Lenovo has unveiled its latest High-Performance Computing as a Service (HPCaaS) model, TruScale, which promises to deliver the power of supercomputing to organisations of all sizes through a cloud-like experience.
The new HPCaaS offering expands Lenovo’s everything as–a–service TruScale portfolio, and enables HPC customers to access greater supercomputing resources, driving a faster time to answer for researchers working on solving humanity’s greatest challenges.
Cloud-based HPC is the fastest-growing segment of high-performance computing, and on-demand resource consumption provides more efficient and scalable computing resources to meet workload requirements. The typical HPC cluster runs at nearly full capacity, with rapidly increasing demands for compute and storage cycles and little room for additional workloads. Lenovo TruScale HPCaaS delivers additional capacity that allows research institutions to better compete for grants while gaining faster insights. The technology provides rack-to-cloud level solutions that are critical to driving innovation across multiple sectors, including academia, pharma, manufacturing and healthcare.
Scott Tease, vice president and general manager of HPC at Lenovo, said: “Lenovo TruScale HPC as a Service allows for incredible innovation with the flexibility for HPC customers to expand their clusters when needed. We designed this offering to make high-performance computing resources easier and faster to deploy, offering researchers the freedom to think bigger and without technology being a barrier to their success.”
TruScale HPC as a Service hopes to maximise HPC cluster resources and control shared access through a simple, pay-per-use model that is managed and supported by Lenovo. With technology that is installed right at the customer data center, HPC workload managers can dynamically access and provision resources on-demand. Additional cluster resources can be obtained through ‘push-button’ access, which allows businesses to utilise additional computing, storage, and acceleration capabilities as needed.
Additionally, it also offers high levels of control and security. The on-premises HPC capability provides seamless, protected access to data without any changes to job scripts, or potential risks associated with public cloud exposure. It also ensures that data is secure from installation to utilisation, and through decommissioning.