IBM Platform HPC
IBM Platform HPC is a complete high performance computing (HPC) management solution in a single product. It includes a rich set of out-of the-box features that empowers high performance technical computing users by reducing the complexity of their HPC environment and improving their time-to-solution.
More science, less computer science
Technical computing users without IT support for their HPC applications often need to also be experts in computer science to administer workloads on their clusters. As a result, those domain experts are spending time and effort managing infrastructure rather than focusing on producing results. They either struggle with building, managing, and supporting a cluster infrastructure themselves, or compromise performance by running their applications on a workstation—adversely impacting speed to solution and their competitiveness.
Complete HPC Management
IBM® Platform™ HPC allows technical computing users in industries such as manufacturing, oil and gas, life sciences, and higher education and research to deploy, manage and use their HPC cluster through an easy to use web-based interface, thus minimizes the time for setting up and managing the cluster for end users and allows them to focus on developing applications rather than on managing infrastructure. Platform HPC provides full cluster management capabilities—from cluster provisioning and management to workload management and monitoring. All the functions required to operate and use a cluster are installed at once and are tightly integrated. The product is designed to deliver faster time to system readiness, ease-of-use and improved application throughput.
IBM Platform HPC is Intel®Cluster Ready. Platform HPC Provides the ability to deploy Intel Cluster Ready certified clusters. Technical computing users can leverage the user interface to launch Intel Cluster Checker by setting up a simple configuration in the menu.
Application development, not cluster management
Platform HPC provides robust cluster and workload management capabilities. It simplifies the application integration process so that end users can focus on developing applications instead of managing their cluster. With Platform HPC, you can take advantage of:
A complete solution designed to achieve faster time to cluster readiness, shorter time to solution..
Swift Engineering wanted a solution where they spent more time solving complex problems than administering the system. Cray’s CX 1000 combined with Platform HPC allowed Swift to solve bigger problems with more enhanced graphics with real time speed. Read the story (PDF, 2.54MB)
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
VTTI is a leading American transportation research center conducting naturalistic driving studies that save lives and improves roadways. With IBM Platform HPC, queries that use to take weeks now only take minutes.
University of East Anglia
University of East Anglia wished to create a “green” HPC resource, increase compute power and support research across multiple operating systems. Platform HPC increased compute power from 9 to 21.5 teraflops, cut power consumption rates and costs and provided flexible, responsive support. Read the story (PDF, 1.33MB)
The Hartree Centre
From within the Platform HPC software, the Hartree Centre can use vSMP software from ScaleMP to dynamically pool processing resources and memory from selected nodes into a single virtual resource pool. Read the story (PDF, 809KB)
Certified and unified capabilities
Some HPC cluster solutions just combine multiple tools and interfaces—they’re not integrated,certified, or tested together. Platform HPC provides a unified set of management capabilities that help you harness the power and scalability of your HPC cluster, resulting in optimal utilization and throughput. IBM Platform MPI is included and accelerates HPC applications for shorter time to solution. IBM Platform HPC includes:
With these capabilities, IBM Platform HPC cluster users can:
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