FYI: Grants for HPC equipment purchases
posted on June 4, 2024

There are a number of grants that provide funding for HPC hardware equipment. While the National Science Foundation grants remain among the most well-known HPC grant sources, there are others that include the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Energy. Here is our list of HPC grant sources that you should consider whenever […]

ClusterVisor Feature Highlight: User Management
posted on May 14, 2024

Balancing the needs of your users is one of the most important and time-consuming aspects of managing your HPC cluster. User management is just one of the ways ClusterVisor, our cluster management software solution, was designed to help you. Today we are offering a detailed look at how ClusterVisor accomplishes this for you. Feature Highlight: […]

ACT to Attend the OAK Supercomputing Conference
posted on May 10, 2024

Advanced Clustering Technologies will be attending the 3rd OAK Supercomputing Conference on the Wichita State University campus the week of May 20th. Let us know if you’d like to meet with us during the event and we’ll be happy to get a meeting scheduled. the OAK conference is a series of semi-annual conferences in the […]

The latest edition of ClusterVisor is here!
posted on February 20, 2024

Advanced Clustering Technologies today launched the newest version of ClusterVisor, the HPC cluster management software solution. The launch followed a live webinar announcing the new features and functionality that was broadcast at 1 p.m. Central time via ZOOM. Among the new features discussed in the webinar: Completely redesigned web user interface Role based access control […]

Register for the launch webinar for the latest version of ClusterVisor
posted on February 6, 2024

Advanced Clustering Technologies has just announced the latest version of its ClusterVisor cluster management software solution will be available following a launch webinar at 1 p.m. Central on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Register for the webinar here. ClusterVisor provides the tools necessary to deploy, provision, manage, monitor, and maintain an HPC cluster for its lifetime. The […]

ClusterVisor: Our Cluster Management Solution (with new features for the new year)
posted on January 2, 2024

If you are you looking for a complete cluster management solution for your HPC cluster, you should consider ClusterVisor. Our cluster manager software gives you everything you need to deploy, provision, manage, monitor, and maintain your HPC cluster for its lifetime. We have just added some important new features. Chief among them is LogVisor AI, […]

Get Your Demo for ClusterVisor – our Cluster Manager
posted on December 8, 2023

What if it was possible to manage, monitor and maintain your HPC cluster from a single software tool? And back up everything with the same solution, acting as a disaster recovery tool? You could create rack diagrams. And create monitoring alerts based on any metric that matters to you. You could integrate with SLURM job […]

Advanced Clustering Launching Log File Analyzer called LogVisor AI at SC23
posted on October 24, 2023

Advanced Clustering Technologies today announced that the high performance computing systems integrator will launch a new log file analysis tool called LogVisor AI during the Supercomputing conference (SC23) next month in Denver. LogVisor AI analyzes log files and re-organizes the data, bringing forward items deemed critical to the health and proper functions of the system. […]

Announcing ClusterVisor 1.23.08 with major new features
posted on August 15, 2023

We are excited to announce the latest version of ClusterVisor (1.23.08) is now available.  This release not only adds many bug fixes reported by users, but a couple of major new features to stats / alerts, and stateless nodes. Here’s an overview of the new features: Stats / Alerts: ClusterVisor’s alerting mechanism has changed to […]

Announcing ClusterVisor 1.23.08 with Major New Features
posted on August 14, 2023

We are excited to announce the latest version of ClusterVisor (1.23.08) is now available.  This release not only adds many bug fixes reported by users, but a couple of major new features to stats / alerts, and stateless nodes. Here’s an overview of the new features: Stats / Alerts: ClusterVisor’s alerting mechanism has changed to […]

Case Study: Caltech Implements New ClusterVisor 1.0 to More Effectively Manage HPC Cluster
posted on July 24, 2023

The team at Caltech is using ClusterVisor to test a special software development project. “Our software that we are developing – RAM is usually the bottleneck. Memory is crucial with us. Nobody has this great tool. We have been sharing our excitement.” Read the case study.

