National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) propels its Private Sector Program with HPC
Date : 7/1/2014
We ask ourselves, ‘Will this help companies perform their work faster and better?’ We have to enable that, because industry has an insatiable appetite for performance and insight.
Evan Burness, Program Manager for the Private Sector Program National Center for Supercomputing Applications, United States
ChallengeThe NCSA Private Sector Program sought to build a readily accessible, high-performance computing (HPC) system to help manufacturing and engineering companies increase their competitiveness.
SolutionThe 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