Here’s how Lenovo is charting the sustainability path with its "as a service" model

Here’s how Lenovo is charting the sustainability path with its “as a service” model.(source – shutterstock)

High-Performance Computing-as-a-Service might be the solution organizations need

Most organizations desire high-performance computing as it enables them to solve some of the biggest challenges when it comes to dealing with modern workloads and large amounts of data. However, there is one big problem.

High-performance computing is not cheap technology. Even if organizations can afford the capabilities of the supercomputer, having sufficient talent to work on them is another big problem. In fact, the shortage of skilled workforce is one of the biggest constraints as to why organizations are looking to solutions that can help them have these capabilities.

Fortunately, technology has enabled a solution for them. Today, high-performance computing as a service or HPCaaS delivers the power of supercomputing to organizations of all sizes through a cloud-like experience. While several tech companies are offering HPCaaS to organizations, picking the right provider is key for businesses.

Lenovo’s everything-asaservice TruScale portfolio recently unveiled HPCaaS to enable high-performance computing 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.

And this is where Lenovo TruScale HPCaaS delivers additional capacity that allows research institutions to better compete for grants while gaining faster insights. The technology provides rack-level resources that are critical to drive innovation across multiple sectors, including academia, pharma, manufacturing, and healthcare.

For Scott Tease, Vice President and General Manager of HPC at Lenovo, the TruScale HPC as a Service allows for incredible innovation with the flexibility for HPC customers to expand their clusters when needed. It has been designed 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.

New Possibilities with TruScale High-Performance Computing as a Service

TruScale HPC as a Service maximizes HPC cluster resources and controls 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 utilize additional computing, storage, and acceleration capabilities as needed.

As a global leader in High-Performance Computing, Lenovo is working closely with key industry partners to develop, integrate, and deploy the technologies that deliver exascale-level computing to organizations of all sizes, or what Lenovo refers to as From Exascale to Everyscale.

In short, organizations will have extensive capabilities to scale their supercomputing requirements as needed:

  • Pay for what they consume with no hidden costs
  • Easily scale HPC clusters by removing resource limitations
  • Run applications at scale without architectural bottlenecks
  • Translate capital investments into operational expenses, avoiding long and intensive budget cycles and procurement delays
  • Manage budgets and visualize consumption and billing through Lenovo’s TruScale Portal
  • Access to specialized hardware.

As Sumir Bhatia, President for APAC at Lenovo ISG puts it, “Lenovo’s TruScale HPCaaS provides customers the flexibility, reliability, and performance to meet the ever-growing workload requirements and intelligently drive innovation. Our new offering will revolutionize the way research institutions access and leverage technology to gain faster insights, solving humanity’s greatest challenges. This launch is a big leap towards becoming the trusted partner of choice.”