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Integrate Cloud Into Your HPC Strategy With This Decision Framework

Published: 01 March 2017

ID: G00325304

Analyst(s): Chirag Dekate


Enterprise ecosystems enabling HPC workloads are struggling to provision for unprecedented demand and technology advances. I&O leaders responsible for managing HPC ecosystems should use this decision framework to design an effective HPC infrastructure strategy.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Evaluate Compatibility of Delivery Models With HPC Workload Profiles
  • Qualify and Quantify HPC Software and Data Movement Requirements
    • Software Costs and Licensing Models
    • HPC Data Management Requirements and the Impact on Clouds
  • Focus on HPC Infrastructure Utilization and Refresh Cycles
    • Infrastructure Utilization Rates
    • Infrastructure Refresh Cycle

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