X-ISS Cluster Communique
May 2015 Issue

X-ISS Makes CIOReview
HPC Pain Points Survey
Getting Oil Field Pumps Pumping Again
ANSYS Events
Making Remote 3D Visualization Work

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Cluster Lifecycle Management

HPCwire newsletter is running a series of columns by X-ISS President Deepak Khosla on Cluster Lifecycle Management. Read the fifth column:

Care and Feeding of Your Cluster


X-ISS Makes List of Most Promising HPC Technology Providers

CIOReview has honored X-ISS by naming us to its 2015 list of ‘20 Most Promising HPC Technology Solutions Providers.’ The weekly magazine, which specializes in reporting on enterprise solutions, praised X-ISS for leveraging HPC to drive productivity in organizations of all sizes with ManagedHPC® services for small- to medium-sized companies and DecisionHPC® software for larger users of HPC clusters. Read our profile in the March 2 issue here.

HPC Pain Points Survey

X-ISS recently surveyed members of the HPC community to answer a series of questions related to their challenges in working with and managing HPC systems. We have compiled some of the results and will be posting them on our website over the upcoming months, so check back frequently! The first installment of the survey results is here.

Getting Oil Field Pumps Pumping Again

Personnel at a Houston engineering firm once lost sleep at night redesigning flawed oil field pumps. Their computer workstations just weren’t powerful enough to run new design simulations with the ANSYS Fluent software. We worked with Dell and ANSYS to build the client an HPC cluster that runs simulations in a fraction of the time they once took, getting new pumps into the field faster and letting the engineers sleep all night. Read it here.

Visit Us at ANSYS Events in Detroit and Houston

X-ISS is excited to be a sponsor at two of the upcoming ANSYS regional simulation conferences. Look for the X-ISS tabletop displays at the ANSYS Automotive Simulation World Congress on June 2-3 in Detroit and the ANSYS Convergence Conference on June 9 in Houston.

Making Remote 3D Visualization Work

A long-time X-ISS client wanted a Remote 3D Visualization solution that could be used by personnel inside the company as well as its customers in external locations. A key requirement was that company personnel would be able to use their own desktop computers while the HPC clusters and huge data sets would be located remotely. We decided on the NICE EnginFrame with VDI plugin and implemented an affordable and efficient remote solution. Read more.

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