13 Oct 2015 Minneapolis - Northern Computer Technologies - Nor-Tech, a provider of people friendly custom supercomputers, just designed a portable easy-to-deploy HPC cluster. The ruggedized portable cluster brings supercomputing capacity to locations where HPC couldn't go before.
One of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers has already taken advantage of the innovative cluster. Others include oil and gas services firms worldwide, major research universities, and the U.S. military.
Nor-Tech President and CEO David Bollig stated: "This is ideal for any application that involves gathering and pre-processing data at various sites - where the cluster needs to be moved from site to site. For dust and particle conditions we build the cluster with a completely sealed case. It's also perfect for remote applications that lack the infrastructure necessary for traditional HPCs."
Features and benefits include:
"This is just as scalable as any other supercomputer", David Bollig explained. "The cabinets have interlocking features on the top and bottom and are made to be stacked. And, importantly, we designed the entire unit so that it can be moved by one person."
Portable cluster rackmount cases are available in both commercial and military configurations with a variety of optional features to accommodate components. Other add-ons improve component organisation and expand the functionality of the rackmount cases.
Nor-Tech has also offers personal clusters with the same power and versatility of ruggedized portable clusters. They are geared toward more conventional applications such as university labs, corporate offices, and digital effects facilities.