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Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) today announced that it has formed a relationship with Microsoft to address the growing High Performance Computing (HPC) and parallel computing segment. Wipro will enable HPC customers to migrate to Windows HPC Server 2008 and parallelism on the Windows platform by offering services for application porting, optimization, application development and cluster deployment and management. The relationship includes joint investments in engineering and technology assets.

Wipro’s high performance computing practice has been providing services to its customers in various domains such as Oil and Gas, Financial Services and Manufacturing. The services offered by Wipro include HPC assessment and consulting, HPC application reengineering, and HPC infrastructure deployment and management. Through the relationship with Microsoft, Wipro will now enable seamless migration of HPC applications from Linux to Windows HPC Server 2008. The relationship will also facilitate development and deployment of new class of applications which exploit the parallel computing features in Windows HPC Server 2008. The services offered through the relationship also include HPC application performance acceleration through benchmarking, system tuning, optimization and parallelization on grid, multi-core and GPU platforms.

“Wipro has tremendous experience in accelerated, cost-effective application development and infrastructure optimization. With the extension of our relationship to high performance computing, Windows HPC Server 2008 customers can benefit from new, innovative parallel applications and optimal performance,” said Vince Mendillo, Senior Director of High Performance Computing, Microsoft.

“We are pleased to broaden our existing relationship with Microsoft to include the emerging segment of HPC technologies,” said V R Venkatesh, Senior Vice President, Product Engineering Services, Wipro Technologies. “This will help us serve our customers who are looking at maintaining a consistent development environment across desktops and clusters. Wipro is strategically positioned to address the needs of these customers in migrating and optimizing their HPC applications to the same familiar environment. “

“Our research studies consistently show that effective porting, parallelizing, and optimization of applications is a key enabler in boosting organizational productivity with HPC,” said Addison Snell, CEO of InterSect360 Research, a market intelligence and consulting firm focused on the HPC industry. “This suite of service offerings from Wipro will help commercial organizations that prefer the efficiencies of an all-Windows environment attain scalable HPC solutions”.

About Wipro

Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT services organization. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application management, and datacenter managed services to corporations globally.

In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India, offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services.

Wipro also has a profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS' are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange.

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