BeeGFS Parallel File System Gets an Update
posted on July 5, 2023

ThinkParQ has just announced availability of the latest version of BeeGFS parallel file storage. Most notably, the 7.4.0 version supports cross-directory hard links and a vastly improved monitoring system. Cross-Directory Hard Links Because different directories in BeeGFS can live on different nodes and hard links are limited to a single underlying file system, BeeGFS couldn’t […]

Did you know we offer AI-optimized systems for inference and training?
posted on June 14, 2023

Today we published the latest edition of our monthly newsletter. Here are the highlights: AI is here! We can build a custom Artificial Intelligence system for you. Visit our site to learn the specs and capabilities of our AI servers and workstations. Use our Configurator to configure your AI cluster. Our Cluster Manager is getting […]

Accelerate Your Work with our Latest Gen Cloud Nodes on ACTnowHPC
posted on May 30, 2023

Advanced Clustering Technologies has upgraded its on demand ACTnowHPC cloud solution with nodes based on the latest generation Intel Xeon “Sapphire Rapids” processors. Powered by the Intel® Sapphire Rapids Xeon® 6430 (32-core at 2.1GHz), these 64-core nodes offer super fast NVMe drives and  eight channels of DDR5 memory offering a maximum of 4TB per server. ACTnowHPC is […]

The New (8th Edition) of our HPC Pricing Guide is Here
posted on May 3, 2023

How many cores can you get for your budget? How much memory per core? Now in its eighth edition, our HPC Pricing Guides bring transparency to the costs associated with purchasing high performance computing hardware. The HPC Pricing Guide provides details of what you can get for an AMD- or Intel-based system within the following […]

Did you miss our ClusterVisor 1.X Launch Webinar? Watch it here.
posted on April 26, 2023

On April 25th we hosted a live Webinar to introduce ClusterVisor 1.X, our HPC cluster management system, which is a significant upgrade to the original system that we launched in 2019. If you missed the webinar, never fear. You can view it on demand and download the slide deck presentation as well. Watch the Webinar […]

Watch the ClusterVisor 1.0 Launch Webinar On Demand
posted on April 25, 2023

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us today for the webinar introducing ClusterVisor 1.0, our updated HPC cluster management system. This new version of ClusterVisor can be delivered via an appliance that acts as a disaster recovery tool and gives you everything you need deploy, provision, manage, monitor, and maintain the HPC cluster […]

In the News: ClusterVisor 1.0 Webinar Coming Soon
posted on April 17, 2023

Introducing ClusterVisor 1.0: Your Turn-Key Cluster Management System Advanced Clustering is hosting a webinar at 1 p.m. Central on Tues., April 25 to share the main features and benefits of our newly updated cluster management system, ClusterVisor 1.0. ClusterVisor offers an easy-to-use interface to deploy, provision, manage, monitor, and maintain your cluster for its lifetime. Our […]

Configure it! New line of servers features latest gen processors
posted on March 8, 2023

We have just added our new line of ACTserv server products to our website. These are servers based on the latest generation processors from AMD (“Genoa”) and Intel (“Sapphire Rapids”). Start using the Configurator now.

Celebrating 22 Years Serving the HPC Community
posted on February 14, 2023

Advanced Clustering Technologies was founded 22 years ago today, and our mission has remain unchanged in all of those years. Back in 2001, Advanced Clustering was billed as “Your source for peak performance computing.” The company’s mission – to build cost-effective HPC clusters backed by customer service that is second to none – has remained our […]

NSF Changes MRI Full Proposal Deadlines for 2023 and Beyond
posted on January 16, 2023

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has changed the deadline for full proposals for the Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program. In recent years, the deadline full proposals has fallen in mid- to late January. For 2023, the deadline has been extended so that full proposals will be accepted beginning on Jan. 16, 2023 and ending on […]

Advanced Clustering Announces Systems Based on 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
posted on January 10, 2023

Advanced Clustering Technologies today announced the ACTserv x4XX family of dense high performance computing (HPC) systems, which are based on the new fourth generation of Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors codenamed Sapphire Rapids. Our new ACTserv machines will offer flexibility with modular components that share a uniform design across all node types. By incorporating Sapphire Rapids […]

Happy Holidays!
posted on December 14, 2022

From everyone here at Advanced Clustering Technologies, we wish you Happy Holidays! We will be sharing information about our latest generation of HPC products early in 2023, so stay tuned. We will also be sharing more details about the new and improved ClusterVisor cluster management solution. which debuted at SC22. Our office will be closed […]

ClusterVisor Undergoes Massive Overhaul to Provide More Customized Monitoring Features for Our Cluster Management Solution
posted on November 22, 2022

The ClusterVisor cluster management solution from Advanced Clustering Technologies allows you to manage your cluster from a web interface or from the command line. Updates are easily implemented cluster-wide. Monitor your cluster functions and create alerts as a failsafe against issues. Visualize your entire cluster with our built in rack diagram tool. This fall we […]

Advanced Clustering to Offer HPC Solutions Powered by 4th Gen AMD EPYC 9004 Series Processors
posted on November 13, 2022

