Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest HPC news and analysis.

HP's New Pod Factory to Build Containers With Economies of Scale

Dan Olds over at the Register blogs this week on HP’s new Pod-Works factory, which will soon start mass producing container-based datacenters.

HP estimates that the POD factory will result in an 8x speed-up in system deployment. They also say that it is 37 per cent more efficient and 45 per cent less expensive than a typical data center. I’m not sure exactly how that’s measured, but it’s obvious to me that there would be significant savings from this model.”

Containers like the HP Pod make a lot of sense for scale-out datacenters, but I have yet to see wide deployment at HPC facilities. They may yet have their day, though. Image a future #1 TOP500 site as a parking lot full of containers deployed just long enough to run the Linpack.

Resource Links: