In this second part of our comprehensive HPC blog series, we guide you through the essential factors to consider when selecting high performance machines tailored to your unique needs. Among all the queries we received as on date for high performance computers, a common theme is 'how to pick my machine" for future upgrade requirements too.
If you skipped Part 1 you can give it a quick read here for the context. :)
Now back to this one. Below, we list for you SEVEN key considerations:
Processing Power: Opt for the latest multi-core CPUs and GPUs to unlock the full potential of your HPC system, enabling efficient handling of complex calculations.
Memory (RAM): Ample and high-speed RAM ensures seamless data processing and facilitates quicker access to critical data.
Storage: Embrace the power of high-speed storage, such as SSDs & NVMe, to accelerate data retrieval, elevating your system's overall performance.
Network Connectivity: Choose HPC clusters equipped with fast and reliable networking capabilities for seamless data exchange and collaboration.
Scalability: Future-proof your HPC system by opting for scalable solutions that allow easy expansion to meet your growing computing needs.
Power Efficiency: Emphasize energy-efficient components to minimize operational costs and reduce your environmental footprint.
After sales support: It is a machine, and several circumstances of its lifetime would need it to be 'taken care of'. After sales support & warranty terms of your HPC is therefore super important.
Keywords: High Performance Machines, HPC systems, CPU, GPU, RAM, storage, network, scalability, power efficiency