HPC Cloud

From accelerating high altitude ice-cloud research, to running intensive deep neural networks, our HPC Cloud solution – hpcDIRECT, is powerful, agile and efficient. Whether deployed as stand-alone compute or used as an on-demand HPC extension, hpcDIRECT beats hyperscale alternatives on both performance and price.

Unlike hyperscale cloud providers we guarantee compute and storage resources under the same roof, ensuring maximum optimisation of the workloads and therefore output. Plus, across the full life-cycle of your deployment you are supported hand-in-hand by an experienced, expert HPC technical team.



Features

  • Bare-metal HPC Cloud (reserved or on-demand)
  • Latest CPU and GPU technologies
  • Fast InfiniBand interconnects - low latency
  • Local, dynamic, private and archive storage options
  • Built using open source technologies
  • Hosted in a secure, HPC optimised campus
  • Expert, full life-cycle DevOps support
  • Dedicated cloud portal for efficient workload management
  • Free Trial platform – try before you buy.

Benefits

  • TrueHPC solution - full HPC processing power and speed
  • Scalable service that can flex with your HPC and GPU workloads
  • Non virtualised - compute and storage together on campus
  • Flat line pricing and up to 50% lower cost than hyperscale cloud
  • Easy to migrate and set-up, with no lock-in
  • “HPC Blueprints” – deployments tailored to your applications
  • Supported by an expert HPC technical team
  • Powered by 100% sustainable, renewable Icelandic energy.

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Hardware Partners

Intel Cascade Lake - Technical Specs

Launched in 2019 using 14nm micro-processing technology, Cascade Lake is engineered to accelerate compute performance and is the latest addition to the Xeon SP family. Cascade Lake is the first processor to support both Optane 3D XPoint persistent DIMM and DDR4 DRAM which runs at 2.93 GHz compared to 2.67 GHz of Skylake. hpcDIRECT offers a wide range of Cascade Lake processing options ready for any intensive HPC workloads.

Standard and optimised configurations are available (please use the tabs to select) and if your requirement isn’t listed below, please contact us for assistance.

OptionProcessorPhysical CoresRAM
(GB)
Primary StorageSecondary StorageEthernetInterconnectGPU
gpc.t11.x86Single Intel Xeon Cascade Silver 42088 Cores @ 2.1GHz322x240GB SSD-2x10Gbps--
gpc.s11.x86Dual Intel Xeon Cascade Silver 421020 Cores @ 2.2GHz642x240GB SSD-2x10Gbps--
gpc.m11.x86Dual Intel Xeon Cascade Gold 521832 Cores at 2.3GHz1282x240GB SSD-2x10Gbps--
gpc.b11.x86Dual Intel Xeon Cascade Gold 625436 Cores @ 3.1Ghz1922x240GB SSD-2x10Gbps--
gpc.x11.x86Dual Intel Xeon Cascade Platinum 826048 Cores @ 2.6Ghz384 2x240GB SSD-2x10Gbps--
gpu.s11.x86Dual Intel Xeon Cascade Silver 421020 Cores @ 2.2GHz1922x240GB SSD-2x10Gbps-2xT4s
gpu.m11.x86Dual Intel Xeon Cascade Gold 521832 Cores at 2.3GHz2562x240GB SSD-2x10Gbps-4xT4s
gpu.b11.x86Dual Intel Xeon Cascade Gold 521832 Cores at 2.3GHz3842x240GB SSD1x1.6TB NVMe2x10Gbps-4xV100s
gpu.b12.x86Dual Intel Xeon Cascade Gold 521832 Cores at 2.3GHz3842x240GB SSD1x1.6TB NVMe2x10GbpsIB EDR4xV100s
gpu.x11.x86Dual Intel Xeon Cascade Gold 625436 Cores @ 3.1Ghz7682x240GB SSD1x3.2TB NVMe2x10Gbps2 x IB EDR8xV100s

Our Intel Cascade Lake options offer enhanced compute nodes to target specific application and workload requirements, with memory, storage and network tailored to fit:

