For companies that produce and analyze vast quantities of data to power their business, high-performance computing (HPC) is no longer a “nice to have” – it’s a necessity. Offering as much as 20 times the performance of normal servers, HPC has streamlined computing tasks, in many cases shrinking project deliverable times from weeks or months to just hours or days. However, not only is it expensive to purchase and maintain resources allocated to HPC, as they consume much more power than normal servers, but the time it takes to implement them can span weeks or even months.
As a result, many companies are outsourcing their HPC requirements to hosting providers like PEER 1 Hosting that can get them up and running much more quickly. Whether it’s for intermittent projects or a consistently high volume of projects, hosted HPC cloud offerings provide the benefits of a traditional outsourced service that CIOs require, including IP protection, security, flexibility and fast speeds.
I’m at the GPU Tech Conference with my colleague Ron Bradburn this week in San Jose to discuss these topics as well as how companies can outsource their HPC needs to a managed cloud to improve performance. If you’re in the area, I’d love to hear what you think and tell you a bit more about how our customers are using this hardware to achieve truly astounding results – please contact [email protected] to schedule a time this week. If not, feel free to leave a comment below, as always.