Most organizations today run some, or even all, of their IT operations in the public cloud. Over the past several years, even cloud HPC has seen significant growth.
HPC workloads place considerable demands on compute hardware and IT infrastructures, which is why most organizations have traditionally kept HPC applications on-premises in their local data centers. Several cloud providers now offer specific HPC services and capabilities, but you’ll need to understand and address several factors before running HPC applications in the public cloud instead of locally in your own data center.
As with many initiatives involving the cloud, a hybrid approach can often be ideal. Hybrid cloud HPC is a combination of on-premises HPC and cloud HPC. This approach combines your on-premises resources with cloud operations, providing you a higher level of flexibility than if you chose one strategy over the other.
This option also allows you the ability to focus your internal teams on different strategies. For instance, your development team can focus their workloads on cloud HPC, while your system engineers can work exclusively with on-premises resources. This allows an even and simplified division of work, and a more straightforward understanding of the efficiency of your investments in each.
To gain the most efficient, cost-effective solution to your HPC needs, both in the cloud and on-premises, it’s imperative to choose your technology partners wisely. Look for a cloud services provider with HPC experience who offers cutting-edge technologies capable of handling your high-performance workloads. And ensure that their pricing structure is transparent with no hidden surprises.
When choosing a technology partner for any on-premises investments, finding one with experience and expertise is a must. Silicon Mechanics is one of the world’s largest private providers of HPC and AI solutions. For more than 20 years, we’ve provided custom-tailored open-source systems and professional services expertise to overcome the world’s most complex computing challenges. Learn more about Silicon Mechanics’ HPC solutions at www.siliconmechanics.com/clusters.
Silicon Mechanics, Inc. is one of the world’s largest private providers of high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), and enterprise storage solutions. Since 2001, Silicon Mechanics’ clients have relied on its custom-tailored open-source systems and professional services expertise to overcome the world’s most complex computing challenges. With thousands of clients across the aerospace and defense, education/research, financial services, government, life sciences/healthcare, and oil and gas sectors, Silicon Mechanics solutions always come with “Expert Included” SM.
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