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IBM Application Ready Solutions

IBM Technical Computing provides reduced risk and faster deployment with workload-optimised IBM Application Ready Solutions for Technical Computing based on IBM reference architectures developed in partnership with leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs).

The Challenge

In order to reduce time to results and get products to market faster, businesses in nearly every industry are looking for ways to improve the efficiency of their technical computing environments. In the past, the key to improving efficiency was to improve application performance and workload throughput. However, you can also benefit from simplified installation, deployment, use and management of your technical computing environment.

The Solution

IBM Application Ready Solutions take the guess work and complexity out of deploying, managing and using high-performance clusters, grids and clouds in industries such as automotive, aerospace, life sciences, computational chemistry and petroleum. Performance optimised for key ISV applications and backed by reference architectures, these systems help you reduce risk and improve time to value.

IBM Application Ready Solutions for Schlumberger – Fine tuned for accelerating Schlumberger ECLIPSE reservoir simulations while simplifying cluster deployment and use.

The Benefits

Transform your research or engineering environment with easy to use, expert integrated IBM Application Ready Solutions which are designed and performance-optimised for technical computing applications.

The Specifics

IBM Application Ready Solutions provides the components you need to quickly and easily deploy, run, and manage an optmised technical computing environment for leading applications; all designed to work together to accelerate your time to value.

High performance compute, networks and storage:

Pre-integrated software:


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Integrated solutions

The reality is that you need an IT infrastructure designed for data, tuned to the task and managed in the cloud. If your IT staff spends all of their time managing IT, they won’t be working with you to drive innovation. You need your infrastructure to help you in the marketplace, to help you innovate, to help you be more competitive, to help you succeed.

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IBM Systems-related services offers a full range of services to help design, develop, integrate, optimise, validate and deploy comprehensive solutions that support On Demand Business.

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