  • Memory - Configured to offer high memory-to-CPU ratio and for applications which require large amounts of in-memory cache to process large data sets.
  • Storage - Perfect for workloads and applications which require low latency from a local SSD or NVMe with a balanced configuration of in-memory cache to compliment fast read/write for computing big data deployments.
  • Network - Offering fast interconnects from dual Infiniband EDR or 10GB ethernet between compute nodes and direct attached or network storage. Ideal for workloads which needs to have access to shared big data.
OptionOptimisationProcessorPhysical CoresRAM
(GB)
Primary StorageSecondary StorageEthernetInterconnect
mem.s11.x86MemoryDual Intel Xeon Cascade Silver 421020 Cores @ 2.2GHz256 2x240GB SSD-2x10Gbps-
mem.m11.x86MemoryDual Intel Xeon Cascade Gold 521832 Cores at 2.3GHz5122x240GB SSD-2x10Gbps-
mem.b11.x86MemoryDual Intel Xeon Cascade Gold 625436 Cores @ 3.1Ghz7682x240GB SSD-2x10Gbps-
mem.b12.x86Memory
(12 x Optane 128GB)
Dual Intel Xeon Cascade Gold 625436 Cores @ 3.1Ghz768
2x240GB SSD-2x10Gbps-
mem.x11.x86MemoryDual Intel Xeon Cascade Platinum 826048 Cores @ 2.6Ghz15362x240GB SSD-2x10Gbps-
sto.s11.x86StorageDual Intel Xeon Cascade Silver 421020 Cores @ 2.2GHz1282x240GB SSD1x1.6TB NVMe2x10Gbps-
sto.m11.x86StorageDual Intel Xeon Cascade Gold 521832 Cores at 2.3GHz2562x240GB SSD1x3.2TB NVMe2x10Gbps-
sto.b11.x86StorageDual Intel Xeon Cascade Gold 625436 Cores @ 3.1Ghz3842x240GB SSD2x3.2TB NVMe2x10Gbps-
sto.x11.x86StorageDual Intel Xeon Cascade Platinum 826048 Cores @ 2.6Ghz7682x240GB SSD4x3.2TB NVMe2x10Gbps-
net.s11.x86NetworkDual Intel Xeon Cascade Silver 421020 Cores @ 2.2GHz642x240GB SSD-2x10GbpsIB EDR
net.m11.x86NetworkDual Intel Xeon Cascade Gold 521832 Cores at 2.3GHz1282x240GB SSD-2x10GbpsIB EDR
net.b11.x86NetworkDual Intel Xeon Cascade Gold 625436 Cores @ 3.1Ghz1922x240GB SSD-2x10GbpsIB EDR
net.x11.x86NetworkDual Intel Xeon Cascade Platinum 826048 Cores @ 2.6Ghz3842x240GB SSD-2x10GbpsIB EDR

Intel SkyLake - Technical Specs

hpcDIRECT offers Intel Skylake with upgraded 3.5x performance over previous models and 2x performance increase for vector processing workloads. Our Skylake range also supports faster DDR-2400 memory with 50% bandwith improvement. With the option of enabling hyper-threading, hpcDIRECT offers a wide range of Skylake processing options.

Standard and optimised configurations are available (please use the tabs to select) and if your requirement isn’t listed below, please contact us for assistance.

