High-performance computing-as-a-service could be the solution companies need


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Most organizations desire high-performance computing because it enables them to solve some of the toughest challenges in dealing with modern workloads and big data. However, there is a big problem.

High-performance computing is not a cheap technology. Even if companies can afford the supercomputer’s capabilities, another major problem is having enough talent to work on them. In fact, the lack of a skilled workforce is one of the biggest obstacles why companies are looking for solutions that can help them gain these skills.

Fortunately, technology has made a solution possible for them. Today, High Performance Computing as a Service, or HPCaaS, brings the power of supercomputing to businesses of all sizes through a cloud-like experience. While several technology companies are offering HPCaaS to enterprises, choosing the right provider is critical for businesses.

Lenovo’s everything-as-a-service TruScale portfolio recently introduced HPCaaS to give high-performance computing customers access to larger supercomputing resources, giving researchers working on solving some of humanity’s greatest challenges a enables faster response time.

Cloud-based HPC is the fastest growing segment of high-performance computing, and on-demand resource consumption provides more efficient and scalable computing resources to meet workload demands. The typical HPC cluster is almost fully utilized, with rapidly increasing compute and memory cycle demands and little room for additional workloads.

And this is where Lenovo TruScale HPCaaS provides additional capacity, enabling research organizations to better apply for funding while gaining faster insights. The technology provides rack-level resources critical to driving innovation across multiple sectors including academia, pharma, manufacturing and healthcare.

For Scott Tease, vice president and general manager of HPC at Lenovo, TruScale HPC as a Service enables incredible innovation with the flexibility for HPC customers to expand their clusters as needed. Designed to make high-performance computing resources easier and faster to deploy, it gives researchers the freedom to think big without technology getting in the way of their success.

New possibilities with TruScale High-Performance Computing as a Service

TruScale HPC as a Service maximizes HPC cluster resources and controls shared access through a simple pay-per-use model managed and supported by Lenovo. With technology installed directly in the customer’s data center, HPC workload managers can dynamically access and provision resources on demand. Additional cluster resources can be accessed via “push button” access, allowing organizations to leverage additional compute, storage, and acceleration capabilities as needed.

As the global leader in high-performance computing, Lenovo works closely with key industry partners to develop, integrate and deliver the technologies that enable organizations of all sizes to deliver exascale computing, or what Lenovo calls “From Exascale to Everyscale ” designated.

In short, organizations will have extensive capabilities to scale their supercomputing needs as needed:

  • Pay for what you use with no hidden costs
  • Easily scale HPC clusters by removing resource constraints
  • Run applications at scale without architectural bottlenecks
  • Convert capital investments into operating expenses and avoid long and intense budget cycles and procurement delays
  • Manage budgets and visualize consumption and billing through Lenovo’s TruScale portal
  • Access to specialized hardware.

As Sumir Bhatia, President of APAC at Lenovo ISG, puts it, “Lenovo’s TruScale HPCaaS provides customers with the flexibility, reliability, and performance to meet ever-expanding workload demands and intelligently drive innovation. Our new offering will revolutionize how research organizations access and use technology to discover faster and solve humanity’s greatest challenges. This launch is a big step towards becoming the trusted partner of choice.”


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