Bioscience data centers leverage HPC technology for both research and health care. Reducing pipeline wait times for and improving productivity not only speeds the pace of basic research, it can save lives! These data centers are challenged by applications that are both big data and high-performance computing problems that would suffer from suboptimal performance of the network that links servers and storage.
Electronic Design Automation involves 3D modeling, fluid dynamics, and other compute-intensive processes that require high-performance computing (HPC) data center solutions. These applications use highly-coupled parallel algorithms that can be very sensitive to communication fabric and framework latencies. Mellanox InfiniBand with Mellanox SHARP technology can deliver upwards of 10x improvements for these applications.
Mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) systems have adopted HPC cluster computing environments to speed processing times and improve revenue for new products. Mellanox InfiniBand with RDMA enables complex systems to be modelled using large memory models in real time to produce higher degrees of accuracy and optimize manufacturing processes for improved safety, productivity, and/or costs.
Media and Entertainment
Today’s media data centers invest in high-performance HPC cluster technology, combining the power of hundreds or thousands of processors in the service of highly complex rendering tasks Animation and augmented reality are essential to today’s production methods and require the best performing network for highly parallel computing both on CPUs and GPUs with GPU-direct, in the presence of massive data storage requirements.
Oil and Gas Industry Modeling
Oil and gas companies use HPC technology to explore and locate new repositories for refinement in a highly competitive industry. Success depends on expensive, very high resolution data collection and complex modelling/analysis techniques. These computing challenges involve processing massive amounts of data to reduce the cost of locating and harvesting raw fuel products and optimizing production.
Weather and Astronomy
Meteorological forecasting and research requires high-speed processing of massive data inputs, often n real-time; so productivity depends on processing speed. Ocean modelling and astronomy face similar challenges of computing very large scale simulations. Data centers used in these types of research use HPC cluster technology, combining the power of thousands of CPUs with large, high-speed storage systems.