Widely used in science, engineering and industry, High Performance Computing (HPC) is no longer a niche market in the IT world. Now enterprises are interested in leveraging HPC for data-intensive analysis. So it’s no wonder that, according to IDC, the HPC market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CARG) of 6.8 to 7.8 percent through 2016.
But who says it has to be tied to big supercomputer projects? This is no longer the case. Using an off-the-shelf Linux operating system―SUSE Linux Enterprise Server ―SGI has demonstrated that you can leave the node memory limits of scale-out computing behind.
Watch Ph.D. Eng Lim Goh on YouTube and learn about an extreme scale-up system, that:
- Scales up from 4 to 256 sockets
- Operates at up to 64 terabytes of memory
- Builds on industry standard hardware/software
- Runs SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
In the past HPC has resolved scientific challenges; now it is being used to drive business decisions in enterprises, accelerating Big Data and vice versa.