IBM Platform Computing

We're on the road teaching new ways to harness big data and accelerate analytics

 

IBM Platform Computing

We're on the road teaching new ways to harness big data and accelerate analytics


Super Computing 2014 - HPC Matters

User Groups on Software Defined Storage and Platform LSF
November 17-19, New Orleans, USA

 

Super Computing 2014 - HPC Matters

User Groups on Software Defined Storage and Platform LSF November 17-19, New Orleans, USA


Maximize the Agility of your Distributed Computing Environment

Achieve operational efficiency, simplify user experience, optimize application license use & sharing, quickly address spikes in infrastructure demand, and reduce data management costs

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Maximize the Agility of your Distributed Computing Environment

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IBM Platform Computing

We're on the road teaching new ways to harness big data and accelerate analytics with software-defined storage and cloud

HPC Cloud

The benefits of cloud computing are well-known—efficiency, flexibility, high utilization—but have been difficult to achieve in technical and high-performance computing (HPC) environments. IBM® Platform Computing™ solutions for HPC Cloud are designed to deliver high-performance cloud resources that provide the performance you need along with the advantages of the cloud model.




The Challenge

The extraordinary performance demands that engineering, scientific, financial and research workloads place upon technical and HPC infrastructure have historically meant that these workloads were not suitable for cloud deployments, especially those that use virtualization technology. However, cloud management software and non-virtualized, bare-metal cloud-based infrastructure is now available, and HPC users can benefit from the flexibility, cost efficiencies and improved resource sharing that cloud provides.



The Solution

Faster answers, fewer new costs

Cloud technologies, when carefully and flexibly applied, maximize the advantages and minimize the disadvantages for HPC. Platform Computing cloud solutions for HPC are designed to transform static computing resources into flexible high-performance private, hybrid and public clouds that can be shared, remotely managed and easily provisioned to support the demands of compute- and data-intensive workloads and changing user requirements. This means your organization can deploy an efficient, consolidated infrastructure that meets time-variant business and research demands—and also offers the performance that your users demand.

Based on proven cluster, grid and HPC cloud technology, the Platform Computing solutions for private cloud have intuitive and versatile user interfaces, automated workload-based virtual and physical machine provisioning, robust “resource-aware” job scheduling and migration, and powerful self-service deployment capabilities to help ensure departmental, enterprise or community resources are optimally distributed and easy to manage. The tools are designed so you can align resources with project priorities and realize improved operational and cost efficiencies while achieving business goals unattainable with other management systems.

For hybrid and public cloud deployments, IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service running on SoftLayer® infrastructure delivers a versatile, application-ready solution. The service includes market-leading IBM Platform™ LSF® or IBM Platform Symphony workload management software and codename Elastic Storage data management software delivered as a service. The entire cluster is fully supported by IBM’s technical computing experts and can be deployed in your data center of choice.

Organizations that are looking to burst their workload from local infrastructure out to SoftLayer as part of a hybrid cloud deployment can add capacity on demand with Platform Symphony and Platform LSF clusters provisioned on the SoftLayer cloud and connected to an on-premises cluster. For companies experiencing new or emerging resource demands, a stand-alone cluster running on the SoftLayer cloud provides compute and storage resources as needed, accessible on a temporary basis with drastically reduced wait times.



The Benefits

By applying cloud technologies and standards to established technical computing and HPC infrastructures, your organization benefits from:



A comprehensive set of cloud capabilities designed to work together to address your HPC cloud needs.

Application-ready clusters in the cloud

Workload management

Automated private cloud provisioning and workload migration

Shared private cloud infrastructure, self-serve cluster creation

Graphical job submission and process flow management