1degreenorth to Prototype HPDA Infrastructure in Singapore

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1DN LogoAt SC15, 1degreenorth announced plans to build an on-demand High Performance Computing Big DataAnalytics (“HPC-BDA”) infrastructure the National Supercomputing Center (NSCC) Singapore. The prototype will be used for experimentation and proof-of-concept projects by the big data and data science community in Singapore.

We are pleased to partner with NSCC to enable the Singapore ecosystem and bring together our decades of experience in HPC, cloud and analytics into a single coherent platform,” said Laurence Liew, founder at 1degreenorth. “Combining HPC clusters, cloud paradigms and big data analytics software will provide our users a dynamic, scalable and yet cost-effective platform to experiment, prototype and prove out their use-cases before investing further in their own infrastructure.”

The HPC-BDA infrastructure will sit on NSCC’s new 1PetaFlop HPC cluster with more than 30,000 cores and 10PB of high performance storage. The system will offer a self-service web portal allowing users to easily self-provision Hadoop and Spark clusters, analytical databases such as Neo4J graph databases and MonetDB column-store databases, and analytics tools such as R, Python and Julia on-demand in a multi-tenant private cloud environment for big data.

“We are honored to be working with 1degreenorth and NSCC to provide our BlueData EPIC software platform for the HPC-BDA system,” said Kumar Sreekanti, CEO and co-founder, BlueData. “We are on a mission to simplify and streamline big data, enabling a cloud-like experience for on-premises Hadoop and Spark deployments. The NSCC’s HPC cluster, powered by BlueData’s software platform, will deliver high-performance analytics in a Big-Data-as-a-Service solution for organizations in Singapore.”

This initiative will launch in Q1 2016 and will target Singapore-based companies and government agencies that are looking to start a proof-of-concept (POC) using big data analytics, but are not ready to acquire their own system or are not able to run such a POC in a public cloud environment due to security, performance, or data movement considerations. The HPC-BDA system provides for a secure, multi-tenant private cloud environment forHadoop and Spark running on the NSCC’s supercomputers. 1degreenorth and Numascale will provide expertise and services to onboard companies in the use of the system including data science best practices, consultancy and training.

We are excited to be part of this project by providing Numascale’s expertise in HPC and in-memory analytics and deploying our end-to-end Internet-of-Things (IoT) framework into HPC-BDA,” said Morten Toverud, CEO, Numascale. “We have developed an innovative IoTframework for Smart Cities/Smart Factories in Singapore and we look forward to working with 1degreenorth and NSCC to accelerate Singapore’s Smart Nation initiatives.”

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