Organizations continue to move business applications and databases to the cloud to reduce the cost of purchasing, updating, and maintaining on-premise hardware and software. However, most high-performance computing (HPC) workloads remain on premise—mainly because these jobs have specialized needs that traditional cloud offerings can’t handle. HPC applications consistently consume 100 percent of available compute power to achieve a specific outcome or result. They require dedicated network performance, fast storage, high compute capabilities, and significant amounts of memory—resources that are in short supply in the virtualized infrastructure that constitutes today’s commodity clouds.
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