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 […]

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