IBM high-performance computing (HPC) clustered solutions offer significant price/performance advantages for many high-performance workloads by harnessing the advantages of low-cost servers plus innovative, easily available, open source and commercially available software.
Today, some businesses are using their own resources to build Linux and Windows clusters using commodity hardware, standard interconnects and networking technology; open source software; and in-house or third-party applications. Any savings realized from a potentially lower acquisition cost offered by these systems is offset by the expense and complexity of assembling, integrating, testing and managing these clusters from disparate, piece-part components.
IBM has designed the IBM System Cluster 1350 to help address these challenges. Our clients benefit from IBM’s extensive experience with HPC to help minimize complexity and risk. Using advanced Intel® Xeon®, AMD™ Opteron™ and IBM POWER6™-based server nodes, proven cluster management software, and optional high-speed interconnects, the Cluster 1350 offers the best of IBM and third-party technologies. As a result, clients can speed up installation of an HPC cluster, simplify its management and support, and reduce mean time to payback.