International Computer Concepts, Inc: Leveraging the Data Center Automation and Redundancy

Change, Adaptation, and Perseverance. Ilya Stolyar, Founder and CEO of International Computer Concepts (ICC), a Red Hat Partner, would know this philosophy best. ICC was a recognized player in the desktop manufacturing business prior to its entry in the server and storage space. As the technology evolution began to brew, Stolyar realized the hidden potential in the server space, which eventually led him to explore opportunities in the realm of cloud and High-Performance Computing (HPC). “Today, our company is solving challenges in the hosting, data center deployment, and computing arena by leveraging tools and the lessons that we learned over the years,” says Alexey Stolyar, Director of Development, ICC.

Along the journey, the Northbrook, IL-based ICC joined hands with industry leaders such as Red Hat. “Red Hat is one of the few companies writing the next chapter in the playbook of data centers and servers. By leveraging Red Hat and its OpenStack tools, clients gain redundancy and automation in their data centers,” says Stolyar. The partnership has enabled ICC’s team to continually adapt to the constantly changing technology world and grow its expertise.

ICC builds Red Hat-based OpenStack solutions to address the management and operational issues of large data center and server farms. In the current data center environment where many firms are plagued with system downtimes and data loss, “We have adopted a proof of concept system, where we create reference architecture to illustrate the implementation methodology of our services and ways in which our redundancy service can prevent system downtimes,” explains Stolyar.

Additionally, ICC provides virtualization services to companies looking to enhance accessibility, performance, and better utilization of their IT resources. “We deliver enterprise-level virtualization service to our customers on the Red Hat OpenStack platform, which is cost effective and conditioned by our expert engineering staff,” says Stolyar. All the services offered by ICC are piloted by its supply chain methodology, which enables the company to respond quickly to customers’ needs.


By leveraging Red Hat and its OpenStack tools, clients will gain redundancy and automation in their data centers


“Once we deliver our platform, our engineers work closely with customers, helping them derive maximum value from the solution,” adds Stolyar.

ICC serves various domains including the financial sector which involves high-regulated data center environments. “For financial computing, we provide over-clock platform that offers low latency for high frequency traders. Built on Red Hat kernel, this platform ensures enterprise-level support to clients’ data center deployments,” says Stolyar.

ICC has also worked in the education sector with institutions such as the Indiana University to confer the benefits of HPC. “A HPC tool, built on the bedrocks of Red Hat stack was developed from scratch to specifically help Indiana University with research applications such as machine learning,” says Stolyar. In addition, ICC is currently working on a project with a Tier- 2 customer that is seeking to implement the OpenStack platform, with the support of Software Defined Networking on the switching side and SAP on the storage side.

In the near future, ICC plans toexpand its footprint in the Asian and European markets. Further, the company is investing in R&D to increase its expertise in managing multi-data center environments.

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ICC Partners with VortechsFX and RFX at SIGGRAPH 2019

NORTHBROOK, ILLINOIS: International Computer Concepts (ICC), a leading systems integrator of enterprise-level computing solutions, has partnered with VortechsFX to showcase valuable Nuke software on top of ICC’s powerful VEGATM hardware. During a live demo International Computer Concepts (ICC) will provide SIGGRAPH 2019 attendees with an in-depth look at the various performance-demanding tasks that can be achieved using the overclocked workstations. “ICC is excited to partner with VortechsFX and RFX to bring Eddy for Nuke to Siggraph 2019. Eddy for Nuke is a powerful engine for both simulation and rendering, which is even further accelerated using ICC’s Overclock Workstations.” says Ian Stewart, Sr. Account Executive at ICC. “Stop by booth #1144 to check out our live demo, and unlock your applications full potential with ICC Overclock Workstations.”

ICC will be showcasing its liquid-cooled Vega T-518i. ICC has invested in a dedicated Overclocking Team that developed ICC Overclock Workstations with the ability to be safely overclocked to 4.5 GHz on all cores, providing ICC’s customers with the fastest workstations on the market.

The ICC Vega T-518i

• Overclocked i9-9980XE 18 cores @ 4.0 GHz on all cores

• Closed Loop Custom Liquid Cooling

• RAM - Up to 128GB DDR4 Overclocked up to 3600 MHz

• Flash Storage - Up to 2x M.2 PCIe SSD

• Disk Storage - Up to 8x 3.5” or 2.5” HDDs

• GPU and Expansion Options - Up to 4x double-width GPUs

ICC Vega systems are thoroughly tested and ready to ship to customers immediately.

Eddie Engine - allows the instantiation of all functionality via C and Python API. It provides studios with the ability to integrate Eddy more seamlessly into any studio pipelines or software. Eddy Engine functionality is separated into Simulation and Rendering licenses as well, making it more granular and ensuring the right license is consumed for the specific task at hand.

Eddy for Nuke - has been integrated via the very same C API. It works by generating an Eddy graph, serializing the application’s native properties into Eddy node properties and then executing a dependency graph evaluation engine.

Company
International Computer Concepts, Inc

Headquarters
Northbrook, IL

Management
Alexey Stolyar, Director of Development and Ilya Stolyar, Founder & CEO

Description
ICC is a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products to meet a wide range of computational needs for many industries

International Computer Concepts, Inc