OptionProcessorPhysical CoresRAM
(GB)
Primary StorageSecondary StorageEthernetInterconnectGPU
gpc.t01.x86Single Intel Xeon Skylake Silver 41108 Cores @ 2.1GHz322x240GB SSD-2x10Gbps--
gpc.s01.x86Dual Intel Xeon Skylake Silver 411016 Cores @ 2.1GHz642x240GB SSD-2x10Gbps--
gpc.m01.x86Dual Intel Xeon Skylake Gold 511520 Cores @ 2.4GHz96 2x240GB SSD-2x10Gbps--
gpc.b01.x86Dual Intel Xeon Skylake Gold 613228 Cores @ 2.6GHz1282x240GB SSD-2x10Gbps--
gpc.x01.x86Dual Intel Xeon Skylake Gold 615436 Cores @ 3.0GHz1922x240GB SSD-2x10Gbps--
gpu.s01.x86Dual Intel Xeon Skylake Silver 411016 Cores @ 2.1GHz1922x240GB SSD2x480GB SSD2x10Gbps-2xT4s
gpu.m01.x86Dual Intel Xeon Skylake Gold 511520 Cores @ 2.4GHz2562x240GB SSD2x480GB SSD2x10Gbps-4xT4s
gpu.b01.x86Dual Intel Xeon Skylake Gold 613228 Cores @ 2.6GHz3842x240GB SSD1x1.6TB NVMe2x10Gbps-4xV100s
gpu.b02.x86Dual Intel Xeon Skylake Gold 613228 Cores @ 2.6GHz384 2x240GB SSD1x1.6TB NVMe2x10GbpsIB EDR4xV100s
gpu.x01.x86Dual Intel Xeon Skylake Gold 615436 Cores @ 3.0GHz7682x240GB SSD1x3.2TB NVMe2x10Gbps2 x IB EDR8xV100s

Our Intel Skylake options offer enhanced compute nodes to target specific application and workload requirements, with memory, storage and network tailored to fit:

  • Memory - Configured to offer high memory-to-CPU ratio and for applications which require large amounts of in-memory cache to process large data sets.
  • Storage - Perfect for workloads and applications which require low latency from a local SSD or NVMe with a balanced configuration of in-memory cache to compliment fast read/write for computing big data deployments.
  • Network - Offering fast interconnects from dual Infiniband EDR or 10GB ethernet between compute nodes and direct attached or network storage. Ideal for workloads which needs to have access to shared big data.
OptionOptimisationProcessorPhysical Cores / SpeedRAM
(GB)
Primary Storage
Secondary StorageEthernetInterconnect
mem.s01.x86MemoryDual Intel Xeon Skylake Silver 411016 Cores @ 2.1GHz2562x240GB
SSD
-2x10Gbps-
mem.m01.x86MemoryDual Intel Xeon Skylake Gold 511520 Cores @ 2.4GHz3842x240GB
SSD
-2x10Gbps-
mem.b01.x86MemoryDual Intel Xeon Skylake Gold 613228 Cores @ 2.6GHz512 2x240GB
SSD
-2x10Gbps-
mem.x01.x86MemoryDual Intel Xeon Skylake Gold 615436 Cores @ 3.0Ghz7682x240GB
SSD
-2x10Gbps-
sto.s01.x86StorageDual Intel Xeon Skylake Silver 411016 Cores @ 2.1GHz1282x240GB
SSD
2x480GB SSD2x10Gbps-
sto.m01.x86StorageDual Intel Xeon Skylake Gold 511520 Cores @ 2.4GHz192 2x240GB
SSD
1x1.6TB NVMe2x10Gbps-
sto.b01.x86StorageDual Intel Xeon Skylake Gold 613228 Cores @ 2.6GHz256 2x240GB
SSD
1x3.2TB NVMe2x10Gbps-
sto.x01.x86StorageDual Intel Xeon Skylake Gold 615436 Cores @ 3.0Ghz384 2x240GB
SSD
2x3.2TB NVMe2x10Gbps-
net.s01.x86NetworkDual Intel Xeon Skylake Silver 411016 Cores @ 2.1GHz64 2x240GB
SSD
-2x10GbpsIB EDR
net.m01.x86NetworkDual Intel Xeon Skylake Gold 511520 Cores @ 2.4GHz128 2x240GB
SSD
-2x10GbpsIB EDR
net.b01.x86NetworkDual Intel Xeon Skylake Gold 613228 Cores @ 2.6GHz1922x240GB
SSD
-2x10GbpsIB EDR
cmp.m01.x86NetworkDual Intel Xeon Skylake Gold 613032 Cores @ 2.1GHz3841x120GB
SSD
2x900 GB SSD2x10GbpsIB FDR
net.x01.x86NetworkDual Intel Xeon Skylake Gold 615436 Cores @ 3.0Ghz384 2x240GB
SSD
-2x10GbpsIB EDR
OptionProcessorPhysical CoresRAM
(GB)
Primary StorageSecondary StorageEthernet Interconnect
gpc.s01.armARMv8 TX2 (cn9960-2000)32 Cores @ 2.0GHz642x240GB SSD-2x10 Gbit-
gpc.m01.armARMv8 TX2 (cn9975-2400)56 Cores @ 2.4Ghz1282x240GB SSD-2x10 Gbit-
gpc.b01.armARMv8 TX2 (cn9980-2500)64 Cores @ 2.5Ghz1922x240GB SSD-2x10 Gbit-

