Today we celebrate 18 years in business
posted on February 14, 2019

Advanced Clustering Technologies is celebrating 18 years of operation today. We want to thank our customers and technology partners as we celebrate this milestone. “We have seen a lot of changes in high performance computing as an industry since 2001, but our core focus as a systems integrator has never changed,” said company president Kyle […]

Tech Tip: Sync Users Across Nodes
posted on February 8, 2019

Any time you add a new user on your cluster’s head node or make changes to an existing user, you will need to synchronize those changes across the entire cluster. Advanced Clustering makes this a simple task by using our act_authsync utility.  Learn how to do this in this tech tip. Did you miss a tech tip? […]

Plan your next HPC system with our Configurator
posted on February 4, 2019

When you are making plans for your next HPC hardware purchase, finding the right balance between price and performance can prove challenging. You can start making plans for your next HPC system using our online Configurator. From the Product Catalog, you can click the Configure button to begin using the Configurator for any of our […]

Government shutdown shutters National Science Foundation
posted on January 15, 2019

The National Science Foundation is among the federal agencies that was closed last month when the federal government shut down. The timing is particularly unfortunate for those grant applicants who are seeking funding for high performance computing hardware. The deadline for Major Research Implementation grants is Jan. 22. If you were writing a grant proposal […]

HPC provides economic return on investment, study finds
posted on January 3, 2019

A recent study from the IDC finds that an investment in high performance computing results in increased economic success and increased scientific innovation for universities, government agencies and corporate entities. Across all industries measured in the study, there’s an average increase in revenue of $463 per dollar invested in HPC, and an average increase of […]

Wrapping up our week at SC18
posted on November 16, 2018

Another Supercomputing is in the books, and we enjoyed seeing so many of our customers and fellow HPC practitioners at SC18 in Dallas. We want to thank each of you who took the time to visit our booth in the Exhibit Hall for a quick conversation or a meeting. For those we missed us, we […]

Advanced Clustering Receives BeeGFS Rising Bee Award at SC18
posted on November 14, 2018

Advanced Clustering Technologies today received the BeeGFS Rising Bee Award as fastest growing partner for 2018 during a ceremony at the BeeGFS booth at Supercomputing 2018 in Dallas. BeeGFS (formerly FhGFS) is the leading high-performance parallel cluster file system, delivered by ThinkParQ and developed in cooperation with Fraunhofer HPC. Advanced Clustering partnered with ThinkParQ in […]

Collect your commemorative pins at Supercomputing 2018
posted on November 12, 2018

Intel has launched a new campaign to encourage Supercomputing 2018 attendees to visit the exhibit hall booths of Intel partners. The company has produced commemorative BunnyPeople™ lapel pins specifically for the SC18 event, which starts tonight with a Welcome Reception at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. The event concludes Thursday afternoon. SC18 attendees […]

University of Toronto runs CFD simulations on ACTnowHPC cloud to optimize Formula SAE car design
posted on November 2, 2018

The University of Toronto Formula SAE Racing Team is a student‐run club focused on designing, building and competing with an open‐wheeled race car at Formula Student competitions held globally. In early 2018 the student team partnered with Advanced Clustering Technologies to make use of the company’s on-demand cloud solution, ACTnowHPC. Using Simulia’s Star-CCM+ to run […]

NSF Awards Nearly $16 million in MRI Grants for HPC in 2018
posted on October 15, 2018

Advanced Clustering Technologies tracks awards made by the National Science Foundation every year because some of the Major Research Instrumentation grants are awarded to customers for the acquisition of high performance computing hardware. This year, the company noted, has been an unusual year for MRI grants for HPC. “We have seen an increase in allocations […]

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