TCS, NAL to jointly tap global aerospace market

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 15 February 2005, 08:00 Hrs
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BANGALORE: AsiaÂ’s biggest Software company Tata Consultancy Services, Ltd. (TCS) and National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), a civil R&D establishment in aeronautics and allied disciplines, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly offer best-in-class solutions to customers and bid for national and international programs. TCS and NAL, as partners with complementary skill sets, will offer complete end-to-end solutions and services in the aerospace domain including design, testing, manufacturing and use of advanced computer aided techniques.

The TCS-NAL alliance also announced the launch of Flosolver Mk6, a 32-bit parallel computing machine, on the Linux platform, which is highly scalable and extremely affordable. Flosolver Mk6 has been proven over a wide variety of aerospace applications. Any MPI compliant code, or any parallel commercial engineering software on Linux, can be ported and run efficiently on Flosolver Mk6. The innovative on-board FloSwitch also ensures that practically every complex code will scale up effortlessly to exploit fully the power of parallel computing system.

“TCS sees tremendous potential in services and solutions for the global aerospace industry. We are confident of making a significant impact in the international market through this partnership with NAL,” said Mr. Regu Ayyaswamy, Global Head –Product and Process Engineering, TCS. “This MoU illustrates TCS’ long term commitment to this sector, and towards offering innovative and futuristic solutions across verticals.”

NAL and TCS will identify complementary areas of expertise and capabilities. NALÂ’s deep domain knowledge and infrastructure and TCSÂ’s global delivery model and scale will be positioned in the international market to participate in global aerospace programs.

“India is already an established solutions base for some of the world leaders in the aerospace segment. We possess some of the best technical expertise in this market,” said Dr. Upadhya, Director NAL. “We are delighted to partner with TCS. We see our technical abilities and domain expertise combining with TCS’s global presence, consulting, software development and engineering expertise, to offer solutions to a wide customer base.”

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