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By | Paul Kunert 23rd November 2011 12:16

Streamline Computing goes titsup

Warwick-based HPC reseller latest to hit the wall

Small resellers continue to drop like flies, with Warwick-based Streamline Computing the latest to cease trading and enter liquidation proceedings.

The high-performance computing specialist, which flogs Dell and HP systems, confirmed on its company voicemail that it has "gone into liquidation".

Acting on behalf of Streamline Computing, biz advisory services firm Mazars LLP has called a creditors' meeting for 6 December at its offices in Birmingham.

In a letter leaked to El Reg, Streamline Computing told customers that it has "now ceased trading" and in the process of entering "voluntary liquidation".

"Unfortunately this means that the company is no longer servicing any support contracts for hardware or software warranty," the letter stated.

"However, many of the clusters sold through Streamline Computing had hardware warranties which were backed by the OEM. In these cases, the OEM is still responsible for providing the hardware warranty for the system," it added.

This equates to unnecessary hassle for customers, with owners of Dell, HP, and Supermicro kit and Concurrent Thinking Cluster Management Appliance gear advised to direct any queries with the respective vendors.

"The employees of Streamline Computing Limited apologise for the inconvenience that this will cause," the firm said.

It confirmed the telephone number and support email address are no longer in play and technical support will not be available while Streamline is in the liquidation process.

"The employees of Streamline Computing Limited would like to thank their customers for their support and patience over the years, and again apologise for the situation that has now arisen.

"If at all possible we would like to continue to assist our customers, but during this uncertain period we will not be able to," the letter added.

In abbreviated accounts for the year to 31 July 2010, Streamline had net assets of £137,000 and creditors of £1.22m, down from £2.5m a year earlier.

Streamline director Michael Rudgyard is also associated with Allinea Software and Concurrent Thinking Ltd, while director Paul Rivers Latham is also associated to J4F Partners.

Mazars refused to comment. ®

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