IBM is extending its enterprise private cloud computing platform into the high performance computing (HPC) space with a set of services and cluster systems designed for optimising CPU return.
The update includes an HPC cloud management suite and cloud implementation service, along with cluster computing systems designed to integrate with datacentres.
Brian Connors, vice president of IBM systems and technology HPC, told V3.co.uk that the new products and services consolidate systems used for conventional HPC areas such as modelling and engineering.
Connors explained that in many enterprises the systems used for HPC are spread across different departments and isolated from the larger IT infrastructure.
"A lot of these acquisitions of hardware are really driven by departments or divisions and they're very personal," he said.
"In coming out with this class of offering, we're taking that to another level to help clients pool their resources."
IBM will offer products and services specially designed for areas such as engineering and electronics design. The cluster systems include servers, storage appliances and networking hardware designed to run in existing datacentres.
Additionally, IBM will offer implementation services to help customers set up and implement HPC hardware in private cloud systems.
The HPC cloud systems and services will arrive on the market in the third quarter of the year.
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