Advanced Clustering Technologies is now offering a new wave of high performance computing solutions powered by the new 4th Gen AMD EPYC 9004 series processors. With these new processors, our AMD-powered ACTblade and ACTserv solutions provide up to 50% more memory channels than any competitive x86 server CPU, a significant improvement in memory bandwidth. Paired […]

Advanced Clustering to Unveil Expanded ClusterVisor Cluster Management Tool at SC22
posted on November 1, 2022

Advanced Clustering Technologies has just announced that it will be re-launching its ClusterVisor HPC cluster management solution with a massive overhaul that provides greatly enhanced cluster monitoring and reporting functions. Originally launched in the fall of 2019, ClusterVisor is designed to enable you to easily deploy your HPC cluster and manage everything from the hardware and operating system […]

The Latest News from Advanced Clustering
posted on October 19, 2022

Our latest newsletter just went out to all subscribers this morning. Here’s your look at the information we shared. If you want to ensure you receive the latest newsletter moving forward, subscribe here. Come and See us at SC22 Next Month in Dallas For the first time since November 2019, Advanced Clustering Technologies will be […]

What Do You Want to Talk About at SC22?
posted on October 12, 2022

If you’re like us, it’s been a while since you have attended an industry event in person. We are looking forward to the opportunity to once again meet face to face and catch up. We want to hear from you. How are things going? What are you planning for the future? How can we help. […]

Advanced Clustering Set to Exhibit at SC22 in Dallas
posted on October 3, 2022

For the first time in three years, Advanced Clustering Technologies will be exhibiting at the big show (Supercomputing), and we hope to see you there. SC22 takes place Nov. 13-17 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Visit us in booth 3643 to hear about our HPC solutions. For more than 20 years, we have […]

Case Study: UTFR Uses ACTnowHPC to Run CFD Simulations to Optimize Bodywork for Formula SAE Car Design
posted on September 19, 2022

For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Toronto Formula SAE Racing Team partnered with Advanced Clustering to make use of the company’s on-demand HPC cloud solution, ACTnowHPC. Andrija Stepanovic, Aerodynamics Lead for the team, said he joined the team two years ago and saw how the group’s approach to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has evolved. “We […]

Read the Latest News from Advanced Clustering
posted on September 14, 2022

In this week’s edition of our newsletter, Advanced Clustering Technologies announces that we will be exhibiting at SC22 this November in Dallas. This will be the first time we have exhibited since November 2019. We have a lot to talk about, and we hope you will visit our booth (#3643) to hear about new and […]

A Conversation with Our Summer Intern: Taking in the View from the Frontlines of HPC
posted on August 12, 2022

Last spring, when Mateus Burns was contemplating the end of his junior year in the Aerospace Engineering program at Iowa State University, he knew there were many ways he could apply what he was learning as an engineer to work as a summer intern. But what would be the best fit? He soon realized that, […]

June newsletter: Get the latest news from Advanced Clustering
posted on June 21, 2022

We just sent our latest newsletter to subscribers. If you would like to receive the monthly updates from Advanced Clustering Technologies, an HPC systems integrator that has been building custom, turn-key HPC solutions for 20+ years, you can subscribe to the newsletter here. Here’s what we covered in the most recent issue: Download your copy of […]

Advanced Clustering Publishes New HPC Pricing Guide for 2022
posted on May 24, 2022

Advanced Clustering Technologies has just published a new edition of its popular HPC Pricing Guide to provide details about the kind of high performance computing system that can be purchased within three distinct budget amounts. “The last edition of our HPC Pricing Guide was released in May 2021 and featured systems that cost $150,000 or […]

The latest news from Advanced Clustering Technologies
posted on May 10, 2022

We just sent our latest newsletter to subscribers. If you would like to receive the monthly updates from Advanced Clustering Technologies, an HPC systems integrator that has been building custom, turn-key HPC solutions for 20+ years, you can subscribe to the newsletter here. Here’s what we covered in the most recent issue: Download our newly updated […]

Linux distribution update
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Since the CentOS project has changed and is no longer tracking the standard RedHat releases, Advanced Clustering has been exploring options to help our customers plan for the migration that will be necessary at some future date. In the March edition of our newsletter, we asked our customers: What is your preference for Linux distribution […]

Download the New and Updated Grant Writing White Paper
posted on April 25, 2022

Advanced Clustering Technologies has just published the sixth edition of the White Paper called Best Practices for HPC Grant Proposal Writing. Based on interviews with customers who have successfully sought HPC grant funding, the white paper also draws upon the vendor’s 20+ years of experience supporting customers’ grant writing efforts. If you are planning to seek […]

