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Building out a HPC Cloud Cluster takes some careful planning because of the workloads and growth potential that each of these workloads bring. We’ve specialized in building out HPC Clusters for years and have software we specialize with. 

Our LMX Cloud software is a comprehensive Cloud HPC cluster management stack that supports a broad range of workloads and software environments, enabling organizations with an agile and scalable IT infrastructure.

  • Complete HPC user environment
  • Control infrastructure via cloud APIs
  • Comprehensive monitoring and alerting
  • OpenLDAP authentication
  • Support for virtual machines and bare metal
  • Containerised application stack support via Singularity
  • Web UI Portal with support for file transfers, workload management and VNC, RStudio and Jupyter support
  • On demand Kubernetes provisioning and scaling

 Our recommended HPC cluster building blocks are as follows:

Compute – 1U Supermicro Ultra 

For the compute element of the GPU cloud, we recommend using SuperMicros Ultra SuperServers. We have extensive experience building this out as the compute node. It has 32 DIMM Slots, which can fit up to 8TB DRAM. For the CPU element, it supports Dual Socket P+ (LGA-4189) 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors.

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure – 2U 4 Node Supermicro Twin Pro 

For the Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, this particular server supports: Dual Socket P+ (LGA-4189) 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors, 16 DIMMs which can have up to 4TB RAM. With Intel® X710 Dual port 10GBase-T LAN onboard, the networking element is well equipped to handle many heavy workloads. 

Storage – 4U 90 Bay Storage Server 

For storage, there is typically a lot of deployment scenarios, this server supports up to 90 bays with the following disk configuration: 90 3.5″/2.5″ Hot-swap SAS3/SATA3 drives, 2x Fixed slim SATA SSD, 2x NVMe M.2 (form factor: 2280 and 22110). 

GPU – 4U 8 x H100 GPU Server 

This GPU system has NVIDIA® NVLink™ with NVSwitch™ for GPU to GPU interconnect. This server has 8-GPU compatibility to handle all the GPU workloads throughout the cloud.  

NVMe – 2U 24 x NVMe Server 

For the NVMe element, this server model supports 24x 2.5″ hot-swap NVMe/SATA/SAS drive bays (22x 2.5″ NVMe hybrid) and we’ve found it to be optimally a strong server for these types of configurations.

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