The modern HPC industry is constantly striving to achieve greater performance from their machines and workloads. Why? There is a direct need and demand for faster, more precise calculations and data correlation. Because of this new demand, we are seeing a major trend in HPC architecture – the multiplication of compute cores, both in CPUs and through the addition of accelerators or coprocessors. The European high performance computing community is seeing a big boom in the number of users, data points, and application accessing their infrastructure. As Interset360 Research points out in this whitepaper – this type of dynamic growth has forced HPC admins to adapt their algorithms to fit the new architecture and find solutions to the issue of computing and power performance.
Here’s the important piece to understand – the pursuit for performance isn’t going anywhere. HPC technologies continue to fuel new discoveries and capabilities in science, engineering, and business. Let’s look at some examples:
- For buyers in academic and government research, HPC can accelerate the path to scientific discovery.
- For commercial use cases, it does the same, but with the added metrics of quantifiable return on investment, as companies seek to speed time to market, improve product quality, reduce the costs of failures, and streamline operational efficiencies.
There are challenges when it comes to working with complex HPC environments. There are also great ways to overcome those challenges. In this whitepaper from Bull, you quickly begin to understand the inhibitors to performance, and where those roadblocks can be overcome. Bull’s strategy is to provide systems that deliver efficient productivity at scale. The idea is to target flexibility.
- It is “open”: it is based on best-of-breed open standards and components. In this way, one component can be changed for another satisfying the same properties. The key benefit is that users and administrators can have a customized machine with the tools they are used to.
- It is “integrated”: even though some components can be changed, Bull R&D engineers have integrated everything into a consistent and efficient whole. Replication is minimized, useless parts are removed, configuration is fine-tuned.
- It is “modular”: components can be removed if useless for the customer. Obviously, the lighter the solution, the better.
Remember, HPC is a tool for driving innovation, and as such, the technology must itself innovate in order to deliver continuous improvements over time. During your pursuit for performance – make sure to look at technologies and platforms which can help optimize your entire HPC experience.
Download this whitepaper today to learn about HPC performance inhibitors, best practices that can be implemented to avoid them, and being able to deliver optimized energy efficiency throughout the entire process.