The high performance computing (HPC) needs of the engineering and scientific communities are being unmet in a traditional IT environment because computing resources are deployed in support of a single workload or project. This causes multiple data silos, with dedicated resources unable to support other workloads. The outcome is uneven processing, design cycle leaks and delayed results. Cloud computing offers a new infrastructure approach and delivery model for the compute intensive requirements of these users.
The HPC cloud offerings from IBM provide the methods and means to manage HPC infrastructure using cloud computing technology—whether you have been working with HPC for years, or you need to deploy your first system. By applying cloud principles to established HPC infrastructures, silos vanish and shared computing resources can be applied on a project-by-project basis, maximizing the operational efficiency of existing clusters.
The HPC cloud offerings from IBM are designed to transform isolated HPC computing resources into a centralized product development environment that supports the demands of scientific and technical workloads. These offerings enable convenient, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources—servers, storage, applications and services—that can be rapidly provisioned and deployed with minimal management, resulting in high performance cloud computing that is efficient, flexible and collaborative.
The HPC cloud offerings from IBM: