High performance computing can be defined as aggregating computing power in a way that it can solve large scale problems in various fields such as science, business, etc. These can range from the Tianhe-2, the Chinese “Milky Way” supercomputer which has been built to be one of the most powerful supercomputers to run, among other things, physics and astronomy simulations. On the other end of the spectrum is the ICC Blackhole workstation.
Not all businesses can afford or even need an expensive supercomputer that can make advanced physics simulations. These massive supercomputers can run upwards of millions of dollars! Most businesses need simpler and more compact computer solutions. But because even small supercomputers can be a very large investment, it’s a good idea to look into ways to test code and software somewhere localized before it’s uploaded to the business’s HPC network.
What do you do when have new code but are afraid that running an untested code can damage your HPC network? When a normal desktop can’t cut it, we offer an innovative solution: a workstation that fits under your desk but gives you access to a powerful cluster you can test on locally. The Blackhole won’t break the bank by giving you a cost effective mini HPC computer the size of a desktop. With the power of 5 computers in 1, it can be used as a local workstation, or as a starting point for gathering local research, testing your software and code before you upload it to your HPC cluster using our easily manageable GUI.
Let us help your business try out innovative solutions while keeping your network safe. Check out our Blackhole HPC solution today.
-Written by Alexandra Goldina