is wonderful!
— IT Supervisor, University Laboratory