Challenge
The NCSA Private Sector Program sought to build a readily accessible, high-performance computing (HPC) system to help manufacturing and engineering companies increase their competitiveness.
Solution
The organization manages several supercomputing resources, including the iForge HPC cluster based on Dell and Intel technologies, to help solve industry’s most demanding engineering and science problems.
Benefits
• Helps industry customers solve finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics problems with its HPC cluster
• Large memory nodes perform 53 percent faster on demanding simulations
• Provides benchmarking so users can predict performance and scalability benefits of larger software licenses
• Maintains high reliability and availability
• Performs live upgrades without disrupting partner projects