DELIVERING A COST-EFFECTIVE
HPC SOLUTION INCLUDING IMPLEMENTATION AND TURNING — ISN'T
THAT A FIRST?
AvarSYS specializes in combining the highest quality commodity
components with an open software stack, integration and tuning with
your application, and applying middleware, I/O and storage virtualization
to deliver the most complete HPC solution in the industry.
Our organization has an 18 year history in HPC and HPC visualization.
We have a unique combination of senior level background and experience
in SGI, Cray, nCube, IBM, HP and most recently Linux Networx product
lines. We are dedicated to non-proprietary hardware and open-source
software and differentiate our solution with HPC hardware configuration
knowledge and most importantly application tuning and a holistic
approach to infrastructure integration and management.
What is HPC?
High Performance Computing (HPC) is powerful, flexible and relatively
low-cost parallel supercomputers and computer clusters linked together
as a single system using interconnects to solve complex data and
computational intensive applications as well as complex high productivity
computing environments that now includes supporting the ecosystem
of software, middleware, storage, networking and infrastructure
Supercomputers have been in existence believe it or not since the
1960’s. Today’s supercomputers are now mostly made up
of off the shelf server class microprocessors that are highly-tuned
with special interconnects.
Evolution of the Industry:
At AvarSYS, we believe that proprietary clusters are best left in
the past as evidenced by the falling business values of proprietary
manufacturers such as SGI and Cray who 10 years ago had 94 and 108
respectively of the Top500 Supercomputers and today have 22 and
As of November of 2007 – the Intel Processor Family represented
71% of the Top500 Supercomputers and AMD 16%. Couple this with Linux
having at least 85% of the Operating System Share of the Top500
and you can see a dramatic evolution. While SGI and the like may
use Intel processors now, they still add proprietary software and
node recognition that does not qualify them as open.
When examining HPC as an I.T. investment, if you factor the ever
demanding requirement for lowering the cost of I.T. due to rising
administration costs coupled with the fact that proprietary OS is
no longer transferable; you can quickly surmise that buying a proprietary
system simply is not prudent.
For more information, contact our HPC sales staff today!