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Posts filed under: High Performance Computing

But HPC and The Cloud Can Rule On. High-Performance Computing (HPC), while immensely powerful, faces several challenges as it continues to evolve and respond to exponential demands for computational power. With the end of Moore’s Law looming ever closer, Owen...
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Deployment and Management from the front line Infrastructure-as-Code Infrastructure-as-code is an inherent advantage of using the cloud. Simply put, this is the ability to describe new infrastructure required for your cloud deployment in your chosen tool eg Bicep, Terraform, Pulumi,...
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The Rise of Warm Water Cooling in Data Centre’s Four months into my new Role at Red Oak Consulting, I have an opportunity to further research liquid cooling. While one of my favourite activities is liquid cooling of the IPA...
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Various security tools and features have been made available to cloud end users over the past few years. They are designed to allow the application of security best practices on a cloud infrastructure, similar to how it is with an...
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The HPC industry saw continued consolidation throughout 2019 and the gene pool of HPC companies continues to steadily shrink, with the trend likely to carry on in 2020.  What this will mean for the industry will depend on which side...
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I recently joined Red Oak Consulting with a background in Enterprise IT. In the world of Enterprise IT, the arguments about whether or not to move to the cloud are all but over and organisations building new Enterprise IT solutions...
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Collectively at Red Oak Consulting we have been working on TCO models for clients for decades. As a result of our work and experience within TCO modelling we have created a highly evolved model for TCO analysis, which drills down...
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When we’re approached by a customer to perform or support a cloud proof of concept, regardless of its conceptual state, we have a number of key steps and initial questions in mind. The most obvious is to state the exact...
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The business of buying, selling and managing high-performance computing resources is for the most part an amicable one. Aside from the periodic low-grade spat between Mellanox and Intel over the benchmarking of their respective interconnects, we see little evidence of...
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