Fujitsu brings simplicity to High Performance Computing
Mumbai, India, July 3, 2013: Fujitsu today releases a new initiative making it easier than ever for companies to harness the power of High Performance Computing (HPC), with solutions that enable faster product development and accelerated time to market – plus an intuitive new user interface and complete system pricing now that is more affordable than ever.
The speed hike in computing performance presents organizations of all sizes with new opportunities, for example in quickly validating and exploiting research theories, in speeding up product development through computer-based modeling, and in finding competitive advantages in the market by getting a better picture of customers’ buying behavior, through rapidly analyzing multiple sources of big data.
The use of HPC is increasingly gaining widespread acceptance in the principal fields of research – where its enhanced computer processing power is ideally suited to modeling and long-range forecasting, in analysis, and in production applications from passenger safety through to molecular dynamics.
Making HPC more widely accessible and easier to use than ever, the Fujitsu HPC Simplicity concept combines the Fujitsu Software HPC Cluster Suite (HCS), an immediately optimized x86 HPC cluster solution based on Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers, with a new graphical user interface-based front end.
Fujitsu HPC Simplicity introduces significant new software stack enhancements and a simplified, web-based user experience, while a scalable file systemdramatically improves innovation cycles, by enabling high-speed parallel distributed processing of very large amounts of read/write transactions.
For organizations developing new products and solutions, reducing time to market is often critical to profitability, and HPC is a vital competitive tool for achieving this, both at the research and development and at the production stages. Fujitsu HPC Simplicity enables enterprises to capture the knowledge and expertise that matters to their business, making the use of HPC easier for experts and more broadly accessible to beginners.
Fujitsu HCS is a comprehensive, purpose-built software stack that includes a set of fully-validated HPC software components includingthe HPC Gateway, combining the best-of-breed open source with proprietary software products such as Altair’s market-leading workload management software product, PBS Professional, and tools that ensure optimal operation of the Fujitsu PRIMERGY x86 hardware platforms.
Fujitsu’s innovativescalable file system, FEFS enables high-speed parallel processing of very large amounts of read/write I/O from the compute nodes. Very large-scale file systems with up to 8 Exabytes (8000PB)– enough capacity to store the entire contents of global internet traffic over a whole week – and supports throughput of 1TB/s. FEFS also boasts features such as built-in high availability of all components, fair share I/O management and directory level quotas.
Fujitsu’s portfolio of PRIMERGY servers offers reliability, quality and performance for HPC users. Incorporating more than 30 years of HPC experience and intellectual property, PRIMERGY provides a complete ecosystem that helps enterprises operate more efficiently and drive down costs. PRIMERGY servers also excel in energy efficiency, virtualization features and sophisticated system management functions.
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