Advanced Clustering 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy Holidays from Advanced Clustering Technologies
posted on December 13, 2019

We want to thank you for your interest in our high performance computing solutions. We look forward to working with you in the new year.

Advanced Clustering Technologies Now Offering AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processor-based Systems
posted on August 8, 2019

Kansas City, Mo. (Aug. 7, 2019) – Advanced Clustering Technologies, a provider of custom, turn-key high performance computing hardware solutions, announced today that it is offering AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series based systems. “Our new series of ACTserv systems will deliver 128 PCI-e lanes and up to 64 cores per socket. These are perfect for your […]

Come and see us at PEARC19 later this month in Chicago
posted on July 2, 2019

Advanced Clustering Technology representatives will be on hand later this month for PEARC19 in Chicago. The company is serving as a Bronze Sponsor for the event, which takes place July 28 – Aug. 1 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. Registration for the conference is still available here: https://www.pearc19.pearc.org. Advanced Clustering will have a table in the […]

Scientific Computing World Features eQUEUE Among Innovative HPC user tools
posted on June 6, 2019

Scientific Computing World is featuring eQUEUE, Advanced Clustering Technologies web-based job submission tool, among the innovative tools HPC users can leverage to manage their computing resources more effectively. In its June/July edition, which was published today, the publication wrote: “Alongside the hardware and software improvements that can help to increase real application performance, HPC providers […]

Advanced Clustering Attending PEARC19 as a Bronze Sponsor
posted on June 4, 2019

Come and see us next month at the Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEAR19) conference, which takes place July 28 – Aug. 1 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago. The theme for this year’s event is Rise of the Machines (Learning). Advanced Clustering will be on hand to talk about our custom, turn-key […]

Come and See Us at the Great Plains Network meeting
posted on May 16, 2019

The Annual Meeting of the Great Plains Network will take place next Tuesday through Thursday right here in Kansas City. Advanced Clustering Technologies is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor of the event this year. We hope to see you at our exhibitor table during the conference. Information technology professionals from all across the Midwest […]

Introducing the next generation of Intel processors – Cascade Lake
posted on April 2, 2019

Today marks the official launch of the new generation of Intel Xeon Scalable processors, code named Cascade Lake. Advanced Clustering’s HPC solutions now feature the new Cascade Lake processors, which deliver high levels of compute density and scalability. Cascade Lake AP features multiple enhancements for HPC workloads. Cascade Lake delivers advanced performance with up to 28 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Exhibiting Our Turn-Key HPC Solutions at SC18
posted on October 10, 2018

Advanced Clustering Technologies is exhibiting in booth 3741 at SC18, which takes place Nov. 11-16 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Visit our booth to learn about our clusters, servers, storage solutions and workstations. We will also be highlighting our on-demand HPC cloud solution, ACTnowHPC. If you are planning to acquire HPC […]

Volatility in HPC Pricing Expected to Continue
posted on September 25, 2018

A number of factors are contributing to what is expected to be a volatile pricing environment for high performance computing’s immediate future. Topping the list of determining factors is the latest round of tariffs on products manufactured in China including computer components, which are expected to bring a 10% increase in price. More than 5,745 products […]

RMACC Panel Highlights Best Practices for RFP Writing
posted on August 8, 2018

Advanced Clustering joined a panel of HPC experts for a discussion called “Best practices for writing an RFP for HPC Hardware Purchases” today at the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium symposium at the University of Colorado-Boulder. The session took place at 10:30 a.m. and was moderated by Thomas Hauser, Director of Research Computing University of […]

Advanced Clustering to exhibit and present at the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium Symposium
posted on July 16, 2018

Advanced Clustering Technologies will be exhibiting at the eighth annual Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium symposium Aug. 7-9 on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. RMACC is a collaborative event among academic and research institutions located throughout the Rocky Mountain region that use high performance computing. Dr. Rick Stevens, a director of Argonne National […]

PEARC18 takes place July 22-26 in Pittsburgh
posted on July 9, 2018

The second annual Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC18) conference takes place July 22-26 at the Wyndham Grand Downtown in Pittsburgh. PEARC18 brings together scientists, engineers, scholars, artists, students and teachers for a program focused on the “efficiency, security, reliability and sustainability of increasingly complex and powerful digital infrastructure systems.” The theme of […]

Advanced Clustering Teams with ThinkparQ to Integrate BeeGFS
posted on May 15, 2018

