OREANDA-NEWS. On October 0, 2008 Megratec, Mentor Graphics distributor in Russia, Jet Infosystems, leading Russian systems integrator, Advantage Executive Partner of Sun Microsystems, and NIIR FSUE, one of the leading Russian research centers in communication systems, announced that they successfully finished test runs of Mentor Graphics products at SunGrid 16-processor system installed earlier this year by Jet Infosystems in NIIR FSUE, reported the press-centre of Jet Infosystems.

Among other products tested there were Questa AFV functional verification system and Expedition Xtreme PCB. As reported by Megratec, Jet and NIIR FSUE engineers test runs showed on the average 2 to 3 times increase in performance on a 4-node system compared to single-processor operation. The above mentioned test runs were part of a big research program aimed at evaluation of Mentor Graphics design tools to be used in NIIR FSUE design center for design and verification of their modern telecom systems.

“Though there were some problems with installing and configuring Mentor Graphics software on SunGrid system operating under Linux RedHat OS, our application and support engineers quickly resolved these problems and successfully launched evaluation process”, said Andrey Lokhov, Megratec general director. “The results obtained during evaluation were quite impressive and allowed us to demonstrate to NIIR FSUE management and technical team all the advantages of Mentor Graphics solutions which combine deep functionality with efficiency and performance especially when used on modern multiprocessor platforms”.

“We are impressed by the efficiency and expertise of Megratec staff in the process of preparation and launch of test runs. Also the quality and efficiency of Mentor Graphics tools used for test runs fully confirmed our expectations and proved that SunGrid cluster system supplied by Jet Infosystems could be used to increase performance and productivity of NIIR FSUE design team”, said Yaroslav Tarasov, chief designer of Jet Infosystems.

“We are very pleased with the results of test runs of Mentor Graphics software on our multiprocessor system, both in terms of the quality of tools themselves and increase in performance provided by parallel operation on a 4-node cluster”, said Valery Butenko, General Director of NIIR FSUE. “The results demonstrated confirmed that Mentor Graphics EDA solutions are the optimal choice for modernization of NIIR FSUE design center planned for 2008-2009”.

About Megratec
Megratec is Mentor Graphics distributor in Russia and CIS since 2000. During the time of its operation Megratec supplied more than 800 seats of Mentor Graphics software for more than 90 customers. The company also provides full cycle technical support and training for Mentor Graphics customers in the above territory. Web site: www.megratec.ru.

About Jet Infosystems
Jet Infosystems is one of the largest solution providers in Russia and CIS countries. The company provides a wide range of services in developing, designing, and maintaining highly reliable computing systems and networks, solutions on information systems management, as well as organizing IT department activities, information security solutions, special banking system implementation. The company has representative offices in Russia - eight cities spreading from Saint Petersburg and Krasnodar to Vladivostok - in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaidzhan, and is realizing projects in Pakistan, Armenia, Georgia, Tadzhikistan and Uzbekistan. Web site: www.jetinfo.com

NIIR FSUE is the leading system-level enterprise of the Ministry for Telecommunications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, involved in creating radio communications systems, satellite and terrestrial TV and sound broadcasting systems and in developing radio technologies.

The Institute was set up in 1949 pursuant to the USSR Government decree. NIIR is contributing significantly to the development of modern information and communications technologies. Its research and engineering staff carries out relevant scientific studies, develops advanced radio technology, implements projects on telecommunications networks. Web site: http://niir.ru/

About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of over \\$850 million and employs approximately 4,200 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. Web site: http://www.mentor.com/