6 Jul 2015 Riga - At the Baltic HPC and Cloud Computing Conference, held June 4, 2015 in Riga, Latvia,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Anders Lindmark, CEO of Data Access in Sweden. Data Access' main focus is knowledge based HPC consultancy. It has been in business for nearly 30 years now. The company has gained large expertise in big supercomputers, vector machines, software solutions and services. The two things Data Access is focusing on right now are first of all HPC for universities which consists of traditional HPC, big clusters and maximum performance for a minimum amount of money, and secondly, software tools for HPC.
Data Access has delivered to the KTH Royal Technical University in Stockholm a 100-Teraflop pre- and postprocessing system, a machine that is serving the big Cray supercomputer. Data Access also was awarded an order in the southern part of Sweden where the company is going to integrate a lot of GPUs into big performing machines in the media.
Data Access combines competence with technology that is suitable for specific tasks.
The other area covers the tools. Data Access uses the software stack for different kinds of applications.
Data Access also builds work clusters to take care of your CPU cycles. It are machines on the desk, dedicated servers or computers at different locations. Data Access can build clusters and use them for specific applications, everything from tight clusters to a big cluster, where you have small and large jobs.
The customer is able to combine solutions to make it more cost-efficient. This is very important for universities in order to get the most out of their investment.