Today Advanced Clustering Technologies announced that is has partnered with ThinkParQ to integrate the BeeGFS parallel file system as part of the company’s high performance computing solutions for HPC workloads. The parallel file system solves storage access speed issues that can decrease performance of the fastest supercomputers. BeeGFS spreads user data across multiple servers. By […]

Video: RFP Writing for HPC Equipment Purchases
posted on May 3, 2018

Watch video excerpts of the panel discussion on RFP writing for HPC Hardware purchases that took place at CADRE 2018 on April 18 at Oklahoma State University. Panelists included (from left) Dr. Dana Brunson of Oklahoma State University, Doug Jennewein of the University of South Dakota, Jim Paugh of Advanced Clustering Technologies and Mark McClung, Data […]

Notes from CADRE 2018 at Oklahoma State U.
posted on April 18, 2018

Advanced Clustering travelled to Stillwater, Oklahoma this week for the second annual Coalition for Advancing Digital Research & Education (CADRE) event, which opened with a reception Tuesday night and concluded Wednesday after a day of educational sessions. The CADRE conference brings together regional research computing professionals, librarians, researchers, educators, and students interested in advancing digital […]

Wright State University’s HPC Cluster: ‘It’s here. It’s Ready.”
posted on April 6, 2018

Wright State University has just announced that its new high performance computing cluster is ready to support research across campus. “It’s here. It’s ready,” said Amit Sharma, an assistant professor of physics who led efforts to get the cluster. “I’m delighted.” Advanced Clustering Technologies built and installed the Wright State cluster. It consists of 36 […]

White Paper: Writing an RFP for HPC Equipment Purchases
posted on March 20, 2018

Advanced Clustering Technologies has just published a free white paper called “Best Practices for  Writing an RFP for the Acquisition of High Performance Computing Equipment” that provides comprehensive guidance for successfully writing a Request for Proposal (RFP). The white paper is available at advancedclustering.com. Writing a request for proposal (RFP) for the purchase of high […]

Our Blog Recognized among Top 15 HPC Blogs
posted on January 29, 2018

Our HPC blog has just been named among the Top 15 HPC blogs, according to FeedSpot.com. The site says it made it selections based on searches and social metrics from thousands of top HPC blogs in its index. The top 15 blogs are ranked based on following criteria: Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence […]

At SC17, HPC Hardware Takes Center Stage
posted on November 16, 2017

 

University of South Dakota Gets HPC Cluster for Research Computing
posted on October 6, 2017

The University of South Dakota has acquired a high performance computing cluster as a campus-wide resource available to faculty, staff and students as well as researchers across the state. Made possible by a $504,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and a $200,000 grant from the South Dakota Board of Regents, the new cluster is […]

Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium Takes Place This Week
posted on September 25, 2017

Advanced Clustering Technologies is once again a proud sponsor of the Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium, which takes place Sept. 26-27 on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman. The Symposium, now in its 16th year, starts with a Reception and Poster Session from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Stephenson Research & Technology Center. A Supercomputing […]

Nominate Innovators for the HPCwire Reader’s Choice Awards
posted on August 24, 2017

Nominations are now being accepted for the HPCwire Reader’s Choice Awards, which recognize the best and brightest innovators within the global HPC community. This is your chance to shine a light on those who you feel have made the greatest achievements in HPC this year. Here are the categories for this year’s HPCwire Reader’s Choice Awards: […]

Check out the new Intel Xeon Scalable Processor
posted on July 11, 2017

Intel’s new Xeon Scalable processors officially launched today and feature multiple enhancements for HPC workloads. The new processors deliver advanced performance with up to 28 cores and significant increases in memory and I/O bandwidth (with six memory channels and 48 PCIe lanes) to handle extremely large compute- and data-intensive workloads. On this page you will meet […]

Registration Begins for SC17
posted on July 7, 2017

This week registration opened for SC17, which takes place Nov. 12-17 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. If you’re planning to attend, now is the time to register and reserve your hotel room. Advanced Clustering Technologies will be exhibiting in booth 1976 on the Exhibit Hall floor. We will also be taking one-on-one meetings […]

NSF Requests $60 Million for HPC in FY18 Budget
posted on May 30, 2017

National Science Foundation Director France A. Córdova presented President Trump’s $6.65 billion NSF budget request for Fiscal Year 2018 to Congress on May 24. A portion of that amount, $60 million, is earmarked for use by the NSF to “continue investments to extend the frontiers of high-performance computing. This investment will support the acquisition and […]

