HPC Pain Points Survey

X-ISS recently surveyed members of the HPC community to answer a series of questions regarding challenges in working with and managing their HPC systems. The survey asked participants to rank ten questions on a scale from zero (No Problem) to ten (Major...

Cluster Lifecycle Management: Part 7 of 7

Recycle and Rebirth

By Deepak Khosla In the previous Cluster Lifecycle Management column, I examined the various options for Capacity Planning and Reporting that can help you prepare for the inevitability of upgrading or refreshing your HPC cluster. In this column, we wrap up the...

Cluster Lifecycle Management: Part 6 of 7

Capacity Planning and Reporting

By Deepak Khosla In the previous Cluster Lifecycle Management column, I discussed the best practices for proper care and feeding of your cluster to keep it running smoothly on a daily basis. In this column, we will look into the future...

Cluster Lifecycle Management: Part 5 of 7

Care and Feeding of Your Cluster

By Deepak Khosla In the previous Cluster Lifecycle Management column, I described the crucial steps that should be taken to deploy and validate your new cluster. In this column, I discuss how best to move the system into production,...

Cluster Lifecycle Management: Part 4 of 7

Deploy and Validate Your Cluster

By Deepak Khosla In the previous Cluster Lifecycle Management column, I discussed best practices for choosing the right vendor to build the cluster that meets your needs. Once your team has selected a vendor and finalized the purchase of your...

Cluster Lifecycle Management: Part 3 of 7

Choosing a Vendor to Build the Cluster You've Designed

By Deepak Khosla In the previous Cluster Lifecycle Management column, I described the steps your organization should take to develop an HPC cluster design that meets your application needs while providing a positive return on investment....

Cluster Lifecycle Management: Part 2 of 7

Matching Needs to Cluster Design

By Deepak Khosla In the first Cluster Lifecycle Management column, I discussed the importance of performing a Needs Assessment to ensure that an organization implementing its first HPC cluster designs a system that fulfills the requirements of its users and...

Cluster Lifecycle Management: Part 1 of 7

Assessing Your HPC Needs

By Deepak Khosla For many organizations, an HPC cluster ranks among its most expensive and complex IT investments. From acquisition to replacement, these complex systems must be proactively designed, managed and operated within the context of a lifecycle, one that is...