IBM unveiled a series of new offerings in its high performance cloud computing lineup designed to help clients tackle advanced scientific and technical analytics, such as simulations for product development.
IBM said the cloud offerings will allow clients to link computing resources across their organizations into a single, high performance, private cloud. The technology “knits” disparate systems into one centralized resource, allowing organizations to devote computing resources to their most pressing, intensive projects.
“Today’s announcement is an evolution of IBM’s cloud strategy and delivery capabilities with workload and industry optimized cloud solutions targeted at delivering client-ready clouds to help reduce costs, optimize resources and accelerate success,” Brian Connors, IBM’s vice president of high performance computing, said in a statement.
The high performance cloud (HPC) offerings include:
- HPC Management Suite for Cloud: A resource manager with tools to enable administrators to manage the cloud, schedule jobs and handle tasks like metering energy usage. It also allows end users to view and access a full set of HPC resources available to them in the cloud.
- HPC cloud implementation services: Services to help clients install, configure, and optimize private or private-hosted clouds.
- Intelligent Clusters: An integrated, HPC cluster offering that includes servers, storage and switches. Systems are factory integrated, tested and delivered ready to be plugged into a data center.
IBM said the new HPC cloud offerings will be available in the third quarter of 2011.
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