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Why HPC Clusters Require Ultra-Low Latency Network Monitoring

High performance computing (HPC) requires an extremely high-powered network with ultra-low latency to move large files between HPC nodes quickly. IT and network operations (NetOps) teams in industries such as financial service, oil and gas, animation/3D rendering and pharmaceutical research need to monitor their networks in exacting detail to ensure they can support HPC workloads. But monitoring latency and other metrics at HPC-class performance levels creates a new set of challenges, including monitoring packets at 40Gbps and 100Gbps speeds, measuring latency at millisecond and nanosecond intervals, and detecting miniscule “microbursts” of traffic before they cause performance issues.

Supermicro’s New Line of AMD EPYC-based Systems: Addressing HPC Needs across the Spectrum

Supermicro recently launched its A+ line of systems based on AMD’s new EPYC 7nm microprocessors – products that include servers, storage, GPU-optimized, SuperBlade, and Multi-Node Twin Solutions designed, according to Vik Malyala, Supermicro’s Senior Vice President, FAE & Business Development, to exactly match system requirements for challenging enterprise workloads. In this interview, Malyala discusses the […]

Intel Addresses the Convergence of AI, Analytic, and Traditional HPC Workloads

HPC is no longer just HPC, but rather a mix of workloads that instantiate the convergence of AI, traditional HPC modeling and simulation, and HPDA (High Performance Data Analytics). Exit the traditional HPC center that just runs modeling and simulation and enter the world that must support the convergence of HPC-AI-HPDA computing, and sometimes with specialized hardware. In this sponsored post, Intel explores how HPC is becoming “more than just HPC.”

Best Practices for Building, Deploying & Managing HPC Clusters

In today’s markets, a successful HPC cluster can be a formidable competitive advantage. And many are turning to these tools to stay competitive in the HPC market. That said, these systems are inherently very complex, and have to be built, deployed and managed properly to realize their full potential. A new report from Bright Computing explore best practices for HPC clusters. 

Five Essential Strategies for Successful HPC Clusters

Successful HPC clusters are powerful assets for an organization. However, these systems are complex and must be built and managed properly to realize their potential. If not done properly, your ability to meet implementation deadlines, quickly identify and resolve problems, perform updates and maintenance, accommodate new application requirements and adopt strategic new technologies will be jeopardized. Download the new white paper from Bright Computing that explores key strategies for HPC clusters.

Democratizing High Performance Computing: HPC Clusters — When you Need Them, How You Need Them and Where You Need Them

This sponsored post from Amazon Web Services’ Bala Thekkedath unpacks how deploying HPC clusters in the cloud gives you the freedom to get started when you want, and with the resources you want.  

Bare Metal to Application Ready in Less Than a Day

There is big push for decreasing the complexity in setting up and managing HPC clusters in the data center. This IBM Webinar, “Bare Metal To Application Ready is Less Than a Day” provides excellent tips for preparing and managing the complexity of an HPC cluster.

Clusters Drive Design Simulation

As design challenges become more complex and time to product launches are reduced, it is important to understand how to use a cluster for simulation, as compared to just a single node. “HPC Clusters Drive Design Optimization” is an excellent introduction on how to get the most out of a compute cluster.

Clusters For Dummies

Clusters FOR DUMMIES is an excellent read for both experienced and novice administrators, users, purchasing departments, and developers who are considering purchasing or specifying a cluster.

Break the Rules: Creating a complete HPC Solution with Cisco UCS and Bright Cluster

Learn how a system built on Cisco UCS using Bright Cluster Manager is a complete HPC Ethernet solution that frees the IT manager, administrator, and users to focus on HPC results instead of managing a complex collection of hardware and software.