Advanced Clustering Technologies has written white papers to serve as a resource to our customers and those who are planning an HPC hardware purchase. Based on our years of experience and extensive interviews with existing customers, our white papers offer best practices for navigating the process of acquiring HPC equipment that meets or exceeds your computational requirements.

White Paper:
Best Practices for Writing a Successful NSF MRI Grant Proposal

Based on the past five years of award selections, a grant proposal typically has a 1 in 4 chance of success. At Advanced Clustering Technologies, we have been helping customers complete their high performance computing grant proposals for more than 18 years. 

Our white paper outlines the best practices for writing your grant proposal for the National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program. 

Learn how the experience of our customers who have secured grant funding in the past. They offer tips on everything from naming your project to the importance of outlining the benefit to your university and community.

Some of our customers who were interviewed for our case study on writing an RFP for HPC shared their insights on the subject during a panel discussion at the CADRE event in April 2018 at Oklahoma State University. Watch the video excerpt (below).

Video: Getting an Optimized HPC Cluster that Fits Your Budget

White paper:
Best Practices for Writing an RFP for the Acquisition of High Performance Computing Equipment

Our new white paper aims to help you avoid the pitfalls of RFP writing. We have examined our own experiences and interviewed customers who have successfully navigated the RFP writing process.

We cover everything from when to start (as early as possible) to who to talk to and how to set  your timeline. We offer sample questions to pose to your datacenter and purchasing department personnel. We describe the details you need to include in the technical section to get the equipment you  need. Included are sample questions to help you define those technical requirements.

Don't Miss Our HPC Case Studies

Through 18+ years Advanced Clustering Technologies has helped hundreds of universities, government agencies, national laboratories and business enterprises acquire custom, turn-key HPC equipment. 

Hear from a wide range of customers about their experiences working with us and utilizing the supercomputing systems they purchased. 

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WEATHER FORECASTING IN THE CLOUD
BUILDING AN HPC SOLUTION WITH FLEXIBILITY TO MEET FUTURE NEEDS

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