When reviewing HPC, whether it be through a procurement exercise or you are wanting to explore the use of Cloud technology, there are several crucial elements that need to be tackled. At Red Oak Consulting, our expert knowledge dives deep into supplier architectures, benchmarking, costs, and modelling. Our focused area of expertise, HPC, means we have a long-standing history with analysing workflows and benchmarking, enabling us to bring that expertise to our customers.
Benchmarking is an important phase of any procurement or Cloud migration. Why is it so important? – that is because workflow requirements differ with various focal points and objectives. The associated running costs can be optimized by conducting rigorous, in-depth benchmarks.
If benchmarking is not conducted correctly, this is a strong possibility that the wrong hardware is being utilized to run bespoke software and thus incurring unnecessary long-term costs. It is the job of a dedicated technical specialist to understand a workflow’s requirement to better equip a Cloud infrastructure with the correct SKU or equivalent in the on-premise example undergo the correct procurement selection.