Advanced Clustering Expands Cloud High Performance Computing Service

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Advanced Clustering Technologies launched an expanded HPC cloud service today called ACTnowHPC, which gives users easy access to the latest HPC technologies including CPUs, accelerators and interconnects without the upfront capital outlay for HPC hardware.

Advanced Clustering Technologies, a leading manufacturer of high performance computing (HPC) clusters, announced today it has expanded its high performance computing offerings to include an on demand HPC cloud service.

The service, called ACTnowHPC, gives users easy access to the latest HPC technologies including CPUs, accelerators and interconnects without the upfront capital outlay for HPC hardware.     

“Our enhanced HPC cloud service answers a growing demand from our customers for an HPC cloud built to meet workload demands without the need to buy hardware,” said Kyle Sheumaker, President of Advanced Clustering Technologies. "With this service, users can scale the level of service to meet changing needs. Each user starts with one free login node and 100 GB of free storage. We wanted to make sure users are only paying for the jobs they run on the cluster.”

Pricing for the cloud HPC service starts at 10 cents per core hour with multiple log-in node and storage options available. Many HPC applications are pre-installed on the cluster for faster start-up times.

“ACTnowHPC is built for HPC but you don’t have to be an HPC expert to use it,” Sheumaker said. “What distinguishes ACTnowHPC is the use of bare metal hardware, which means users have access to compute nodes that are non-virtualized for best performance.”

There are four login node packages, including a free level. For additional information and pricing, visit http://www.actnowhpc.com.

About Advanced Clustering Technologies and ACTnowHPC.com
Advanced Clustering Technologies has developed ACTnowHPC.com to provide high performance computing (HPC) services in the Cloud designed for development, research and production work. ACTnowHPC.com enables users to take advantage of large parallel computing systems without the upfront computer hardware investment and maintenance costs. Advanced Clustering Technologies has been a leading provider of HPC clusters, servers, storage solutions and high-end workstations for more than 14 years. For more information, visit http://www.advancedclustering.com.

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