ThinkParQ Announces Latest Release of BeeGFS
posted on April 20, 2022

ThinkParQ, the company behind the leading parallel file system BeeGFS, has just announced the immediate release of the latest version, BeeGFS v7.3.0. This new version includes support for a number of things including: NVIDIA’s Magnum IO GPUDirect Storage (GDS) client side multirail RDMA networking Arm architectures Linux 5.10 As more and more HPC driven workloads are […]

The Latest News from Advanced Clustering: Latest Gen AMD EPYC-Based Systems & Results of our Linux Distribution Survey
posted on April 12, 2022

Here is the latest news from Advanced Clustering Technologies, which was also shared in our monthly newsletter published today. You can subscribe here to stay informed about our latest news and product offerings. Our ACTblade and ACTserv Systems Support the Latest AMD EPYC™ Milan-X The third generation AMD EPYC processors are designed to optimize technical computing […]

Survey: What is your preference for Linux distribution?
posted on April 1, 2022

Since the CentOS project has changed and is no longer tracking the standard RedHat releases, Advanced Clustering has been exploring options to help our customers plan for the migration that will be necessary at some future date. In the March edition of our newsletter, we asked our customers: What is your preference for Linux distribution […]

Introducing the AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series Milan-X Processors
posted on March 21, 2022

NVIDIA announced its latest generation processor during the GTC event that started today and runs through Thursday. The third generation AMD EPYC processors codenamed Milan-X are designed to optimize technical computing workloads like Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Electronic Design Automation (EDA), and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) that require intense computing power. Milan-X delivers performance gains […]

NVIDIA Introduces NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPU
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NVIDIA has just announced its NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPU, the next-generation accelerated computing platform with NVIDIA Hopper™ architecture. Named for Grace Hopper, a pioneering U.S. computer scientist, the new architecture succeeds the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, launched two years ago. The H100 is packed with 80 billion transistors, making it the world’s largest and most powerful […]

Don’t Miss the Latest Edition of Our Newsletter
posted on March 15, 2022

Advanced Clustering just published our latest newsletter today. We lead off with a survey to determine what Linux distribution our customers prefer now that  the CentOS project is no longer tracking Red Hat releases. Also in this issue: We also shared a link to our online Configurator where you can plan your next cluster or […]

Video: One of our core values and what it means for you
posted on March 3, 2022

Director of Sales Jim Paugh talks about one of our company’s main values, which remains as true today as it was when Advanced Clustering Technologies was founded in 2001: “We offer a wider variety of solutions because are not beholden to one platform or one architecture.”

Photo Gallery: Recent HPC Cluster Builds and Installations
posted on March 2, 2022

View the HPC Cluster Photo Gallery.

Subscribe to our newsletter to get our product updates.
posted on February 21, 2022

Joining our monthly newsletter is a great way to stay informed about Advanced Clustering’s latest products and services. Whenever we have information about new product launches or roadmaps, we share those details here. For the past year, we have also been using the newsletter as another way to keep our customers informed about the status […]

Watch it now: An Insider’s View of Omni-Path Express from Cornelis Networks
posted on February 3, 2022

If you missed the latest installment of our HPC webinar series, you can watch the video recording on our YouTube channel. We hosted “An Insider’s View of Omni-Path Express” so that you can learn more about the new networking fabric technology from Cornelis Networks. Advanced Clustering Technologies has partnered with Cornelis Networks to offer HPC […]

ThinkParQ Bestows 2021 Active Bee Award on Advanced Clustering
posted on January 27, 2022

Advanced Clustering Technologies has been awarded the “Active Bee Award” for 2021 by ThinkParQ, the company that engineered the BeeGFS parallel file system. The award is in recognition to the outstanding contributions and excellence in the support services of BeeGFS in the U.S. territory. Advanced Clustering partnered with BeeGFS to begin offering the parallel file […]

Take a Look at the Year Ahead in Datacenter Compute
posted on January 7, 2022

We are sharing this article called “The Year Ahead in Datacenter Compute”  from The Next Platform because it offers an excellent summary of all of the new HPC products that are expected to enter the market this year. Among the new products covered in the piece: Intel “Sapphire Rapids” Xeon SP AMD “Genoa” and “Bergamo” […]

Supply Chain Delays Continue to Affect HPC Orders in 2022
posted on January 6, 2022

When we last spoke about supply chain issues in 2021, we had reason to hope that the situation would improve early in 2022. Now that the new year is here, we are seeing ongoing supply shortages and component lead times of as much as 9 months. The shortages are affecting, but are not limited to, […]

