X-ISS Builds HIPAA-compliant Cloud HPC Solution for Northwestern University Research Computing

Northwestern University in Chicago (NU) is a recognized leader in clinical and medical research. Facing the challenges of analyzing a quickly-growing amount of medical data, Northwestern partnered with X-ISS to develop a secure, scalable cloud-based solution to meet the needs of its research community.

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Teamwork Key to Meeting Tight Development Deadline

With over 500 HPC deployments completed, the X-ISS team knows there is only one real constant – each cluster is unique and presents its own set of challenges. A recent deployment of a new 1400-node Dell cluster was no different. The client had...

X-ISS Manages Dell Life Science HPC Solution with Complex Security Protocols

An organization engaged in cancer diagnostics needed to leverage HPC cluster technology to provide for quicker turnaround time to end users. At the same time, not only did they need to ensure the clusters were fully managed but also to abide by complex...

X-ISS Removes Bottlenecks between Windows Desktops and GlusterFS Samba Servers

A provider of seismic data processing services to the oil & gas industry was experiencing slower-than-expected data transfer rates between its Windows desktop users and the GlusterFS Samba high-availability storage solution recently installed for its new Linux HPC cluster. X-ISS quickly diagnosed the...

X-ISS Creates Affordable, Efficient Remote 3D Visualization Solution

Visualization of 3D graphics can be an enormous benefit for organizations that deal with large volumes of visualization data and whose users are geographically dispersed. One such example is a company that provides seismic data processing services to oil & gas clients. As...

X-ISS Tweaks Cluster Configuration during Setup to Speed Pump Design Simulations

Personnel at a prominent engineering company in Houston, Texas, no longer have to stay up all night to make sure their pump design simulations finish on time and produce the desired results. Thanks to a Dell HPC cluster deployed and optimized by X-ISS...

X-ISS Customizes Monitoring System for Faster, More Focused Alerting

When a long-time client added nodes to its HPC cluster, they asked X-ISS to customize the open-source monitoring system already in place to provide faster alerts at the first sign of a critical failure. The X-ISS team streamlined the monitoring system and aggregated...

X-ISS Helps Provide Major Speed Boost for Water Disinfection Simulations

X-ISS worked closely with simulation software developer ANSYS Inc. to design and build an HPC cluster that completes water treatment simulations in minutes rather than the hours or days once required. X-ISS created the HPC system using seven mid-level Dell servers and InfiniBand...

X-ISS Upgrades xCAT Cluster Manager with Custom BitTorrent Deployment

X-ISS successfully upgraded a client’s cluster manager from xCAT 2.3 to xCAT 2.8 without any system downtime. Along with the upgrade, X-ISS designed and implemented BitTorrent as the compute node image transfer technology, possibly the first such deployment on an xCAT cluster. The...

BRP Relies on X-ISS to Keep its Engine Simulations Running Smoothly

BRP is well known for its power sports brands, Sea Doo, Ski Doo, and Can Am. The company is also a major competitor in the marine industry, as a manufacturer of Evinrude outboard engines. Recently, BRP made a significant investment in their Sturtevant,...