High-performance computing (HPC) has become the backbone of science and product development. This breakthrough computing power is helping scientists, academics and cutting-edge researchers change the world for the better. With HPC, we can simulate dangerous weather patterns to create early warning systems that save lives, we can build models of viruses to lead us to better cures and much, much more.
If you’re thinking about implementing an HPC solution, here are a few high-level strategies you should consider:
Seek Partners Who Know the Scientific Community
Talk to vendors who are closely involved with the HPC research community and who deliver market-ready solutions based on the experience of technology developers and end users. They should be willing to work with you to pinpoint optimized HPC configurations that can deliver the performance, scalability and best practices you need from your solution. Many vendors offer testing environments that allow you to test solutions before making a final decision.
Simplify, Simplify, Simplify
Look for open-standards-based technology that’s simple to select, deploy and manage. An all-inclusive solution can help you eliminate the time and risks of selecting a collection of independent components. Also, choose a strategy that combines and balances the four building blocks of an HPC infrastructure: compute, storage, software and network infrastructure.
Look for ISV Certification
Find a solution that’s certified by independent software vendors (ISVs) and tailored to the task at hand, as well as the application and code tied to that task. This will help ensure that you get the right system, implementation, services and support to enable the efficient research workflows and processes you need.
Whether you’re accelerating scientific research academically or creating intellectual property and driving product innovation commercially, these three considerations can help you find a solution that empowers productivity, collaboration and efficiency.
Dustin Jenkins writes about IT solutions for Dell.Tags: Business,Data Center,Productivity,Strategy,Technology