Our Optimised Arm-based Marvell ThunderX2 options offer enhanced compute nodes to target specific application and workload requirements, with memory, storage and network tailored to fit:

  • Memory - Configured to offer high memory-to-CPU ratio and for applications which require large amounts of in-memory cache to process large data sets.
  • Storage - Perfect for workloads and applications which require low latency from a local SSD or NVMe with a balanced configuration of in-memory cache to compliment fast read/write for computing big data deployments.
  • Network - Offering fast interconnects from dual Infiniband EDR or 10GB ethernet between compute nodes and direct attached or network storage. Ideal for workloads which needs to have access to shared big data.
OptionOptimisationProcessorPhysical CoresRAM
(GB)
Primary StorageSecondary StorageEthernetInterconnect
mem.s01.armMemory
ARMv8 TX2 (cn9960-2000)
32 Cores @ 2.0GHz
2562x240GB SSD-2x10 Gbit-
mem.m01.armMemory
ARMv8 TX2 (cn9975-2400)56 Cores @ 2.4Ghz5122x240GB SSD-2x10 Gbit-
mem.b01.armMemory
ARMv8 TX2 (cn9980-2500)64 Cores @ 2.5Ghz768 2x240GB SSD-2x10 Gbit-
sto.s01.armStorage
ARMv8 TX2 (cn9960-2000)32 Cores @ 2.0GHz1282x240GB SSD1x1.6TB NVMe
2x10 Gbit-
sto.m01.armStorage
ARMv8 TX2 (cn9975-2400)56 Cores @ 2.4Ghz2562x240GB SSD1x3.2TB NVMe2x10 Gbit-
sto.b01.armStorage
ARMv8 TX2 (cn9980-2500)64 Cores @ 2.5Ghz3842x240GB SSD2x3.2TB NVMe2x10 Gbit-
net.s01.armNetworkARMv8 TX2 (cn9960-2000)32 Cores @ 2.0GHz1282x240GB SSD-2x10 GbitIB EDR
net.m01.armNetworkARMv8 TX2 (cn9975-2400)56 Cores @ 2.4Ghz1922x240GB SSD-2x10 GbitIB EDR
net.m02.armNetworkARMv8 TX2 (cn9975-2200)56 Cores @ 2.2Ghz2561x240GB SSD-2x10 GbitIB EDR
net.b01.armNetworkARMv8 TX2 (cn9980-2500)64 Cores @ 2.5Ghz3842x240GB SSD-2x10 GbitIB EDR

Arm-based Marvell TX2 - Technical Specs

hpcDIRECT offers Arm-based Marvell ThunderX2 capability with base frequencies from 2.0 Ghz to 2.5 Ghz. Perfect for HPC and other types of intensive server workloads, our ThunderX2 options offered by hpcDIRECT can be clustered together using Infiniband EDR or 10GB ethernet.

Standard and optimised configurations are available (please use the tabs to select) and if your requirement isn’t listed below, please contact us for assistance.

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Resources



DeepL Case Study

DeepL Case Study

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GreySpark Optimising Infrastructure Architecture For HPC In The Capital Markets

GreySpark Optimising Infrastructure Architecture For HPC In The Capital Markets

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Data Protection And Security 2017

Data Protection And Security 2017

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Cushman Wakefield Data Centre Risk Index 2016

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