Register to save your seat for our webinar about Omni-Path Express by Cornelis Networks
posted on December 16, 2021

Advanced Clustering Technologies has partnered with Cornelis Networks to offer HPC clusters and servers with Cornelis Networks Omni-Path Express interconnect fabric technology. With the introduction of the Cornelis Omni-Path Express portfolio of products, Advanced Clustering’s servers and clusters will be able to meet the demands of HPC environments in increments of 100 Gbps port bandwidth […]

Listen to our webinar about Rockport Switchless Network
posted on December 9, 2021

Advanced Clustering has partnered with Rockport to integrate the new Rockport Switchless Network into the HPC systems we build. This announcement was originally slated to be shared during SC21, and when we decided not to participate as an exhibitor for that event, we opted instead to host a webinar about the new product offering. Members […]

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Learn About the new Rockport Switchless Network in our latest Webinar on Dec. 8
posted on November 10, 2021

Advanced Clustering Technologies has partnered with Rockport to offer their new Rockport Switchless Network into the HPC systems we build. We invite you to join us at 1 p.m. Central on Wed., Dec. 8 for a webinar to hear about how this new direct interconnect solution addresses workload congestion. Today, every HPC workload faces the […]

UC-Merced’s New PINNACLES Cluster Arrives on Campus
posted on November 9, 2021

Today our customer at UC-Merced shared photos from the arrival of the new campus-wide cluster called PINNACLES, which our team was on hand to install this week. The new cluster, made possible with an Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), will double the supercomputing capacity at the university within the […]

Watch our webinar about BeeGFS on our YouTube Channel
posted on October 29, 2021

If you missed the webinar we hosted this week, never fear. You can watch the presentation in its entirety on the Advanced Clustering YouTube Channel. During the 30-minute webinar presentation, we were joined by members of the ThinkParQ team to discuss the features and benefits of the BeeGFS parallel filesystem. You can listen to the […]

Advanced Clustering Technologies and Cornelis Networks Partner to Offer HPC Systems with Omni-Path Express Networking Fabric
posted on September 23, 2021

Advanced Clustering Technologies, a leading provider of custom, turn-key high performance computing solutions, announces it is now offering HPC clusters and servers with Cornelis NetworksTM Omni-Path ExpressTM interconnect fabric technology. With the introduction of the Cornelis Omni-Path Express portfolio of products, Advanced Clustering’s servers and clusters will be able to meet the demands of HPC […]

Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium Virtual and Free to Attend
posted on August 30, 2021

The 20th annual Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium will be a virtual event that is free to attend this year. The Symposium is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central on Wed., Sept. 29. You may register to attend this event at http://symposium2021.oscer.ou.edu/. Speakers for this year’s event include: Margaret Martonosi Assistant Director, […]

An important update about the supply of HPC equipment
posted on July 27, 2021

If you read nothing else that we write this year, please read the article we published today concerning the supply of HPC equipment under the headline “Global Chip Shortage Causing Prolonged Delays and Wait Times for HPC Cluster Components.” We can honestly say we have never seen a situation like the one in which the […]

Check Out Our Latest Systems in the Configurator
posted on June 8, 2021

All of the new systems we are now offering based on the latest generation processors from AMD (Milan) and Intel (Ice Lake) are now available in our online Configurator. You can build a system with these options and get configuration details including pricing. You can also request a more formal quote provided by us. AMD’s […]

Advanced Clustering Publishes New Edition of Its HPC Pricing Guide
posted on May 18, 2021

High performance computing systems integrator Advanced Clustering Technologies today announced the publication of a new edition of its HPC Pricing Guide, which provides a detailed look at the kind of HPC system that can be purchased within three typical budget ranges. This latest edition provides a point of comparison between systems based on the latest […]

ThinkParQ awards Advanced Clustering Technologies as Platinum Partners
posted on May 11, 2021

ThinkParQ, the company behind the leading parallel file system BeeGFS, announced today the advancement of its partner in the United States, Advanced Clustering Technologies to Platinum Level status. Advanced Clustering Technologies originally signed on as a Gold partner to ThinkParQ in May 2018, and shortly following at SC18 was awarded the BeeGFS Rising Bee Partner […]

Use our Configurator to plan systems featuring the latest from AMD and Intel
posted on April 28, 2021

If you are planning a cluster purchase or update this year, head over to our online Configurator to map out a system that includes the latest that AMD and Intel have to offer. From the Configurator you can also compare systems side by side or request a quote from our team. We are offering systems […]

