IBM has announced new high performance computing (HPC) cloud products to help scientific and technical users.
The HPC cloud offerings allowed users to link computing resources across their organizations into a single, high performance, private cloud while providing system administrators the flexibility to set priorities based on business or technical needs, IBM said.
IBM will also offer industry specific versions of the HPC cloud products starting with the IBM Engineering Solutions for Cloud, for electronics companies and automotive and aerospace manufacturers.
IBM’s HPC cloud offerings include:
• IBM HPC Management Suite for Cloud: A new resource manager with tools to enable administrators to manage the cloud, schedule jobs and handle tasks like metering energy usage while allowing end users to view and access the full set of HPC resources available to them in the cloud;
• HPC cloud implementation service from IBM: A new quick-start service to help install, configure and optimize a private or private hosted cloud with system administrator training to help ensure ongoing success; and
• IBM Intelligent Cluster solutions: An integrated, optimized HPC cluster solution with servers, storage and switches --all factory-integrated, tested and delivered ready to plug into the data centre.
IBM’s HPC cloud products will be available in the third quarter.