5 Things You May Not Know about Advanced Clustering Technologies
posted on May 25, 2017

1. Advanced Clustering built a free stress-test and hardware diagnostics tool. Breakin application is so powerful, it’s now used by several major component manufacturers in their validation and factory testing procedures. No other available product pinpoints hardware issues and component failures like Breakin. Every cluster built by Advanced Clustering Technologies undergoes a minimum of 24 hours running […]

Mellanox: InfiniBand Delivers up to 250% Higher ROI for HPC
posted on April 24, 2017

Mellanox announced today that EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions have demonstrated 30 to 250 percent higher HPC applications performance versus Omni-Path. This finding is the result of  performance tests conducted at end-user installations and the Mellanox benchmarking and research center. Examples of highly used HPC applications that were part of the testing include: GROMACS Molecular dynamics […]

In the News: Advanced Clustering Installs New Supercomputer at Clarkson University
posted on April 21, 2017

Inside HPC reports on our latest installation – a new supercomputer at Clarkson University in New York. The cluster was built for Chen Liu, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Liu won a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to lead a four-person research team dedicated to acquiring a heterogeneous high performance computing cluster.

New HPC Cluster Installed at Clarkson University
posted on April 18, 2017

An Advanced Clustering team was on-site last week at Clarkson University to install a new cluster we built for Dr. Chen Liu, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Liu was awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to lead a four-person research team dedicated to acquiring a heterogeneous high-performance computing cluster. […]

Video: Brunson Discusses Mission of Oklahoma HPC Center
posted on April 10, 2017

In this video featured on InsideHPC.com, Dana Brunson from Oklahoma State talks about the mission of the Oklahoma High Performance Computing Center. The center is home to Cowboy, a supercomputer cluster built by Advanced Clustering Technologies that is comprised of 250 individual compute nodes. Cowboy helps researchers and scientists in diverse fields including bioinformatics, engineering, […]

In the News: San Jose State University Brings New HPC Cluster Online
posted on March 29, 2017

San Jose State University has just announced that its new high performance computing cluster went online this week. Funded by a $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, the new cluster will support an interdisciplinary team led by Sen Chiao from Meteorology, who was principal investigator of the grant proposal, and Climate Science and Ehsan […]

Memory Prices Increase as NAND Flash Supply Fails to Meet Demand
posted on March 28, 2017

A shortage of NAND flash, the storage medium for solid-state drives, is making memory chips more expensive this year. Based in part on the transition from 2D NAND to 3D NAND, the shortage has driven up the cost of NAND by an average of 12-16% this quarter for multi-level cell (MLC) SSDs and 10-16% for […]

Upcoming HPC Events
posted on February 20, 2017

Here is a list of upcoming HPC events for 2017. We will update this list as new events are announced:  Rice University Oil & Gas HPC Conference March 15-16, 2017 Houston, TX Rice University’s Oil and Gas High Performance Computing Conference facilitates networking and discussion focused on computing and information technology challenges and needs in […]

White House Releases Strategic Plan for NSCI Initiative
posted on July 29, 2016

It’s been a year since President Obama issued an Executive Order to create the National Strategic Computing Initiative or NSCI. NSCI was created to ensure the United States continues leading in the computing field over the coming decades. This week the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released the Strategic Plan for NSCI. […]

HPC Predictions for 2016: Charting the Future
posted on December 31, 2015

During Supercomputing last month in Austin, the IDC shared happy news of a growing HPC market in 2016. “IDC forecasts that the global HPDA ecosystem market will continue growing robustly to reach about $4.9 billion in 2019,” said Steve Conway, IDC research vice president for HPC and HPDA. “Data-intensive simulation will expand rapidly, driven by […]

U.S. Universities Face Ongoing Decline in R&D Funding
posted on November 25, 2015

U.S. universities face an ongoing decline in federal research and development funding, according to new data from the National Science Foundation. For the third consecutive year, federal research and development funding for higher education lagged behind inflation. Federally funded R&D at universities declined 3.9% to $37.9 billion in FY 2014. It has fallen by more […]

University of Central Oklahoma Selects Us to Build ‘Buddy’ Supercomputer
posted on May 19, 2015

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Center for Research and Education in Interdisciplinary Computation (CREIC) has selected Advanced Clustering Technologies to build a cluster supercomputer to be named “Buddy” in honor of the university’s mascot, Buddy Broncho. The supercomputer project is being funded by a $304,745 research grant CREIC was awarded last year by the National […]

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 […]

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