Program Set for Virtual RMACC HPC Symposium
posted on April 15, 2021

Registration is underway for the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium’s  (RMACC) 11th Annual High Performance Computing Symposium, scheduled on-line for May 19-20.  The Symposium will once again be offered free of charge with lead sponsorship support from Intel and Dell with additional support from ARM and HPE. The diverse multi-track program includes tutorials and panel […]

Advanced Clustering Sponsoring CADRE 2021
posted on April 9, 2021

Advanced Clustering Technologies is proud to be serving as a sponsor for the 2021 CADRE Conference. The event takes place Wed., April 14 through Fri., April 16. Registration is free for this event, which will be an entirely virtual event. Register here. The goal of the CADRE conference is to encourage diverse groups to share […]

Introducing the ACTblade family based on 3rd Gen ‘Ice Lake’ Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
posted on April 6, 2021

Advanced Clustering Technologies today announced the ACTblade x3XX family of dense HPC systems, which are based on the new third generation of Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors code named Ice Lake. Ice Lake is a significant advancement over the previous generation, offering more cores, more clock, more memory and faster memory. And our new ACTblades offer flexibility with modular components that share […]

Our New ACTserv e4280c: An AMD-based GPU Powerhouse
posted on March 25, 2021

Advanced Clustering Technologies has just introduced a new system to our GPU server series. The ACTserv e4280c is a GPU powerhouse with 2x AMD Epyc 7002 series CPUs and up to 8x GPUs. It is an NVIDIA-Certified system for scalability, functionality, security, and performance. Key features include: Up to 8 x PCIe Gen4 GPGPU cards […]

DOE Offers $34.5 Million Grant Program for Research Projects
posted on March 22, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) just announced $34.5 million to be distributed via two new funding opportunities to fund research tools for scientific discoveries, including clean energy and climate solutions. These new grants will support researchers using data science and computation-based methods including artificial intelligence and machine learning to tackle basic science challenges, advance […]

Advanced Clustering Offering AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series Processor-Based Systems
posted on March 15, 2021

Advanced Clustering Technologies, a provider of custom, turn-key high performance computing hardware solutions, announced today that it is offering AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series based systems. The new systems, which will deliver maximum memory of 4TB, 128 PCI-e lanes and up to 64 cores per socket, are ideal for high-memory or I/O intensive workloads. The new […]

New report calls for increased access to HPC
posted on February 17, 2021

A new assessment from the Center for Data Innovation finds that current levels of access to high performance computing resources is impeding the country’s ability to compete, innovate or insert the benefits of artificial intelligence into the nation’s defense. These and other findings are part of the center’s new report, “How the United States Can […]

KC Mayor Congratulates Us on 20 years in Business
posted on February 16, 2021

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas recorded a congratulatory message this week to recognize Advanced Clustering Technologies for 20 years in business as a technology company in the metro area. “I want to congratulate Advanced Clustering Technologies on 20 years of business in Kansas City. Thank you for being part of our community. Thank you for […]

Advanced Clustering celebrates 20 years in business
posted on February 15, 2021

Advanced Clustering Technologies is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. Founded on Feb. 14, 2001, the company was originally billed as “Your source for peak performance computing.” The company’s mission – to build cost-effective high performance computing solutions backed by customer service that is second to none – has remained its primary focus. “When we […]

We’re Hiring a Technical Support Engineer
posted on February 11, 2021

2021 marks our 20th year in business, and Advanced Clustering Technologies is looking to expand our team with an additional Technical Support Engineer. Read the job description and find out how to apply for the position. Advanced Clustering Technologies is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their […]

Tech Support Advisory: Yum updates fail from slurm package conflicts
posted on February 2, 2021

When performing a yum update or dnf update on your system, the update may fail with messages about conflicts between Slurm packages. This is caused by the addition of new Slurm packages in upstream repos that collide with custom packages installed by ACT. The errors may look like some of the following: Transaction check error: […]

Free HPC Webinars Available for On Demand Viewing
posted on January 19, 2021

Last week we launched the Advanced Clustering Technologies webinar series for 2021 with two episodes. The live events were successful in drawing a crowd of interested parties. In fact, to our surprise 75% of those who registered for the sessions showed up for the actual events. And 87% of those who came stayed online for […]

Join Advanced Clustering for free HPC webinar series
posted on January 4, 2021

Advanced Clustering Technologies invites you to join us for the first two webinars that will kick off our HPC webinar series in 2021. Register here to save your seat at these events:  https://www.advancedclustering.com/webinar-registration/ Designing an HPC Cluster 1 p.m. Central, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2020 Our team discusses all elements of a cluster build and offers […]

CentOS 8 to be replaced by CentOS Stream in late 2021
posted on December 10, 2020

