Growing Number of Life Scientists Will Need HPC This Year
posted on May 18, 2015

Life science researchers who previously were able to manage their compute-intensive work with traditional workstations and simple clusters are finding that they will need more powerful HPC systems in 2015. According to a new report from HPCWire.com, Ari Berman, GM of Government Services, the BioTeam consulting firm, said: “Roughly 25 percent of life scientists, and […]

Three New eQUEUE Features to Improve Your Cluster
posted on May 14, 2015

Advanced Clustering’s web-based job submission tool, eQUEUE, is getting a few upgrades this month. eQUEUE will now support: SLURM scheduler CentOS/RedHat 7 installations Desktop resizing for visualization windows Watch our video for details about the upgraded features. These updates will roll out soon. We’ll keep you posted.

HPC Cluster Delivers Flexibility for University’s Future Needs
posted on December 19, 2014

This week we delivered and installed the new HPC cluster we built for Washington University in St. Louis. The cluster will help the university support its growing HPC user base, which includes researchers from disciplines not usually associated with HPC such as economists and radiologists. The university also wanted a fast storage system of 100 […]

Newsletter: Pinnacle systems now shipping with E5 v3 processors
posted on October 8, 2014

Now shipping: Pinnacle servers with Intel’s new E5-2600 v3 “Haswell” CPUs All of our products — including the Pinnacle Flex cluster nodes, servers and workstations — are now available with Intel’s recently released E5-2600 v3 “Haswell” processors. To celebrate the launch of these powerful systems, we’re showing them off on our newly revamped website! Our […]

HPC Cluster Blog – Remote Administration
posted on June 12, 2014

As a turnkey cluster provider, one of the questions we always ask our clients is who is going to manage their cluster and what kind of experience do they have. While we have some clients that have full-time, in-house staff to administer their clusters, we also have some researchers and scientists who have to balance […]

HPC Cluster Blog – IPMI
posted on May 6, 2014

Nearly all of the systems shipped from Advanced Clustering in the last couple of years come standard with IPMI. IPMI stands for Intelligent Platform Management Interface, and gives you powerful remote management features for your compute nodes and servers. IPMI runs as part of a small co-processor, also known as the BMC, or baseboard management […]

HPC Cluster Blog – Memory Amount Limits
posted on March 21, 2014

Memory amount limits: What’s possible for your system? The appropriate amount of memory for a particular node or server is usually best determined by looking at the number of memory channels available on the system’s motherboard. These channels are communication pathways that run between the memory and the memory controller, a component inside the processor […]

HPC Cluster Blog – Cluster Interconnects
posted on February 20, 2014

Cluster interconnects: the three basic configurations While processor speed, memory amount and number of nodes in your cluster are important, another serious consideration for overall cluster performance is the interconnect. The term “interconnect” refers to the cabling and switches used by the nodes to communicate with each other. While necessary for every cluster, it becomes […]

HPC Cluster Blog – Oversubscribing Your Network?
posted on February 6, 2014

To oversubscribe your IB network or not: When deploying an high performance computing cluster with more than 36 nodes that has an InfiniBand network, one of the most important considerations (beyond the bandwidth – QDR vs. FDR) is whether to oversubscribe or not. There are valid reasons for both approaches. Our first option is a […]

HPC Cluster Blog – Heat Density the Challenges of Compact Compute Nodes
posted on January 30, 2014

Heat density: The Challenges of Compact Compute Nodes With the popularity of physically smaller compute nodes like Advanced Clustering’s own Pinnacle Flex system, comes the issue of heat density. While the size of nodes is shrinking, the power draw of these systems is staying about the same, or going up with the addition of accelerators […]

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