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High Performance Compute

There are many features and benefits to adopting High Performance Compute, including being highly scalable for throughput computing and optimised for massively parallel processing (MPP) and grid engines.

The inherent scale and elasticity of cloud makes it an ideal environment for large-scale compute-intensive workloads such as Grid Engines, High Performance/Throughput Compute (HPC/HTC) and Massively Parallel Processing (MPP), some of which has an enduring requirement for large amounts of processor cores and memory.

Our High Performance Compute service is designed for these types of workloads. In return for a volume and term commitment for a large number of compute cores, customers get a cost-effective, highly scalable infrastructure to support their compute intensive Solution.

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  • Features and Benefits

    High performance, massively scalable for high throughput computing

    a solution that can meet the largest of requirements to de-risk your project

    Optimised for massively parallel processing (MPP) and grid engines

    superior value from a purpose – built solution

    Choice of VM/node sizes and configurations

    flexibility to match the requirements of your workload

    Extensive independent testing and validation of assurance

    a secure and trusted platform which addresses risks associated with hyperscale providers

    Highly resilient

    create solutions spanning multiple geographically dispersed UK sites to increase resiliency of your solution. This also allows a secondary site to be utilised as a Disaster Recovery region

    24/7 service desk included as standard with SLA response times

    feel supported to get the best from your application

    Platform spans two UK data centres separated by over 100km

    architect solutions with confidence that applications and services remain available

    Cross-domain functionality: controlled access between internet and Elevated domains

    make compelling citizen facing services, whilst ensuring data remains safe

    Assured; UK hosted by SC and NPPV cleared personnel

    have confidence in who has access to your data

    Aligned with NCSC Cloud Security Principles

    solutions on a cloud that aligns with NCSC best practice

    Connect over the internet, PSN, HSCN, Janet or RLI

    choose the right network to connect your solution to

    Service Options

    This service allows you to: 

    • Take advantage of hyper-threaded cores for cost-effective compute-intensive workloads 
    • Opt for native mode by using up to half the allocated cored to ensure a one-to-one mapping between virtual CPUs and physical cores for maximum processing power 
    • Choose the required core-memory ratio to suite your requirements 
    • Manage connectivity into and out of your environment using Virtual Firewalls 
    • Configure basic IPv4 load balancing 
    • Connect to DDoS protected internet, PSN-A, PSN-P, HSCN, Janet or RLI networks