It was announced this week that the future of the CentOS Project is CentOS Stream. Over the next year, the focus will shift from CentOS Linux, the rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), to CentOS Stream, which tracks just ahead of a current RHEL release. CentOS Linux 8, as a rebuild of RHEL 8, […]

Request a quote for your NSF MRI grant proposal
posted on December 3, 2020

Proposals for the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation grant program are due January 19, 2021. If you need a quote for your grant proposal, we are happy to provide that.We will return a quote as quickly as possible. Use this quote request form to provide the details we need (such as node quantity, cores […]

Planning Ahead for the New Year
posted on November 24, 2020

Looking ahead to 2021, there are a lot of things to talk about when it comes to the processors and technologies that drive high performance computing. For instance, Intel’s Ice Lake architecture, the first server part that uses their 10 nm process and provides a PCIe Gen4 host interface, will be coming soon. So will […]

Congratulations to Folding@home, winner of HPC Readers Choice Award
posted on November 17, 2020

Advanced Clustering Technologies extends a hearty congratulations to the @foldingathome project, which has just won the HPCwire Readers Choice Award for Best Use of HPC in Response to Societal Plights. You can read the full list of HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award winners here. The award was announced during the SC20, which is taking place virtually […]

Get more transparency in HPC Pricing
posted on October 27, 2020

Advanced Clustering Technologies has long believed it is of utmost importance to help you navigate the rather complex realities of pricing options for high performance computing equipment. That’s why we first published our HPC Pricing Guide in 2014. The document quickly became the most requested document on our website and remains so to this day. […]

Register for the Virtual SC20
posted on October 5, 2020

You can register now for SC20, which will be a 100% virtual event this year, at https://sc20.supercomputing.org/attend/register/. Most of the presentations will be pre-recorded with a live Q&A chat opportunity available at the time of the initial broadcast. Session broadcast will be available on demand at some point after the scheduled time. Tutorials and workshops […]

Cast Your Vote for the 2020 HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards
posted on September 29, 2020

Voting for the 2020 HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards has begun, and you may cast your votes here. Each year the HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards are determined by HPCwire readers across the HPC community. The Awards recognize the most outstanding individuals, organizations, products, and technologies in the industry. You may vote until 11:50 p.m. Pacific on […]

Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest news about our turn-key HPC solutions
posted on September 17, 2020

Join our newsletter today to receive our monthly guide to the latest information about our high performance computing solutions. Our September issue will feature our newest update to our HPC Pricing Guide, which gives you a look at the kind of systems you could purchase in budget ranges of $150,000, $250,000 or $500,000. This HPC […]

ACT Publishes HPC Pricing Guide for AMD-based Systems
posted on September 9, 2020

For several years now our HPC Pricing Guide has offered our customers an overview of what sort of Intel processor-based HPC system could be purchased within three budget ranges – $150,000, $250,000 or $500,000. Now we offer a new version of the HPC Pricing Guide that provides the same information about AMD EPYC “Rome” processor-based systems […]

Advanced Clustering and AMD CPUs Help Folding@home project study Covid-19 proteins
posted on August 4, 2020

Dr. Greg Bowman of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has turned the focus of the Folding@home project, which is the largest crowd-sourced computational biology project the world has ever seen, over to the study of Covid-19. Bowman, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at university, is relying on tens of […]

SC20 announces it will be all-virtual
posted on July 28, 2020

On July 27, SC20 organizers announced that this year’s event will be virtual only. We will be getting updates about how the show experience will unfold for attendees and exhibitors, but for now here are the things we do know: All presentations and sessions will be pre-recorded (NO live streaming) Sessions will include a question and answer […]

SC20: The Last Show Standing
posted on July 21, 2020

After PEARC20 makes its appearance as a virtual-only event next week, the only remaining HPC trade show on our calendar for this most unusual of years is SC20. While we have not made a final determination about whether or not we will be traveling to Atlanta in November to exhibit at the event, we can […]

Featured Product: ACTserv e2220
posted on July 10, 2020

Our ACTserv e2220 is a dual socket AMD EPYC “Rome” 2U system with 12x 3.5″ drive bays. It features 3200MHz DDR4 memory and 32x DIMM sockets for support up to 4TB. This system is ideal for memory-intensive workloads such as genomics codes, in-memory databases and real-time analytics. Check it out on our site and use the online Configurator to incorporate it into […]

HPC Hardware from Advanced Clustering aids Boston Children’s Hospital in Covid-19 research project
posted on June 30, 2020

Boston Children’s Hospital is acquiring high performance computing hardware from Advanced Clustering Technologies to support the hospital’s key role in a nationwide study that seeks to find new strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of Covid-19. The IMPACC (IMmunoPhenotyping Assessment in a COVID-19 Cohort) study will include up to 2,000 Covid-19 patients from 10 to 12 […]

Intel debuts 3rd Gen Xeon (Cooper Lake) Processors
posted on June 18, 2020

Today Intel unveiled its third-generation Scalable Xeon processor (Cooper Lake) family for four- and eight-socket servers. Cooper Lake is designed to handle AI and analytics workloads running in the datacenter. The company announced 11 new SKUs with between 16-28 cores, up to 3.1 Ghz base clock (up to 4.3 Ghz with Turbo Boost), and support for […]

Scientific Computing World runs survey on scientific research use of HPC
posted on June 12, 2020

Scientific Computing World, a multi-platform publication for scientists and engineers using computing to further their research, would like to know more about practical issues faced by managers/directors of HPC resources and also those faced by researchers/scientists using those facilities. By completing this survey, you’ll help refine the information and content that the publication provides to become more […]

NVIDIA launches DGX™ A100, the Universal System for Every AI Workload
posted on May 22, 2020

NVIDIA has just announced the introduction of the NVIDIA DGX™ A100, the world’s first 5 petaFLOPS AI system. The new system offers unprecedented compute density, performance, and flexibility with the NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU. Integrating eight A100 GPUs, the system provides unprecedented acceleration and is fully optimized for NVIDIA CUDA-X™ software and the end-to-end […]

AMD Debuts 3 EPYC Rome SKUs
posted on April 14, 2020

Today AMD announced the launch of three new SKUS based on the 7nm second-generation Epyc “Rome” platform. The new SKUs target commercial HPC workloads as well as hyperconverged infrastructure and database applications. The new processors announced today include: the eight-core EPYC 7F32 the 16-core 7F52 the 24-core 7F7s All three processors feature base clock speeds […]

High Performance Computing Aiding Fight Against COVID-19
posted on April 2, 2020

As the bad news about coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to compound with each new day, high performance computing is bringing a rare bright spot. The list of HPC researchers, facilities and vendors who are fighting the pandemic on the ground continues is impressive and ever-expanding. Here is a roundup of HPC contributions to the battle to […]

NVIDIA Gives COVID-19 Researchers Free Access to Parabricks
posted on March 30, 2020

In response to the current pandemic, NVIDIA is sharing tools with researchers that can accelerate their race to understand the novel coronavirus and help inform a response. Starting today, NVIDIA will provide a free 90-day license to Parabricks to any researcher in the worldwide effort to fight the novel coronavirus. Based on the well-known Genome […]

Our Response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic
posted on March 17, 2020

The health and safety of both our customers and employees is of the utmost importance to us. We want to update you on our response to the widespread coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. Advanced Clustering Technologies is committed to continuing what we do best. Our top priorities remain serving our customers, keeping our facility operational and getting orders out the door […]

HPC Trade Shows Affected by CoronaVirus Concerns
posted on March 5, 2020

A number of trade shows that are typically of interest to the high performance computing industry are being cancelled or altered due to concerns about the spread of CoronaVirus. We are keeping our Events page updated with the latest information being shared by show organizers. You can check those updates here. As of today, the latest […]

Advanced Clustering Now Offering Intel Cascade Lake Refresh Processors
posted on February 25, 2020

Today Advanced Clustering Technologies announced that the company is now integrating Intel’s new Cascade Lake Refresh (CLX-R) processor into its line of HPC ACTblade and ACTserv clusters and ACTstation workstations. CLX-R is an advancement over the existing second generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor (code named Cascade Lake or CLX). These new Intel processors offer enhanced […]

Advanced Clustering Celebrates 19 Years
posted on February 14, 2020

Advanced Clustering Technologies celebrates its 19th anniversary on Feb. 14, 2020. The company, which was founded in 2001 in Kansas City, Mo., continues to build custom, turn-key HPC solutions that have been its trademark all along. The company’s full catalog of HPC hardware and software solutions is online at the company’s website, advancedclustering.com. You can learn […]

Reserve Your Seat for Our Upcoming Webinar About ClusterVisor, Our Cluster Manager Software
posted on January 24, 2020

Advanced Clustering soon will be hosting a webinar to walk you through the features and benefits of our new HPC cluster management software solution, ClusterVisor.  This powerful new tool enables you to manage and monitor your cluster from a simple web interface or, if you prefer, from the command line. Register now to reserve a seat in […]

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